PhD (Law)

Deakin Law School is calling for expressions of interest from exceptional candidates who would like to conduct research into one of the following areas:

  • constitutional law
  • corporate governance
  • data and the law
  • energy and natural resources
  • torts and the law of medicine
  • intellectual property
  • international law
  • criminal justice
  • transnational law.

We’re seeking applicants who hold a prior research degree with an 80% average, and who want to be part of a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment supported by world class facilities.

The 2018 QS World University Rankings place Deakin Law School in the top 100 law schools internationally, attesting to the School’s strong global standing.

Experienced PhD supervision is available across the Law School’s range of disciplines:

Program outline

Deakin Law School admits a small number of students into the PhD program each year, allowing us to offer a very high standard of individual attention.

Our Doctoral program is designed to prepare PhD students for successful careers in academia, industry, or government. Students complete three coursework units in their first year of study. These units include:

At the end of their first year of study, students will defend their thesis proposal in a process called confirmation of candidature. Confirmed students then spend the remainder of their candidature completing their doctoral research.

Next steps

Entry requirements

How to apply

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