DAL1DT01 Doctoral Thesis Project I

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 17 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Mgr. Martin Škop, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miloš Večeřa, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D.
Contact Person: Mgr. Vendula Strnadová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this subject is to help the doctoral student finalize his/her project. This is done in three phases (together with subjects "Doctoral Thesis Project II" and "Doctoral Thesis Project III"). In this first phase, the doctoral student in close co-operation with his/her supervisor will
1) discuss possible methodological approaches to the selected topic of disertation and
2) engage in an in-depth research of relevant literature in order to be able to formulate relevant research questions in the following phases.
Learning outcomes
After the completion of this course/phase, the student will:
- be able to formulate relevant research questions in his/her topic;
- have a thorough understanding of the existing literature in his or her field.
  • The actual framework of co-operation between the student and the supervisor will be set by the supervisor.
    recommended literature
  • Kelsenian legal science and the nature of law. Edited by Peter Langford - Ian Bryan - John Francis McGarry. Cham: Springer, 2017, xiv, 320. ISBN 9783319518169. info
  • The Oxford handbook of empirical legal research. Edited by Peter Cane - Herbert M. Kritzer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, xv, 1094. ISBN 9780199659944. info
  • MACCORMICK, Neil. Legal reasoning and legal theory. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978, xxiii, 298. ISBN 0198763840. info
Teaching methods
reading, individual consultations
Assessment methods
The progress of the doctoral student will be monitored and evaluated by the supervisor.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Individual consultation.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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