"Law and Animals: Ethics at Crossroads" -- Doctoral Program at the Law School of the University of Basel (Switzerland)
The Law School of the University of Basel launches the doctoral program “Law and Animals: Ethics at Crossroads.” “Law and animals” is a novel field of legal research which examines how human society deals with animals and how such treatment is reflected in the law.
The program’s starting date is September 2012, with a first cycle of studies running until 2015. The program comprises ten doctoral student positions. Scholarships (at least in form of seed money) will most likely be available. The doctoral program will be advertised internationally. It is addressed to jurists from all over the world who aspire to obtain a PhD degree in law, in the field of “law and animals.” The bi-lingual program (English and German) is carried out in Basel, Switzerland.
The application process closes June 15, 2012 for the autumn semester 2012, late applications can be accepted for the spring semester 2013. The evaluation of application files starts June 15, 2012.
Please find all information, especially regarding selection criteria and the application procedure, here.
For additional information please contact the coordination office,