"Michigan offers an ideal environment for law students pursuing a doctoral degree. The most critical issue in a doctoral program is the commitment of the faculty. At Michigan, the faculty is extremely dedicated to supporting young scholars in the S.J.D. program."
—Doron Teichman, LLM '02, SJD '05
Assistant Professor, Hebrew University Faculty of Law,
Doctor of the Science of Law (SJD)
The Michigan SJD is the gateway to either an academic career or professional advancement internationally. Admission is intensely competitive and is granted only to those with a strong academic record, enthusiastic faculty support, and a dissertation topic that suggests a significant and original contribution to legal literature.
The three paths to admission are the following:
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