The PhD degree programme at the Department of Law is a paid, three-year research programme. It is directed towards top lawyers, i.e. lawyers who hold a LLB as well as a LLM and were among the top of their class in both degrees. As a PhD student, you get the opportunity to study a self-chosen topic within the department’s academic fields in close dialogue with experienced researchers.
In addition, you will possibly be teaching students (1-4 different subjects), participate in seminars and conferences in Denmark and abroad, and disseminate your research in journals. A study period abroad is also part of the programme, and during the course of your PhD, you will be building up valuable professional networks - both in and outside the department.
There are two programmes – one fixed and one flexible:
The department currently employs three industrial PhD students:
"As a Top100 university Aarhus has world class facilities, a great supported PhD environment, a collegial and open-to-new-ideas culture, and a very high academic level, e.g. within International Law and Human Rights."
> Nikolas Feith Tan, LLM, LLB, BA, PhD Fellow
"The programme provides so many opportunities for travel, participating in conferences, organising events, and developing a fantastic international network. And as a member of staff you are part of the daily life of the department, as well as involved in the academic activities of other faculty members."
> Lauren Neumann, MA, GradDip Legal Practice, LLB (hons) / B Psych, PhD Fellow