2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law, SJD

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Degree Requirements

Based primarily on legal research, S.J.D. students will work under the supervision of a College of Law faculty member to produce an original dissertation that makes a substantial contribution to legal scholarship.

Candidates for the S.J.D. degree must complete a minimum of 54 credits over at least three academic year (or 6 fall/spring semesters). This includes one year of substantive coursework in residence at Syracuse University College of Law. During their year in residence, students must enroll in the full-year S.J.D. Colloquium Course. Students spend their remaining time pursuing course work and research activities that culminate into a dissertation. The S.J.D. degree is awarded upon successful oral defense of the student’s S.J.D. dissertation.

For further information regarding admissions, please contact the College of Law Admissions Office, 315-443-1962, SJD@syr.edu

For further information regarding Scholarships and Financial Aid, please contact the College of Law Financial Aid Office, 315-443-1962, financialaid@syr.edu

For further information regarding academic programs, and policies, please contact the College of Law Office of International Programs, 315-443-3583, SJD@syr.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

S.J.D. Program

  • Graduates will use their research skills to conduct comprehensive research on their dissertation topic.
  • Graduates will develop and express ideas in writing, which synthesize their research, culminating in their dissertation.
  • Graduates will present the results of their dissertation research.

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