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School of Law

Birkbeck's School of Law, founded in 1992, is home to the Department of Criminology, the Department of Law and the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research.

A vibrant student community are taught by internationally renowned researchers working across six core themes: Critical Legal and Criminological Theory; Human Rights; Law and Humanities; Policy, Practice and Activism; Race, Gender and Culture; and Regulation, Risk and Surveillance.

In recognition of our research, the last Research Excellence Framework exercise ranked us as being in the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top three in London for research intensity.

Our departments

Visit our department sites to find out which courses we offer for prospective students.

ABOUT US

OUR RESEARCH CLUSTERS

Our clusters sum up our core research themes and activities.

OUR RESEARCH CENTRES

EVENTS

Find out what's happening in the School of Law and what events are available for students to attend.