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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Two Cambridge Law Journal PhD Studentships Open for ApplicationsThe Cambridge Law Journal is offering two studentships for full time PhD students commencing doctoral research in 2015-16. The purpose of these scholarships is to promote research in core areas of the common law.

The value of a Cambridge Law Journal PhD Studentship will be up to the value of the applicable fees for a Home UK/EU or Overseas student, plus the applicable rate of maintenance as estimated by the University for each year of the studentship. An additional sum may be paid in the event that a successful applicant relocates to Cambridge accompanied by the applicant's husband, wife or civil partner. Each studentship will be tenable for three years, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic progress. Studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential.

The two studentships are suited to applicants with a common law background. One studentship will be for research on the law of property (especially, but not limited to, real property). A second studentship will be for research on the law of contract or the law of torts. Preference may be given to applicants whose proposed research will require a current knowledge of the relevant area of English law. However, applications proposing research not confined to English law will be considered.

The Cambridge Law Journal, which was first published in 1921, is the oldest law journal associated with the Faculty of Law in the University of Cambridge. It is a leading legal journal in the English-speaking world, and is published by Cambridge University Press, which began publishing in the sixteenth century.

Applications for Cambridge Law Journal PhD Studentships close on 9 January 2015. Interested applicants can download the application form. Queries about the studentships may be addressed to