Doctorate Degrees in Law Studies

Compare 18 PhD Programs in Law Studies

Law Studies

 A PhD is the highest degree in any field, and many people choose to earn it to be able to teach at a collegiate level. With a PhD, you become a leader in your field after spending many years studying and researching advanced topics such as specific areas of law.

 

What is a PhD in Law and Regulations? A PhD in Law and Regulations is advanced education that usually involves an intense research study into an area of interest, culminating in a dissertation that you actually defend before a panel of other PhDs in the field. You will have post-graduate classes in the law and work closely with a faculty advisor to advance your research in the right direction.

 

Earning a PhD takes many years of higher education, but it is well worth the time and effort. When you have those initials behind your name, it is immediate recognition of your dedication, perseverance and hard work. You will have in-depth knowledge into a field of study that makes you an expert.

 

The cost of a PhD will vary by college. Because you already have your master’s degree by the time you apply for a PhD, you may be able to work as an adjunct for the college or have opportunities for teaching fellowships to offset your costs. Earning your PhD can take three or more years, depending on the coursework you have going into the program and how long your dissertation takes.

 

With a PhD, you have many opportunities open to you, including teaching higher education at colleges and universities around the world. With your specialized research, you could consult with businesses and governments in the field of your expertise.

 

Open the doors you that you want to with a PhD in Law and Regulations. Take steps to further your education and become a leader. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Legal and Social Sciences

University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies
Campus Full time 3 years November 2018 Italy Camerino

Area: legal and social sciences [+]

Area: legal and social sciences Civil law and constitutional legality Fundamental rights in the global society Civil law and constitutional legality

The curriculum Civil Law and Constitutional Legality pursues the acquisition of methodologies aimed at developing techniques of interpretation appropriate to the complexity of the law in force; the ability to interpret on the basis of value regulations national, European and international concerning relations of private law; the reinterpretation of legal economic relations within the personalistic perspective existing constitutional legal order.

Have deepened the delicate relationship between substantive law and procedural law, with particular attention to the issue of civil justice and the use of alternative instruments to the judicial process for the resolution of disputes.... [-]


PhD in Political Science, Public Policy Track

Central European University, School of Public Policy
Campus Full time September 2019 Hungary Budapest

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science Ph.D. The program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations. CEU is an English-language graduate school in Budapest, Hungary that is accredited in the United States and Hungary. [+]

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science Ph.D. The program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations. CEU is an English-language graduate school in Budapest, Hungary that is accredited in the United States and Hungary.

Modern policymaking, devoted to the principles of good governance, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness, needs to be based on a sound academic analysis. The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is designed for scholars interested in conducting research on the cause, function, nature, and outcome of public policy.

The program prepares graduate students for careers in both academic and applied research institutions. Core courses focus on the development of professional level research and analytical skills in the fields of European and international public policy, comparative policy analysis, and political economy.... [-]


PhD in Law

University of Portsmouth
Campus Full time February 2019 United Kingdom Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Law School undertakes research involving a wide range of theoretical, methodological and doctrinal approaches in law. [+]

Ph.D. in Law Research overview

The Portsmouth Law School undertakes research involving a wide range of theoretical, methodological and doctrinal approaches in law. The group’s research has been published in a range of journals (including the Journal of World Investment & Trade, Journal of Law & Society, European Law Journal, Conveyancer & Property Lawyer and International Journal of the Legal Profession) and as a contribution to research texts.

Members of the School regularly attend research conferences and in recent years, research projects have been funded by such bodies as the Nuffield Foundation, British Academy, Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Legal Education Research Network. Furthermore, members of the School contribute to interdisciplinary research groupings such as the Business Education Research Group and those within the Centre for European and International Studies Research CEISR. Members of the School also write a number of Company and Commercial, Employment and other textbooks and use their (and others') research in their teaching.... [-]


PhD in Public and Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The Public and Social Policy (PSP) doctoral study programme prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in PSP. This programme is open to all master degree graduates or equivalent. [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

Oral entrance exam:

During the entrance examination interview, applicants must demonstrate ability to defend their research proposal in critical discussion and prove that they

• can formulate research questions,

• understand their topic’s broader context, and

• are fairly knowledgeable in public and social policy and related disciplines.

Priority topics of research projects for entrance examination:

(Other topics are not excluded, but they should be consulted and agreed upon by a future supervisor in advance.)

Public and social policies

Policy of social insurance and social security... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy

Bond University
Campus Full time 208 weeks January 2019 Australia Robina

The Doctor of Philosophy provides you with research expertise as well as transferable skills that will prepare you for both academic and executive careers in academia, research and industry. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) must be significant original research. During the course of the degree, the candidate will further develop their specialist knowledge and have a deep methodological capacity. Depending on the field of specialization, the degree culminates in an 80,000-word thesis. A Doctor of Philosophy is an internationally recognized research degree and is a pathway to an academic or research career.

