Doctoral school of law
The doctoral school of law offers a quality research environment, assuring the best conditions for an advanced training of doctoral candidates in law at the University of Luxembourg. Through its research and training programmes, the University fosters an open-minded approach to legal analysis, going beyond the boundaries of national jurisdictions, to promote comparative cross-disciplinary research, within a multilingual environment (English, French and German) and an international academic team.
The themes of the Doctoral School address all levels of analysis, including Luxembourg, European, comparative and international law. The School encourages students to evaluate legal epistemology, the theory of law and philosophy of law and is committed to supporting an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective. It develops leading research in economic and financial law, based on a comprehensive transnational approach.
In accordance with its commitment to an open-minded European and international perspective, the school organises opportunities for scientific cooperation and exchanges with universities worldwide. This facilitates student mobility in terms of international research placements. At the same time, the school welcomes young researchers, students from abroad, and the co-supervision of doctoral theses.
The doctoral school offers both theoretical and practical training, providing a useful background for writing a thesis and adopting a broad scientific culture. The training aims to equip PhD students with the necessary epistemological and methodological tools for pursuing a rigorous research project and introduce them to a cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary culture.
The doctoral school of law aims to achieve the following objectives:
The time allotted for preparing a doctoral thesis is three years, including the PhD defence. An extension may be granted, for a maximum of one additional year, by special dispensation from the University President.