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Because the S.J.D. is a degree designed to train law teachers, having the opportunity to practice one's teaching skills is critical. The Graduate Program offers its S.J.D. candidates numerous opportunities at Harvard Law School, and many other opportunities exist elsewhere at Harvard. In addition, many S.J.D. candidates pursue short-term teaching opportunities at other institutions (some of them under arrangements with Harvard for this purpose). In recent years, our S.J.D. candidates have held visiting and adjunct professorships at such schools as The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the University of California at Berkeley, Boston University, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Puerto Rico.
Finally, most of our S.J.D. graduates obtain permanent employment at leading universities worldwide. In the past five years, our S.J.D.'s have obtained positions at such top U.S. schools as the University of Michigan; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Georgetown University; New York University; and elsewhere. Worldwide, recent students have joined the faculties of such schools as Australian National University, Australia; the University of Toronto and York University/Osgoode Hall, Canada; the University of Los Andes, Colombia; the University of London, England; the University of Helsinki, Finland; Tel-Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University, Israel; Birzeit University, Israel/Palestine; the University of Otago, New Zealand; the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; and Landegg Academy, Switzerland.
For more information on fellowship and teaching opportunities for S.J.D. students, please click here.
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