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LLM International Commercial Law Scholarship, University of Westminster, UK

Full tuition fee waiver, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. Eligibility: You must be from one of the Eastern European accession countries or the former Soviet Union states and hold an offer for the full-time LLM International Commercial Law. Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.

Scholarship Application Deadline:31 May 2011

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2011 PhD Position in Philosophy of Law, Radboud University, Netherlands

The PhD project involves writing a dissertation on the following topic: ‘Human Rights and Human Duties: Assessing the Obligations entailed in Human Rights’. You have an MA in Philosophy and/ or Law with a clear interest in a philosophical and conceptual approach to legal questions. Furthermore you should have excellent analytical and writing skills in English and Dutch. You have teaching skills or are willing to obtain these skills.The initial contract will be for one and a half years, which then will be renewed if the progress made under this first contract is satisfactory. An employment of 0,8 FTE is negotiable. Commencement date: 1 July (at the latest).

The research aims at the following objectives:
1. Analysing the conceptual link between human rights and human duties.
2. Developing a normative theory of human duties.
3. Proposing practical guidelines for the assessment of the legal implications of human duties.
Alongside the PhD research, the candidate is required to make a small contribution to the teaching of the Philosophy of Law department in the Bachelor of Law programme of the Faculty of Law.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 6 April 2011
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A Macquarie University Research Excellence PhD scholarship in Law – Legal Governance, Australia

The Legal Governance Concentration of Research Excellence (CORE) in the Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, is offering up to two full time Macquarie University Research Excellence PhD Scholarships (MQRES) under the supervision of Professor David Weisbrot AM, the co-convenor of the CORE.

The successful applicant will join an innovative team of researchers at Macquarie Law School who are undertaking inter-disciplinary research on contemporary issues related to legal governance and public policy.

Applicants may pursue doctoral studies in one of the following areas:

  • the governance and ethical, legal and social implications of new medical technologies, especially genetics and nanotechnology
  • the changing nature of legal practice, and the implications for the regulation and organisation of the profession, as well as for education, ethics and professional responsibility
  • freedom of speech, expression and assembly
  • Pacific Islands legal systems, especially the interplay between customary law and western law
  • the nature, methodology and impact of modern institutional law reform agencies
  • information law, including privacy, freedom of information, secrecy laws, archives, and the handling of classified and security sensitive information
  • animal welfare law

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 January 2011

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