Anybody applying to a SJD program?


Stagista11
I wonder if anybody has applied to a SJD program, with or without having previously completed a LL.M. In case someone did apply, may I ask where and why? Wish you all the best of luck with your application(s)
I wonder if anybody has applied to a SJD program, with or without having previously completed a LL.M. In case someone did apply, may I ask where and why? Wish you all the best of luck with your application(s)
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GOG
Hi:

I am in the process of applying to several SJD programs. What would you like to know?
Hi:

I am in the process of applying to several SJD programs. What would you like to know?
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Stagista11
May I ask you whether you have completed your LL.M already, or you decided to apply directly to the SJD program?
I'm very likely to apply to Fordham, GWU and perhaps a couple more. Where have you applied (if you want to share this info, of course)?

Wish you the best of luck with your applications
May I ask you whether you have completed your LL.M already, or you decided to apply directly to the SJD program?
I'm very likely to apply to Fordham, GWU and perhaps a couple more. Where have you applied (if you want to share this info, of course)?

Wish you the best of luck with your applications
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GOG
Thank you. I completed my LLM at Northwestern University. I am applying to do the SJD at Duke, Cornell, UCLA, Emory, Fordham, Upenn and Georgetown. I thought these are all great schools that also provide funding. I hope this is helpful.
Thank you. I completed my LLM at Northwestern University. I am applying to do the SJD at Duke, Cornell, UCLA, Emory, Fordham, Upenn and Georgetown. I thought these are all great schools that also provide funding. I hope this is helpful.
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Stagista11
we might know each other. I graduated from Northwestern this May...
we might know each other. I graduated from Northwestern this May...
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GOG
Wow...That's a small world. I am sure we know each other. Did you do the general LLM? Did you do the LLM Kellogg? What is your name?
Wow...That's a small world. I am sure we know each other. Did you do the general LLM? Did you do the LLM Kellogg? What is your name?
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Oldtimer
I already have an LLM from NYU (a few years ago) and applied to the SPILS in Stanford, which is the prerequisite for their SJD. This is the only law school that I applied to, so it is an all or nothing thing for me. I believe I have a good chance for admission because of my professional and academic background, but the financing is a big question mark. Hopefully my research proposal will be sexy enough to entice them!
I already have an LLM from NYU (a few years ago) and applied to the SPILS in Stanford, which is the prerequisite for their SJD. This is the only law school that I applied to, so it is an all or nothing thing for me. I believe I have a good chance for admission because of my professional and academic background, but the financing is a big question mark. Hopefully my research proposal will be sexy enough to entice them!

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Thank you. I completed my LLM at Northwestern University. I am applying to do the SJD at Duke, Cornell, UCLA, Emory, Fordham, Upenn and Georgetown. I thought these are all great schools that also provide funding. I hope this is helpful.


It is strange. As far as I know, both Fordham and Emory have no JSD program.
Are you both kidding each other?
<blockquote>Thank you. I completed my LLM at Northwestern University. I am applying to do the SJD at Duke, Cornell, UCLA, Emory, Fordham, Upenn and Georgetown. I thought these are all great schools that also provide funding. I hope this is helpful.</blockquote>

It is strange. As far as I know, both Fordham and Emory have no JSD program.
Are you both kidding each other?
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Wheretogo_
have you look at their websites? You will find they do offer an SJD programme.
have you look at their websites? You will find they do offer an SJD programme.
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have you look at their websites? You will find they do offer an SJD programme.


Now I see. They just establish their program. It is too new, and not famous at all.
I would not make a thought on it.
There are a dozens of these kind of programs just established last year, this year, such as Wake Forest, etc, etc.
So many SJD, JSD, what for? There are no job market in teaching field.
<blockquote>have you look at their websites? You will find they do offer an SJD programme.</blockquote>

Now I see. They just establish their program. It is too new, and not famous at all.
I would not make a thought on it.
There are a dozens of these kind of programs just established last year, this year, such as Wake Forest, etc, etc.
So many SJD, JSD, what for? There are no job market in teaching field.

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Wheretogo_
Depends where you want to teach..there is a market for eveything...you just need to go about and find it..
Depends where you want to teach..there is a market for eveything...you just need to go about and find it..

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Mac23
hey stagista can i send you a PM?
hey stagista can i send you a PM?
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Stagista11
sure
sure
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Oldtimer

So many SJD, JSD, what for? There are no job market in teaching field.


