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Faculty Scholarships

Doctor of Juridical Science - SJD

(Scientiae Juridicae Doctor )

Our SJD degree in International Trade and Business Law is typically a three-year program, with the first year requiring full-time in-residence attendance, typically two terms of enrollment in coursework at the University of Arizona (24 units), followed by two years of research and writing (minimum registration 3 units per term).  The SJD dissertation phase (2-5 years) culminates in an in-person defense of the dissertation. 


Doctoral students enjoy the full resources of the University of Arizona campus and most UA professors are eligible to participate in your faculty committee.  It is pro forma to ask experts from another College or Program to be a part of your dissertation committee when they have special knowledge of some aspect of the dissertation and research (enrollment in coursework outside of the Law College and development of a candidate's dissertation committee must be performed under the guidance and approval of your law faculty advisor).


SJD Application process

Please submit a 5-6 page research proposal and a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) to David A. Gantz, Director,, at the UA James E. Rogers College of Law.

Provide the contact information (names, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses) of several of your professors from University who you feel could describe your work to us

Please request your testing agency (ETS) to report your most recent TOEFL score to the University of Arizona (institution = 4832, dept = 03);


Professor Gantz will then poll the Law faculty to identify interest in your proposal.  If faculty interest, expertise and availability are identified, we will then request a formal application and fee, and ask you to upload the following documents:


We anticipate offering scholarship and monetary support in the form of a Graduate Tuition Scholarship that equals the cost of the out-of-state portion of tuition/fees.  Requests for additional program funding will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and candidates are expected to research and apply for funding as their needs require.


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