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  •  One other observation: (0+ / 0-)

    I'll bet you Jerry Brown actually has an LL.B., not a J.D.

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 05:18:54 PM PDT

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    •  Nah, a J.D. (1+ / 0-)
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      At least according to this.

      Which is a good thing, because he wouldn't be a real lawyer here without one, and as Lionel Hutz once said, "if there's one thing America needs, it's more lawyers."

      "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

      by bjssp on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 05:24:46 PM PDT

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      •  Heh, that seems like an official site! (1+ / 0-)
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        JDJase

        For the record, before the late 60s, the J.D. pretty much didn't exist. U.S. holders are mostly in retirement today, but the professional law degree was, until that time, the LL.B, even though it generally required the same 3-year postgraduate sequence as the J.D. does today.

        Ok, so I read the polls.

        by andgarden on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 05:28:39 PM PDT

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        •  Probably confirmed: (3+ / 0-)
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          Kathy Colello in Yale Law’s press office emailed us back: “Prior to January 1971, all American law students received an LL.B. (bachelor of laws) and that beginning in January 1971, the same degree was called a J.D. (doctor of laws). Students who received their degree prior to January 1971 were given the option to change their degree to a J.D. if they wanted. Many people chose not to take the option, which is why you might have two students receiving a degree in the same year with a different designation.”
          Link.

          Ok, so I read the polls.

          by andgarden on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 05:32:20 PM PDT

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      •  Janet Reno has an LL.B (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        Can't think of anyone else off the top of my head among those who are still kickin'.

        Born, raised, and currently reside in PA-3 (where ladyparts medicine is tantamount to Pearl Harbor and 9/11); college in the old OH-10; graduate school in the old OH-17

        by JBraden on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:18:43 PM PDT

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        •  4 members of the U.S. Supreme Court: (2+ / 0-)
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          MichaelNY, James Allen

          (Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer) and any other lawyer who graduated from law school before the 1970s.

          Basically, J.D. and Ms. came about at the same time.

          Ok, so I read the polls.

          by andgarden on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 03:07:22 AM PDT

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