Fully-funded 3 or 5 years PhD in Law & Regulation

Job Description & Qualification

The HEC PhD program is a full-time program that prepares students for a career in research and academia. 88% of its graduates enter the academic market, be it in North America, Asia, Oceania and the UK/EU.

The school awards a PhD in Law and Regulation. The PhD foresees two alternative PhD tracks: a 3-year doctoral studies phase. In year one, students are required to take 100 hours of courses choosing from a wide range of legal and non-legal courses. They also work on their research paper-based dissertation as from year one. They are encouraged to present their research projects at national and international academic conferences. As alternative to the three-years track, we offer one spot in HEC’s regular 5-years PhD studies integrating a Master of Research.

Admission to the HEC PhD Program is very selective. As a result, we commit to offering our students the conditions under which they can do their research at the highest academic level. This includes financing cost of living scholarship and full tuition waiver as well as financial support for conference presentations, research visiting positions, job market events and ad-hoc funding for research projects.

Candidates have completed a legal degree (or equivalent) with excellent results; proven ability to write in English; and proven commitment to pursue an academic career. Starting date is September 2023.

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About HEC and the law department
HEC Paris is Europe’s first-ranked business school (Financial Times ranking), France's first-ranked school of management, and it is consistently ranked among the top-10 business schools in the world. HEC Law & Tax Department is a community of 14 faculty members and dozens of guest lecturers that interacts with more than 2,500 students every year. It offers two programs (the Master in Strategy & Law and the LLM in Law & International Management) and provides courses across virtually all HEC programs: from one-year specialized masters, the CEMS program to the MBA and Executive Education. It relies on the support of more than thirty law firms and 4 CAC-40 corporations (AXA, BNP Paribas, Société Générale and L’Oréal) who attend the annual Legal Career Forum.

Application Procedure


January 5, 2023 and April 19, 2023

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Job ID

ID: J12323