Each faculty offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

BOND BUSINESS SCHOOL

ENTRY REQUIREMENTSApplicants require a minimum first or upper second class undergraduate Honours degree (equal to at least a grade point average of 80%), Masters (Honours) degree, Masters by Research degree, and/or corresponding demonstration of research capacity.... [-]


PhD Forensic Science

Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Campus February 2019 Botswana Palapye

PhD Thesis Research in Forensic Science [+]

PhD Thesis Research in Forensic Science

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PhD in Public Policy

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 Hong Kong

The PhD in Public Policy programme provides rigorous training in public policy research to academically outstanding students aspiring to pursue a career in policy research and teaching. [+]

Global policy challenges such as ageing, climate change, economic crises, and terrorism call for innovative solutions beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries, and public policy schools, departments, institutes, and programmes have been set up in leading universities around the world to tackle these global challenges. With substantial strengths in science, engineering, business and management, and quantitative social science areas, the Division of Public Policy (PPOL) and the Institute for Public Policy (IPP) are established to develop public policy as an emerging strategic area by fostering close collaboration across disciplines and to contribute more to policy development in key policy areas both locally and globally.... [-]


PhD/MRes in Law

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years January 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Ph.D. and MRes programmes are closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture. You'll benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of dynamic and popular masters programmes. [+]

The Ph.D. and MRes programmes are closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture. You'll benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of dynamic and popular masters programmes.

Academic supervision

A member of staff, an expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student, you'll become part of our thriving academic community. Explore the staff, facilities and more in the Division of Law.

7 top reasons to study Law here Research facilities: dedicated Ph.D. study areas with computers exclusively to be used by research students. Professional networking: Research students are often sponsored to attend national and international conferences and to meet leading scientists in their fields and present their research findings. Dynamic Research Culture: benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff. Free iPad: Advanced technology and e-learning, a free iPad will support your studies. Comprehensive reading resources: via our virtual learning environment, a personal e-law library worth £6,000. Postgraduate seminars: attendance at a number of seminars offered. Student Support: regular contact with your supervisor and postgraduate research tutor within the school throughout the duration of the programme. Research areas related to law Access to justice Civil litigation Criminal law and evidence International criminal law Terrorism Counter-terrorism International terrorism International law International commercial law International human rights ADR Mediation Legal practice Human rights Family law Public law Research culture ... [-]

Doctorate in Law, Society and Tourism

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Doctorate Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught according to RD 99/2011, integrates, replaces and expands the scientific field of the current Doctorate Program in Tourism implemented by agreement of the Government Council of the Canary Islands February 10, 2011 (BOC No.33 of February 15, 2011), and registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Titles. [+]

The Doctorate Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught according to RD 99/2011, integrates, replaces and expands the scientific field of the current Doctorate Program in Tourism implemented by agreement of the Government Council of the Canary Islands February 10, 2011 (BOC No.33 of February 15, 2011), and registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Titles.

The Doctorate Program that is proposed is developed from the Doctorate in Tourism, currently in force at the Universidad de La Laguna since February 2011. This program was organized through five major lines of research, although it is common for jobs to be linked to several of these lines. These lines have an interdisciplinary emphasis. The five main lines of research were the following:... [-]


Doctorate of Research in Law, Education and Development

INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global
Online September 2019 Spain Móstoles Zamora

The norms and policies of the European Union underline more and more the economic and social importance of cooperation policies between countries, focusing on training as the decisive qualitative factor for the modernization and innovation of productive apparatuses, the labor market, the processes of instruction and culture and to achieve more equitable levels of democratic participation and just social integration; In order to achieve a more modern system of education and training and to obtain a knowledge-based economy that is more competitive and dynamic worldwide, the European Union contributes to the development of quality instruction and that is why it encourages cooperation between Member States and extra-European countries. [+]

Presentation

The norms and policies of the European Union underline more and more the economic and social importance of cooperation policies between countries, focusing on training as the decisive qualitative factor for the modernization and innovation of productive apparatuses, the labor market, the processes of instruction and culture and to achieve more equitable levels of democratic participation and just social integration; In order to achieve a more modern system of education and training and to obtain a knowledge-based economy that is more competitive and dynamic worldwide, the European Union contributes to the development of quality instruction and that is why it encourages cooperation between Member States and extra-European countries through three fundamental axes:... [-]


PhD in Criminology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The objective of the PhD programme is to provide students with a coherent and intellectually challenging degree that prepares them to conduct research among the many aspects of criminology and criminal justice, varying with individual interests and areas of speciality. [+]

Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology Level of Qualification: Doctorate Degree (3rd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English or Greek Mode of Study: Full time or Part time Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

The objective of the PhD programme is to provide students with a coherent and intellectually challenging degree that prepares them to conduct research among the many aspects of criminology and criminal justice, varying with individual interests and areas of speciality.

