Objectives and competences

Our new global society is giving rise to a legal system that differs greatly from the classical legal order and is based on national territorial laws. The new legal order is characterized by an international dimension, economic development and the creation of world economic markets; greater complexity and an exponential growth of high-risk activities; and a need for social integration of diverse cultures and opinions based on respect for human rights.

This forms the framework for the theses that are written as part of this program, for the various research projects that are already under way in the departments of the University of Navarra's School of Law, and for the theses that have been defended over the last few years. Thus, the School aims to promote the study of current legal issues with the rigor of a serious research project, backed by a first-class Main Library and a work environment with profound human values. This program also falls under the priority lines of research defined in the University of Navarra's Strategic Plan. These have led to the creation of the Institute of Culture and Society in the Area of Social Sciences, Law and Humanities, among other initiatives.


The provisions of Article 5 of RD 99/2011 pledge that doctoral students will acquire basic competences, abilities and/or personal skills, as well as specific competences associated with the program (in addition to the general competences of the doctoral program set out in RD 99/2011).

* CG01 The capacity, when faced with a social problem, to determine the extent to which it is due to the globalization process, and to conduct legal research into this aspect by pushing the boundaries of knowledge to create a solution that respects the various cultures and sensitivities, and human rights.

* CG02 The capacity to understand the impact that globalization has on risk management and respect for multiculturalism, and to conduct an advanced academic study that offers social integration solutions.

List of competences