PhD in Law Association Rotterdam (PILAR)

Welcome

Welcome on the page of PILAR. PILAR stands for “PhD in Law Association Rotterdam” and is the association of PhD Candidates of the Erasmus School of Law. PILAR is a voluntary participatory body, representing all PhDs from all disciplines of Erasmus School of Law. The PILAR board represents all PhDs, by means of direct participation, evaluation, and involvement in the policy making of the Erasmus (Graduate) School of Law.

Since 1987, PILAR’s main aim has been to contribute to building a productive environment and useful network for PhD Candidates, by organizing social activities. More recently, PILAR has been engaging in the representation of PhD Candidates within the Erasmus University and in the Law Faculty and cooperating with Erasmus Graduate School of Law on joint professional initiatives.

PILAR Activities

  • organizing several network and social events for PhD Candidates;
  • advising and cooperating with Erasmus Graduate School of Law on joint initiatives;
  • consulting matters on education, research and working conditions with PhD Candidates;
  • Represents the Erasmus School of Law PhD Candidates within the University and in the Faculty

PILAR Board

The current PILAR Board is composed of: Michelle de Vries, Du Du, Eleonora di Molfetta,  Maria Fernanda Caporale Madi, Sophia Paulini, Georgia Antonopoulou, Liam Wells and Josje de Vogel.

What does PILAR do?

  • Represents the Erasmus School of Law PhD Candidates within the University and in the Faculty
  • Cooperates with EGSL on  joint initiatives
  • Organises monthly PhD drinks (every last Thursday of the month)
  • Organises the annual Happy New Year-dinner
  • Organises the PILAR Summer-dinner
  • Organises other non-regular social activities

PILAR also maintains contact with EPAR (Association of all the PhD researchers of the Erasmus University Rotterdam) and keeps Law PhD researchers updated on the EPAR activities, including the PhD of the Year Award.

All Erasmus School of Law PhD researchers are ‘automatically’ PILAR-members, but in order to stay up to date on our activities we ask you to subscribe to the PILAR-Channel on SIN-online and join PILAR’s group on Facebook. If you have any suggestions for future PILAR activities, let us know by email below or tell us in person. PhD researchers who are interested to become active in the PILAR Board can contact us directly for more information or have a look at the PhD Guide 2016We hope to meet you at one of the PILAR activities! 

EPAR

The Erasmus PhD Association Rotterdam (EPAR) was founded in 1993 under the former name “InterFacultair AIO-Overleg Rotterdam” (IFAR). Since its foundation EPAR has been exerting itself to protect the interests of all PhD researchers at the Erasmus University (EUR). EPAR’s mission is to help create an Erasmus University that provides an even more attractive and inspiring working and research climate for its PhD researchers.