PhD Course on Academic Legal Writing

The course is designed for PhD students who have recently embarked upon their doctoral studies. It aims to assist PhD students in developing their academic writing skills. The course will address general issues on how to write a PhD thesis. It will also provide guidance on successfully preparing an article for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The course will offer presentations by distinguished academics specialized in the field of law, who will address various aspects of academic legal writing.


PhD Course on Academic Legal Writing (pdf)

Course Information

Time: 22-23 April 2020
. (22 April 8:30-15:00, 23 April 8:30-15:00)

Venue: University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Room: 8B.4.19. 

A guide on how to find Campus is available at our website and a map of campus is available.


2 ECTS points for full participation in each day of the course programme (Nordic/Danish track or international track), submitting the required written assignment(s) prior to the start of the course (see due date above) and reading the required material in advance. PhD students who take part in both tracks and submit two different written assignments will be granted 4 ECTS. The deadline for submitting the written assignment(s) is 8 April 2020.

All participants can receive an additional 1 ECTS point for submitting a 450-550 words reflection paper by 8 May 2020 to The paper should comment on implementation of writing guidance obtained at the course in the participant’s PhD project

Course organiser:
Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen, Professor with special responsibilities, e-mail: 

Maximum no. of participants: 40


Please register via email to Please specify which track you wish to register for, or if you wish to register for both tracks.