The Union University School of Law (UUSL) in Belgrade organizes and delivers a doctoral academic studies programme entitled Doctoral Academic Studies in Law Programme (SJD/PhD) of 180 ECTS lasting three academic years (six semesters) and completing lawyers’ education process. The studies have a pronounced academic and research component providing for critical assessment of  achievements in the field of law. The study programme encompasses the entire legal science; it is contemporary and compatible with the PhD programme system of European academic institutions (especially as pertaining to continental law), based on creative research development in the fields of national, European, international and comparative law.