The Law School at Durham University is pleased to invite applications for two three-year doctoral studentship, fully funded (fees and maintenance grant) as part of the ERC – funded project entitled “Dividing Political Power among People(s): A New Federal Theory for the 21st Century”.

The project aims to explore international and national phenomena that have challenged the idea of the sovereign state, and will explore these developments through the lens of federal theory.

Durham is looking for candidates who are interested in pursuing doctoral research in one of three broad areas:

(1) the United Kingdom and the “British Empire”;

(2) American federalism – Old or New; or

(3) German federalism – Old or New.

Applicants should be outstanding law graduates, with a particular interest in constitutional or comparative law. They will be part of a research team lead by Professor Schütze. Further details, including how to apply are available here.

Several other postgraduate funding opportunities are also currently available at Durham Law School, the details are available here.

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Written by Aoife O’Donoghue

Aoife O’Donoghue is a lecturer at Durham Law School having formerly held a post at NUI, Galway. Aoife’s PhD was at the University of Groningen. She specialises in international law specifically the law of international institutions and global governance. You can contact her at aoife.o’donoghue[at]durham.ac.uk or (+44) 0191 334281