Ph.D. Program 

Candidates interested in doctoral studies can apply for the PhD in Law.

Our PhD is an advanced degree that leads to the preparation of a thesis under the supervision of a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

The goal of our doctoral program in Law is to develop autonomous academics and lawyers who will contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their particular field of law through the research they do during the program and thereafter.  The program is intended to foster an environment in which each student can acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the successful completion of a thesis, including the design, development and implementation of a research framework and the mastery of those theoretical and methodological sources relevant to the field of research.

To learn more, we invite you to read about the degree requirements.

Find a Supervisor in Law

The following lists will help find a supervisor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.

To find a postdoctoral supervisor at the Civil Law Section, consult the lists of research themes in the Research Expertise section, or on faculty members’ profile pages.
To find a postdoctoral supervisor at the Common Law Section, consult the faculty members' profile pages.

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