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.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Legal Research Methodology and Theory

Elective Course

Comprehensive Examination

Thesis Proposal

PhD Thesis (90,000 to 120,000 words) and its defense before an examining board.

Full-time only

Time limit
The maximum time permitted is five years from the date of initial registration in the program.


Members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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