The Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) degree is offered to applicants who have already obtained an LL.M. or comparable postgraduate law degree, and who demonstrate the potential to produce a high-quality piece of legal scholarship.
J.S.D. students conduct a structured program of individual research, supervised and guided by a member of the University of Alabama School of Law faculty, leading to the completion of a scholarly dissertation. The J.S.D. program typically takes three years to complete.
Applicants to the J.S.D. program are strongly encouraged to reach out in advance of their application to a member of the Law School faculty with whom they would like to work as their supervisor.
Applications should be made after securing the permission of a supervising member of UA Law faculty.
The Director of the J.S.D Program is Professor Dan Joyner firstname.lastname@example.org