Scientific events

The doctoral seminar

The doctoral seminar has become the regular event gathering SPLS’ scientific community.

Faculty members, visiting professors, PhD students and experts invited from outside SPLS meet there about twice a month in order to present their works, whether still in progress or recently published, get feedback and debate.

The Doctoral Intensive Week

Initiated in 2011 and successfully continued last year, the Intensive Doctoral Week is a co-organised initiative by Sciences Po Law School and the Law and Political Science Doctoral School of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense University. For the 2018 edition, the IDW further enhances its collaboration with universities worldwide. The Doctoral Programs of KEnt Law School, University of Turino, University of Perugia, LSE, SOAS, Universidad de los Andes, Centre Perelman de Philisophie du droit 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.

The Intensive Doctoral Week will take place in Sciences Po Paris, from the 18th to the 22th of June 2018, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registered students will have to participate to all the working sessions. Registration is free, but a small contribution for food might have to be paid. The two working languages are French and English.

The deadline for the applications is January 31st 2018. A panel of experts will examine students’ applications.The application file must include a motivation letter, a complete CV, and a summary of the research project (3 pages max).

Harvard's Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP)'s annual workshop

SPLS will be the co-sponsor of the second 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 (Director of The Institute for Global Law and Policy, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School ),who is currently visiting professor at SPLS, 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. Read more.

Access to all scientific events organized by Sciences Po:

Students enrolled into the PhD Program also have access to all the scientific events organized by Sciences Po.

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