Unlike the LL.M. program, which is designed for human rights practitioners, the J.S.D. program is designed for those who want to teach and pursue research at the university level.
Typically, one J.S.D. student per year will receive a full-tuition scholarship and living stipend from the Office of the Provost for the two years of required residency. The Center may also admit other students who have their own or other external sources of funds.
Tuition for the first year of residency is the same as the Law School & LL.M. tuition rate. (This rate changes each year.) In addition to tuition, there are fees of approximately $480 for the year. After the first year of residency, J.S.D. candidates must enroll each semester for one unit of credit, for which they will receive a grade of “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory” from their advisor. This one unit course is $500 per semester. After completing two years of residency, J.S.D. candidates may remain at Notre Dame to complete researching and writing their dissertation, or they may work at their home institution or another place that provides the research materials most useful to them.
Our staff will assist students in securing appropriate housing.
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