Supervising S.J.D. Faculty

Professor Sarah Williams

Each admitted S.J.D. student will be assigned a primary faculty supervisor who will guide and support their dissertation research. As such, each applicant must submit a research proposal at the time of application that aligns with the expertise and capacity of a Dickinson Law faculty member who is willing and eligible to serve as one’s S.J.D. faculty supervisor.

The S.J.D. Program Committee may opt to appoint a co-supervisor, if needed. Generally, a co-supervisor is appointed in circumstances such as when the proposed area of research is interdisciplinary and extends beyond any one area of disciplinary scholarship or faculty expertise.  Any requests for a co-supervisor should be made known at the time of application.

Any Dickinson Law resident faculty member may serve as a faculty supervisor or co-supervisor. Learn more about our accomplished faculty and please note their specific areas of expertise. The following faculty members are currently supervising S.J.D. students.

William But.erWilliam E. Butler
John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law




Stanley Brand

Stanley Brand
Distinguished Fellow in Law and Government and On-site Director, Semester-in-Washington, D.C. Program



Brent NewtonBrent E. Newton
Practitioner in Residence