Our team explores issues both in the theory and practice of law as well as how different subfields of law relate to each other and to other sectors. We examine, for example, human rights law by applying philosophical, comparative and critical approaches. Our team specialises in human rights in relation to women’s rights, international law and the movement of people, terrorism and climate change.
In the private law sphere, we work at the conjunction between the finance sector and corporate law, providing guidance on financial stability, corporate governance, regulatory reform, and EU policy response to the financial crisis. In relation to this, we also specialise in taxation: international, EU and US tax planning, tax avoidance and the implications for the development of tax systems.
Looking at the medical and mental health law, we focus on matters around healthcare and pharmaceutical industry regulations, reproductive technologies, and end-of-life decision-making. For example, how can we improve the legal framework and ethical consensus around Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) to promote inclusion and equity for older adults and caregivers?
Our experts have an all-around interest in EU legislation and the impact of rulings by the European Court of Justice. Our work includes, but is not limited to, EU internal market liberalisation and competition, developments in EU environmental law, EU financial regulation, and EU taxation. For example, recently we have analysed the persistent challenges in implementing EU company law in terms of legislative harmonisation and conflict of interests in companies across all 28 member states.
Who we work with..
We draw our experts predominantly from LSE’s Department of Law, one of the world’s best institutions for legal knowledge and research, and the European Institute.
Areas of expertise
What we do:
Study a wide array of aspects in relation to criminology and public policy. We focus on dimensions of crime, order and criminal justice that have not been looked into before or that require a new analytical perspective. Some examples of the work conducted include the exploitation of large data sets to understand various aspects of crime and policing as well as to understand organisations using data from the police. Other topics that fall within this category are: state crime, terrorism, environmental harms, and robbery.
> Professor Tom Kirchmaier
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