Research is performed in all fields of law, with special emphasis on the areas of European Law, Law and Informatics, Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law. For the moment some 50 doctoral students work full-time at the
Faculty of Law.
Doctoral studies in legal science consist of four years of full-time studies, leading to the Doctor of Laws Degree (LL.D). Most of the time is dedicated to the writing of a thesis, normally a monograph of 300
pages. An increasing number of theses are presented in English.
A special form of research studies is a programme leading to the Licentiate of Laws Degree, which consists of two years of post-graduate studies and a somewhat shorter thesis. The Licentiate Degree is especially suited for legal practitioners who would like to devote themselves to scientific work for a period of time, and deepen their legal knowledge in some specific field.