Doctoral Scholarships in Law Science and Technology:
There are excellent fellowship opportunities for students accepted to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programme in “Law, Science and Technology.”
Fellowships can be awarded to doctoral candidates, selected by EM LAST-JD consortium, who come from a country other than:
- a Member State of the European Union
- an EEA-EFTA State (i.e. Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein)
- The Joint International Doctoral Degree in “Law, Science and Technology” is an interdisciplinary integrated doctorate designed to address new challenges in legal, socio-ethical and technical domains arising from the information society and newly emerging technologies.
There are rapidly evolving sectors of Information Technology and Life Sciences that need legal and ethical instruments for avoiding malpractice and for shaping policies and strategies in conducting scientific research and disseminating its results to industry and society.
New opportunities emerge to use Information Technology to face the complexity of Law in contemporary society.
All this requires a set of interdisciplinary competencies that are usually lacking in the graduate market due to a lack of vision and strategy.
The “Law, Science and Technology” doctorate aims to address the problem of fragmentation that exists in Europe in this interdisciplinary area, by setting up a robust doctoral programme inspired by the Stanford programme in Law, Science and Technology, while also addressing the unique requirements of Europe by looking at the impact of European cultural identities on ethical, medical and legal discussion, as well as at the specifics of European regulations.
The programme covers three different research fields with its curricula:
“Bioethics and Biolaw”, which looks at the legal and ethical problems of advances in biology and medicine;
“ICT Law”, addressing the legal risks and opportunities in ICT, and
“Legal Informatics”, an area of informatics taking into account legal issues, including all techniques applied to the legal domain. http://www.last-jd.eu/