NOTICE Currently, we are not accepting applications for the SJD in International Trade and Business Law. We encourage you to apply to our Master of Laws (LLM) in International Trade and Business Law. Students who successfully complete the LLM may subsequently be invited to apply to the SJD program.
Our SJD degree in International Trade & Business Law is typically a three-year program, with the first year requiring full-time in-residence attendance, typically two terms of enrollment in coursework at the University of Arizona. (24 units), followed by two years of research and writing (minimum registration 3 units per term). The SJD dissertation phase (2-5 years) culminates in an in-person defense of the dissertation.
Doctoral students enjoy the full resources of the University of Arizona campus, and most UA professors are eligible to participate in your faculty committee. It is pro forma to ask experts from another college or program to be part of your dissertation committee when they have special knowledge of some aspect of the dissertation and research. Enrollment in coursework outside of the College of Law and development of a candidate's dissertation committee must be performed under the guidance and approval of your law faculty advisor.