Juris Doctor - JD

A law degree in the United States that was originally designed as a replacement to the Bachelor of Laws degree. A Juris Doctor or Juris Doctorate (JD) represents professional recognition that the holder has a doctoral degree in law. Due to the length of study that most lawyers in the U.S. have to take to attain a law degree, the name change reflected its status as a professional degree.

The Juris Doctor is sometimes a prerequisite for other financial programs and designations. In addition, some schools offer a Juris Doctor and MBA joint degree to permit students to complete both degrees in less time than taking each degree separately.

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  • Juris Doctor — (see etymology and abbreviations below) is a professional doctorate[1][2][3][4][5][6] …   Wikipedia

  • Juris Doctor — ju·ris doc·tor / ju̇r əs ˌdäk tər/ n often cap J&D [New Latin, doctor of law]: the lowest degree conferred by a law school usu. after three years of full time study or its equivalent compare master of laws, doctor of laws, doctor of the science… …   Law dictionary

  • Juris Doctor — En los Estados Unidos, Canadá y Puerto Rico, entre otros países, se denomina Juris Doctor al primer título universitario en derecho, que se ofrece sólo a nivel posgrado. Para ser admitido a programas de juris doctor, es necesario haber completado …   Wikipedia Español

  • Juris Doctor — Der Juris Doctor (Abk. J. D., latein. Gelehrter des Rechts) ist ein akademischer Grad in der Rechtswissenschaft, der hauptsächlich in den Vereinigten Staaten verliehen wird. Es handelt sich dabei um ein Berufsdoktorat, das ohne zusätzliche… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Juris Doctor — Doctorat en droit Pour un article plus général sur les études doctorales, voir Doctorat Le doctorat en droit est un doctorat dans le domaine du droit. Sommaire 1 Histoire 2 Dans les pays de tradition universitaire anglo saxonne …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Juris Doctor — noun Etymology: Latin, doctor of law Date: 1969 a degree conferred by a law school usually after three years of full time study …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Juris Doctor — university law degree, degree awarded upon completion of a university law program (also Doctor of Jurisprudence), JD …   English contemporary dictionary

  • juris doctor — ˈjürə̇s noun Usage: usually capitalized J&D Etymology: New Latin, doctor of law : a degree equivalent to bachelor of laws …   Useful english dictionary

  • Juris Doctor — noun A first professional graduate degree and professional doctorate in law. Syn: J.D., JD …   Wiktionary

  • juris doctor — See J.D …   Black's law dictionary

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