Q. What is your research topic?
A. “The Regulation of Price-fixing Cartels under Vietnam's Competition Law: A Comparative Analysis with the Japanese Anti-monopoly Act and the EU Competition Law”
Q. Why did you choose the ASCI to study?
A. The reason why I chose the ASCI to study a Doctoral Degree is because I really want to deepen my legal knowledge and experiences right after completing my Master’s Degree at Nagoya University Graduate School of Law. Significantly, this ASCI program helped me continue to connect with previous professors from Nagoya University to study the specialized field of competition law. Furthermore, the program offered a flexible study time while I was working and had a great opportunity to apply the specialized knowledge and legal analysis skills in the daily legal practice.
Q. What are the advantages and disadvantages of ASCI to study?
A. The ASCI program offers highly specialized and respected professors and experts in various fields of law. In addition, the ASCI also provided necessary tools to keep the study progressing. One of my concerns when I started this program is the legal documents and book sources to study. However, the ASCI connected me with the library of Nagoya University Graduate School of Law to access to the requested books and documents. Then, the ASCI collected and sent them to my home country. That's amazing arrangement!
Q. What is your greatest achievement during your PhD course?
A. My comparative legal analysis capability has been improved. The close supervision of professors helped me develop the skills of comparative legal analysis in a logical and persuasive way. Thanks to this guidance, I understood that although the supporting evidence and practical cases play important part in comparing the competition regimes, the relationship between legally substantive issue and procedural matters should be taken into account due to the different capacity to execute the law in each country. Therefore, the suggestion for improvements should be done in a practical and applicable way.
Q. What are your career goals?
A. Completing the Doctoral Degree is not an end to my research journey. Having obtained a deep legal knowledge and analysis skills from this program brings more opportunities to me, including the teaching professional at a university. In addition, the aspiration to establish a law firm with high reputation, greatly positive reviews from clients and high-ranking qualified lawyers is also my next career development goal in the near future.
Q. Please advise PhD students who study in the ASCI program.
A. I think you should clearly define your expectation from this PhD program and make a good plan to complete the program. Also, committing yourself to write several paragraphs everyday is a key to progress your study. Furthermore, keeping close contact and direct discussion with the professors will help you address concerns and overcome difficulties that may arise.