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Doctoral Candidates (PhD Students) in Law M/F

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Profile

Profile Description

 The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II) is opening various funded PhD positions in law, in the following topics:

• Judicial and non-judicial control over punitive sanctions (supervisor: Prof. Silvia Allegrezza, EU Criminal Law)
• Centralised and/or Decentralised Approach to EU securities law enforcement (supervisor: Prof. Pierre-Henri Conac, Financial Markets Law)
• Public and private enforcement of international sanctions at the national level (supervisor: Prof. Matthew Happold, Public International Law)
• Evidence sharing in multi-level enforcement systems (supervisor: Prof. Katalin Ligeti, EU Criminal Law)
• Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and effective protection of rights – consumer protection in financial services (supervisors: Prof. Elise Poillot, EU Consumer Law; and Prof. Isabelle Riassetto, Commercial Law, Company Law, Financial Regulation)
• Enforceability of EU law and availability of legal remedies: the challenges of multi-level settings to the protection and/or promotion of constitutional principles (migration, external action of the EU and restrictive measures, external action of the EU and sustainable development) (supervisor: Prof. Eleftheria Neframi, EU Law)

For information on this doctoral programme see on


• The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of a professor with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Law.
• The doctoral candidate will publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
• S/he shall contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.

Your profile

• Master's degree in Law; a multidisciplinary background in Economics is an advantage.
• Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language.
• Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
• Excellent communication and team working skills are required.

We offer

• Fully-funded 4-year position.
• An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on enforcement in multi-level regulatory systems.
• Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).
• Travel opportunities for training and learning.
• The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be submitted online before 27 September 2019 and must include the following:

- Completed online application form;
- A curriculum vitae;
- Copies of university degrees (to the extent possible, please include university transcripts of grades and official details of class rank);
- A research proposal linked to the project description and to one of the issue areas of the call (2000 words-long, containing an explanation of the topic, its scientific background and why the applicant considers it to be important; a research question and the specific aim of the research proposal; methodology; timeline for completion, and a short bibliography);
- Two letters of recommendation by professors familiar with the applicant's academic legal training commenting on the applicant's ability to conduct academic research;
- Proof of language proficiency in English and / or French if those languages are not the mother tongue of the applicant.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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