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Doctorate in Law
Law is one of the five fundamental disciplines on which the Sciences Po teaching plan is based.
The Law school's (Ph.D.) doctoral program within the Sciences Po doctoral school provides high-level training for students who wish to bring a significant theoretical contribution to their understanding of legal issues in a specific area of the law.
The program is designed to provide:
The doctoral program aims to train top-level lawyers who are aiming mainly for academic and research careers in France and abroad. They will be legal theorists, highly trained in a wide range of methods, open to multidisciplinary approaches and to the diversity of legal cultures. To this end, the thesis may be written in French or in English.
Doctoral students are full members of the Law School. All of them benefit from à financial support.They are provided with a working station and the best conditions possible for writing their thesis. Their research is supervised by a main supervisor, Professor at the Law School, and by two minor supervisors who can come from other areas. Through seminars, doctoral workshops and the program's scientific events, Doctoral students participate fully in the activities of the Law School. They are in constant contact with the numerous visiting lecturers and professors. Only a limited number of students are admitted which enables each of them to benefit from close supervision and attention and the individualisation of their chosen path in the interests of success for everyone.
The schooling obligations are adapted to each student according to their previous studies.
The doctoral program today has about 30 students, coming from all over the world.
Head of doctoral studies in Law: Horatia Muir Watt, Full Professor at Sciences Po
Head of doctoral program at the Law School: Mikhaïl Xifaras, Full Professor at Sciences Po
Administrative Officer: Zina Osmani