Law : Program Requirements
PhD students will be required to undergo a candidacy exam (essentially a structured defence of their research program and any completed segments of their dissertation) within two years of entering the PhD program. Students must be enrolled in LAW 693 (PhD Candidacy Examination) until they pass the Candidacy Examination and are then permitted to enroll in LAW 699 (PhD Dissertation). PhD students’ dissertations must meet the University’s standards for doctoral dissertations.