PhD in Law Degrees in PhD/Juris Doctor

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PhD/Juris Doctor

Are you interested in obtaining your PhD/Juris Doctor degree but unsure what it is or how it can help you? Keep a few key things in mind as you consider this program of study.

What Is a Dual Degree PhD/ Juris Doctor?

The dual degree of a PhD and Juris Doctor provides students with the ability to earn two degrees at the same time. It allows for the combination of a law degree, in the form of a JD, as well as a PhD degree in a further area of study. It allows the student to study in two faculties and/or schools within the same university to earn additional education beyond.

What Are the Benefits of Taking an PhD/Juris Doctor?

The benefits of a PhD and Juris Doctor is simple. The student is able to obtain his or her education in two areas of study. This includes a law degree as well as a course in one of the other major areas of study, which can include economics, business, or international studies.

How Much Does It Cost to Take an PhD/Juris Doctor?

The cost of these programs is less than taking two separate degree programs one after another. However, it is more expensive than taking a course in just one of these areas. The costs associated with these programs varies significantly.

What Are the Requirements for an PhD/Juris Doctor?

Students must be accepted into each of the programs or schools of education. It is often necessary to meet educational requirements prior to being enrolled.

What Kind of Career Can You Expect with an PhD/Juris Doctor?

Students will study in their selected areas of study, allowing them to enter into varies career paths, depending on those areas of study. Most often, this includes higher level management or legal positions.

Why take PhD/Juris Doctor Online?

Obtaining this degree online is an option. It allows the student to save money as well as time on completing his or her course of education.

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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. [+]

PhDs in PhD/Juris Doctor. 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: 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). [-]

LL.M. to S.J.D

UConn School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Hartford

The LL.M. to S.J.D. Program is intended for individuals who have demonstrated evidence of superior scholarly potential and who are engaged in, or plan to pursue, careers in academia, government service, or the judiciary. [+]

The LLM to SJD Program is intended for individuals who have demonstrated evidence of superior scholarly potential and who are engaged in, or plan to pursue, careers in academia, government service, or the judiciary. Candidates accepted into the Program must have the ability to conduct sustained and original academic or professional research at a high intellectual level, culminating in the submission of a doctoral dissertation. With rare exceptions, we are unlikely to admit any more than one or two candidates per academic year, in order to ensure sufficient attention for the demanding task of successfully completing a doctoral dissertation. In rendering admissions decisions, preference is given to the Law School’s own LL.M. graduates, although applications from external candidates are welcome. S.J.D. candidates are expected to spend the first two academic semesters of the Program in residence at the Law School. Because all candidates will have completed an LL.M., however, there is no other required coursework apart from the S.J.D. dissertation. Admission To be eligible for admission to the LLM to SJD Program, an applicant must: - have obtained or be enrolled in a program leading to the equivalent of an advanced law degree (normally an LL.M.) from either an accredited law school within the United States or a recognized university outside of the United States, which advanced degree must be obtained prior to matriculation in the S.J.D. program meet the English Language Requirements for S.J.D. Admissions set out below; and - obtain the agreement of a UConn Law School full-time faculty member to serve as the S.J.D. dissertation adviser (please include with your application the letter or email from that person evidencing that agreement). If you are an external applicant (i.e., someone who did not receive their J.D. or LL.M. from UConn School of Law), please contact the Director of the Graduate Program for assistance in fulfilling this requirement prior to submitting your application. Applicants should take note, as well, that it is the sense of the faculty of the School of Law that any candidate admitted into the S.J.D. program should normally: - have attained an overall GPA (or its equivalent) in the course of study leading their advanced law degree (normally an LL.M.) of at least 3.3/B+ with at least one grade of A- or higher, and have also completed an LL.M. thesis (or its equivalent) attaining an “Honors” designation (or its equivalent); - or, in the alternative, have submitted evidence of outstanding professional achievement directly relating to the proposed topic of the dissertation that warrants admission in lieu of the academic standards. Such evidence must be specifically addressed in the personal statement and dissertation proposal and also reflected in LL.M. thesis (or its equivalent) that each applicant must submit as part of the application for admission into the program. English Language Requirement for S.J.D. Admissions Unless the applicant qualifies for an exemption as outlined below, any international applicant who earned his or her first law degree outside the U.S. must obtain a minimum TOEFL IBT® score of 95 or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, in order to be considered for admission to the S.J.D. Program at the University of Connecticut School of Law. However, if the applicant meets this required minimum but does not attain a score of 100 or higher on the TOEFL IBT® or 7.5 or higher on the IELTS, the applicant must further substantiate proficiency in English through additional evidence of English language skills. This substantiation must include, but is not limited to, a strong S.J.D. proposal in conjunction with an interview with an Admissions representative, conducted in-person, by phone, or online (using Skype or similar service). Tuition and Fees S.J.D. candidates are expected to spend the first two academic semesters of the Program in residence at the Law School, registered for “LAW7974 SJD Dissertation.” For each semester thereafter, until the completion of the Program, the candidate need not be in residence but must be registered for “LAW7976 SJD Continuous Registration.” Important Dates June 15, 2016 – Application Deadline for Fall Semester 2016 November 1, 2016 – Application Deadline for Spring Semester 2016 August 18, 2016 – Fall Semester Orientation [-]