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Theses And Dissertations

Identifier: LCA-06-07-001

Contents Note

This collection contains theses and dissertations produced by students attending Georgetown Law School and Georgetown Law Center. They represent three law degree programs (J.D., LL.M., S.J.D.), and some that only specify Georgetown University. Most of the J.D. and LL.M papers date from 1913-1953. The only current papers are from the S.J.D. Program.

The papers exist either in paper, microfiche, or digital form, and some may be available in more than one format. There are two separate listings containing the same entries - the first is a listing by degree type and then by author name, and the second is a listing by date and then author name.


  • 1913 - 2022


Location of Digital Files

View Theses and Dissertations in Digital Georgetown at

Description of Degree Programs

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) is the first degree in law, as well as the terminal degree for the practice of law. It is required for those who plan to become attorneys, is usually earned in three years, and requires a bachelor's degree for admission. Until 1966, the first degree in law was the LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) and during the 1930s and 1940s, the J.D. was awarded as a graduate level degree. In 1967 the J.D. became the first law degree.

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is the second level professional law degree after the J.D. It is a one-year advanced post-graduate degree program that specializes in a specific area of the law, and requires a J.D. as a prerequisite.

The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is the highest degree offered by Georgetown Law. It is a Ph.D-level research and academic-based degree primarily designed for those who are interested in becoming law professors, scholars, jurists or public intellectuals.


1.5 linear feet (3 Hollinger boxes)

605 digital file(s)

Language of Materials


Finding Aid for Collection of Theses and Dissertations
Leah Prescott
2018 January 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Law Center Archives Repository

Georgetown University Law Library
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