PhD in Law

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What is PhD in Business Law?

Earning a PhD in Business Law means that an individual has completed at least six years of higher education, submitted an original dissertation to their university's program directors and showed exceptional insight and knowledge regarding all facets of business law theory.

Which career with an PhD in Business Law?

Depending on the country, other terms that may be used in place of a PhD in Business Law, are Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Jurisprudence. Instead of working as lawyers, students electing to pursue a PhD in Business Law usually plan to teach law at a university or engage in academic research with the intent of publishing their findings in peer-reviewed journals.

What does an PhD in Business Law consist of?

Business law deals with rules and regulations encompassing commercial entities affected by contractual transactions, partnerships, bankruptcies, mergers and associated actions. Also called "commercial" law, business law involves issues concerning the trade, sales and merchandising of products or services provided by an individual or group of like-minded individuals. At times, it can reach into branches of civil, public and private law and even extend into additional areas of the legal field.

What are the benefits of an PhD in Business Law?

A PhD degree in business law is highly esteemed in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The annual wage of those with a Doctor of Laws is much higher than that of someone with a Master or Bachelor of Law and also affords opportunities involving university, political or government positions. With transnational corporations emerging rapidly in a globalized world, the need for business law PhD holders who specialize in international and maritime laws pertaining to the business world is unmistakable and expected to continue increasing over the next several decades.

How to enroll in an PhD in Business Law?

If you are interested in a Law Degree but have a connection to the field of Business the PhD in Business Law is right for you. 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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Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2017 USA Dallas + 1 more

The degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is the highest post-graduate law degree offered by the Dedman School of Law. The S.J.D is primarily a research and writing degree (as opposed to a course-oriented degree such as the LL.M. degree) during which the S.J.D. candidate conducts extensive postgraduate-level legal research with a view toward submitting an acceptable doctoral dissertation of publishable quality within a five-year period. This program is intended for highly qualified candidates seeking a legal academic career or a high level, policy-oriented governmental or inter-governmental position. [+]

PhD 2017. The degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is the highest post-graduate law degree offered by the Dedman School of Law. The S.J.D is primarily a research and writing degree (as opposed to a course-oriented degree such as the LL.M. degree) during which the S.J.D. candidate conducts extensive postgraduate-level legal research with a view toward submitting an acceptable doctoral dissertation of publishable quality within a five-year period. This program is intended for highly qualified candidates seeking a legal academic career or a high level, policy-oriented governmental or inter-governmental position. Within a five-year period from first matriculation as an S.J.D. candidate, the S.J.D. candidate must satisfy the following requirements: Completion of the two-year probationary period described above. Submission of a doctoral dissertation of at least 80,000 words but no more than 100,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding Bibliography, Front Pages, Table of Contents and any Annexes or Appendices) on a coherent, analytical, and focused theme of a substantially legal nature; or submission of an equivalent doctoral dissertation in the form of a series of interrelated articles/chapters on a more general topic, but which collectively comprises a topically coherent volume. The dissertation must constitute the original work product of the S.J.D. candidate. The dissertation must represent and show evidence of substantial doctoral-level research work. The dissertation must display significant legal analyses on a doctoral-level subject. The dissertation must be of a publishable quality according to acceptable U.S. law review standards. The dissertation must make a substantial contribution to the advancement... [-]

Doctor of Legal Science (Research)

Bond University
Campus Full time 156 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Doctor of Legal Science (Research) program is a combination of coursework (two semesters) and a 50,000 word thesis (two to seven semesters). The research element of the program must be a significant contribution to the knowledge or understanding of an aspect of law. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a Master of Laws degree, or a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree with an Honours average of at least 75 per cent or an equivalent grade elsewhere. An applicant may be required to satisfy the Dean that they have the appropriate level of research skills to undertake the qualification, which includes writing a thesis of between 50,000 and 80,000 words. Admission is on the basis of an approved research proposal and availability of appropriate supervision. Applicants are required to complete up to six subjects listed under the Master of Laws before undertaking the thesis component of the degree. Alternatively, admission may be awarded through transferring from the Master of Laws coursework to the thesis component of the research. Applicants will have achieved an average of at least 75 per cent in the Master of Laws coursework. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Applicants must complete: Up to six electives chosen from the subjects listed under Master of Laws. A written research thesis of between 50,000 - 80,000 words (depending upon the number of electives undertaken), which represents a substantial contribution to the exposition, knowledge and understanding of the field of study and which demonstrates a capacity for independent research. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION This program is a doctoral-level degree. It is possible to elect to do fewer subjects in exchange for writing a longer thesis (approximately 5000 words are added to the thesis length for each subject dropped). [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Ibero-American Administrative Law

