Structure and modules

The doctoral program consists of the execution and writing of an independent research paper as well as curricular parts amounting to 30 ECTS credits (ECTS-KP).

Many lawyers and employees of public administrations are among the students. It is the concern of the UFL that students become aware of the differences between the legal or official work on a specific legal and/or scientific issue i.e. comprehensive, unbiased and primarily knowledge-oriented examination of a research issue. The courses serve to implement these goals. Moreover, the examination of the content of the lectures enables students to make comparative law fruitful as a source of knowledge for their own research and to use the solutions found in foreign legal systems as sources of inspiration in their professional and private lives.



Module 1: Techniques and formalities of jurisprudential work


Module 2: Doctoral Colloquia


Module 3: Basic subjects, in particular philosophy of law, methodology, comparative law and history of law


Module 4: European law


Module 5: Introduction to Liechtenstein Law


Module 6: Commercial law including tax law


Module 7: Open Module


Total ECTS-KP (incl. performance records)





At the end of each semester, within the framework of the curricular parts, a compulsory doctoral colloquium takes place. The doctoral colloquium serves for discussion among the students and with the lecturers. Every semester each student has to attend a doctoral colloquium. One seminar paper is to be presented and one seminar paper is to be submitted. In the first doctoral colloquium, an exposé of the planned dissertation must be presented. The subsequent colloquia will focus on content aspects. In particular, students should present an introductory chapter, selected problems or a thesis-like compilation of the most important findings of the dissertation.

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