SJD Program

The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is the most advanced law degree at American University Washington College of Law. The program brings together aspiring legal academics and other top legal professionals from around the world who wish to research and write a dissertation of publishable quality under the instruction of faculty members who are recognized experts and leading practitioners in their fields.


Dr. Daejung Kim
SJD Program Graduate


Dr. Daejung Kim earned his SJD from American University Washington College of Law in 2011. His dissertation was titled “Constructing Regional Denuclearization: the NPT, Nuclear Weapon Free Zone, And North Korea” His fields of study and professional expertise include: International Law, International Trade Law, International Investment Law, International Environmental Law. Dr. Kim is currently serving as Professor of Graduate School of International Studies in Dong-A University, Busan, South Korea.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2011
LL.M., Fordham University School of Law, 2002
LL.M., American University Washington College of Law, 1999
Bachelor of Law, Busan National University, Korea, 1997

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