12 PhD in Law Programs in Legal Studies

Scholars who wish to take their education to the furthest point possible may enroll in a Doctor of Philosophy program. A Ph.D. is one of the highest academic awards available. This type of degree may take anywhere from three to six years to earn. What is a Ph.D. in Law Studies? It is a doctorate program that looks at all aspects of the legal field. Students may do coursework, dissertations, writte… Read more

Scholars who wish to take their education to the furthest point possible may enroll in a Doctor of Philosophy program. A Ph.D. is one of the highest academic awards available. This type of degree may take anywhere from three to six years to earn.

What is a Ph.D. in Law Studies? It is a doctorate program that looks at all aspects of the legal field. Students may do coursework, dissertations, written exams and oral exams throughout this program. The exact structure will vary from one school to the next. Similarly, the required courses used in the curriculum are not the same at every university but may include advancements in legal philosophy, how social policy affects the courts, the role of economics in law, foundations of business law and ethics in economics.

Scholars who focus on law studies learn how to use the most recent methods established in legal sciences. This cunning edge can lead to the development of critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills, all of which are important to personal and professional aspects of life.

If applicants want to learn about the cost of a Ph.D., they may need to contact schools directly. Too many factors affect this variable, including the school, its location, the program, its duration and the mode of classes.

Many Ph.D. graduates who study law are considered quite employable. In fact, students may line up work within six months of graduation. Of course, all students may have slightly different experiences. While the degree can play a big role in career opportunities, the previous education and work experience of scholars may affect what type of jobs are available. Some graduates go on to become law professors, legal researchers, lawyers, judges, legal advisors and policymakers.

Are you ready to enroll in a Ph.D. in Law Studies program? You may be able to attend schools around the world or through online programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Católica Global School of Law
Lisbon, Portugal

The new Ph.D. programme sets out to create a real research community of scholars whose work is monitored and guided by the best international standards in the field.

The new Ph.D. programme sets out to create a real research community of scholars whose work is monitored and guided by the best international standards in the field. -
PhD
Full-time
8 semesters
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The awarded degree in recognition of the completion of the requirements of this program is "Doctorate of Philosophy in Law", and it will be offered in Arabic. However, there w ... +

The awarded degree in recognition of the completion of the requirements of this program is "Doctorate of Philosophy in Law", and it will be offered in Arabic. However, there will be an opportunity for the students to specialize in one branch of law through the elective courses studied and the subject of the dissertation which they will argue/defend. The Program will be offered at UAEU in Al Ain campus. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Arabic
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto Campus Law School
Porto, Portugal

The PhD program in Catholic Porto aims to train quality researchers, contributing to the development of research in the Faculty, as well as to the critical and responsible con ... +

The PhD program in Catholic Porto aims to train quality researchers, contributing to the development of research in the Faculty, as well as to the critical and responsible construction of legal science in Portugal. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
8 - 12 semesters
Portuguese
Campus
 
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Bogotá, Colombia

The Doctorate in Legal Sciences was created in 2007, in order to encourage academic debate and the consolidation of an academic community in Colombia and Latin America. The ma ... +

The Doctorate in Legal Sciences was created in 2007, in order to encourage academic debate and the consolidation of an academic community in Colombia and Latin America. The main objective of the Doctorate is to strengthen the abilities of students to carry out rigorous research, generate knowledge in the area of legal sciences and propose approaches and innovative solutions to the problems of contemporary society, locally and globally. In the development of the mission of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana , we seek that the research of the doctoral students generate impact in the country and the region, contributing to the achievement of a just, sustainable, inclusive, democratic, solidary and respectful of human dignity society. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
Spanish
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Law
Prague, Czech Republic

The objective of the doctoral program of study “Theoretical Legal Sciences – Law and Legal Theory in European Context” is that specialists and academics with a scientific appr ... +

The objective of the doctoral program of study “Theoretical Legal Sciences – Law and Legal Theory in European Context” is that specialists and academics with a scientific approach to solving theoretical and practical issues within one or more scientific legal fields will pursue scientific creative activities and study. Graduates of the doctoral program of study “Theoretical Legal Sciences – Law and Legal Theory in European Context” will have enhanced their qualifications and expanded and deepened their knowledge in a particular field of legal science in such a way that they will have attempted to form or identify the theoretical basis of the respective field by analyzing their practical experience and knowledge. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Oct 2020
31 Mar 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of this qualification is to let students demonstrate an ability to make an own, distinctive and novel contribution to the corpus of knowledge on a particular the s ... +

The purpose of this qualification is to let students demonstrate an ability to make an own, distinctive and novel contribution to the corpus of knowledge on a particular the subject of legal study. -
PhD
Full-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The LLM (Master in Laws) allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing courses from a wide range of subjects and perspectives, including comparative region ... +

The LLM (Master in Laws) allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing courses from a wide range of subjects and perspectives, including comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including banking, copyright and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

The Doctorate in Law program is an official university degree that deals with legal and social research training.

The Doctorate in Law program is an official university degree that deals with legal and social research training. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Cambridge Graduate University
Cambridge, USA

Cambridge Graduate University’s College of Law, Policy & Global Studies has an unmatched academic program, offering law and policy Masters and Doctoral degrees – the LL.M. ... +

Cambridge Graduate University’s College of Law, Policy & Global Studies has an unmatched academic program, offering law and policy Masters and Doctoral degrees – the LL.M., Masters in -
PhD
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Igbinedion University, Okada
Benin City, Nigeria

The Law Programme is tailored after the National University Commission’s guidelines which emphasize the need for Law graduates to be knowledgeable in other fields of human end ... +

The Law Programme is tailored after the National University Commission’s guidelines which emphasize the need for Law graduates to be knowledgeable in other fields of human endeavour, such as Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, etc., so as to fully appreciate analyze and understand the important role that law plays in the Nigerian Society in particular and the entire humanity in general. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Mar 2020
Campus
 
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Pisa, Italy

The Doctoral Program in Individual Person and Legal Protections is characterized by a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity. Ph.D. candidates enrolled in the program specia ... +

The Doctoral Program in Individual Person and Legal Protections is characterized by a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity. Ph.D. candidates enrolled in the program specialize in one of the following areas: -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, Mexico

To train human resources with a high academic level, able to carry out original and innovative scientific research, to apply knowledge and to carry out teaching activities of ... +

To train human resources with a high academic level, able to carry out original and innovative scientific research, to apply knowledge and to carry out teaching activities of quality in the bachelor's degree and postgraduate in Law, to promote the development of legal science. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish
Jul 2020
Campus
 

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