The Doctoral Programme in Law belongs to the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences.

The responsible faculty of the Doctoral Programme in Law is the Faculty of Law, which is also its home unit. In this context, the programme offers a high-quality training programme and an outstanding environment for research in legal science and studies of law and justice.

All those who aim at the Doctor in Laws degree in the Faculty of Law belong, in principle, to the Doctoral Programme in Law. The programme is also open for doctoral students who have Master’s degree in another field than law.

The Doctoral programme in Law has over 200 members. 

The aims of the Doctoral Programme in Law are in accordance with the strategy and research interests of the University of Helsinki. The research done in the programme is connected especially to following focus areas of research at the University of Helsinki: The Changing environment – clean water, Language and culture, Social justice, and Globalisation and social change.