Legal research recognizes law as necessarily connected with political, economic, social and juridical power. Legal doctrinal research is increasingly problem based research done across the boundaries of traditional fields of law.
The critical analysis of law sees legal norms, reasoning, practices and institutions as part of the normative and social reality.
The existing research strengths include: 1) international and European law; 2) the increasing combination of dogmatic, comparative, empirical, theoretical and historical studies of law; 3) problem-oriented research carried out across both the traditional branches of law and the disciplines of science; 4) the contribution of the critical analysis of law to the transfer of ideas, mutual learning and the overall development of the living conditions of people; 5) the wide network of international partnerships in legal research.
The present focus areas of research are:
Theoretical, social and cultural foundations of law
Law in a European and global environment
Welfare and rule of law
Economy, property rights and justice
Law, technology, human being and the environment.