Doctoral programme of study THEORETICAL LEGAL SCIENCE

Doctoral programme of study THEORETICAL LEGAL SCIENCE


Univerzita Karlova
Právnická fakulta
nám. Curieových 7
116 40 Praha 1 - Staré Město

Three branches of study in English will be opened in the academic year of 2017/2018

1. International Law
Department of International Law of the Faculty of Law of Charles University offers a Ph.D. programme in Public International Law. The programme is oriented on theoretical questions of international legal doctrine, as well as selected topical issues of contemporary International Law, incl. human rights, International Criminal Law and protection of international investments.

Guarantor:
Prof. JUDr. Pavel Šturma, DrSc., Head of Department, Sturma @ prf.cuni.cz
Contact person:
JUDr. PhDr. Veronika Bílková, Ph.D., E.MA., Bilkova @ prf.cuni.cz
Supervisors:
Prof. JUDr. Mahulena Hofmannová,CSc., Hofmannm @ prf.cuni.cz
Doc. JUDr. Jan Ondřej, CSc., DSc., Ondrej @ prf.cuni.cz
Doc. PhDr. Stanislava Hýbnerová, CSc., Hybnerov @ prf.cuni.cz

2. European Law
Department of European Law of the Faculty of Law of Charles University offers a Ph.D. programme in European Law. The programme is oriented on theoretical questions of European Union and European Union Law including impacts on international trade or economic, monetary and financial issues. The programme offers also focus on human rights issues in European context including a position of individuals in the EU Law.

Guarantor:
Prof. JUDr. PhDr. Michal Tomášek, DrSc., Head of Department, Tomasekm @ prf.cuni.cz
Contact persons:
Doc. JUDr. Richard Král, Ph.D. LL.M., Kral @ prf.cuni.cz
Supervisors:
Doc. JUDr. Richard Král, Ph.D. LL.M., Kral @ prf.cuni.cz
Doc. Mag. phil. Dr.iur. Harald Christian Scheu, Ph.D., Scheu @ prf.cuni.cz
Doc. JUDr. Pavel Svoboda, Ph.D., D.E.A., Svoboda @ prf.cuni.cz

3. Environmental Law
Department of Environmental Law of the Faculty of Law of Charles University offers a new Ph.D. programme in Environmental Law. The programme is oriented on theoretical and practical questions of the International, European Union and Czech Environmental Law and Policy, including overlaps to the Land Law, Agriculture Law, Natural Resources Law, Energetic Law and Territorial Planning Law. The programme offers also focus on constitutional, criminal, administrative, civil and financial law relations and consequences of environmental matters.
Guarantor:
Prof. JUDr. Milan Damohorský, DrSc., Head of the Department, damohors @ prf.cuni.cz
Contact Person:
JUDr. Michal Sobotka, Ph.D., Sobotka @ prf.cuni.cz
Supervisors:
Prof. JUDr. Milan Damohorský, DrSc., damohors @ prf.cuni.cz
Doc. JUDr. Vojtěch Stejskal, DrSc., stejskal @ prf.cuni.cz


Application procedure
Applicants will be admitted solely upon individual assessment in the admission procedure. The doctoral programme of study is directed towards theoretical research and autonomous creative work in the respective branch of expertise.

Applications are accepted until April 30, 2017.

The electronic application forms should be submitted by means of the Charles University Information system at https://is.cuni.cz/studium/ .
Immediately after completing the electronic application form in the Information System of Charles University send the application by mail to the following address
Univerzita Karlova
Právnická fakulta
Referát doktorského studia
nám. Curieových 7
116 40 Praha 1
or submit the application in person at the Filing Office of the Faculty of Law including the following:
a) a notarized copy of a university diploma along with the diploma supplement (in case of earlier graduates the certificate of state exam) verifying the graduation from a Master´s or equivalent programme of study; this duty does not apply to graduates of Master’s programme of study at Charles University Faculty of Law who graduated after the 1st January 2008;
b) a detailed (professional) curriculum vitae, containing information on the applicant’s professional activities (experience in legal practice) along with a list of publications (if applicable);
c) an outline of the applicant’s dissertation of approximately 7 - 8 pages preliminary approved by the expected advisor; the outline of the dissertation must be also sent in electronic form to the guarantor of the relevant branch of study;
d) in case of applying for full-time form of study, applicants also submit written approval of the head of the department.

The application should be appended with a notarized copy of a university diploma along with the diploma supplement verifying the graduation from a Master´s or equivalent programme of study.
If the applicant has not yet completed a Master´s programme at the time of filing the application, s/he must submit the required documents not later than on September 30, 2017.
For applicants whose submitted applications for recognition of higher education in a foreign country were not decided by 30th September 2017, the period for verification of compliance with the admission requirements ends on 21st October 2017. If a certificate of regular completion of higher education is not submitted to the doctoral study office before or on this date, it is not possible to hand over to the applicant the decision of the dean on the admission.
Where documents proving the completion of higher education have been issued by a higher education institution with its seat in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia the application should be appended with a notarized copy of a university diploma.
Where documents proving the completion of higher education have been issued by a higher education institution with its seat in a country other than the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary or Slovenia, a certificate of recognition of higher education, or its part, by the Czech Republic must be submitted. Information on the procedure for obtaining the recognition of higher education may be retrieved from http://www.cuni.cz/UKEN-16.html

The documents must be submitted along with their certified translation into Czech.

The applicant must submit an outline of his/her dissertation in English (approx. 7 - 8 pages) and attach his/her signature and signature of the expected advisor.


The basic requirements for the admission to the doctoral study programme are the completion of a Master´s or similar study programme and taking the admission interview.
The entrance examination is oral, English is the language of the interview in the case of application for the doctoral programme taught in English.
The Dean appoints the examination board, whose task is to establish whether the applicant´s scope of knowledge and wider information contexts of the chosen branch are sufficient. Admission exam verifies:
a) intellectual abilities to study the chosen branch and necessary prerequisites for autonomous scholarly work. Knowledge to be proven during the interview should cover at least the scope of the final state examination in the Master´s study programme; in the case of branches not covered by the state examination, the scope of knowledge should be at least within the requirements for the regular examination. The examination board will primarily consider the scope of the applicant´s published scholarly and academic writings (according to the applicant´s list of published or unpublished papers attached to the application); their achievements in the student research projects, their participation in, and presentations at, scientific conferences; references by the advisor and reviewer of their defended Master´s thesis; their engagement in the specific university research; their grant projects activities (standard grants, junior grants);
b) quality of 7-8 page outline of the intended dissertation thesis corresponding to the Programme of the Development of Scholarly Branches at Charles University (PRVOUK); the outline contains the objective of the intended dissertation and the status of the branch at issue as well as an expected contribution of the doctoral thesis to the field under consideration. The outline of the dissertation is within the scope of topics assigned for doctoral thesis by individual departments of the Law Faculty; the selection of an individual topic with the consent of the branch guarantor is permitted.

Entrance examination
Regular date: June 8, 2017
Substitute date: June 20, 2017
Form of exam: oral
Form of study: full-time or combined (in the former case a conditional consent of the department head will be submitted with the application)
Admission of a particular applicant will be decided by the Dean.
Number of admitted students: 5 per programme
Administrator: Mgr. Eva Pavlíčková, pavlicko @ prf.cuni.cz

 


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