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Faculty of Law has a number of vacant Ph.D. scholarships available from September 2011.
Ordinary scholarships:
All research projects within the discipline of Legal Science are considered. However, the faculty will give priority to applications within the research areas of the Faculty´s eight research centres. Further information on the eight research centres can be found on the website:
The Faculty´s eight research centres call for project proposals in the following areas of research:
Centre for European Constitutionalization (CEC):
Power, Democracy and the Media - the Right to be Informed.
The Role of CFSP/CSDP in European Integration.
Openness and Democratic Control in EU-politics - on the National and Supra-national Levels.

Further information is available on the website:
Contact: Professor Jens Elo Rytter, tel. +45 35 32 31 01,
Centre for Pension Law:
Change Management in Occupational Pension Schemes.     
Pension conditions and actuarial decisions.
EU Rules on Free Movement in Occupational Pension Schemes.
Liability of the Pension Institute for Incorrect Counselling.
Contractual Warranties in Pension Schemes.

Further information is available on the website:
Contact: Professor, dr.jur. Mads Bryde Andersen, tel. +45 35 32 31 33, 
Centre for Studies in Legal Culture (CRS):
The Role and Importance of information Systems for the Ways in which Legal Problems are Analysed, Adjudicated and Decided. Contact: Professor Henrik Palmer Olsen, tel. +45 35 32 32 19,
The Globalization of International Human Rights Courts. Contact: Professor Mikael Rask Madsen, tel. +45 35 32 31 99,
Changing Legal Cultures - Consequences of the Shift from Production to Consumption Culture. Contact: Professor Hanne Petersen, tel. +45 35 32 31 32,
The Role of the Danish Prosecution Service. Contact: Professor Henrik Stevnsborg, tel.+45 35 31 68,
European Police Cooperation after the Lisbon Treaty. Contact: Professor Henrik Stevnsborg, tel. +45 35 31 68,
Further information is available on the website:
Contact: Professor, Mikael Rask Madsen, tel. +45 35 32 31 99, 
Centre for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA):
Flexibility and Stability in Long Term Contracts. Contact: Professor Ole Hansen,
Health and Safety at the Workplace. Contact professor Vibe Ulfbeck,
Sustainability and Responsibility in a Legal Perspective. Contact: Professor Rasmus Feldthusen,
The Public Sector, Privatization and Liability. Contact: Professor Vibe Ulfbeck,

