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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the KU School of Law Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)!

The University of Kansas School of Law is one of the few law schools in the United States to offer a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), the terminal degree in law. The S.J.D. program is designed for students interested in deep legal research and writing, and a career as a legal scholar or a senior public official.

Recent S.J.D. graduates are working as policy researchers at private firms in the U.S. and as faculty at universities in Egypt, Taiwan and Japan.

Candidates must hold a basic law degree (LL.B.) and master’s (LL.M.), or a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school; show an accomplished academic record; and compose an original, thoughtful dissertation proposal.

785-864-9211, or go to You may also contact your Committee Chairperson for guidance throughout your time at KU Law.

This LibGuide was created to help guide you through the process of obtaining your S.J.D. from the KU School of Law. There is useful information for prospective, current, and graduating students throughout this guide. Links are provided to help you obtain more detailed information and connect you to the university's many student support services. Please contact librarians Blake Wilson ( / 785-864-9253) or Pam Crawford ( / 785-864-9264) for assistance in the electronic S.J.D. submission process or other questions about the content of this guide.

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