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The School of Law - Research, Innovation & Enterprise Profile
The School’s research, innovation and enterprise strategy is centred around several pillars:
(i) Excellence in teaching and expertise at the undergraduate, postgraduate and research level involving advanced methodology and innovative research methods;
(ii) Enhanced research environment;
(iii) Internationally recognised research and funding in an interdisciplinary setting;
(iv) Innovation and entrepreneurship through strong professional engagement and enhanced continuous professional development;
(v) Social engagement and public awareness.
The School’s strategy is placed in the context of high priority fields for Cyprus and Europe, such as economic growth and employment, social policy, education, security and information systems, compliance or sector-related policies, to the benefit of the public and private sector, professionals in law and related industries, and of young people, as a mean to address modern societal challenges.
The expertise of academics and associates at the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus stretches to a wide range of areas of the law at the national, European and international level, as well neighbouring disciplines such as international relations or history, in an interdisciplinary and modern setting and in full respect for the rule of law, democracy and equality. Associates include Visiting Fellows, Honorary Fellows, Research scholars as well as Associate Lecturers. Currently, academics and associates at the School of Law are engaged in the following broad priorities through their research, innovation and enterprise activities:
1. Sustainability of socio-economic rights in times of crisis;
2. Post-conflict and troubled societies/territories;
3. Modern challenges for States, global citizens and businesses;
4. Dispute resolution and conflict management (through ICLAIM);
5. Compliance and risk management.
For detailed academic profiles with areas of expertise and a selection of publications, please visit http://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/en/courses/school-law/academics/
For successful research funding at the School, see http://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/en/research/jean-monnet-module/
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For social projects at the School, please press here.
Finally, a few words about the superior social, legal and professional skills the Schools equips the students with. Our students stand ready to face the professional world, including through our skills spines, our advanced skills training and professional courses, as well as our many co- and extra-curricular activities ranging from dining with the legal profession to international moots, and through our internship and graduate traineeship programme. Many of our students have already completed work placements in Cyprus, the UK or Europe and have been commended for their good spirit, character, knowledge and work. We also make sure they develop an entrepreneurship mindset and guide them through the process of realising their own projects and ideas, building a bridge between independent learning and independent undertaking.
INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTRE FOR LAW, ALTERNATIVE & INNOVATIVE METHODS
The Law School of UCLan Cyprus is pleased to announce the establishment of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (‘ICLAIM’), created in February 2017. ICLAIM is an interdisciplinary not-for-profit Centre, which closely works with UCLan Cyprus on law in the real world, socio-legal issues and disputes arising in a transnational and interdisciplinary context, at all levels of the legal order and multi-level governance (international, European and national), utilising alternative and innovative methods. In particular, ICLAIM is concerned with:
- the creation, application, implementation and enforcement of law; and with
- the settlement, mediation, negotiation, arbitration, resolution and other forms of dispute resolution.
Through, inter alia, the marketization of outputs and the securing of external funding to conduct its activities in Cyprus and beyond, ICLAIM is a vehicle for responsible research, innovation and enterprise in the aforementioned fields through:
- educational training;
- vocational training;
- engagement with the legal profession, the industry and the public; and
- social entrepreneurship and service to the community.
Initial activities of ICLAIM include a scholarly applied focus on challenges for global citizens, businesses and their states in an effort to secure real public benefit through:
- the setting-up of pilot clinic and/or service bureau schemes;
- the delivery of professional or short courses;
- the creation of related research outputs, tools and deliverables;
- collaboration, education and knowledge outreach/service to the community;
- mentoring and consulting involving students, professionals, the industry, special interest groups as well as the wider community.
Ongoing projects include a community mediation handbook, human rights training and work on ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution).
ICLAIM resident members are credited with local, regional and global initiatives focusing on very diverse fields of the law in the real world, through alternative and innovative methods. They work very closely with internationally respected and distinguished researchers and academics as well as key industry partners and professionals, including in the public sector, in Cyprus, Europe and the wider region. They are also assisted by interns.
For more information, please visit the ICLAIM website here.