The degree of Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) will be granted on the following conditions:
- Prior to completion of the candidate’s resident study, the candidate must have been admitted to the graduate curriculum in law as a candidate for this degree.
- The candidate must have completed, under the direction of an advisory committee appointed by the Faculty of the School, a program of resident study including no fewer than 24 units of approved coursework and independent research.
- Before advancement to candidacy for the degree, the candidate must have passed an oral examination, in such field or fields of study as they may select, with approval of the advisory committee.
- The candidate must have presented, not earlier than six months after completion of their coursework requirement, a dissertation suitable for publication which, in the opinion the advisory committee, constitutes a useful contribution in the field with which it deals.