Erasmus Graduate School of Law

EGSL is the Graduate School of Erasmus School of Law (ESL). Since the start of EGSL in September 2012, it assists PhD candidates in the first phase of their appointment in elaborating their doctoral proposal and guide them towards a successful completion of their PhD by the end of the fourth year.

EGSL provides an supportive, international research environment in which critical reflection, a multidisciplinary approach of the various legal disciplines and the exchange of ideas and experience of all ESL researchers play a substantial role. By creating an inspiring and dynamic research- and work environment, where senior and junior researchers meet and learn from each other, EGSL aims to deliver outstanding, socially engaged and inspired academic professionals.

EGSL offers sound educational programme aimed at facilitating PhD candidates in writing a good doctoral thesis. What distinguishes EGSL from other Graduate Schools? We think that this predominantly lies in the way it provides good guidance. PhD candidates are included in the ESL research community at different levels: by maintaining close contacts with fellow PhD candidates. With their supervisors, and indeed with the entire academic staff and researchers from other disciplines at the ESL. During the whole PhD-trajectory, each candidate will be monitored by his or her own doctoral committee. This doctoral committee, consisting of four senior researchers. Will monitor the progress of the thesis.