Tulane Law School also offers the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). This program is a very selective one, encompassing a small number of students who have completed an LLM program with distinguished records.
The SJD program requires candidates to hold a first degree in law (in exceptional cases, a first degree in a law-related subject will suffice). All candidates must also hold an LLM degree, or currently be enrolled in an LLM program and complete the degree before commencing the SJD study. The candidates interested in continuing toward the SJD must devote their time to the development of a research proposal with a member of the full-time faculty at Tulane Law School. The Tulane Law School Graduate Committee considers the proposal, along with the candidate’s previous law school work, scholarly interest and ability, and the support of a faculty advisor. The committee’s standards for admission are demanding, and the selection process is a rigorous one.