More specifically to:

Develop students’ in-depth understanding and critical analysis of current literature and research methodology in the field of Criminology. Provide students with a critical awareness of current problems and debates within the field, and enhance their skills in the critical evaluation of theoretical and empirical literature relevant to criminological and criminal justice research. Develop students’ understanding in applying research competencies to practical issues, and develop skills in communicating criminological knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Make a significant contribution to the status of criminal justice and criminology as a discipline, through the advancement of knowledge and professional practice within the sector. Enable students to independently acquire and interpret additional knowledge relating to research, and an understanding of the quality of work required to satisfy peer review for potential publications. Give students a broad understanding of research approaches and methods which will enable them to read and comprehend a wide range of academic research papers to enhance their research competence and facilitate the development of future research activities. Career... [-]

PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Walden University
Online Full time Part time 4 - 8 years November 2018 USA USA Online + 1 more

With a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden, you can take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide. [+]

With a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden, you can take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide. This online doctoral program will provide you with a detailed understanding of public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context to effectively and efficiently advocate for change that positively impacts individuals and communities. Taught by scholar-practitioners, the program can position you to attain a new level of credibility and influence in your field and to embrace exciting new career opportunities as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader in the private, public, or nonprofit sector.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Educational Leadership, Policy & Law

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Campus Full time 3 - 8 years August 2019 USA Montgomery

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators will be provided with: the necessary knowledge of their subject; an understanding of our diverse culture; technological skills; critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions and implement change; and the ability to provide a just and ethical, accurate, and meaningful education for their students. [+]

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators will be provided with: the necessary knowledge of their subject; an understanding of our diverse culture; technological skills; critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions and implement change; and the ability to provide a just and ethical, accurate, and meaningful education for their students.

The program is offered exclusively in a cohort format. The elite group of students selected to begin each fall will progress through their coursework together. The first year of the program focuses on didactic coursework. The second-year combines didactic coursework with field-based internships. The final year of the program focuses on independent research, with results to be published in the form of a dissertation.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in International Law

Pan-European University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Slovakia Bratislava

The study program International law is taught in the third cycle of university studies (doctoral studies) with the standard three-year-length of studies in the daily form and/or the four-year-length of studies in the external form. [+]

The study program International law is taught in the third cycle of university studies (doctoral studies) with the standard three-year-length of studies in the daily form and/or the four-year-length of studies in the external form.

Definition of a graduate´s academic profile:

A graduate of a doctoral study program in the study field of International law applies scientific research methods oriented to the areas of public international law, private international law and European Union law. On the basis of scientific methods of knowledge and research, a graduate can draft conceptual and systematic solutions and analyze sources of public international law, private international law, and European Union law. He/she ensures further development in the area of international law and its interdisciplinary connections within the national and international scientific environment.... [-]


PhD from the University of lleida business administration and law

IEDE Business School Chile
Campus Full time February 2019 Chile Providencia

This program seeks to contribute to the development and deepening of knowledge and skills of Chilean students who receive recognition of a degree, valid European Higher Education Area attached automatically in 47 countries. [+]

OVERVIEW

Thanks to the Additional Protocol to the Cooperation Agreement signed between IEDE Business School (Headquarters Santiago de Chile) and the University of Lleida (Spain), as of February 2, 2010, in Chile may attend the Doctoral Program of the University, studies culminating in the defense of the doctoral thesis at the headquarters of the Spanish University. This program seeks to contribute to the development and deepening of knowledge and skills of Chilean students who receive recognition of a degree, valid European Higher Education Area attached automatically in 47 countries.

The University of Lleida I have over 700 years, was originally created by Bull of His Holiness Pope Boniface VIII, issued in Rome on April 1 of the year 1297 and subsequently by Real Privilege SM El Rey Don Jaime II, granted in Zaragoza on 1 September 1300. The university with about 10,000 students, is public and is located in the city of Lleida, with over 135,000 inhabitants, is the capital of the province and in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, and its area of ​​influence than 200,000 inhabitants, located some 160 kms. of the city of Barcelona and about 450 kms. de Madrid. The legal rules applicable to this program is Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October 2007 (Official Gazette No. 260, dated October 30, 2007), which provides management of official university and repealing RO RO 55/2005 and 56/2005 (subject to the transitional period until 2015) and Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, by which the official teachings of Doctorate... [-]