Doctoral candidates are members of the academic community of the Law School. They are encouraged to be involved in the collective life of the School and take part in the organization of some of its event, including the following:
Law and Methods seminar
This is the only mandate course to complete the requirements of the doctoral program. This course takes place over 3 years and must be attended by all doctoral candidates in residence. The course is animated by the permanent faculty and invited faculty on different topics exploring different methods and methodologies of research. The calendar of the sessions is distributed by the end of September/early October of each year.
All sessions take place on Thursdays between 14:30-16:30 in the meeting room of the EDD, unless otherwise indicated. Readings are distributed before the sessions, which should be prepared in advance to partake in the discussion.
Year 2: 2019 - 2020 Session Date Pariticant Topic
- December 5, 2019 - Using literature in distributional analysis - Professor Helena Alviar García
- October 17, 2019 - The analytical approach - Professor Guillaume Tusseau
- September 26, 2019 - Global governance: Modes of critiques - Professor Horatia Muir-Watt
Year 1: 2018 - 2019 Session Date Pariticant Topic
- June 20, 2019 - Critical Legal Studies - Professor Duncan Kennedy
- May 9, 2019 - EU Legal Studies - Professor Loïc Azoulai
- April 11, 2019 - Clinical Work - Grounded Theory - Professor Jeremy Perelman
- February 14, 2019 - Bricolage de méthode - Professor Sébastien Pimont
- January 24, 2019 - Historical Anthropoly - Combats - Professor Louis Assier-Andrieu
- December 6, 2018 - Law and Economics - Professor Dina Waked
- November 29, 2018 - Methodology and Theory - Professor Jean d'Aspremont
D1 doctoral candidates and D3 doctoral candidates present their projects and chapters at the D1 and D3 Colloquiums, respectively. These Colloquia are open the entire scientific community at the Law School to engage with their work.
- January 23, 2020 - Normativity in the West: from ratio scripta to economic ratio - Joachim-Nicolas Herrera
- January 16, 2020 - La naturalisation du pouvoir d'exclure les étrangers - Louis Imbert
- December 19, 2019 - From the Rich Countries Club to the End of the Land: Material-semiotic analysis of Green Worldmaking - Darina Petrova
- December 12, 2019 - Raconter le droit à la frontière franco-italienne - Les enjeux d'un travail d'ethnographie juridique - Bastien Charaudeau
- November 28, 2019 - Judicialization of Religion in Egypt - Mohamed R. Abdesalam
- November 28, 2019 - The Extension of the EU’s legal space in Morocco: the quest for a proximité optimale in data protection law - Alessandro Petti
- November 21, 2019 - Achieving Symbiosis between Disruptive Innovation and Merger Control: Challenges and Remedies - Ayse Gizem Yasar
The Intensive DOCTORAL Week, IDW (semaine doctorale intensive, SDI)
Initiated in 2011, the Intensive Doctoral Week is a co-organised initiative by Sciences Po Law School and the Law and Political Science Doctoral School of Paris Nanterre University.
The IDW further enhances its collaboration with universities worldwide. The Doctoral Programs of Kent Law School, University of Turin, University of Perugia, London School of Economics (LSE), SOAS University of London, Universidad de los Andes, The Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy of the Free University of Brussels (ULB) are associated with the event.
Limited to a small number of PhD candidates coming from those institutions and other Law Schools, the Intensive Doctoral Week is conceived as a teaching Lab. Its aim is to enable candidates to present their research topics, discuss their work and be confronted with the ideas of renowned Law professors, both from France and abroad. The week is composed of events which can take many different forms, such as conferences or presentations from PhD students, workshops on chosen topics, reading groups, panels, informal discussions in small groups, or one-to-one meetings. Subjects will come from various areas of the law, but will always be treated in a general way in order to arouse curiosity from all students, even if they work on other fields.
Registered students will have to participate to all the working sessions. Registration is free. The two working languages are French and English.
THE GRADUATE CONFERENCE
The Graduate Conference of Sciences Po Law School constitutes a yearly event that takes place during the Law School’s Intensive Doctoral Week (SDI) which runs every year in June at Sciences Po. Despite the diversity of themes and topics addressed over the years, its main goal is to establish cross-cultural and interdisciplinary conversations in order to critically engage with the legal phenomenon, understood in a plurality of ways.
