Job Description & Qualification

• The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of a professor with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Law.
• The doctoral candidate will publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
• S/he shall contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.

Your profile
• Master’s degree in Law; a multidisciplinary background in Economics is an advantage.
• Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language.
• Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
• Excellent communication and team working skills are required.

Application Procedure

Link : http://emea3.mrted.ly/24noi
Applications must include the following:
- Completed online application form;
- A curriculum vitae;
- Copies of university degrees (to the extent possible, please include university transcripts and official details of class rank);
- A research proposal linked to the project description and to one of the issue areas of the call (2000 words-long, containing an explanation of the topic, its scientific background and why the applicant considers it to be important; a research question and the specific aim of the research proposal; methodology; timeline for completion, and a short bibliography);
- Two letters of recommendation by professors familiar with the applicant's academic legal training commenting on the applicant's ability to conduct academic research;
- Proof of language proficiency in English and / or French if those languages are not the mother tongue of the applicant.

Applications should be submitted online before 17 May 2019

About the Organization

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-Level Regulatory Systems II (REMS II) is a joint research programme of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law (MPI Luxembourg). DTU-REMS-II follows up the first DTU research programme on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems running at the University of Luxembourg since 2017.

Multi-level regulatory systems are a key feature of post-modern societies. They are characterised by the interdependence between public and private actors cutting across a variety of governance levels; and by substantive specialisation, which determines different modes of multi-level interactions, adjusted to the regulatory needs of each policy field. Enforcement ensures conformity between behaviour and legal rules and is key for both the credibility and effectiveness of multi-level regulatory regimes and for their legitimacy. Despite its importance, enforcement has received relatively limited academic attention. Existing studies, fall short of comprehensively assessing the complex patterns of interaction that cut across international, European and domestic governance levels.
Against this background, the goals of DTU-REMS-II are twofold:
• mapping the legal problems and weaknesses of enforcing legal norms in multi-level settings;
• defining how those legal problems can be addressed by identifying the possible choices between various forms of judicial or non-judicial enforcement institutions (or combinations thereof) that respect the constitutional principles of democracy, fundamental rights’ protection and the rule of law.

DTU-REMS-II is designed to capture the overall process through which conformity between behaviour and legal norms can be progressively achieved in multi-level regulatory systems and to enable a comparative institutional analysis between the various enforcement mechanisms employed in multi-level regulatory systems.

The research programme will be conducted in four distinct research axes, each having constitutional principles as evaluative criteria for the respective comparative institutional analysis. The PhD candidates selected in this round will contribute to the following research axes and themes:
• Courts, quasi-judicial bodies and regulatory agencies in multi-level regulatory systems;
o Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and effective protection of rights – consumer protection in financial services. Excellent knowledge of French is an advantage for this project. (Prof. Elise Poillot and Prof. Isabelle Riassetto)
o Judicial and non-judicial control over punitive sanctions (Prof. Silvia Allegrezza)

• The public-private divide and its challenges to enforcement;
o Public and private enforcement of international sanctions at the national level (Prof. Matthew Happold)
o Comparative study of collective redress mechanisms and the effective protection of data subjects’ rights (Prof. Burkhard Hess)
o Evidence sharing in multi-level enforcement systems (Prof. Katalin Ligeti)

• Norms, enforceability and availability of legal remedies (the challenges of multi-level settings to the protection of constitutional principles);
o Enforceability of EU law and availability of legal remedies: the challenges of multi-level settings to the protection and/or promotion of constitutional principles (Migration, external relations) (Prof. Eleftheria Neframi)

• Complementarity Between Ex Ante Compliance Mechanisms and Ex-Post Enforcement;
o Promises and Pitfalls of a Decentralised Approach to EU securities law enforcement (Prof. Pierre-Henri Conac)

The research programme is supported by an inter-disciplinary doctoral training programme covering economics and law, based on seminars and collaborative research-based activities dedicated to topics tailored to the research programme.

Additional Information

We offer
• Fully-funded 4-year position.
• An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on enforcement in multi-level regulatory systems.
• Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).
• Travel opportunities for training and learning.
• The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job ID

ID: J4936