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J.S.D. in International Water Resources Law

A J.S.D., or Doctor of Juridical Science is, in effect, legal education’s counterpart to the Ph.D. Those who have already earned an LL.M. and wish to do intensive, in-depth work in the law of international freshwater resources, normally over a period of several years, should apply for the J.S.D.

To qualify for the J.S.D. degree in International Water Resources Law, the student must:

  • Earn a minimum of eight (8) semester hours of credit over a course of a two-semester residency.
  • A cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.0 (on a 4.3 point scale)
  • The courses completed during the residency will be determined by the Dissertation Supervisor in consultation with the student.
  • A J.S.D. student is expected to work closely with his or her Dissertation Supervisor during the residency period.


Contact Stephen McCaffrey, Director of Water Resources Law, International Track
Email | 916.739.7179

Typical J.S.D. Curriculum
LAW 621International Water Resources Law Seminar3
Elective Course(s)5+