degree programs: SJD (Doctorate) in International Legal Studies, Golden Gate University (GGU) School of Law, San Francisco, California, USA
The LLM (Legum Magister - Master of Laws) and SJD (Scientiae Juridicae Doctor - Doctor of Juridical Science) programs in International Legal Studies are designed to provide in-depth coverage of specialized areas of international and comparative law with an emphasis on the legal, cultural, sociological, and business activities of the Pacific Rim, the European Community, and of other regions of the world as they interact with one another and with the United States.
Students admitted to the SJD program must earn a minimum of 8 units and spend at least two semesters in residency. Each student's program of study must be approved by the committee on advanced international legal studies in consultation with the dissertation supervisor.
Each SJD student will work closely with the dissertation supervisor during the residency period. At the end of the second semester in residence, the student must present a selected bibliography, a detailed outline, and a draft chapter of the dissertation, as well as pass a qualifying oral examination. Students who successfully complete these tasks will be advanced to candidacy. The SJD candidate is expected to work closely with the members of the dissertation committee during the candidacy period and must present a final dissertation in publishable form no later than four years after advancing to candidacy.
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