Dr. jur. Programme

To qualify for the degree of Dr. jur. (doctor of laws), students have to present a thesis, which must be a scholarly work of original research. Candidates must have acquired already a first degree in law (German First examination in law or equivalent) with marks above average.

If you are interested in writing a Dr. jur. thesis under Professor Rüfner's supervision, please contact us by e-mail or otherwise. If you would like to work in the area of Roman law and legal history, your enquiry is particularly welcome.

Please make sure that you fulfil the admission requirements for doctoral candidate's under the applicable faculty statute.