These regulations and principles are based on the Rector’s decision ‘'Pre-examination and acceptance of doctoral dissertations and also general criteria for dissertations'’ on 20 June 2017 and on the specification of that decision by the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Law on 26 September 2017.
The examination of doctoral dissertations is a two-stage process: first, dissertations are examined in a preliminary examination, and then, in a public examination. After the public examination, the Faculty Council approves and grades, or rejects, the dissertation based on its expertise and on the documents compiled during the examination process. The Faculty Council appoints the dissertation examiners for both stages upon the proposal of the dissertation advisor and the coordinating professor/person assigned to the doctoral student, after which the Faculty sends the appointees an official invitation and related instructions.
At the Faculty of Law, coordinating professors/persons may be professors or docents on the third or fourth tier of the career path for teaching and research staff at the Faculty who are in a permanent contractual employment and have prior experience in supervising dissertations to their completion.
The more precise instructions for starting evaluation process of a dissertation are in intranet of the Faculty in the section ‘For students – Planning studies – Submitting for pre-examination’.