The school takes the view that postgraduate research students and academics are all engaged in the same scholarly endeavours and can learn a great deal from each other. To this end, our doctoral students are actively encouraged to engage in the wider scholarly community of the school and play a full role in our research activities. The school currently has about 40 registered graduate research candidates, who come from all over the world.
While legal research is often an individual activity, many collaborative research activities, including co-authorship of publications, collaborations with visiting scholars, seminars, reading and discussion groups, and distinguished visitors' seminars, take place in the school. Postgraduate research students are welcome to participate in all such activities.
Moreover, our research students organise their own seminar series, through which they have the opportunity to present their research to their peers, as well as develop their professional research skills.
All doctoral students are allocated two research supervisors, who will have the appropriate topic and/or methodological expertise to support the research project being undertaken. The School of Law offers supervision for research degrees in most subject areas of law, and also for interdisciplinary projects which have a legal aspect.
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The Graduate School
The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world-class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers.