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 candidate will be assigned a primary faculty supervisor with expertise in the student’s research area and two additional faculty members who form the student’s doctoral committee. Duke graduates, with the SJD or LLM degrees, hold academic positions in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, and Taiwan.