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Juris Doctor Programme (JD)

The SMU Juris Doctor (J.D.) programme is a graduate programme that leads to a first degree in law. It is designed for those who hold undergraduate degrees in other disciplines and for those who hold degrees in law from civil law countries.

Many students have several years of work experience. The programme is characterised by interactive (Socratic) teaching that helps students develop analytical, problem-solving, interdisciplinary and comparative law skills. A rigorous curriculum is taught by an international faculty that includes teachers with backgrounds in practice, government and the judiciary. Very strong English language ability is required.

Juris Doctor Programme (JD)

Application Closes

March (August intake)


Full-time 3 Years




Please refer to programme website for latest fees details

Last updated on 24 Jul 2017.



Graduate Programmes Office (J.D.)
Singapore Management University
School of Law

Phone: +65 6828 0274
Fax: + 65 6828 0805