Research from the Law School has had, and continues to have, enormous impact around the world. As a Russell Group university research impact is central to everything we do.
A few examples can be found below.
Professor Schmitt involved in a project to design and produce a manual on cyber law
Professor Schmitt led discussion at a meeting in The Hague of legal advisers from 50 countries regarding the progress of Tallinn Manual 2.0 Project. Topics that it will address range from space law and sovereignty to human rights and international telecommunications law. Tallinn Manual 2.0 builds on the work started in the original Tallinn Manual, which dealt with cyber uses of force and cyber war.
Mike Sanderson served as a legal adviser to UNHCR
Prior to joining the School of Law, Mike served as a legal officer with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in duty stations across Africa and in the former Yugoslavia. Most recently, Mike served as a legal adviser to UNHCR in Sudan and Somalia during the introduction of new citizenship regimes in these states.
Professor Barlow has informed and influenced policymakers on cohabitation, marriage and law
The research findings have led to a Private Member’s Cohabitation Bill by Liberal Democrat peer Lord Lester as well as influencing the Law Commission and judiciary in the UK and informing German policymakers.
Impacting government policy on post-separation parenting
Three studies by the University of Exeter's Professor Liz Trinder have helped shape national policy and informed practice regarding arrangements for children after parental separation.
The work has informed: Whether or not there should be a statutory presumption of shared time; the scope and shape of education programmes for separated parents; and, whether additional punitive sanctions would assist with the enforcement of court orders for contact.