LJMU's School of Law

Discover the School of Law at LJMU

The leading law school within the University Alliance.

With a vibrant community of 25,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide, 2,500 staff and 250 degree courses, LJMU is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK. The School of Law delivers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within Law and Criminal Justice to its 1200 plus students. In addition to our programmes, we are also known for our pro bono activities, our innovative research and our excellent links with the legal community.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 97% of the School of Law's research was rated as internationally excellent (3*) or internationally recognised (2*). We were also rated as the leading Law School within the University Alliance, a group of 24 leading universities.

Business, Corporate Banking and Finance Law Research Group

This international, one-day conference is organized by Dr Alison Lui of the LJMU Law School’s Business, Corporate Banking and Finance Law Research Group. The Business, Corporate, Banking and Finance Law Research Group is committed to fostering an intellectual environment and advancing scholarship within business and finance law.

The Group’s key research areas include:

  • Banking and financial regulation
  • Corporate governance
  • Professional and business ethics 
  • Regulatory risk management and compliance

One of the Business, Corporate, Banking and Finance Law Research Group’s key successes was its contribution to the corporate governance and financial regulation debate, especially in relation to the global financial crisis of 2007-2009.  

As part of this work, the Group:

  • Influenced policy makers and stakeholders
  • Influenced behavioural norms in relation to risk management and compliance
  • Provided supervision and regulation of governance of banks and systemically important financial systems

In addition to this success, the Group has published widely. For example, Dr Alison Lui has contributed to Focus 13 Challenges in Group Governance: The Governance of Cross-Border Bank Subsidiaries, which is an International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank) publication. This publication offers practical guidance for responding to the challenges of bank subsidiary governance. Collaborative projects are key to the Business, Corporate, Banking and Finance Law Research Group and researchers have formed partnerships with a range of institutions and organisations, including: the University of West of England, the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness, Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto. 

The Group also has a presence at prominent conferences, such as the World Bank High Level Meeting on Governance of Bank Subsidiaries, the International Corporate Governance Network Academic Conference and Cambridge University. Funding for the Group’s work has come from a Winston Churchill Fellowship, a Liverpool John Moores University Early Career Researcher Fellowship and a Max Planck Scholarship.