- A UP graduate has set a new record as the youngest PhD recipient in their law school
- He obtained the qualification at the young age of 25
- The doctor of law plans to pursue further studies this year
A 25-year-old law graduate has set a new record as the youngest person to obtain a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the University of Pretoria. The young academic completed his doctoral thesis in January of this year.
Marko Svicevic obtained completed his LLB degree in 2017 and registered for an LLM in 2018, while working as a research associate.
According to Marko, his supervisor advised he apply to study an LLD due to the quality and nature of his research work.
His thesis examined and analysed United Nations Security Council authorisation of the use of force in international law.
His professors have expressed pride in his work and achievements. Svicevic will graduate during the April graduation season at the autumn graduation ceremonies. He plans to continue his studies with a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Johannesburg in 2020.
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