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.

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Current SJD Candidates

The S.J.D. program takes pride in its diverse community of candidates and legal topics that candidates pursue. S.J.D. candidates represent a distinct intellectual community from both the U.S. and abroad. Biographical information for some of our candidates is available below.