Doctorate and Practice of Law Program

Program structure

The PDA lasts five years and is structured as follows:

  • Year one: Training program for first-year lawyers, topic proposal for doctoral thesis and selection of the university and the thesis supervisor.
  • Year two: Start of doctorate program on a part-time basis.
  • Year three to five: Period at a foreign university and possibility of a second period at another foreign university or at a foreign law firm.
  • Year four to five: Defending doctoral thesis.

Who are we looking for?

  • With excellent academic records
  • With excellent command of English; other languages will also be valued
  • Eager to develop an academic career involving completing doctorate studies
  • With capacity to work and to adapt
  • Committed to the program

In the following video, our professionals discuss their experience on the program.