Theory of Law

Iurisprudentia est notitia boni et aequi (Jurisprudence is a knowledge of good and just). Ulpianus, Digesta

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Přijímací řízení do doktorských programů - akad.rok 2021/2022 (zahájení: podzim 2021)
Submission deadline until midnight 31 May 2021

What will you learn?

The goal of the study program Theory of Law is to provide a comprehensive view of theoretical issues of legal science and to develop and deepen the prerequisites for independent scientific and pedagogical work in the field of law theory and other areas of legal science by acquiring a creative legal theoretical approach to legal phenomena and the ability of an analytical and synthesizing perspective on general and special questions in the field of legal theory and legal practice. Students will deepen their knowledge of legal concepts, legal categories, legal institutes and legal phenomena going beyond individual branches of positive law. In connection with traditional legal philosophical thinking, students will acquire current approaches and trends in the legal-theoretical and legal-philosophical thinking and a critical view of the legal area and its social context. The study also includes mastering methodological issues of legal science and acquiring the basics of scientific work and academic writing.

Practical training

Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan.

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Career opportunities

Graduates of the degree program are profiled for professional work in the areas of legal science, research, legislation, judiciary, and other areas where a deep legal theoretical basis is needed. They can find an opportunity to work in a number of other professional areas that require qualified interpretation and application of legal regulations, in consulting activities, in state administration and in scientific and pedagogical work at universities and in teaching at secondary schools.


1 Feb – 31 May 2021

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Study information

Provided by Faculty of Law
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction Czech
Collaborating institutions
  • The Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Ústav státu a práva AV ČR
Doctoral board and doctoral committees

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prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miloš Večeřa, CSc.



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