Pursuing a PhD in Law offers many benefits to the individual who has chosen this field of study. One benefit is engaging in intensive research that can allow the candidate to develop a critical and systematic lens that will be used to process information throughout his or her career.
Studies in law and regulation may prepare aspiring lawyers and policy makers to understand the relationships between law, regulation and enforcement. Students may learn techniques for writing effective regulations and predicting and analyzing regulatory impacts.
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The School of Law accepts candidates for research work leading to a PhD. The central feature of PhD work is the close relationship between the doctoral candidate and his
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The School of Law accepts candidates for research work leading to a PhD. The central feature of PhD work is the close relationship between the doctoral candidate and his or her supervisor, in which they meet regularly and consult closely. This relationship is supported and strengthened in various ways. Every doctoral candidate has an adjunct supervisor, another member of staff with a close interest in the candidate’s region and/or subfield of the discipline.
There is a research tutor with overall responsibility for doctoral candidates who is available for a discussion of general problems. In addition, there are a number of other activities which contribute to a doctoral candidate’s work and training. All incoming MPhil/PhD candidates are required to take the School of Law’s Research Seminar Programme in their first year....