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Doctor of Juridical Science The University of Alabama



Course info


The University of Alabama School of Law provides a top-rated education at a reasonable cost in a supportive and diverse environment. The school has nearly 400 Juris Doctor (JD) students. First-year Juris Doctor students currently represent 24 states and 50 undergraduate institutions. In addition to the Juris Doctor degree, the School of Law offers a Master of Laws with Concentrations in Taxation or Business Transactions, an International Master of Laws, and a Doctor of Juridical Science.

The University of Alabama School of Law offers the Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) to the very best of lawyers already holding the LL.M. degree and seeking to earn the terminal degree, usually in preparation for an academic career in law teaching. The program is offered in residence at The University of Alabama School of Law.

Candidates are required to successfully complete 48 hours of LAW 799 Research Project and defend a doctoral dissertation.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Juridical Science.

Full Time (48 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $21,530 per semester for 10-16 hours.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


18-Aug-21, 12-Jan-22


School of Law

101 Paul W. Bryant Drive, East,



35487, United States

Entry requirement for international students

The Graduate Admissions Committee of the Law School will review all applications for admission. The Committee will evaluate each candidate based on the likelihood of success in the program.

Required Documents Include:

J.S.D. application, dated and signed along with the application fee.

Transcripts, certificates, and diplomas from all colleges and/or universities attended, including transcripts, certificates, and diplomas from the institution(s) that conferred the first degree in law and the LL.M. degree or from the institution that will confer the LL.M. degree.

Completed Certification of Finances (Affidavit of Support); Information for Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant Student Status; and Transfer Recommendation of Student’s Non-immigrant Status, if applicable.

English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT); International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 6.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE): The minimum score of admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 59.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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