Law (DLS) The Ph.D. programme in Law offers you the opportunity to carry out a scientific research project (doctoral thesis) on a legal topic. As a part of a sophisticated educational concept, the programme consists of a coursework stage and a research stage:Coursework stage (Ph.D. seminars, research proposal and colloquium ) Research stage (preparation of the doctoral thesis, thesis defence)These components are complemented by different educational and mentoring elements, such as research workshops or discussions with supervisors. For Ph.D. students particularly interested in academic issues, we also offer an additional academic programme, the “Research Programme”. The Research Programme also requires successful participation in a Ph.D. colloquium, collaboration on a research project and demonstration of teaching experience. Our Ph.D. Programme in Law (DLS) is offered in German. For information about this programme, please refer to the German version of this page.