SOAS University of London

School of Law

School of Law and Covid-19

The SOAS School of Law is unique. Ever since its founding in 1947, it has approached the teaching and the research of law as a global phenomenon that reflects and shapes all human societies, all exercises of power and every claim for justice and the protection of human rights. With its highly regarded English Qualifying Law degree, its outstanding LLM and MA programmes, and its expertise in critically interrogating legal issues and systems that cross borders, regions and continents, the SOAS Law School is uniquely qualified to address the issues that impact globally, be this climate change, racism, the legacies of colonialisms, poverty or, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. In our teaching in the academic year 2020/2021, the School of Law's programmes and modules will critically interrogate the multiple legal issues raised by Covid-19, situating its origin, responses and impact in a broader historical, theoretical and interdisciplinary context.