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In order to be awarded the JSD degree, the candidate must successfully complete 60 units of required coursework, the writing of a doctoral dissertation of a minimum of 75,000 words (180 to 300 pages) or three law review articles, and participate in a public defense over a course of four stages.Typically, candidates will receive 20 transfer units from their Masters degree.  View "Term Dates" for projected calendar to completion of the program.


Supervisory Panel

Stage 1: JSD Pre-Candidacy

Stage 2: JSD Candidacy

Stage 3: JSD Evaluation

Stage 4: JSD Defense

  Doctor of Juridical Science

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