MPhil/PhD Research Degrees
Atlas Agora Programme
The Atlas Agora Programme is made up of two
components. The first is a virtual element in which
students interact on-line. The second is an ‘Agora’;
an intensive workshop where doctoral students who
have just finished their first year present their
research, discuss methodology and go to talks on
subjects that may be of relevance to their research.
aim of the Programme is to foster an international network of doctoral
students who benefit from the expertise and approaches of a consortium of
universities, the London School of Economics and Political Science, New York
University, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (Toronto),
Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao), University of Melbourne, Université de
Montréal, Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), Bar-Ilan University (Tel Aviv), and
the National University of Singapore.
There is also an open category to which students from other universities can
Agora workshop Programme lasts for approximately two weeks. It is being held
at Bar Ilan this year and was held at Deusto last year; LSE and Osgoode the
years before. Typically, it attracts about 40 students. LSE has six places.
The programme is divided into three elements:
Doctoral Workshops: Doctoral students present their research to three or
four other students and an academic and get feedback. The aim of this
exercise is to broaden the outlook of the student and to introduce them to
new perspectives from outside the LSE.
Methodology Workshops: These look at different methodological
perspectives relevant to legal research.
Legal Mini-Courses: These take the form of 4-6 hours of sessions
exploring cross-cutting themes that might offer new ideas or suggestions for
reading that will be useful for your research.
Funding is offered to Law Department doctoral students wishing to attend.
This covers travel and accommodation. Further information from Rachel Yarham.