Doctoral candidates

Thank you very much for your interest in a doctorate. The path to a doctorate in law. is very exciting and interesting. The field of information law in particular offers a wealth of new doctoral topics that give doctoral students the opportunity to influence and change the legal debate, and many questions of general intellectual property law (copyright, trademark, patent, design and utility model law) are also interesting as dissertation topics. That’s why we welcome anyone who is interested in a promotion.

You can expect a comprehensive range of support services on the way to becoming a Dr. iur. First, please send us a detailed exposé with three general suggestions for topics and a detailed curriculum vitae together with your exam grades by post. The collaboration then begins with a lengthy introductory meeting in which we think together about a possible doctoral topic. We will then jointly agree on a content roadmap based on a work breakdown, which will give you planning security. We regularly discuss your next steps. At a doctoral seminar lasting several days (typically in the fall at the Canum Community Center on the North Sea), you will present your work progress, get to know other ITM doctoral students, and train yourself in scientific theory. And then the time has come: you hand in your work to me, which I will then check thoroughly before you can submit the text to the Dean’s Office. The special thing about the ITM: there are no long waiting times. Feedback will be provided within one week. The initial assessment is prepared within four weeks

Unfortunately, there are some general formalities to be observed, some of which are stipulated by the university, others by the faculty. You should also adhere to the customs of the ITM. The formal requirements for acceptance as a doctoral candidate can be found in the following notes. Once you have started your dissertation, you will ask yourself at some point what formalities actually have to be observed in such a work; you will find another text on this. General information from the Faculty on the doctoral procedure and the text of the Faculty’s doctoral regulations can be found here. If you would like to find out which doctoral students have worked at the ITM so far, you can find out more here. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours, Thomas Hoeren

Here once again the central texts for doctoral students.