PhD in Law

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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. 

What Are the Benefits of Taking a PhD in Law?

One of the benefits of pursuing a doctorate in Law Studies is that deep, long-term research trains candidates to develop their critical and systematic analytical aptitude into a highly valuable professional trait. Working toward a PhD in Law is a process that develops the candidate in other ways besides their specific understanding and knowledge of the subject they are researching.

What Are the Requirements for a PhD in Law?

Like the costs associated with a PhD in Law, the prerequisites for entry to a particular program at any given school can also vary. Many universities require PhD in Law applicants to have a Masters degree, while some will consider applicants who graduated a Bachelors program with honors. Universities will provide more information about prerequisites for a PhD in Law upon request.

What Kind of Career Can You Expect with a PhD in Law?

The completion of a PhD in Law degree program is a notable achievement, and is valued very highly both inside and outside of academia. Those who hold a doctorate in Law find themselves highly qualified for positions as legal professionals, professors, researchers, policy-makers and more. Graduates from PhD in Law programs have gone on to leadership positions in high courts, international humanitarian organizations, government and commerce, to name a few sectors. Below, you can read more about PhD in Law programs and request more information from the universities hosting them.

How to enroll in a PhD in Law?

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Interinstitutional doctorate in law

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Campus Full time 3 years July 2019 Mexico Aguascalientes

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. [+]

GENERAL PURPOSE

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.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES Train Researchers who develop proposals for legal research at the regional and national level that enrich the scientific knowledge of law. Train academic cadres for the strengthening of teaching in legal programs. Analyze epistemological-legal models for solving problems and achieving appropriate proposals. Develop in the student the ability to critically evaluate the methodology and instruments applied in law research in the line of research chosen. Generate graduates with in-depth knowledge of the legal knowledge they develop. EFFECTIVE PROFILE ... [-]

M.Phil/PhD in Law

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time March 2019 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. [+]

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 around the university/town.... [-]


Ph.D. Programme in Individual Person and Legal Protections

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Italy Pisa

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: [+]

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:

private law comparative private law European and comparative public law constitutional law legal theory criminal law

The Programme consists of the following curricula:

Human Person, Liabilities and Contracts Constitutional Law and protection of Individual Criminal Law and the Individual Legal Protection in Comparative and Transnational Law Law and Technology

The three-year Doctoral Program encompasses methodological courses; general and interdisciplinary courses; specific courses in the above mentioned legal areas. A number of additional seminars, workshops, and research meetings take place every month involving Ph.D. researchers, Faculty members, guest lectures (to get more info about seminars and lectures please visit the page "Seminars and Workshops" in the menu on the left of this page).... [-]


Doctorate in Law

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Programme at the Law leading to a PhD. The program is designed to offer top-level scientific knowledge and to prepare students for careers in the field of higher learning, scientific research and in scientific field of law, but in parallel to provide increased supplies in the subject of law. [+]

Duration of study (years): 3 years Title of studies: Doctoral Degree in Law Level of Title: Doctoral Degree (3rd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Method of Entry: Full / Part Minimum Credits (ECTS): 90 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 180 Program Description

The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Programme at the Law leading to a PhD. The program is designed to offer top-level scientific knowledge and to prepare students for careers in the field of higher learning, scientific research and in scientific field of law, but in parallel to provide increased supplies in the subject of law. The aim of the doctoral program is the physique of scientists who will conduct cutting-edge research, propose innovative and practicable solutions, winning leading positions in the field of legal science.... [-]


Official doctoral program in Ibero-American administrative law

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 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. [+]

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 ... [-]

Official doctoral program in law

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 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 ... [-]

LLD in Doctors of Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 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 the 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.... [-]


Phd in canon law

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time 4 years February 2019 Congo, DR Kinshasa

The doctoral program can be supplemented by the Agregation of Higher Education in Canon Law. [+]

Created by the National Episcopal Conference of Congo and canonically erected by the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Faculty of Canon Law aims to promote a thorough teaching and rigorous research in canonical science in harmony with Roman law, modern civil law and The African customs.

She thus trained experts in canon law in a spirit of service and full fidelity to the ecclesiastical Magisterium. These experts will also apply to the inculturation of canonical legislation in Africa, "without infringing the divine law and the great discipline of the Church".