To do so, young scholars and Ph.D candidates are selected and invited to join a panel among several as part of a more general Conference revolving around a particular theme or research question. The organization committee of the Conference, which is typically composed of first year Ph.D Candidates at Sciences Po Law School, chooses the themes, selects the speakers and provides the structure of the event.
Doctoral Candidates Seminars (SÉMINAIRE DES DOCTORANTS EN DROIT)
Doctoral seminars are seminars organized by doctoral candidates on various themes and take on different formats (film screenings, lectures, conferences, etc.) that stimulate discussions and interactions at the Law School.
AI Discussion Group
The purpose of this group is to gather researchers and practitioners from different disciplines and institutions, that are interested in AI. The group will serve as a platform for participants to present their work, provide feedback to others and discuss timely issues about AI. The goal is to enhance formal and informal collaborations between participants, exchange knowledge and broaden the outreach to the public. The group meets approximately once a month.
Contact: Doaa Abu Elyounes
- January 23, 2019 - Interdisciplinary working group on AI
IP Discussion Group
The IP Discussion Group is a research group at Sciences Po Law School bringing together doctoral researchers, post-doc researchers, faculty members, to discuss the contemporary topic of intellectual property rights and related fields. It provides a platform to exchange ideas, sharing research findings and receiving feedback from peers and faculty members. The Discussion Group organizes events and monthly seminars to discuss current IP development in the EU, French or International levels. The seminars and events are conducted in bilingual (French and English).
The Discussion Group is organized under the supervision of Professor Séverine Dusollier.
Contact: Pratyush Upreti
- March 21, 2019 - Finding the Needle in a Legal Haystack
- February 21, 2019 - Intellectual Property in Friendship, Commerce and Navigation Treaties
Law and Cinema Club
Hosted by the Sciences Po Law School, the Law and Cinema Club selects and screens only the most intriguing films and documentaries, that all share a strong legal dimension. Our monthly screenings seek to regularly bring together a broad range of doctoral students and faculty staff for discussion and introspection.
Contact: Edward van Daalen
- November 28, 2019 - Behind the Curve (2018)
- October 17, 2019 - Footnote (2011)
- September 26, 2019 - Hail Satan? (2019)
Peripheries of Law
Peripheries of law is a research project created to bring together researchers coming from the so-called global south who wish to understand, engage and work with each other without the tutelage of hegemonic legal rationalities and epistemologies. This intellectual space should serve to both explore and re-frame the boundaries of law beyond the prevailing views on what law is and what law should be.
- February 6, 2020 - Glocalizing the peripheries of law
- April 17, 2019 - Reconceptualizing Child Soldiering
We are Competition
As an academic initiative, We Are Competition was founded in 2018 to ensure the younger generations’ contribution to contemporary debates in competition law. Since January 2019, we regularly hold seminars and discussion groups where both students and more advanced scholars present their work. Our events aim to bring together young competition law enthusiasts with their peers, as well as scholars and practitioners. So far, we have covered the impact of digitalization on competition law enforcement, innovation-related challenges for competition law, the market power of big tech companies, multisided market dynamics in competition law, openness and integrity in antitrust, antitrust damages actions, and how to integrate sustainability into competition law enforcement.
Contact: Ayse Yasar
- December 4, 2019 - Competition Law & Inequality
- September 10, 2019 - Climate Change Sustainability and Competition Law
- June 26, 2019 - Competition Law and Sustainability: Addressing the Broken Links
The IGLP’s global Workshop
Sciences Po Law School will be the co-sponsor of the annual workshop organized by Harvard’s Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP). This event is an intensive ten day residential program designed for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars aiming to promote innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy and social justice in the aftermath of the economic crisis.
Directed by a team of Harvard faculty, and notably by Professor David Kennedy (Faculty Director of the Institute), the workshop aims to bring together specialists from across the arts and sciences as well as the professional schools who are interested in the intersections between law, economics and global policy.