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The Doctorate Program in Ibero-American Administrative Law is an official interuniversity degree that seeks to train doctors in Latin American Public Law, with competencies to develop scientific and professional activities preferably related to Public Administrations. [+]

PhD 2017. Introduction The program of Doctorate in Ibero-American Administrative Law Is an official interuniversity degree that seeks to train doctors in Latin American Public Law, with competencies to develop scientific and professional activities preferably related to Public Administrations. Participating Universities: University of Coruña, Spain (coordinator) University of Montevideo, Uruguay University of Santo Tomás de Aquino de Tunja, Colombia University Hispanoamericana, Nicaragua University Monteávila, Venezuela University of Guanajuato, Mexico University of Veracruz, Mexico National University of the Northeast, Argentina University of Piura, Peru National University of Litoral, Argentina University Free School of Law, Costa Rica Why study the degree The Program on Ibero-American Administrative Law seeks to demonstrate the existence of a common law and common principles shared between Spain and Latin America. The comparative study of the legal systems corresponding to the universities and countries involved in the Program guarantees a knowledge of the basic institutions of public law in a wide territorial and legal framework, with the possibilities that this entails from the point of view of the occupation . Lines of investigation These are the lines of research of this doctoral program: Development activity Administrative procedure and administrative procedure Public administration and religious freedom Constitutional bases of Administrative Law Public and heritage property Good Governance and Good Administration. Governance Government Procurement Culture. Cultural heritage Sports. Sports law Economic administrative law Global administrative law Sanctioning law Fundamental rights and public liberty. Human rights. Education The administrator and his relations with the Administration Energy Foreign Finance and Public Finance... [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Law

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

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

Introduction The Programme LL.D. Is an official university degree that addresses the training in legal and social research Its objective is to train in methodological and instrumental competences to develop research projects in the legal and social sciences: To form jurists-researchers capable of undertaking, directing, participating and coordinating researches that propose solutions to the different problems of juridical order posed by the Galician, national and international reality. To allow the doctorate's specialization in its research training within the scope of scientific legal knowledge. Prepare legal research teams to manage and assume academic leadership in their professional or teaching practice, through the application of research methods and techniques in the legal sciences. Propitiate methodologically the training of future university professors, thus responding to the training and scientific needs of the University System. Encouraging the creation of international research networks and addressing legal research from an interdisciplinary perspective that provides a comprehensive training in the field of legal research Why study the degree The doctoral studies given by the UDC Law School have not only allowed the legal professionals of the most diverse legal professions (magistrates, judges, lawyers, prosecutors, business advisers, public administration officials, etc.) to be raised to the highest level. ), Thus contributing to the improvement of the exercise of their respective professions, but also provided the academic, scientific and research training of a large part of the people who are currently Professors in the Faculty of Law UDC. In addition, it should be noted that, following the implementation of... [-]

M.Phil/PhD in Law

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

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 2017. The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Health Sciences, Law and Natural and Applied Sciences. The foundation students arrived Okada on Friday, 15th October 1999. Since then, the University has without interruption upheld its resolve to return tertiary education to the internationally accepted calendar of September to June. The College of Engineering commenced its programme in the 2002/2003 session. The College of Health Sciences continued to be an area of popular demand. The College of Pharmacy and B.Sc Nursing commenced in 2004/2005 session. The Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital administered by a Management Board inaugurated first on 12th January 2003, oversees the affairs of the Hospital. As part of its objectives to train and produce job providers, Igbinedion University has Packaged entrepreneurial and skills acquisitions modules to expose students sufficiently enough to be 'fit for the world of work'. In addition, a community service programme was introduced in the 2009/2010 session. Under the programmed, all second year students across the Colleges are required to undertake a practical development Programme in a chosen area and community in and round the university/town. The student population has grown steadily from 111 in the 1999/2000 session to 5036 in 2012/2013, while the staff strength has increased from 55 in 1999/2000 to 565 made of 290 Teaching staff (50 of who are Professors) 153 Senior Non-Teaching staff and 213 Junior and Intermediate staff over the same period. Academic programmes... [-]

