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Closing Date: Monday 20thMarch 2017

The Sutherland School of Law is pleased to offer up to two new doctoral scholarships in law from 2017-2018

The scholarships will provide tuition fees at the EU rate and a yearly stipend of €16,000. The scholarships are tenable for a maximum of four years, renewable each year subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarships are available to full time students commencing their doctoral studies in the School of Law in September 2017. A limited amount of teaching may be required of scholarship holders.

The scholarships are open to Irish, EU and international applicants.

How to apply: Please complete an on-line University Postgraduate application available at http://www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/apply.html by the deadline. Please also send a covering letter explaining why you wish to undertake a PhD, and in particular, why you wish to undertake a PhD at UCD Sutherland School of Law.

This letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4 single-spaced and can be sent either as an email attachment to niamh.mccabe@ucd.ie or in hard copy to Ms. Niamh McCabe, Graduate Programme Manager, Sutherland School of Law, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. 

In addition to the cover letter you must submit the following documents:

  1. A research proposal which includes:
  1. a statement of the research question the candidate proposes to examine;
  2. an outline of the proposed methodology (in other words, an outline of how the applicant proposes to go about their research); and
  3. a brief literature review. (The idea of this is to place the research within the current state of knowledge in the field in question. It should include a short, indicative, bibliography of works in the field).  There is no maximum length for a research proposal. Normally, it would be at least three or four pages long.
  4. Academic references: Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your referees to ensure that references are received before the closing date for this scholarship.
  5. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit satisfactory evidence of competence in written and spoken English, i.e. overall IELTS 6.5 (including a minimum of 6.5 in the reading and writing parts and no part below 6.0) or 90 in the TOEFL iBT (with a minimum of 22 (reading) and 24 (writing) and no part below 20.) The test results must be less than 2 years old.
  1. All academic transcripts.

If you have queries on the scholarships please contact Ms. McCabe at the above email address.

Late applications will not be accepted for the scholarship.

All applicants will be notified of the decision of the scholarship committee.  No correspondence will be entered into about the committee’s decision.  Applicants not awarded a scholarship may be offered a place on the PhD programme.

Note: Any offer to an international applicant is conditional on the applicant demonstrating at the time of accepting the offer that s/he has sufficient funds to cover both the difference between the EU and international tuition fees and to supplement the living allowance to cover the cost of living in Dublin. Information for international students contemplating studying at UCD is available at http://www.ucd.ie/international/

1. James Healy Masters Scholarship in Law

UCD Sutherland School of Law, with the generous support of James Healy, is pleased to offer a scholarship to fund full-time study in the Masters of Laws (LLM) Programmes in the School of Law. Details of the Programmes are available here (applies to the LLM only).


All successful EU applications for the LLM received before May 31st  will be considered for the scholarship. Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours law degree at undergraduate or graduate level or be in the final year of their degree with an upper second class honours average to date. The scholarship is available to candidates commencing their studies in September of the academic year 2017/18.

The scholarship will be in the amount of €5,000 plus a fee waiver (to the value of EU Fees).

 

2. The Walsh Scholarship in Law

UCD Sutherland School of Law,  wishes to offer a scholarship to the value of €6000 to partly fund full-time study in a UCD Sutherland School of Law Graduate Taught Masters Programme. Details of the Programmes are available here.

All successful EU applications (for the Sutherland School of Law LLM or MSc programmes) received before May 31st will be considered for the scholarship. Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours degree at undergraduate or graduate level or be in the final year of their degree with an upper second class honours average to date. The scholarship is available to candidates commencing their studies in September of  the academic year 2017/18.

 

3. The School of Law bursary

The UCD Sutherland School of Law is pleased to offer a bursary of €4000  to fund full time study in the LLM, MCL, MSc (Criminology and Criminal Justice), the MSc in International Law and Business. Details of the Programmes are available here.

All successful EU applications (for any of the School of Law masters programmes) received before May 31st will be considered for the bursaries. Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours degree at undergraduate or graduate level or be in the final year of their degree with an upper second class honours average to date. The scholarship is available to candidates commencing their studies in September of the academic year 2017/18/.

  • Please direct any queries regarding the scholarships and bursaries to Justine McCann by email to Justine.mccann@ucd.ie or by telephone to + 353 1 716 4109
  • The closing date to be included in the Scholarship and bursary competition is May 31st 2017
  • All successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of the decision of the scholarship committee.  No correspondence will be entered into about the committee’s decision. 

 

Please note that a number of scholarships will be offered for Non-EU students through the International Office.  Go to www.ucd.ie/international  for further information.

 

LL.M Scholarships to be awarded on the results of UCD undergraduate Law programmes are offered by the UCD Sutherland School of Law. Scholarships for one year to the value of €3,000 each

Enquiries

Please direct any queries regarding the application process to Justine McCann by email toJustine.mccann@ucd.ie or by telephone to + 353 1 716 4109.

Graduate scholarships include the UCD Global Excellence Graduate Scholarships, Government of Ireland Scholarships for India and the UCD CSC Scholarship Scheme.

http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/coming-to-ireland/scholarships-and-funding/

 

This is an exciting opportunity for talented students to play an important role in a cutting-edge project at the intersection of law, governance, psychology and economics, investigating the way that laws influence our decisions to engage (or not to engage) in environmentally compliant behaviour in Europe. 

Non-compliance with the EU’s environmental rules is one of the key weaknesses of the EU’s environmental policy, and the EU has over the past decade brought in rules to encourage decentralised, society-led governance by local private actors, including environmental NGOs but also private individuals and companies, in an attempt to improve compliance levels.  Yet surprisingly little is known about the extent to which this major change in environmental governance rules has actually influenced compliance levels in practice, and why.  The central question of this project is therefore: Can the design of environmental governance rules influence us not only to comply with the letter of the law, but also to go further? 

