The following research centres are based within the School of Law (click on centre names for further information):
Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) Our aim is to improve criminal justice policy and to contribute to academic knowledge and public debate about crime and criminal justice. Our audiences include policy-makers and their advisors, practitioners, academics and the wider public. Read more
Centre for Law and the Humanities The Centre for Law and the Humanities builds on the Law School’s research strengths in the area of law and the humanities, including law and aesthetics; law and literature; law and psychoanalysis; critical legal theory; legal history; law and film; and law, space and architecture.
Centre for Research in Political Theology (CRIPT) Through conferences and publications, the Centre aims to develop and promote research into the long-term genesis of Western institutions and the conundrums of political theology. It also attempts to offer an appropriate understanding of juridification as the over-all process of Western institutional history.
Centre for Critical European Law The Centre for Critical European Law is proud to build on Birkbeck School of Law’s rich heritage in the field of critical jurisprudence and seeks to offer and to promote new, sometimes unexpected, perspectives on the role of European law within and beyond the United Kingdom.