Doctor of Juridical Science

S.J.D. Program

Future academic leaders, government leaders, judges, and others with a strong interest in the interplay of legal scholarship and practice may be interested in the Doctor of Juridical Science Program.

Candidates for the S.J.D. conduct in-depth legal scholarship and must:

  • Hold both a basic law degree (LL.B.) and a master’s degree (LL.M.) or a J.D.;
  • show an accomplished academic record;
  • and compose an original, thoughtful dissertation proposal that introduces the research topic the candidate intends to pursue, explains its importance and presents an initial argument that the candidate plans to develop in the S.J.D. program.