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Thread: PhD interview

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20-Oct-17, 06:56
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What I would like to ask is if anyone on here has written a proposal/thesis that is Law related?

Either related to substantive law or legal practice?

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Thread: PhD interview

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20-Oct-17, 06:55
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Quote From Tudor_Queen:
I wonder why they invited you to interview and didn't tell you that by email...

It would also be really useful if you could see some examples of research proposals - especially ones from your field. Do you have access to any?

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Yes. I have looked at ethos.bl.uk

However, I haven't seen anything on there that examines the areas that I am looking at.

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Thread: PhD interview

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20-Oct-17, 06:53
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Thanks for the comments. It is not over just yet as the people who interviewed me did make some suggestions as to changes etc that I could make - and how to make the proposal acceptable by taking it in a different direction.

I have found lots of new material and am starting a re-draft. I have also acquired a book which I am hoping will help generally with the format etc for a proposal.

Will keep everyone posted.

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Thread: PhD interview

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18-Oct-17, 18:27
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Had the interview and was politely told that the proposal was not of the required standard.

Since then I have had two more Universities email me and say that I have been rejected as my proposal is not of doctorate standard.

I have been recommended to read some books which discuss research and how to write a PhD proposal so it's back to the drawing board1

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Thread: Newbie

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13-Oct-17, 18:07
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Although I have an interview via Skype on Monday for a place to study a PhD, I have today received an email from another University rejecting me and stating 'your application has not been successful as the project proposal was not of doctoral standard...'

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Thread: PhD interview

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13-Oct-17, 18:05
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Thanks for both comments.

Can you be offered lecturing jobs whilst studying for a PhD - but without a teaching qualification (eg: PGCE)?

Thread: Partner in prison: what to tell academic colleagues and friends?

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12-Oct-17, 20:42
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He should be out in 6 weeks I think so it should not affect Christmas?

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Thread: PhD interview

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12-Oct-17, 20:41
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Hi all,

At 56 years of age and not having been involved in academia since I attained a Masters in 1994, I have a Skype interview with a Senior University lecturer - on Monday.

Submitted a pretty basic (and short) proposal as part of the application process

How should I prepare? What am I likely to asked?

And, equally, what should I be asking?

Any help much appreciated!

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Thread: Newbie

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07-Oct-17, 20:10
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Thanks again Treeoflife.

Nige

Thread: Newbie

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06-Oct-17, 18:04
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Thanks again Treeoflife. I will post the outcome of the interview on here - it is on Monday 16/10.

I spoke today with a Prof and he gave me some really useful guidance.

I have been struggling to access (without paying!) papers etc - but he pointed me to SSRN which seems to allow downloads of full papers without the requirement to register, or pay.

How do other people on here access papers etc?

Is there anywhere one can access PhD proposals or completed theses?

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Thread: Newbie

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05-Oct-17, 20:00
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That is interesting Treeoflife and somewhat along my train of thought - moreover that the Uni that I am being interviewed by want the money! I am being interviewed by a Law Professor whose experience is (as one would expect, all around The Law - yet my 'proposal' is all about the practice of law - ie: use of technology in the legal profession - which is more appropriate for a business school - organisational management, business models etc.

So, I find it strange that I am being interviewed by someone who writes on criminology etc!

Reading between the lines, the email invitation to interview seems to be a formality and that I will be offered a place.

So, the big question is - if I am only being accepted to make up numbers or for financial reasons, and if my proposal is not a suitable PhD proposal (and more akin to a consultancy document as 2/3 academics have suggested) - would I be wise to start the PhD (which will take years in part-time mode)?

Could it be the case that the supervisor will help me mould and evolve the consultancy document to become a valid PhD proposal?

I am confused now and IF I am offered a place I really don't know what to do!!

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Thread: Newbie

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03-Oct-17, 19:48
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Thanks again everyone.

Whilst I have three Drs/Profs at different UK universities saying that my proposal is consultancy based and not PhD material, I now have an interview with another University next week - and I sent that University the exact same proposal.

Work that one out!!

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Thread: Newbie

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02-Oct-17, 20:15
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Hi,

Many thanks for the replies. I have a Masters which is in Business Administration and completed in 1994.

I have submitted some applications for research and will see what comes back - likely all rejections as I just can't get to grips with the difference between consultancy and research!!

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Thread: Legal profession PhD

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26-Sep-17, 18:23
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Hi

Is there anyone out there who has put together a proposal where the subject matter relates to legal practice/technology, change management etc. in professional service firms who I could have a chat with?

After 25 years away from academia I am trying to put together a proposal!

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Thread: Newbie

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26-Sep-17, 14:12
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Thanks for the replies. I am an ex-lawyer and interested in the business model of professional service firms.

I have put together a draft proposal and I have found a business school lecturer who is kindly trying to help me get the proposal correct.

I sent hom the draft - but he says that it is presneted more in consultancy mode and that I need to think 'in PhD mode'. Not sure what that means.

He has also said that he would want he would 'like to see is a research question that engages more directly with the literature and some existing body of theory'.

I am somewhat lost and confused!

It would help if I could find someone who has prepared a proposal or indeed who has a PhD which is in the area I am looking to research. I have searched the web but not found anyone as yet!

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