Leicester De Montfort Law School
Leicester De Montfort Law School| is home to Professor Ronnie Mackay| and strongly supports De Montfort University's (DMU) vision statement that it should ‘be a university that places research excellence and innovation at the heart of our mission’, and that all teaching across its programmes should be underpinned by quality scholarship and research.
Recognition that Leicester De Montfort Law School has an established commitment to quality research is shown by the national Research Assessment Exercises (RAE) in 2008. The quality profile scoring system assessed 65 per cent of the School’s submission as ‘internationally recognised’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
**We are working hard to improve further on this quality profile in the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise in 2014- update by Thursday 18th.
Research activity has become increasingly embedded in School activities and in the management structure of the School. The research ethos is evidenced, not only by the increasing volume and quality of monographs and journal publications, but also by a pro-active approach to the development of our research infrastructure.
The range of conference activity, external research income, staff seminars, the development of our research student community, the editorship of the journal Contemporary Issues in Law, and, since 2008, the work of the School's research committee to advise on the overall strategy and development of research activities. In addition, there are a number of research-related issues which directly affect our staff members and are attended to in the School's management processes, for example; factoring in research activity and PhD supervision in the overall allocation of teaching loads, the maintenance of an appropriate research mentoring system, an annual review of individuals’ research plans conducted by the Head of Research and the vice-chair of the School's research committee, and the application of a flexible study leave policy.
The richness and range of research being conducted by staff members can be gleaned by looking at the Leicester De Montfort Law School web pages|.