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Graduate Program

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The Graduate Program attracts lawyers of demonstrated intellectual and academic excellence from all over the world. Each year, the LL.M. program enrolls some 180 outstanding students representing more than 70 countries and a broad variety of backgrounds, legal interests and career plans. The S.J.D. program, modeled on the very best Ph.D. programs in other disciplines, hosts some 70 students planning careers in teaching and scholarship. Both programs expose students to American modes of legal education (which emphasize critical thinking and self-inquiry) as well as to substantive law, and enhance our students' ability to do advanced scholarly work. The Graduate Program also hosts the Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher program, which accommodates a small number of legal scholars and researchers from around the world who are engaged in major research projects for which the Law School's outstanding library resources may be of assistance.

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Last modified: November 19, 2014

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