CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Law and Animals: Ethics at Crossroads

Doctoral Programme at the Law School of the University of Basel, 2013-2016. Cutting-Edge Legal Research

The law school launches the doctoral programme “Law and Animals: Ethics at Cross-roads”. “Law and animals” is a novel field of legal research which examines how human society deals with animals and how such treatment is reflected in the law.

The programme’s starting date is September 2012, with a first cycle of studies running until 2015.  The programme comprises ten doctoral student positions.  Scholarships (at least in the form of seed money) will most likely be available.  Jurists from all over the world who have interest in animals will  be well-served by thsi new program.  The bi-lingual programme (English and German) is carried out in Basel.

The deadline for receiving applications is November 1, 2012.  Please find all information, especially regarding selection criteria and the application procedure, at  For additional information please contact the coordination office,