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A PhD in Law is essentially a doctorate degree in an area of legal education. This postgraduate degree is geared towards a more academic approach in regards to studying law.

 

A Doctorate in Law, also known as a PhD in Law or a Legum Doctor (abbreviated LD or LLD) is an advanced post-graduate degree that involves research and taking an academic approach to Law study. Candidates for a PhD in Law are responsible for taking on in-depth research into a concentration within the field of law

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Ph.D. in European and International Law

Palacky University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc + 1 more

Ph.D. programme is a post-graduate study-programme that combines an advanced law formation and research in European and International law. Tuition and research is supervised by internationally experienced academics. [+]

Best PhD in Law Programs in PhD Law in Czech Republic 2017. Key features 3 years (6 semesters) full-time or up to 5 years part-time (distance study) programme challenging degree programme in European and International law close contact with professors stimulating environment scholarship and grant opportunities for outstanding students Programme overview Ph.D. programme is a post-graduate study-programme that combines an advanced law formation and research in European and International law. Tuition and research is supervised by internationally experienced academics. Students will acquire a deep understanding of European and international law. They also have an opportunity to choose from a variety of specialised subjects reflecting research interest of individual students. Due to this unique combination of international and European law formation students are well theoretically equipped to conduct a contextual and in-depth research. Next to the theoretical focus the programme offers courses on research methods, conduct of independent academic research and presentation of outcomes. Students may also have teaching responsibilities. Research topics focus especially on the following areas: European Union Law (e.g. various issues of EU Constitutional Law, EU Economic Law, EU Social Law, EU Migration Law, EU External Relations, EU Neighbourhood Policy, Eastern Partnership, European Human rights, EU Judicial System, application of EU Law in national legal systems, esp. by constitutional courts, etc.) Public International Law (e.g. various aspects of general international law, e.g. responsibility, non-state actors in international law, or specific areas, such as International Human Rights Law, Law on the Use of Force, Law of Armed Conflict, Law of International Organisations, International Humanitarian Law) Private International Law (Including arbitration). The postgraduate students are encouraged to participate in various conferences and workshops organised by the Faculty of Law or at other academic and research institutions. Excellent students may be supported by University scholarships and grants. How to apply Application deadline: June, 17 Complete the online Application Form at: admission.upol.cz After filling in the online application form, upload and submit the following documents: Structured Curriculum Vitae (signed) Certified copy of Master´s degree diploma in law or similar field of study. You are also eligible to apply during the last year of your current study programme, provided you obtain your final degree and submit a certified copy before 30 September of the respective year. Official academic transcripts and certificates from the University (or a certified copy) Letter of Motivation Letter of Recommendation – from a professor or an academic who can assess applicant’s ability and motivation to enrol in the program Proof of English language competence (CEFR level B2) – to be proven by English language certificates (TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, CPE) or documents about previous university studies in English language Passport Copy of valid passport or European ID card – a photocopy of the page with a photograph and personal data Dissertation project proposal – the proposal of 1,000-1,500 words must define the theoretical or empirical research field of the dissertation project, overall aim of the research, state-of-the art discussion of theory and research in the area, suggested methodological approach, and bibliography Additional documentation (if relevant) – proofs of professional activity in the chosen field of study (such as conference participation, non-degree study, publications, etc.). All the documents stated above (accompanied by a certified translation to Czech or English, if not originally in one of these languages) must be submitted by the deadline also as officially authenticated hard copies by regular mail, express mail or registered mail to the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Law. Pay the application fee of CZK 580 (equivalent in EUR) online or by a bank transfer. You will be invited for an entrance examination. The entrance examination consists of an interview, at which the applicant presents the dissertation project before board of professors. In case of international students the Faculty of Law may decide on the admission on the basis of submitted documents. However, additionally a skype interview may be required. Research and development Key activities in the program are carried out by the Department of International and European Law which ranks among leading research institutes in the field. The programme is enriched by expertise from other departments (Department of Political Science, Department of Constitutional Law) and via an extensive research network with various research and academic institutions across Europe. Members of this department cover a great number of fields in international and European law in their expertise. Ongoing and past activities include research projects supported by the European Commission, the European Social Fund, the Czech Science Foundation, the International Visegrad Fund, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and Palacký University in Olomouc (IGA). Besides research activities, the department engages in numerous tuition-support projects whose purpose is to maintain excellence in legal tuition and formation at the Faculty of Law. Ongoing and past activities include projects supported by the European Commission (e.g. Jean Monnet Modules), the European Social Fund, the University Development Fund (established by the Czech Ministry of Education), and Palacký University Development Fund (established by the University). [-]

PhD in European Law

Charles University Faculty of Law
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim of the study programme is to provide a deeper level of knowledge of European law foundations gained during their undergraduate study in Master´s programmes, including theoretical sources of the field, and to become more thoroughly specialised in the relations of European law to the areas of valid domestic law. [+]

