Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Advanced Writing and Research

773: Doctoral Dissertation Supervision

Credit Hours




Open to: SJD and DLaw students only. Prerequisites: Doctoral Dissertation Research I and II, Bibliography Tutorial. The dissertation advisor will work with the candidate to form a doctoral committee comprised of the advisor and two outside readers.  (In the case of foreign students, one outside reader may be sufficient.) The committee will assist the student by consulting on dissertation substantive issues, reviewing the working draft and approving the final product.   Dissertations should represent important contributions to the field, (minimum length 150 pages and double spaced) but specific format and content needs to be clarified between the candidate, the advisor, and the committee. Once clarified, the suggested format must be followed. Once the dissertation has been completed, it must be presented at an open forum to be attended by interested members of the law school community.  Students must enroll in this course during both fall and spring semesters of his/her second year. (Blum)