JSD in US. Funding Options...


L&E
Hello People,
Am planning a LL M next season (10-11) and a possible JSD after that; I have managed the LL M funding. But the JSD funding, I need a bit of help here....

Do law schools give you stipends to a JSD student? I hear NYU does. Can some one confirm that? What is the position @ Columbia/Chicago/Harvard

What is the duration (on an average)? 3 years is it?

Thanks a ton....
Hello People,
Am planning a LL M next season (10-11) and a possible JSD after that; I have managed the LL M funding. But the JSD funding, I need a bit of help here....

Do law schools give you stipends to a JSD student? I hear NYU does. Can some one confirm that? What is the position @ Columbia/Chicago/Harvard

What is the duration (on an average)? 3 years is it?

Thanks a ton....
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Gregor2009
It depends from school to school.

Yes NYU provides funding. Most other schools limit entry into JSD/SJD to those you have completed their LLM. Some schools require only payment of 1 year school fees while some require payment for all 3 years. Some universities also allow their LLM students to waive their LLM degree (i.e. not awarded) and save on tuition on the SJD/JSD component since the credit is transferred over.

Yes, average duration is 3 -years. Most only require candidates to be in-residence for a year while some require 3 -years. Again, varies from school to school.


Cheers,
G
It depends from school to school.

Yes NYU provides funding. Most other schools limit entry into JSD/SJD to those you have completed their LLM. Some schools require only payment of 1 year school fees while some require payment for all 3 years. Some universities also allow their LLM students to waive their LLM degree (i.e. not awarded) and save on tuition on the SJD/JSD component since the credit is transferred over.

Yes, average duration is 3 -years. Most only require candidates to be in-residence for a year while some require 3 -years. Again, varies from school to school.


Cheers,
G
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L&E
Thank you very much. I will research on these lines further.

May I request sending a PM to you Gregor should I have any further questions?
Thank you very much. I will research on these lines further.

May I request sending a PM to you Gregor should I have any further questions?

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Gregor2009
Sure no problems! Go for it! :)

Based on my memory, the better schools who admit SJD/JSD students who do not hold an LLM degree from their schools are: NYU, UCLA, George Washington, Georgetown. NYU funds students. The remaining 3 requires payment (UCLA is the least if I can recall).

Harvard would be the one who allows LLM candidates from their school to waive their LLM to save on tuition.
Sure no problems! Go for it! :)

Based on my memory, the better schools who admit SJD/JSD students who do not hold an LLM degree from their schools are: NYU, UCLA, George Washington, Georgetown. NYU funds students. The remaining 3 requires payment (UCLA is the least if I can recall).

Harvard would be the one who allows LLM candidates from their school to waive their LLM to save on tuition.

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L&E
Hmm...thanks. NYU and (based on my reading) even Columbia accepts students who have not been their LL M students...

Had heard about Harvard re the waiver....

Many thanks....!! Will keep you posted...
Hmm...thanks. NYU and (based on my reading) even Columbia accepts students who have not been their LL M students...

Had heard about Harvard re the waiver....

Many thanks....!! Will keep you posted...
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Irish_Guy
I know that Chicago and Harvard have some fellowships available for JSD candidates, particularly if you're working in the law & econ area (John M. Olin fellowships)
I know that Chicago and Harvard have some fellowships available for JSD candidates, particularly if you're working in the law & econ area (John M. Olin fellowships)
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L&E
@ Irish_Guy...

Thanks mate.... thats an amazing news... Yes; Am very keen on the law and econ front....:) Thanks a ton again....
@ Irish_Guy...

Thanks mate.... thats an amazing news... Yes; Am very keen on the law and econ front....:) Thanks a ton again....
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Irish_Guy
No worries at all. I don't think the fellowships are guaranteed, but I'm sure you could arrange something with the school once you're there. I did my JSD at Chicago, though I neither sought nor obtained a fellowship (I wasn't in residence). Some of my colleagues did, though:

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/Lawecon/fellows.html
No worries at all. I don't think the fellowships are guaranteed, but I'm sure you could arrange something with the school once you're there. I did my JSD at Chicago, though I neither sought nor obtained a fellowship (I wasn't in residence). Some of my colleagues did, though:

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/Lawecon/fellows.html
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