Further information is available on the website:  
Contact: Professor, dr.jur. Vibe Ulfbeck, tel. +45 35 32 31 48,
Forum for Company Law and Financial Market Law (FOCOFIMA):
Studies in the Regulation of Banks and Similar Credit Institutions within European and Danish Law.
Crisis Regulation of Financial Companies.
Harmonisation of the Capital Markets within EU.
Sanctions in Business Law, Criminal or Civil Remedies in European and National Law.
The Legal Foundation of Accounting Law, Making and Using Rules and Norms in Accounting.
The Regulation of Collective Investment Funds (UCITS).
Legal Risk in Financial Markets.
Regulation of foundations and Trust in European and Danish Law.
Further information is available on the website:
Contact: Professor, dr.jur. Jesper Lau Hansen, tel. +45 35 32 31 95,
Legal Studies in Welfare and EU Market Integration (WELMA):
Posting of Workers - a Challenge to Labour Law, Contact: Professor Jens Kristiansen tel.: +45 35 32 31 75 mail
The EU-ombudsman as a Driving Force in Citizen´s Rights to Good Administration. Contact: Associate Professor, Michael Gøtze, tel. +45 35 32 31 78,
The gender aspect should be included in all Welma projects in accordance with the mainstreaming strategy of the Lisbon Treaty.
Further information is available on the website:
Contact: Director, dr.jur. Kirsten Ketscher, tel. +45 35 32 31 87,
Centre for Information and Innovation Law: (CIIR)
Information and Innovation Law. "Access to medicine". Contact: Assistant Professor Janne Rothmar Herrmann, tel. +45 35 32 43 83, or Professor Jens Schovsbo, tel.+45 35 32 31 24,
Personal Data Law - the Considerations Behind the Rules. Contact: Professor Henrik Udsen, tel.+45 35 32 31 92,
Media Law. Regulation of Responsibility. Contact: Professor Henrik Udsen, tel.+45 35 32 31 92, or Professor Morten Rosenmeier, tel. +45 35 32 31 61,
IT Law - Legal Nature of Software Licence. Contact: Professor Henrik Udsen, tel.+45 35 32 31 92,
Contributory Liability in IP Law, Contact: Assistant Professor Clement Petersen, tel. +45 35 32 31 44,
Collective Rights Management in Crossborder Online Exploitation of Copyrightable Works. Contact: Professor Thomas Riis, tel. +45 35 32 31 22,
Centre for Public Regulation and Administration (CORA)
The Market State - Implications for Administrative Law of Contracting Out.
Comparative Perspectives on Local Government and Local Governance.
Further information is available on the website:
Contact: Professor, LL.D. Carsten Henrichsen, Tel. +45 35 32 31 04,
Applicants may apply for scholarships within the above mentioned research areas or within other disciplines of Legal science.
The Faculty´s Ph.D. Programme
The purpose of the Faculty´s Ph.D. Programme is both to prepare the student for a continuing career in legal research and teaching and to educate highly qualified labour relevant to both the public and private sectors. The degree assures research qualifications at an international level.
Applicants must have an educational background that corresponds to the Danish LL.M.-degree or equivalent qualifications.
Students who are expecting to graduate this term and are awaiting the evaluation of their dissertation may apply.
Applicants must as far as possible document an aptitude for scientific work, for instance through a high assessment of their dissertations and must also be able to undertake the highly demanding task of independently writing a Ph.D. dissertation.
During the 3-year Ph.D. Programme you are required to
Participate in research environments outside the Faculty of Law - usually through study periods abroad. Take part in international conferences, courses and meetings.
Complete the Faculty´s Ph.D. study Programme - some travelling including to international conferences, courses, and meetings should be expected.
Teach - typically bachelor or master courses.
The Faculty of Law, which is situated at the heart of Copenhagen, offers supervision by highly qualified legal academics, and gives you the opportunity to explore contemporary research issues in a supportive atmosphere. The Faculty of Law provides you with financial support which makes it possible for you to participate in international conferences and to develop your analytical skills in a highly professional research environment.
General information
Can be found on the website:
Can be obtained by contacting Ph.D. Coordinator Gitte Schreyer, tel. +45 35 32 35 21,
Academic information
If necessary applicants are welcome to contact Head of Ph.D. Programme, Professor, dr.jur. Henrik Palmer Olsen, tel. +45 35 32 32 19 or 
Application procedure
A special application form is needed. Find guidelines as well as information about which supplementary documents you need to enclose in your application.
The application form can be obtained from the website  or by contacting Gitte Schreyer, tel. +45 35 32 35 21 or 
All interested parties, regardless of personal background, are encouraged to apply. Foreign applicants must be able to present and document qualifications equivalent to a Danish Master degree before enrolment. Applicants supported by external finances must be able to document such.
Terms of employment
Employment will take place according to the agreement between The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance about the salary of Ph.D. Students. Furthermore, there will be a personal pension bonus corresponding to the difference between the seniority increment received as a principal according to the new wage system for academics on a group contract basis and the pay of a Ph.D. student. The scholarship can normally not be extended.
Last date for application
6 divided copies of the application form and enclosures must be sent or delivered to Dean Henrik Dam. Att. Research Service, The Faculty of Law, Studiestraede 6, DK-1455 Copenhagen K. The envelope must be marked "Journal No.: 211-0426/10-6540" and "PH.D. APPLICATION". Application form and enclosures must be received on the above mentioned address no later than February 4, 2011 at 12.00

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Application Deadline : 4 February 2011

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