About the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law

In an increasingly globalised world, law and legal issues often have a dimension that is not confined by national boundaries.

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The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law is actively involved in the dissemination of research in European and International Law, forging research links with other national and international academic institutions, research centres and think tanks and in working with governments, international institutions and non-governmental organisations.

Research in the Centre focuses on the International and European aspects of legal issues, and more broadly draws on the School's strengths in many forms of International, European and Comparative Law to consider the wider implications of current problems and the function of law in a globalised world.

Welcome to the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL) web pages, which we hope will provide an informative window to our teaching, research and public engagement activities.

The study of International and European Law has been central to the Sheffield Law School. Previous holders of the International Law Chair were Professor J. G. Merrills and Professor Nigel White and previous holders of the EU Law Chair were Professor Josephine Steiner.

Our vision is to foster deep connections between scholarship and teaching and to be at the forefront of public debates through our research and public engagement in areas such as international and regional human rights law, armed conflict, refugee law, European health law, citizenship, regionalism, international and European constitutional law and theory, dispute resolution, international organisations, economic law, cyber security.

Research Activities and Public Engagement

We are a community of scholars with a shared interest in International and European Law. Together we discuss our research, our teaching and the ever-changing world events that have an impact on our research and society. We share our research with the wider academic community, policymakers and the general public through our publications, consultancy and events.

Our events

PhD Research Degrees and the SCIEL PGR Community

Our research degree students are active members of our research centre. They are the bright minds that we are nurturing to be leading scholars in International and European Law. SCIEL provide a forum for discussion, mentoring and coaching and a training ground for academic life.

SCIEL Postgraduate Research Community

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.