International Private Law

Programme Description

International Private Law, including its wide basis of international procedural law and international commercial law, belongs to the system of national legal order. However, its focus goes beyond national law. The overlap is due to the sources of legal regulation, the international nature of the science of private international law, as well as due to the factual overlap of legal relations which are the subject of its regulation.

The objective of doctoral studies in the area of private international law and international commercial law is to acquire legal-theoretical knowledge in the field of private international law and international commercial law and its broader scholarly basis, which includes substantive and procedural civil law and European law, as well as to acquire methods and skills of scholarly work. The broader basis of the field of study consists of preparing for scientific and pedagogical work, language preparation and the basic knowledge on the development of other legal disciplines. The study is intended primarily for those who want to pursue academic career and scholarly work in the discipline, work in international organizations, work abroad, work in international law firms, or for those who want to acquire deep theoretical knowledge in the discipline. The main topics of the discipline deals with conflict of laws, direct rules, procedural law, arbitration law and international commercial law.

A successful graduate is able to

  • work systematically and scholarly in all topics covered by the discipline;
  • move in the scientific community at the national and international levels;
  • possess knowledge and skills concerning the field of study at the national, the European and the international levels;
  • write small and large scientific papers in the field;
  • thoroughly understand and fully grasp the substance of private international law.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The programme is intended primarily for those who wish to pursue academic career and scholarly work. This is its basic purpose and definition. Naturally, the programme is open to those who, for various reasons, want to gain deep theoretical knowledge of private international law, international procedural law, international arbitration and international commercial law. If we are to characterize employers, these are scholarly workplaces, pedagogical workplaces, foreign workplaces, international organizations, including the European Union bodies, law firms dealing with international issues, and other workplaces where cross-border issues can be encountered.

Provided byFaculty of Law
Type of studies Doctoral
Modefull-time, combined
Length of studies4 years
Language of instructionCzech
Consultantprof. JUDr. Naděžda Rozehnalová, CSc.
Guaranteeprof. JUDr. Naděžda Rozehnalová, CSc.

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