The Faculty of Law has two affiliated research institutes
The Faculty of Law also supports several semi-independent research centres
- the Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism
- the Centre for Research in Air & Space Law;
- the Paul-André Crépeau Research Centre for Private and Comparative Law; who also publishes the Dictionnaires de droit privé / Private Law Dictionaries
- the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, co-sponsored with the Faculties of Medicine and Religious Studies of McGill University;
- the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy
- Research Group on Health and Law - The group's research projects addresses such interdisciplinary issues as biotechnology and health, clinical research, ethics and law of healthcare, governance, medical liability and public health.
- Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) - The group studies the links between labour law, development and the social contradictions of gender, race and ethnicity.
- Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas - IPLAI is dedicated to advancing humanities-based teaching and research in innovative and interdisciplinary ways.
- Rule of Law and Economic Development - The central work of this working group has been an inquiry into rule of law and economic development in the transition economies.