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 faculty at universities in Egypt, Taiwan and Japan; and policy researchers at private firms in the U.S.
Candidates must hold a basic law degree (LL.B.) and a master’s (LL.M.), or a J.D.; show an accomplished academic record; and compose an original, thoughtful dissertation proposal. In exceptional circumstances, KU Law may waive the LL.M. degree prerequisite for applicants who hold a J.D. from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
Please contact Registrar, Vicki Palmer, at email@example.com or by phone at 785-864-9211 for application and enrollment information. 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 free to contact Librarian, Allison Reeve at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 785-864-9272 for questions about the content of this guide and assistance in the electronic S.J.D. submission process.
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