LLD in Doctors of Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

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 subject of legal study. [+]

PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION 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 subject of legal study. RULES OF ACCESS General i. The minimum entry requirement is an LLM degree (or equivalent qualification) at NQF level 8 or 9 and a minimum number of credits of 892. Candidates for admission to doctoral degrees in general need to have obtained their previous degree with an average mark of at least 65%. ii. The Board of the Faculty may require students to submit to an oral examination on set study material to demonstrate their competence for doctoral research before they are admitted to the qualification. iii. The relevant Head of Department may permit an applicant to register as a student for purposes of receiving guidance with, and use the facilities of the University for, the preparation of a research proposal. This does not create an expectation that the student will be admitted to doctoral studies and such registration is provisional pending the approval of the admission of the student by the Board of the Faculty of Law. The Board of the Faculty of Law approves the admission of the student and recommends to the Senate Higher Degrees Committee of the University the title of the thesis and the supervisor(s) on the basis of - academic merit of the student; - prior qualifications obtained by the student; - the merit of the research proposal... [-]

PhD Research Degrees in Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. [+]

PhD 2017. Research Degrees in Law 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. Doctoral candidates are encouraged to contribute to the research activities of the department. Several of them are active in the various Research Centres run in the School of Law and are encouraged to participate in conferences and other projects organised by the department. The School of Law hosts Reading Groups, which doctoral candidates are encouraged to participate in. Doctoral candidates are expected to participate in the School of Law PhD Colloquium which is held once a year. The colloquium gives doctoral candidates the opportunity to present their research and progress to colleagues and staff. Many SOAS doctoral candidates spend some time doing field work in the regions of their research. The School, and other... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

PhD/MPhil Law

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The School of Law strives to promote research excellence among all of its scholars. We recognise that high-quality legal research may take many different forms, with a wide variety of legal research methods being employed in the numerous ongoing research projects within the school. [+]

PhD 2017. PhD/MPhil Law A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by a verbal examination and final thesis. A MPhil requires research skills and training similar to a PhD yet its scope and complexity are less than that required for a doctorate. The MPhil is assessed by the submission of a thesis. The School of Law strives to promote research excellence among all of its scholars. We recognise that high-quality legal research may take many different forms, with a wide variety of legal research methods being employed in the numerous ongoing research projects within the school. We are recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 as disseminating world class research of international significance, and are ranked 6th in terms of research power. Supervision expertise All doctoral students are allocated two research supervisors, who will have the appropriate topic and/or methodological expertise to support the research project being undertaken. The School of Law offers supervision for research degrees in most subject areas of law, and also for interdisciplinary projects which have a legal aspect. Candidates are asked to be aware that the school cannot guarantee that two appropriate supervisors may be found to oversee their project, as this is dependent upon the available capacity of colleagues in any given academic year. Our students The school currently has around 50 registered research students, who come from all over the world, and we... [-]

Global Ph.D. Programme

Católica Global School of Law
Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

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. [+]

Global Ph.D. Programme 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. WHY A GLOBAL PH.D. PROGRAMME A fully-funded Ph.D. programme Católica Global School of Law is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the Global Ph.D. Programme. Admitted candidates receive a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend calculated to cover their living expenses as doctoral students in Lisbon. Following a public tender among doctoral programs across disciplines, the Programme was selected by an international panel of experts for comprehensive funding by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Focused on law in a global context and with English as the working language, the degree builds on the huge success of Católica's LL.M. programmes. An extremely selective group of students will be recruited each year from among the world's brightest to join Católica Global School of Law as Ph.D. students. Doctoral candidates will gain direct access to the stellar faculty that teach at Católica Global School of Law. They will benefit as well from an extensive set of exchange agreements and scientific protocols that Católica Global School of Law holds with high-profile law schools in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Ph.D. students are encouraged to spend at least a year abroad as visiting fellows at a partner institution and will be funded accordingly. The Global Ph.D. Programme embodies a new model of doctoral studies in law within continental Europe.... [-]

Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)

Suffolk University Law School
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree is a post LL.M. degree that is awarded upon the completion of an in-depth, publication-quality, dissertation which makes an original and creative contribution to the legal literature. [+]

PhD 2017. The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree is a post LL.M. degree that is awarded upon the completion of an in-depth, publication-quality, dissertation which makes an original and creative contribution to the legal literature. An SJD candidate must be in residence for one academic year during which time he/she must meet with his or her Committee Chair on a regular basis (at least once every month) to discuss the candidate's progress and future steps in the research process. The candidate should periodically submit written drafts to the Committee Chair for review, comment, and revision. The candidate should also periodically consult the other members of the committee for research advice and feedback on writing progress. After the period in residence, an SJD candidate may continue his or her research away from the law school. During this time, the SJD candidate must continue to communicate regularly with his or her Committee Chair (e.g., several times per semester) to discuss the student's progress and future steps in the research process. An SJD candidate must submit a written progress report every semester, both while in residence and while away from the law school. Attendance at classes, programs, or conferences relating to the candidate's research may be recommended or required by the Committee Chair. An SJD candidate may audit JD courses with the approval of an Associate Dean. An SJD candidate may be required to present his or her research at a faculty colloquium (either as a work in progress or a finished... [-]

PhD in International Law

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

The aim of the study programme is to deepen their knowledge of international law foundations gained during their undergraduate study in Master's programmes, including theoretical sources of the field, and to get a more thorough specialisation in some of the areas of public international law. [+]

The aim of the study programme is to deepen their knowledge of international law foundations gained during their undergraduate study in Master's programmes, including theoretical sources of the field, and to get a more thorough specialisation in some of the areas of public international 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... [-]

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. [+]

PhD 2017. 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... [-]

Doctor of Juridical Science

KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Shanghai

The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.; in Latin, Scientiae Juridicae Doctor) Program, modeled on the Ph.D. programs in other disciplines, is designed for those seeking to pursue academic careers as teachers and scholars [+]

The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.; in Latin, Scientiae Juridicae Doctor) Program, modeled on the Ph.D. programs in other disciplines, is designed for those seeking to pursue academic careers as teachers and scholars of law. This highly selective program is open only to applicants who possess a distinguished prior academic record in law, show promise of outstanding scholarship, and demonstrate a high potential for completing a scholarly dissertation of required quality. The S.J.D. Program provides a unique opportunity for outstanding international law graduates to study at the KoGuan Law School. Students with outstanding academic credentials are welcome to apply to our S.J.D. program. S.J.D. candidates must have completed a LL.M. degree or equivalent in China or a foreign country. Each S.J.D. candidate will be assigned a primary faculty supervisor with expertise in the student's research area and two additional faculty members who form the student's doctoral committee. The S.J.D. program normally takes a minimum of three years. It will involve one to two semesters of course work. The student must successfully pass written and oral examinations in the general field of study before formal admission to candidacy. The student will be asked to prepare a research proposal, which must be accepted before research on the dissertation begins. The S.J.D. student's faculty committee will assess the student's progress, make recommendations, and hold an oral examination on the final draft of the dissertation. [-]

PhD in International Law

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

The PhD with a specialisation in International Law is a four-year programme offering high-level training that prepares graduates for academic careers or executive and research positions in the public or private sectors. [+]

The PhD with a specialisation in International Law is a four-year programme offering high-level training that prepares graduates for academic careers or executive and research positions in the public or private sectors. Students work closely with a world-renowned faculty composed of both academics and practitioners from many different legal traditions. Classes and seminars are offered in all areas of international law.

 

 

PhD with a specialisation in International Law

 

The Graduate Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in International Law is a challenging degree tailored for outstanding students with a strong commitment to international law and a proven ability in independent research work. It helps prepare graduates for an academic career, or for research-oriented positions in the public or private sector.... [-]