The SJD program at the University of Iowa College of Law is intended for those who wish to conduct original and advanced legal research under faculty supervision. SJD students are expected to carry out legal research and writing which makes a significant and original contribution to the legal literature. The SJD dissertation must be of publishable quality and must provide lawyers, scholars, and governmental officials with a useful understanding, not previously available, of a particular area of law.
Estimated Cost of Attendance
Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.
- Fall semester—March 1
- Spring semester—not offered
- Summer session—not offered
The deadline to apply for admission is March 1.