Welfare law offers novel openings in the field of legal and social research by delving into core questions at the intersection between law and social research. It is focused on critical analyses of the legal and social systems, phenomena, interventions as well as for the inter-disciplinary research that combines disciplines from law, social work and political science. Key research topics are grounded to welfare law, social work, technologies and professions. They cover different social and health related legal problems from clients’ and professional interventions’ viewpoints, where questions of innovation, private and public intersect. Key areas of research include also issues of contracts and legal designs to prevent problems, support professions and enable social, as well as business, goals in welfare production. Topics include also developing research methodology and ethics in the area of welfare law.