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Institute for Evidence-Based Law Reform

The establishment of the Institute for Evidence-Based Law Reform (IELR) recognises an existing tradition of empirical legal research within Leicester De Montfort Law School. For example, the work of Professor R.D. Mackay in the field of mental health and criminal justice is of international renown and has informed the work of the Law Commission.

The IELR reflects the Law School’s mission to transform justice through knowledge by addressing current issues and aiming to assist the reform and development of the law in a rational and evidence-based manner. The work of the institute focuses particularly on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 reflecting DMU’s commitment to the 17 UN SDGs and our selection as the UK’s only hub university.

Upcoming conferences:

UK Agriculture Policy: Sustainability in post-Brexit Britain Conference, Friday 3 May

Law and Technology Conference, Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July

REF 2021

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