PrF LTPA05 Legal theory and Public Affairs
Name in Czech: Legal theory and Public Affairs
doctoral combined, language of instruction: English English
Included in the programme: PrF LTPA_ Legal Theory and Public Affairs

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The state exam consists of a defense of doctoral thesis and an oral exam. The defense is conducted in front of permanent or ad hoc committee. At defense, student is expected to explain the object of his or her research and summarize conclusions of the thesis. In following discussion, student is expected to react to submitted reviews and questions of the members of the committee. Regular timeframe of defense is approx. 60 min.
Oral exam is conducted in front of permanent or ad hoc committee. Student is expected to answer, without prior preparation, questions asked by members of the committee. The questions will related to the list of areas available for student at least one month before examination – areas will follow the theme of dissertation. The areas should cover 1. general theoretical issues of law, 2. Methods of legal science, and 3. specific issues related to the topic of dissertation. Regular timeframe of oral exam is 60 min.

Requirements of the study

The individual curriculum is compiled primarily with regard to the dissertation topic. To answer this call, the course DAL3DT03 Doctoral Thesis Project III, which is fulfilled by the defence of the current procedure of preparation of the dissertation, consisting mainly of the defence of the research question, relevant choice of methodology and orientation in relevant literature, is a part of compulsory courses.
During studies, the student enrols courses that belong to three sections: Research Module, Thesis Module and Legal Theory Module.
The supervisor sets the student a specific way of completing the courses associated with presentations at conferences or with publications in her/his individual curriculum. After discussion, the supervisor specifies at which conference the student will present her/his contribution and her/his thematic focus - always so that the topic is related to the topic of the dissertation. Presentations at conferences are related to the course assessments (DAL2DT02 Doctoral Thesis Project II and DAL5DT02 Doctoral Thesis II). Furthermore, the supervisor determines which papers focused on what topic the student will send to publication (the publication of research papers is part of the evaluation of DAL4DT01 Doctoral Thesis I and DAL6DT03 Doctoral Thesis III courses) and in what selection of professional journals (or in other ways). These publications (presentations at a professional conference and publication of a research paper) are intended to meet the condition foreseen by Article 30 (4) c) point 2 of the Study and Examination Regulation.
In accordance with Government Decree No. 274/2016 Coll. the student will be required to engage in internationalization activities. For this purpose, the course of foreign practice is to be enrolled in the second or third year of studies. Completion of this course is conditioned
(a) by studying abroad (at a foreign scientific, academic or research institution of at least one month's duration), or
b) by bringing proof of participation in an international creative project with results published or presented abroad.
The supervisor sets out the extent of study abroad according to letter a) in the individual curriculum after discussion with the student. The supervisor also approves of a foreign institution choice.
The supervisor sets a binding procedure, including specific evaluation criteria, for the preparation of the dissertation in the individual curriculum (Thesis Module courses).
During her/his studies, the student has to complete all the courses marked as compulsory (typically these are the courses monitoring the process of the dissertation thesis preparations and the courses focused on methodology and consisting of the courses of the profiling basis, including basic theoretical subjects of the profiling basis).
Students of the Doctoral Study Program "Legal Theory and Public Affairs" will not directly participate in teaching the bachelor or master study programs. The supervisor may, however, determine participation on the indirect pedagogical work within the individual curriculum, should it be in accordance with the dissertation focus.
The individual curriculum will include the preparation of dissertation thesis theses, if the Doctoral Board specifies thusly.
The supervisor may also specify within the individual curriculum on which specifics the student is to be focused on during the Research Module courses or, where appropriate, with what practical outputs these courses will be connected with.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

1. Role of empirical legislator.
2. Statutory Drafting - Quantitative and Qualitative Research.
3. New Trends in Legal regulation of Gender.
4. Material Sources of Law - Socio-Legal Perspective.
5. Empirical Legal Studies.
6. Law and Literature - Influence of Literature on Perception of Law
7. Legal Literature (Doctrine) as a Source of Law

Recommended progress through the study plan

Legal Theory and Public Affairs (jednooborový) [J02001]


Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
PrF:DA6RS02Research Skills II R. Polčákz 0/0/06 6Z
PrF:DAL1DT01Doctoral Thesis Project I T. Sobekk 0/0/0 Individual consultation.17 1P
PrF:DAL1LT01Legal Theory Classics T. Sobekk 0/0/07 1P
PrF:DAL2DT02Doctoral Thesis Project II T. Sobekk 0/0/017 2P
PrF:DAL2EL01Empirical Legal Studies I - data collecting T. Sobekk 0/0/05 2P
PrF:DAL3DT03Doctoral Thesis Project III T. Sobekk 0/0/025 3P
PrF:DAL3EL02Empirical Legal Studies II - data analyzing T. Sobekk 0/0/05 3P
PrF:DAL3II01International Internship T. Sobekk 0/0/010 3P
PrF:DAL4DT01Doctoral Thesis I T. Sobekk 0/0/017 4P
PrF:DAL4PS01Philosophy of Science and Legal Science T. Sobekk 0/0/07 4P
PrF:DAL5DT02Doctoral Thesis II T. Sobekk 0/0/017 5P
PrF:DAL5LP01Law and Policy P. Aghak 0/0/05 5P
PrF:DAL6DT03Doctoral Thesis III T. Sobekk 0/0/017 6P
PrF:DAL6MM01Multidisciplinary Methods in Law T. Sobekk 0/0/05 6P
PrF:DAL7DT04Doctoral Thesis IV T. Sobekk 0/0/025 7P
PrF:DAL8DT05Doctoral Thesis V T. Sobekk 0/0/025 8P
PrF:DA1RM01Research Methodology T. Sobekz 0/0/06 1Z
PrF:DA2LRM01Legal Research Methodology I R. Zbíralz 0/0/06 2Z
PrF:DA3LRM02Legal Research Methodology II D. Kosařz 0/0/06 3Z
PrF:DA4LIR01Legal Issues in Research R. Polčákz 0/0/06 4Z
PrF:DA5RS01Research Skills I - Academic Project Management R. Zbíralz 0/0/06 5Z
240 credits