Funded by the European Research Council, you will form part of an interdisciplinary team of six people, comprising the Principal Investigator Dr. Suzanne Kingston, a postdoctoral researcher, the 3 Ph.D. students and a research assistant.  Specifically, we are looking for:

  • 1 Ph.D. candidate with a degree in Irish law or the law of another common law jurisdiction, or cognate discipline.  Where the application is for this position, the applicant should be proficient in English;
  • 1 Ph.D. candidate with a degree in French law, or cognate discipline.  Where the application is for this position, the applicant should be proficient in French and English;
  • 1 Ph.D candidate with a degree in Danish law, or cognate discipline.  Where the application is for this position, the applicant should be proficient in Danish and English.

In addition to desk study methods, the position will involve the collection and analysis of relevant empirical data on the relevant jurisdiction (Ireland, France or Denmark), including surveys and interviews with interested stakeholders.  As a result, the positions will involve some travel from time to time to the relevant jurisdiction with some of the rest of the team, as well as presentations at international events abroad.  The successful candidates will have their Ph.D. fees paid, and will receive a stipend of €18,000 for each of the 4 years of the Ph.D.  They will be located in the UCD Sutherland School of Law (http://www.ucd.ie/law/), and will liaise closely with the UCD Earth Institute (http://www.ucd.ie/earth/), Ireland’s leading interdisciplinary institute providing research-driven solutions to the most pressing global environmental challenges. 

Applications should be e-mailed by Friday 15th May 2015 to environmentalphd@ucd.ie, and should comprise:

  • A covering letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the position;
  • Your CV and one recent paper, essay or publication;
  • Your academic transcripts and, for applicants for whom English is not their mother tongue, proof of proficiency in English. Additionally, for applicants for the French and Danish law positions for whom these languages are not their mother tongue, proof of proficiency in these languages.

Candidates should be available for interview (in person or by Skype) in the week commencing 14th June 2015 and should be available to start from September 2015.  Enquiries to Ms. Niamh McCabe (niamh.mccabe@ucd.ie).      

The Sutherland School of Law is offering two PhD scholarships under the College of Social Science and Law Research Scholarship scheme. Across the College, 25 scholarships are being offered. The awards are intended to underline both the College and University’s commitment to the pursuit of excellence in research and graduate education. The overall aim is to attract applicants of the highest academic standards to participate in and expand School-based structured PhD programmes in the College of Social Sciences and Law (CSSL).

In order to apply for the scholarships, students must submit a PhD application via the normal school process. Details of that process can be found here.

http://www.ucd.ie/law/study/graduateprogrammes/phdinlaw/

Please state clearly in your application that you are applying for the CSSL Research Scholarships otherwise you will not be considered for the awards. Before applying potential applicants should read the scholarship terms and conditions:

Terms and Conditions 

Closing date for applications: Friday the 3rd of June 2016 

Enquiries should be directed to

Niamh McCabe

Graduate Programme Manager

UCD Sutherland School of Law I Belfield I Dublin 4
T: +353 1 716 4111 | W: www.ucd.ie/law

EU-funded Ph.D position on Environmental Governance and  Compliance (4 years) - University College Dublin, Sutherland School of Law

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented student with a background in Dutch law to play an important role in a cutting-edge project at the intersection of law, governance, psychology and economics, investigating the way that laws influence our decisions to engage (or not to engage) in environmentally compliant behaviour in Europe. 

Specifically, we are looking for 1 Ph.D candidate with a degree in Dutch law, or cognate discipline.  The applicant should be proficient in the Dutch and English languages.

Non-compliance with the EU’s environmental rules is one of the key weaknesses of the EU’s environmental policy, and the EU has over the past decade brought in rules to encourage decentralised, society-led governance by local private actors, including environmental NGOs but also private individuals and companies, in an attempt to improve compliance levels.  Yet surprisingly little is known about the extent to which this major change in environmental governance rules has actually influenced compliance levels in practice, and why.  The central question of this project is therefore: Can the design of environmental governance rules influence us not only to comply with the letter of the law, but also to go further? 

Funded by the European Research Council, you will form part of an interdisciplinary team, comprising the Principal Investigator Professor Suzanne Kingston, a postdoctoral researcher, 2 other Ph.D. students, and a number of research assistants.  Further details about the project are available at http://effectivenaturelaws.ucd.ie

You will be based in Dublin, and the positions will involve some travel from time to time to the Netherlands and elsewhere in the EU with some of the rest of the team, as well as presentations at international events abroad.  The successful candidate will have his/her Ph.D. fees paid, and will receive a stipend of €18,000 for each of the 4 years of the Ph.D.  They will be located in the UCD Sutherland School of Law (http://www.ucd.ie/law/), and will liaise closely with the UCD Earth Institute (http://www.ucd.ie/earth/), Ireland’s leading interdisciplinary institute providing research-driven solutions to the most pressing global environmental challenges. 

Applications should be e-mailed by Friday 28th April 2017 to environmentalphd@ucd.ie, and should comprise:

- A covering letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the position;

- Your CV and one recent paper, essay or publication;

- Your academic transcripts. 

Candidates should be available for interview by Skype in the week commencing 1st May 2017 and should be available to start from September 2017.  Enquiries to Professor Kingston (suzanne.kingston@ucd.ie) or Ms. Niamh McCabe, Postgraduate Manager (niamh.mccabe@ucd.ie).