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 3: 2020-2021
- December 10, 2020 - Using literature for distributional analysis - Helena Alviar García
- November 26, 2020 - Law, ethnography and global (dis)order - Luis Eslava
- November 12, 2020 - Experiencing LegalTech as a Law Academic - John Haskell
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.
- December 3, 2020
- Généalogie de la morale anti-inceste - Lucie Dupin
- L’Union européenne pendant la crise de la Covid-19 : une infrastructure vitale ? - Sarah Glaser
- November 19, 2020
- The state of the feminist critique on statehood and self-determination - Clarisse Anceau
- From Law to Code: Case Studies on Translation - Megan Ma
- November 5, 2020
- Être infiniment libre dans un monde clos. Une critique interne de l'évolutionnisme juridique - Louis Hill
- L'origine du droit économique - Elie Aslanoff
- October 22, 2020
- The Rise of African Investment Law - John Sabet
- Reconnecter le pouvoir et la responsabilité en droit des déchets - Garance Thomas
- October 15, 2020
- Law and Space. The Form of the Law and the Form of Cities - Vittoria Becci
- The dichotomy between the legal regimes of International and Non-International Armed Conflicts - Judith Kiconco
- A Narratological Analysis of International Legal Discourse - the Author, the Reader, and the Text Between Them - Rashmi Dharia
- June 4, 2020 - The Fabrication of Hegemony in Legal Systems - Promises of emancipation through technology and language - Nicolas Shaul
- May 28, 2020 - The judicialisation of access to medicines: assessing the impact of litigation as a strategy for allowing a fair access to medicines as part of the overall equity of health systems - Alice Dartevelle
- April 30, 2020 - Le mythe de la décadence au XXe siècle. Essai d'interprétation et analyse des enjeux démocratiques - Arnaud Miranda
- 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
Previous events: 2019, Doctoral Colloquiums (PDF, 92 KB)
Intensive DOCTORAL Week
10th Edition online from 14 to 18 June 2021
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.
For its 10th edition, the Intensive Doctoral Week (IDW) reinvents itself. The 2021 IDW will take place online on its 3 new distinct platforms. Besides its traditional writing workshops (ID Writing), the IDW will include a new online channel fully dedicated to legal research (ID Tube). It will also offer meeting rooms (ID Lounge) where junior researchers and established academics from all over the globe will be able to react to the broadcasted movies as well as meet and discuss legal research.
- Call for Applications (deadline: February 1, 2021)
- IDW website
- Contact: email@example.com
Consult the programmes of the previous editions:
The Graduate Conference of Sciences Po Law School constitutes a yearly event that takes place during the Intensive Doctoral Week (IDW) which runs every year in June. 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 Graduate 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
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.
- December 16, 2020 - The Swedish Theory of Love (2015)
- December 2, 2020 - Synecdoche, New York (2008)
- 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
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.