In order to be granted the title of Doctor the doctoral candidates need to publish and submit the required deposit copies of the doctoral thesis within two years of the approval. Six deposit copies have to be submitted to the Zentralbibliothek Zürich. Additionally one deposit copy shall be submitted to the Rechtswissenschaftliche Bibliothek der Universität Zürich, attn. Franziska Gasser, if the doctoral thesis is published electronically by being made available in the internet free of charge, and thirty copies without this online publication.
The doctoral candidates are provided i.a. with a template for the title and inner page as well as with further information regarding the publication of the doctoral thesis after the dissertation has been approved by the Faculty Assembly and are required to obtain a "good for printing" from the dean's office (firstname.lastname@example.org) before publishing the dissertation.
The title and the text of the deposit copies must be identical with the title and the text in the PDF approved by the Faculty Assembly. Any subsequent amendments or additions have to be approved by the main supervisor and the approval forwarded to the Dean’s office.
The doctoral candidates have to be matriculated in the semester their doctoral degree is issued. Holding the title of Doctor before receiving the Confirmation of Doctoral Degree is prohibited.