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LJMU School of Law - A respected and distinguished school

"Welcome to the School of Law. We are a leading law school, proud to deliver cutting-edge programmes with fantastic employability outcomes. 99% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after completing our LLB Law degree*. We are also proud of our innovative research, pro bono activities and excellent links with the legal community and Liverpool City Region.

"We have a rich and innovative research culture and a varied portfolio of quality work within law, which includes our Centre for the Study of Law in Theory and Practice. The Centre provides leadership, direction, coherence and focus to research activities in law and enables diverse views within a community of peers.

"Our nationally commended Legal Advice Centre was shortlisted for two LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards in 2015, won the Law School Challenge in 2019 and was nominated in the same year for the Access to Justice Foundation award. In the Legal Advice Centre, our students are supervised by experienced staff with practising certificates and by volunteer solicitors from the best law firms from the region. The Centre advises members of the public on cases involving family law, civil litigation, wills and administration, employment law and it is currently piloting new clinics focusing on environmental law and alleged miscarriages of justice.

“If you’re interested in studying law, you’ll find everything you need here to help you achieve your goals.”

Professor Carlo Panara, Director of the School of Law

World Leading. Internationally Excellent.


of our research is internationally excellent in all subject areas in terms of our research impact


of our research is of international quality or better


of our research activity is rated 3* and 4* in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism


in the University Alliance group

Professor Carlo Panara

Professor Carlo Panara is the Director of the School of Law at Liverpool John Moores University and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Law in Theory and Practice (LTAP) at LJMU.

Carlo joined LJMU in January 2010 after teaching at the University of Hull (2006-09) and at the University of Perugia, Italy (2001-06). From January 2014 to the end of June 2015 Carlo was a Senior Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Tubingen, Germany, and previously a doctoral and postdoctoral research fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany.

Carlo is the author of two monographs (2008 and 2015) and of a considerable number of journal articles and other publications in several languages primarily in the field of EU Law and Comparative Public Law. Carlo's key areas of interest are multi-level governance in the EU and the identity of the EU as a global actor. Carlo's more recent research is concerned with lobbying in the EU and particularly with the role of the European (Brussels based) offices of local authorities from EU and non-EU countries (this includes a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust funded study during 2016-17 concerning the European offices of the English local authorities).


  • University of Hull, UK, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy, Dottorato di Ricerca in Diritto Pubblico
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy, Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza (110/110 summa cum laude)