The Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law provides a framework for the further development of the law school’s extensive activities in the areas of European and comparative law.
It is founded on the conviction that the disciplines of comparative law and European Union law should inform one another both intellectually and practically.
Members of the Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law research in the general areas of comparative law and European public and private law. They also write on more specialized topics including the harmonization of private law in Europe, the constitutional law of the European Union, European economic law, European environmental law, comparative art law, and epistemological and methodological issues in comparative law.
The Centre’s aim is to encourage and enable co-operation between academics whose research focuses on comparative law and European Union law whether in the UK or abroad. It offers a platform for critical and interdisciplinary discussion by way of guest lecture series, workshops and conferences on current issues arising from comparative law or European Union law.