Innsbruck Doctoral College Liechtensteinisches Recht


 Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Müller, LL.M. (Department of Public Law, State and Administrative Theory)

Deputy Head

Mag. Dr. Simon Laimer, LLM (Department of Civil Law)


Mag. Mirella Johler, BA (Department of Public Law and Political and Administrative Sciences)


The University of Innsbruck is regarded as the regional University for the principality of Liechtenstein among others. The Faculty of Law therefore has responded with founding the research center „Liechtensteinian Law“ as a result of said concept of the University itself. 

The doctoral college is therefore systematically embedded within this legal frame: It is integrated into said research center and can therefore be seen as a link between research and teaching regarding Liechtensteinian Law at the University of Innsbruck. The doctoral college is able to further expand its research due to the longstanding practice of the Faculty of Law in teaching and supervision of diploma thesis.

Furthermore, the Faculty of Law of the University of Innsbruck represents a unique location as the center of connecting lines between those legal systems, which characterize the Liechtensteinian jurisdiction (namely Austrian, German, Italian as well Swiss law).           

The doctoral college is dedicated to combining already existing teaching and supervising activities, broadening its interdisciplinary propositions as well as making them more visible to the outside world.

Therefore, junior reseachers are offered a perfect organizational and financial setting to complete their dissertation.

PhD-members of the college are included in the field of interdisciplinary research of the Faculty of Law as well as the International Scientific Community. In addition, they receive profound education for their respective scientific field. The cooperation between the University of Innsbruck and Liechtensteinian research institutions (for example the University of Liechtenstein, the Private University of the principality of Liechtenstein or the Liechtenstein Institute) facilitates exchange of scholars, collective lectures, conferences and publication projects, which especially benefit PhD-students. Students can become acquainted with the process of research on an international level as well as being offered the opportunity of transboundary and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to discuss their research results and approaches in seminars specially set up for this purpose as well as present their work to relevant publishing houses and journals. Additionally, it is also possible to introduce their work on national and international legal conventions. Therefore, research stays at foreign tertiary institutions and research institutes, for example in Liechtenstein, Germany or Switzerland, of Phd-students are encouraged.

Moreover, contact between PhD-students and their possible future employers, legal practice and adjacent sciences, namely economic and political science, is being established. What is more, a convention regarding prevailing questions on Liechtensteinian law is organized every year. Phd-students as well as qualified researcher and practitioners are deeply involved in this convention.

To sum up, the doctoral college guarantees the profound and structured education of PhD-students on the highest scientific level. In addition, it provides the integration in the field of international elite research and offers excellent supervision by connecting the research center and the cooperation with Liechtensteinian research institutions.

In reverse, the Faculty of Law benefits from the inclusion of highly qualified PhD-students into research and, as a consequence thereof, into publication activity and lecturing.

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