In this perspective, the Faculty of Canon Law helps to resolve, at first, the urgent necessity of the African Church: - to provide the faculties, the various ecclesiastical higher institutes and the major seminaries with qualified personnel for the Course of Canon Law; - to put at the disposal of the ecclesiastical courts competent judicial personnel; - to provide the Bishops and Major Superiors of Institutes of Consecrated Life and of Societies of Apostolic Life, specialists who can assist them in their respective governments.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 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. [+]

Research Degrees in Law

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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.... [-]


PhD in International Law and Treaty Law

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Washington Gambia Gambia Online + 3 more

One of the world's only Ph.D. degree programs in International Law offered by an intergovernmental organization itself constituted under international law.

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EUCLID, an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public an external (distance or online) degree program called the DILT or EUCLID Doctorate in International Law and Treaty Law (which is a full Ph.D.). As a public non-profit institution, EUCLID is able to offer affordable, low-tuition programs.

This online LLM in international law, representing 90 US credits beyond the Bachelor's, is the world's only Ph.D. programs in this field, offered by an intergovernmental organization itself constituted under international law (the European University Institute offers a Ph.D. in Law more generally).

Partial scholarships are available ECOWAS residents and the permanent staff of intergovernmental organizations.... [-]


PhD in Public Law

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus September 2019 Turkey Istanbul

With a genuine focus on global studies of law, outstanding research track of eminent faculty members and full impact in professional practice, Ph.D. in Public Law Program triggers a new approach to advanced legal studies. [+]

With a genuine focus on global studies of law, outstanding research track of eminent faculty members and full impact in professional practice, Ph.D. in Public Law Program triggers a new approach to advanced legal studies.

The program offers advanced research opportunities with regard to academic publications and instructions in particular and learning of different legal disciplines based on multi-dimensional perspectives.

The aim of the program is to give students solid and comprehensive information on the public law aspects of international and European law through in-depth analysis and on how these bodies of law impact national legal orders.

Its unique approach with a strong focus on research skills and bilingual coursework (Turkish-English) prepares the candidates for a sincere legal scholarship under the close supervision of leading scholars in an intellectual environment dedicated to excellence in research and teaching.... [-]


Ph.D. in European and International Law

Palacky University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 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 are 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 a 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 are supervised by internationally experienced academics.

Students will acquire a deep understanding of the European and international law. They also have an opportunity to choose from a variety of specialized 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, the conduct of independent academic research and presentation of outcomes. Students may also have teaching responsibilities.... [-]


PhD Law

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6  January 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

With well-established research centers and links to leading institutions around the world, the School of Law is a dynamic center for PhD study. [+]

Research overview

With well-established research centers and links to leading institutions around the world, the School of Law is a dynamic center for PhD study.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

In the school, we promote research excellence, recognizing that high-quality legal research may take many different forms. We use a variety of research methods across our projects.

You will be assigned two supervisors who will have the appropriate expertise to support your research project. The school offers supervision in most subject areas, and for interdisciplinary projects which have a legal aspect to them.... [-]


Doctor of Legal Science (Research)

Bond University
Campus Full time 156 weeks January 2019 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 the 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 percent 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 percent in the Master of Laws coursework.... [-]


PhD in Criminal Justice

Walden University
Online Full time Part time 4 - 8 years August 2019 USA USA Online + 1 more

Whether you aspire to be a leader or a teacher in the criminal justice arena, Walden University’s PhD in Criminal Justice program can prepare you with the skills you need for career advancement. Benefit from the expertise of seasoned, doctoral-level teaching faculty as you explore contemporary criminal justice theory and practice as well as the latest trends and issues facing the field today. [+]

Whether you aspire to be a leader or a teacher in the criminal justice arena, Walden University’s PhD in Criminal Justice program can prepare you with the skills you need for career advancement. Benefit from the expertise of seasoned, doctoral-level teaching faculty as you explore contemporary criminal justice theory and practice as well as the latest trends and issues facing the field today. Choose from a range of specializations to align your program of study with your professional objectives. Reach a significant milestone in your career as you earn one of the most highly respected degrees in the criminal justice profession and prepare to lead change in the communities and organizations you serve.... [-]