Doctor of Juridical Science Degree

The Law School admits a very limited number of candidates for the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree. This is a highly specialized, research-oriented program and is open only to individuals with outstanding academic qualifications and demonstrated research interests in their field of study.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Doctor of Juridical Science must complete the following requirements in order to be awarded the degree: A residence period of not less than one academic year; a course of study and research, designated by the candidate's dissertation committee, of no less than eight credit hours; and completion and acceptance of a dissertation. The dissertation must be submitted no later than three years from the date of matriculation into the S.J.D. program.

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