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

      Ok, so I read the polls.

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

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