International and Comparative Law (SJD)
As the legal profession becomes more globally focused, academic research is a powerful and compelling instrument for forging social change and transforming how justice and the rule of law can be realized throughout the world. Comprehensive study in international and comparative law allows scholars to make original and substantial contributions to mitigating and solving critical issues that permeate all societies.
The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is the highest degree in law. Loyola
University Chicago School of Law's SJD Program in International and Comparative Law is a highly selective postgraduate program primarily for students who have graduated from the School of Law's current LLM degree programs. The SJD is designed for students aspiring to be legal academics who wish to pursue sustained independent study, research, and writing. Students will conduct academic research in a particular area of international and comparative law and complete a doctoral dissertation.
SJD candidates work under the supervision and guidance of School of Law faculty members, the Advisory Committee, and the SJD Committee.
Only graduates from one of our own LLM Programs are eligible for admission.