Research is at the heart of the Law School's activities. Staff are engaged in scholarship that focuses on Irish, European, and International legal developments, as well as the relationship between law and society. This includes rigorous theoretical engagement and critical analysis leading to research outputs published by leading national and international academic presses.
The School also values research that contributes to public policy debate and reform. This is an essential part of the Law School's engagement with the wider community. Staff at the Law School have research-based expertise in a wide range of areas, including: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Equity, Torts, Contract Law, European Union Law, International Law and Human Rights. The Law School is responsible for the annual production of the Dublin University Law Journal (DULJ), one of Ireland's leading peer-reviewed legal journals.