Policy Press

Publishing with a Purpose

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The scope of our Law list will range from the personal and individual – such as family law and health care law, to international law where books will explore global issues, from humanitarian law, the law of conflict, environmental law and human rights. 

We are seeking to commission work that engages with current social problems and explores the way the law is responding, or failing to respond, to these issues in a global context. This list will focus on justice and rights, exploring the way the law works to protect the things that are most important to our society. It will also help readers engage with current global issues, grand social challenges and key areas of current academic debate.

We are especially interested in commissioning new books in the following areas:

  • environmental law
  • European law
  • family law
  • health law
  • human rights
  • law and society
  • public international law

If you are interested in writing for Bristol University Press, please see the Commissioning Editor details below.


Rebecca Tomlinson

Meet the Editor

Rebecca Tomlinson, Associate Commissioning Editor (maternity cover)

I have been at Policy Press for six years and am excited to now be involved with Bristol University Press’ Law list.

I enjoy my work because I get to meet people who are incredibly passionate about what they do and helping them see the culmination of their work in a book is very rewarding. We are lucky to get to publish things that will make a difference to society and lead to positive change.

If you are interested in writing for our Law list, please contact me at rebecca.tomlinson@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.