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PhD Thesis Defence

The PhD thesis defence is a seminar where the doctoral student presents his or her thesis in public in the presence of an expert in the field from another university, known as the opponent. The opponent is officially appointed by the Faculty Board. The Faculty Board also appoints a chairman of the public defence and an examining board. The examining board evaluates the thesis and the candidate's defence of the thesis. Based on their evaluation, the Board assigns a grade of “Pass" or “Fail".

Each year the new doctors are honored at the doctoral degree conferment ceremony at Lund University. Learn more about the conferment ceremony at Lund University.

Public defences at the faculty

  • Information about upcoming public defences in the Faculty's calendar.
  • Information about upcoming public defences in the Lund University calendar.

Anna Zemskova

The Rule of Law in Economic
Emergency in the European Union

Date of defence: onsdagen den 26 april
Faculty Opponent: professor Takis Tridimas, King´s College, London
Subject: konstitutionell rätt

Anna Zemskova's thesis in the Research Portal.

Soo Hyun Lee

Right to Regulate for Sustainable Development in International Investment Law
The Challenge of Incomplete Assessments, Promise of Sustainable Investment, and Need for Reserved Optimism

Date of defence: 4 April
Faculty Opponent: Associate Professor Caroline Henckels, Monash University
Subject: Public International Law

Soo Hyun Lee's thesis in the Research Portal.

Lisa Kerker

The roles of migration law in the context of domestic violence upon family migration

Date of defence: 17 March
Faculty Opponent: Professor Anna Lundberg, Lund University
Subject: Public Law

Find the thesis in the Lund University Research Portal.