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Below are frequently asked questions relating to the SJD degree. For information about Duke's LLM program, please see the LLM website


photo of Sifan (Yolanda) Jiang (China)

I chose Duke because of its strong expertise in comparative law. Professor Shitong Qiao is a leading expert in Chinese law and comparative property law. Professor Jack Knight, on the other hand, produces great scholarship in many areas including comparative constitutional law and judicial studies. Duke SJD program offers plenty of opportunities to explore my research interest. I am able to tailor make my own list of courses provided by the law school and other departments. I personally find it really helpful to take Professor Qiao’s comparative law and Professor Knight’s comparative constitutional law, which offer me great insights into my research work on China's judicial system.

Sifan (Yolanda) Jiang, China