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FeaturedUniversity of Arizona – James E. Rogers College of Law

Arizona Law offers a mix of qualities no other school can match: a small program in the heart of a nationally acclaimed university, a rigorous and challenging curriculum, exceptional employment outcomes, and the chance to spend your law school years in Tucson, set in one of the most diverse and beautiful regions of the country….

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FeaturedThe University of California, Berkeley Law

Berkeley Law students are bright, intellectually curious, and remarkably collegial. They come to us to partake of our rich curriculum, to experience a supportive learning environment, and to learn the law under an unusual grading system that encourages them to compete with themselves, rather than against one another. Our professors—even the most legendary—are approachable and accessible. Our alumni are members of an extended, world-wide family, actively…

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FeaturedBrunel University Law School

Brunel Law School has a long-established reputation as a research-led law school. Excellence in research matters to us and we actively promote research activities. We encourage our PhD students to participate in all relevant research activities, particularly presenting papers on their new research findings. The pursuit of new ideas and breaking the frontiers of knowledge is…

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University of Virginia School of Law

Only a few students are admitted to candidacy for the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree. Because the S.J.D. is primarily a research degree, evaluation of the applicant’s proposed research agenda is the primary factor considered in the admissions decision. Accordingly, one, several, or no persons may be admitted to S.J.D. candidacy in any given…

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Harvard Law School

The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is Harvard Law School’s most advanced law degree, designed for aspiring legal academics who wish to pursue sustained independent study, research and writing. In recent years we have created a vibrant intellectual community of young scholars from around the world, most of whom will secure teaching positions in their…

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University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Penn Law’s Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) program’s mission is to advance legal scholarship by producing graduates who have made significant contributions to their chosen area of study, and who are prepared to become leaders in the international academic community.

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Duke University School of Law

Students with outstanding academic credentials who intend to pursue an academic career are welcome to apply to the SJD program. SJD candidates must have completed the LLM degree at an accredited American law school. In exceptional cases, consideration will be given to applicants who have completed programs of study in common law countries. Each SJD…

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