Funny. I would say exactly the same of the LLMs and the Legal profession in general, but that doesn't mean there is no place for the good ones. It's all about finding a niche and a little bit of luck.
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So many SJD, JSD, what for? There are no job market in teaching field.
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Funny. I would say exactly the same of the LLMs and the Legal profession in general, but that doesn't mean there is no place for the good ones. It's all about finding a niche and a little bit of luck.
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Lawnut
Thank you. I completed my LLM at Northwestern University. I am applying to do the SJD at Duke, Cornell, UCLA, Emory, Fordham, Upenn and Georgetown. I thought these are all great schools that also provide funding. I hope this is helpful.


Hi, You forget some other good JSD programs, such as UIUC with a strong field in law and economic and financial law and market professors as well as criminal law and procedure filed.

Also, Wisconsin is one of the oldest found JSD program in Univeristy.
Check their website before you find it is too late to apply these schools.
<blockquote>Thank you. I completed my LLM at Northwestern University. I am applying to do the SJD at Duke, Cornell, UCLA, Emory, Fordham, Upenn and Georgetown. I thought these are all great schools that also provide funding. I hope this is helpful.</blockquote>

Hi, You forget some other good JSD programs, such as UIUC with a strong field in law and economic and financial law and market professors as well as criminal law and procedure filed.

Also, Wisconsin is one of the oldest found JSD program in Univeristy.
Check their website before you find it is too late to apply these schools.
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Stagista11
I guess location is a factor to hold into account too. Studying at Fordham or GWU (as well as at many other school located in DC or NYC) will sharply ease job-hunting...besides, in my mind, studying a SJD (especially after you're done with your LL.M. as in my case) is almost only research and more research. I honestly don't think a program such as a SJD may be ranked the same way of a JD or even LLM...these are just free thoughts of course...
Best of luck to all
I guess location is a factor to hold into account too. Studying at Fordham or GWU (as well as at many other school located in DC or NYC) will sharply ease job-hunting...besides, in my mind, studying a SJD (especially after you're done with your LL.M. as in my case) is almost only research and more research. I honestly don't think a program such as a SJD may be ranked the same way of a JD or even LLM...these are just free thoughts of course...
Best of luck to all
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Wheretogo_
Increase job hunting on the location? I doubt it

If you are doing an SJD I dare to ask if you want to be a Professor? Recruitment for law Professors in the US is very specific and starts with online CV submissions to most law schools in the US.

As far as I remember if you are interesting to them there is then an "event" where candidates are interviewed? So I don't think location matters. Now if you say you want to get a job with one of the schools in those geographical areas that is a different story!
Increase job hunting on the location? I doubt it

If you are doing an SJD I dare to ask if you want to be a Professor? Recruitment for law Professors in the US is very specific and starts with online CV submissions to most law schools in the US.

As far as I remember if you are interesting to them there is then an "event" where candidates are interviewed? So I don't think location matters. Now if you say you want to get a job with one of the schools in those geographical areas that is a different story!
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Stagista11
Becoming a professor is one of the options that I'm considering. I guess I'm more likely to teach law somewhere in my home country rather than in the US, although I'd prefer the latter to the former option. My studies and career ambitions aim at international organizations and diplomacy, therefore I guess location does matter, at least in my case. I loved studying my LL.M. in Chicago, but that's not the place to be for a certain type of jobs
Becoming a professor is one of the options that I'm considering. I guess I'm more likely to teach law somewhere in my home country rather than in the US, although I'd prefer the latter to the former option. My studies and career ambitions aim at international organizations and diplomacy, therefore I guess location does matter, at least in my case. I loved studying my LL.M. in Chicago, but that's not the place to be for a certain type of jobs
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Kerfuffle
If you want to teach in the US, a PhD is a better option than a SJD. If you look at some law faculties they advertise the number of law staff with a PhDs. The downside of a US PhD is the time factor compared to an SJD.
If you want to teach in the US, a PhD is a better option than a SJD. If you look at some law faculties they advertise the number of law staff with a PhDs. The downside of a US PhD is the time factor compared to an SJD.
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Stagista11
I do agree, but please remember that there's no Ph.D. in law taught in the US, unless you want to study international (public) law as part of the broader spectrum of international relations. the SJD is currently the highest degree in law, thus it all comes to what do you intend to teach upon completion of your studies...
I do agree, but please remember that there's no Ph.D. in law taught in the US, unless you want to study international (public) law as part of the broader spectrum of international relations. the SJD is currently the highest degree in law, thus it all comes to what do you intend to teach upon completion of your studies...
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