Premier Research Center

Law does not exist in isolation but is rather part of a broader set of social, economic and political processes. At the Premier Research Centre (PRC), we believe that a holistic, contextual, interdisciplinary approach to the law is essential to grasp both its importance in contemporary society and to uncover the forces that drive change in the law itself.

PRC adopts such a multifaceted method to its work, embedding the study of law in society and linking theory to practice, focusing on the lived experiences of individuals subject to the law. By combining legal analysis with perspectives from other disciplines and methods, the research generated by the members of the Centre offers the means to investigate and more effectively address the interaction of legal problems with their social, economic and political contexts.

PRC reflects the breadth of our faculty’s expertise and the exceptional quality of their scholarship. Through their rigorous research, faculty experts explore foundational, emerging, and interdisciplinary areas of the law, which they publish in our quarterly Premier Law Journal. In addition to convening academics, policymakers, judges, and business leaders from around the globe, PRC offers students valuable opportunities to collaborate with experienced scholars and researchers. 

Objectives of the PRC are:

  • To draw a roadmap for the need for legal policy development
  • To deepen transdisciplinary collaboration on the complex social, ethical, political and philosophical dimensions

PRC is a locus of cutting-edge research on pertinent issues at the intersection legal pluralism, and is also focused on building communities around core themes. The dynamism and intellectual diversity of our community of scholars and thinkers provides a fertile environment for collaborative, symbiotic and innovative scholarship.

PRC core areas for research include:

  • Human Rights
  • The Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Discrimination and Inclusion
  • Globalization, Migration, and Mobility
  • Crimes against Women
  • Legislative Needs
  • Elucidation of the Existing Statutes
  • Economic Justice
  • Health and Law
  • Legal Education