Juridical Science

Emory University

Doctorate On Campus
48 months
58200 USD/year
58200 USD/year
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The Juridical Science program of Emory University is designed for those seeking careers as teachers and scholars of the law.


About the Program

The Juridical Science program of Emory University it is a highly selective program open only to applicants who possess a distinguished academic record in law, show promise of outstanding scholarship, and demonstrate potential for completing a scholarly dissertation of high quality.

Programme Structure

  • Students in the S.J.D. program must be physically in residence and conduct their work from Emory Law’s Atlanta campus during the first two semesters of the program. 
  • After the first two semesters in residency, students must be enrolled in the program, but may complete their research and writing from another location if remote work is approved by the student’s faculty supervisor and the 24 Executive Director of Graduate Programs.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to stay in residence in Atlanta for at least their third and fourth semesters.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




108 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All doctor of juridical science (SJD) applicants are expected to hold a JD or its foreign equivalent and an LLM degree from a US institution.
  • In exceptional circumstances, the US LLM degree requirement may be waived for applicants who have a law degree from a common law country, and/or a graduate degree in law or related field.
  • For foreign-educated lawyers, first law degree designations vary by country.
  • The selection process for the SJD program is rigorous. After thorough review of all application materials, in a typical year one or two students are selected to begin the SJD program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • Tuition Year 1 - $58,200
  • Tuition Year 2 - $3,000
  • Tuition Year 3 and beyond - $500 per semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Juridical Science
Emory University


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