The aim of the study programme is to provide a deeper level of knowledge of European law foundations gained during their undergraduate study in Master´s programmes, including theoretical sources of the field, and to become more thoroughly specialised in the relations of European law to the areas of valid domestic law. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination is oral, English is the language of the interview in the case of application for the doctoral programme taught in English. Admission of a particular applicant will be decided by the Dean. The Dean appoints the examination board, whose task is to establish whether the applicant´s scope of knowledge and wider information contexts of the chosen branch are sufficient. Admission exam verifies: a) intellectual abilities to study the chosen branch and necessary prerequisites for autonomous scholarly work. Knowledge to be proven during the interview should cover at least the scope of the final state examination in the Master´s study programme; in the case of branches not covered by the state examination, the scope of knowledge should be at least within the requirements for the regular examination. The examination board will primarily consider the scope of the applicant´s published scholarly and academic writings (according to the applicant´s list of published or unpublished papers attached to the application); their achievements in the student research projects, their participation in, and presentations at scientific conferences; references by the advisor and reviewer of their defended Master´s thesis; their engagement in the specific university research; their grant projects activities (standard grants, junior grants); b) quality of a 7-8 page outline of the intended dissertation thesis corresponding to the Programme of the Development of Scholarly Branches at Charles University (PRVOUK); the outline contains the objective of the intended dissertation and the status of the branch at issue as well as an expected contribution of the doctoral thesis to the field under consideration. The outline of the dissertation is within the scope of topics assigned for doctoral thesis by individual departments of the Law Faculty; the selection of an individual topic with the consent of the branch guarantor is permitted. A brief record of the course of the Examination shall be taken by the Examination Board, evaluating the candidate's level of knowledge in accordance with letter a) above, and also the quality of the submitted project of the candidate's doctoral thesis in accordance with letter b) above. The record will state whether it is or is not recommended to admit the candidate to be enrolled in the study programme. The recommendation may take into consideration another professional activity of the candidate that is in connection with the chosen field of study (publications in particular). Conditions for admission The admission procedure is commenced upon filing the application (timely submission of the application including all the parts and supplements). It is required that the applicant has properly completed the Master's Study Programme and has successfully passed the admission interview. Information on the exercise of graduates European Law study programme graduates will be equipped with deep theoretical and methodological foundations of jurisprudence; they should also be specialised in the field of European law (with possible inter-disciplinary relations to international law and constitutional law). Programme graduates can become research workers or university teachers in the discipline of European Law, they can also carry out highly demanding work of lawyers and analysts in the bodies, agencies and institutions of the European Union, as well as in other public bodies, or in the judicial branch. Programme graduates, through examinations and through their doctoral thesis defence in particular, have to prove their ability to carry out independent research work in the main official working languages of the European Union, e.g. English, French, or German. [-]

PhD in Environmental Law

Charles University Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The aim of study is to broaden and deepen PhD candidates' knowledge of theoretical foundations in the field of environmental law, both through studying environmental issues and related theoretical issues of public law as a general foundation of the field. [+]

Best PhD in Law Programs in PhD Law in Czech Republic 2017. The aim of study is to broaden and deepen PhD candidates' knowledge of theoretical foundations in the field of environmental law, both through studying environmental issues and related theoretical issues of public law as a general foundation of the field. At the same time, the study should help PhD candidates to get a better orientation in the flexible discipline of environmental law with its frequent legislative changes. The study programme is based on providing orientation in the systems of international law, European Union law, Czech domestic law, with a possibility to employ both theoretical and practical knowledge of legal comparison. Theoretical knowledge gained during the study programme should serve the candidates as a starting point for dealing with particular issues chosen as their doctoral thesis topic. As far as its content is concerned, the thesis should aim at discussing theoretical legal issues and their possible practical application. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination is oral, English is the language of the interview in the case of application for the doctoral programme taught in English. Admission of a particular applicant will be decided by the Dean. The Dean appoints the examination board, whose task is to establish whether the applicant´s scope of knowledge and wider information contexts of the chosen branch are sufficient. Admission exam verifies: a) intellectual abilities to study the chosen branch and necessary prerequisites for autonomous scholarly work. Knowledge to be proven during the interview should cover at least the scope of the final state examination in the Master´s study programme; in the case of branches not covered by the state examination, the scope of knowledge should be at least within the requirements for the regular examination. The examination board will primarily consider the scope of the applicant´s published scholarly and academic writings (according to the applicant´s list of published or unpublished papers attached to the application); their achievements in the student research projects, their participation in, and presentations at scientific conferences; references by the advisor and reviewer of their defended Master´s thesis; their engagement in the specific university research; their grant projects activities (standard grants, junior grants); b) quality of a 7-8 page outline of the intended dissertation thesis corresponding to the Programme of the Development of Scholarly Branches at Charles University (PRVOUK); the outline contains the objective of the intended dissertation and the status of the branch at issue as well as an expected contribution of the doctoral thesis to the field under consideration. The outline of the dissertation is within the scope of topics assigned for doctoral thesis by individual departments of the Law Faculty; the selection of an individual topic with the consent of the branch guarantor is permitted. A brief record of the course of the Examination shall be taken by the Examination Board, evaluating the candidate's level of knowledge in accordance with letter a) above, and also the quality of the submitted project of the candidate's doctoral thesis in accordance with letter b) above. The record will state whether it is or is not recommended to admit the candidate to be enrolled in the study programme. The recommendation may take into consideration another professional activity of the candidate that is in connection with the chosen field of study (publications in particular). Conditions for admission The admission procedure is commenced upon filing the application (timely submission of the application including all the parts and supplements). It is required that the applicant has properly completed the Master's Study Programme and has successfully passed the admission interview. Information on the exercise of graduates This study programme attempts to form personalities with deep knowledge of their chosen field of study and theoretical background mainly in the field of environmental law. Both their ability of independent creative work in the field of environmental law and their ability to apply their professional theoretical background should form an important part of their profile. [-]