6th Intensive Doctoral Week, Sciences Po Law School, Paris

Initiated in 2011 and successfully continued since then, the Intensive Doctoral Week is a co-organised initiative by Sciences Po Law School and the Law and Political Science Doctoral School of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense University. For the 2017 edition, the IDW further enhances its collaboration with universities worldwide. The Doctoral Programs of the University of Turin, Faculty of Law of PerugiaLSE Law, School of Law at SOAS, and Los Andes Law are associated with the event. 

Limited to a small number of PhD candidates coming from those institutions and other Law Schools, the Intensive Doctoral Week is conceived as a teaching Lab. Its aim is to enable candidates to present their research topics, discuss their work and be confronted with the ideas of renowned Law professors, both from France and abroad.

The week combines events that can take many different forms, such as conferences or presentations from PhD students, workshops on chosen topics, reading groups, panels, informal discussions in small groups, or one-to-one meetings. Subjects will come from various areas of the law, but will always be treated in a general way in order to arouse curiosity from all students, even if they work on other fields.

PhD students will thus be given the opportunity to present their research and to expose the questions they struggle with, the methodological problems they encounter and the arguments they wish to use in their work. They will be able to benefit from the comments made by professors and other students. It will be an occasion for them to gather and discuss problems and questions that different areas of law have in common, to confront their views with foreign legal cultures as well as with new methods and perspectives for legal research.

The two working languages are French and English, allowing everyone who whishes so to speak in her usual language.

French and foreign professors who have already confirmed their participation include Helena Alviar Garcia (Los Andes), Louis Assier Andrieu (Sciences Po), Frédéric Audren (Sciences Po), Denis Baranger (Paris II), Pascal Beauvais (Paris X), Florence Bellivier (Paris X), Laura Betancur (Los Andes), Brenna Bhandar (SOAS), Yishai Blank (Tel Aviv), Eleonora Bottini (Paris I), Pierre Brunet (Paris I), Nicolas Cayrol (Tours), Aurore Chaigneau (Amiens), Véronique Champeil-Desplats (Paris X), Jean-Pascal Chazal (Sciences Po), Frédérique Coulé (Evry), Pascale Deumier (Lyon III), Emmanuel Dockes (Paris X), Maria Drakopoulou (Kent), Xavier Dupre De Boulois (Paris I), Séverine Dusollier (Sciences Po), Diego Fernandez-Arroyo (Sciences Po), Laureline Fontaine (Paris III), Vincent Forray (McGill), Gunther Frankenberg (Goethe Universität Frankfurt), Jean-Charles Froment (Grenoble), Benoit Frydman (ULB), Bianca Gardella (Turino), Annette Gordon Reed (Harvard Law School), Michele Graziadei (Turino), Alexandre Guigue (Chambéry), Daphna Hacker (Tel Aviv), Ludovic Hennebel (ULB), Stephanie Hennette-Vauchez (Paris X), Carlos Miguel Herrera (Cergy-Pontoise), David Hiez (Luxembourg), Christophe Jamin (Sciences Po), Richard Janda (McGill), Julien Jeanneney (Paris I), Emmanuel Jeuland (Paris I), Martine Kaluszynski (Grenoble), Ratna Kapur (Jindal Law School), Larissa Katz (Toronto), Rainer Maria Kiesow (EHESS), Outi Korhonen (Turku), Roy Kreitner (Tel Aviv), Arnaud Le Pilouer (Paris X), Olivier Leclerc (Saint-Etienne), Richard Lehun (McGill), Assaf Likhovski (Tel Aviv), Maria Rosaria Marella (Perugia), Giovanni Marini (Perugia), David Marrani (Jersey), Gilles Martin (Nice), Frédéric Martin (Nantes), Antonio Marzal (Paris I), Wanda Mastor (Toulouse), Jean Matringe (Paris I), Marie Mercat-Bruns (CNAM-Sciences Po), Eric Millard (Paris X), Joël Moret-Bailly (Saint-Etienne), Horatia Muir Watt (Sciences Po), Rafael Munagorri (Nantes), Guy Mundlak (Tel Aviv), Vasuki Neshia (NYU), Scott Newton (SOAS), Emeric Nicolas (Orléans), Laure Ortiz (Toulouse), Connal Parsley (Kent), Jeremy Perelman (Sciences Po), Marc Pichard (Paris X), Gaël Piette (Bordeaux), Carlos-Miguel Pimentel (Versailles), Sébastien Pimont (Sciences Po), Kerry Rittich (Toronto), Judith Rochfeld (Paris I), Darren Rosenblum (Pace Law School), Issachar Rosen-Zvi (Tel Aviv), Julie Saada (Sciences Po), Ruth Sefton-Green (Paris I), Cyril Sintez (Orléans), Elsa Supiot (Paris I), David Szymczak (Bordeaux), Immi Tallgren (Helsinki University), Marina Teller (Nice), Chantal Thomas (Cornell), Hélène Tigroudja (Aix), Yofi Tirosh (Tel Aviv), Guillaume Tusseau (Sciences Po), Sarah Vanuxem (Nice), Michel Vivant (Sciences Po), Robert Wai (Osgood), Dina Waked (Sciences Po), Mikhail Xifaras (Sciences Po), Crystal Yang (Harvard Law School)

The Intensive Doctoral Week will take place in Sciences Po Paris, from the 19th to the 23rd of June 2017, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registered students will have to participate to all the working sessions. Registration is free, but a small contribution for food might have to be paid.

The deadline for the applications is March 15th 2017. A panel of experts will examine students’ applications.The application file must include a motivation letter, a complete CV, and a summary of the research project (3 pages max).

More information is available on the IDW websiteApplication form