From October 28-30, 2022, this year’s doctoral seminar of Professor Dr. Thomas Hoeren took place in Emden. 15 PhD students and doctoral candidates presented their PhD drafts in the venerable Johannes a Lasco Library and discussed their research approaches among themselves. During the two days, the focus was on work on copyright in the digital society, on influencer liability, on secrecy law, and on the consequences of the DSGVO in European data protection law. In addition, Hoeren reported on methodological issues, legal philosophical premises of the individual works and stylistic problems based on earlier examples of dissertations. Intensive discussions were also held with the “doctoral supervisor” on the research design. Culinary delights were not neglected either, with matjesbrötchen, Labskaus and Jever beer. In the end, the participants were very amused and enthusiastic about the stimulating atmosphere in Emden, which (hopefully) gave a very good push for an early completion of their doctoral studies.