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Impact and Engagement

We have a long-standing commitment to examining law in its political, social and economic context.

The breadth of our research is reflected in the diversity of those who make use of it, ranging from supranational institutions, courts, tribunals and governments to financial institutions, law reform agencies, legal practitioners, law teachers, trade unions, cultural organisations, civil society, and even writers of fiction.

Our research has influenced debates and policies in a number of ways, including direct impacts on policy, engaging with policy-makers and professional organisations, and informing public debate.

Areas of impact

Click on each area below to see information on impact work by staff at Warwick Law School.

About REF

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs) and is carried out every six or seven years.

The first REF took place in 2014 replacing the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and the next is 2021.

The University makes an institutional submission to REF which is broken down into disciplinary units, known as Units of Assessment (UoAs).

The elements of each UoA submission are weighted as follows:

  • Outputs – 60%
  • Impact – 25%
  • Environment – 15%

Further information on REF 2021 at Warwick.