The centre has contributed at the highest levels to socio-legal knowledge and policy development.


The Centre for the Study of Law in Society (CLIS) is the focal point for socio-legal research at the University of Sheffield.

About the centre

CLIS promotes and showcases the socio-legal research of the School and fosters the dissemination of that research into non-academic environments.

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CLIS event in Sheffield City Centre

Our research

As a multi-disciplinary research network, CLIS undertakes theoretical and applied work, and adopts a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Examples of expertise> Our projects>
Heritage site

Study with us

The centre is linked to our research degrees and our LLM courses.

Our research degrees>
PGR student