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The University of Aberdeen has one of the most significant groups of private international law (PIL) researchers in the world, an excellent dedicated Law Library and a proven track record in research supervision. The EU has embraced harmonised PIL as the means of preserving the cultural and legal diversity that makes Europe so interesting while giving sufficient unity and coherence to the EU to make it strong.

The research topics that could be selected are from across all areas of private international law that have been or could be legislated for within the EU. Successful applicants will be given a significant financial award designed to cover their fees and in some cases to help with maintenance. We hope that there will be opportunities for successful applicants to supplement their income by working as tutors and/or research assistants in the Law School.

The awards are tenable from September 2011 (but the start date is flexible) and can last for up to 3 years for a PhD (depending on good progress) and one year for a research LLM.

Further particulars can be obtained from the Law School by contacting the postgraduate secretary, Mrs Claire Thomson, law438@abdn.ac.uk

How to apply?

Please send a copy of your cv, your research proposal and two academic references (in signed and sealed envelopes) to Professor Paul Beaumont, School of Law, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UB, Scotland, UK by 1 February 2011.

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