Law: Doctor of Juridical Science

Law School

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

This is a highly specialized, research-oriented program open only to individuals with outstanding academic qualifications and demonstrated research interests in their field of study.

The Law School admits a very limited number of candidates for the S.J.D. degree.  Applicants to the degree program must include a research proposal and dissertation topic approved by a full-time Law School faculty member who has agreed to serve as the faculty adviser if the applicant is admitted.


Admission Requirements

There are different application processes for graduates of U.S. and non-U.S. law schools. For more information, including admissions requirements and assistance, visit