Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

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sdirishfan
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Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby sdirishfan » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:33 pm

Which should I put on my resume?

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TheNerdProject
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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby TheNerdProject » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:34 pm

J.D. candidate

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LawandOrder
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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby LawandOrder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:34 pm

Doctor

sdirishfan
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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby sdirishfan » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:39 pm

Here are the options:

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

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LawandOrder
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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby LawandOrder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:42 pm

Go with Doctor of Semantics

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dantimreynolds
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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby dantimreynolds » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:44 pm

Only in a group of future lawyers...

I love us.

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mightydinosaur
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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby mightydinosaur » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:00 pm

Wikipedia uses "Juris Doctor," no italics. I don't think anybody who knows what's up says "Juris Doctorate." Searching for that terms on Google gets a bunch of redirects to "Juris Doctor" and a few hits that mostly look like bottom tier and online law schools.

That said, I agree with TheNerdProject that "J.D. Candidate" is best. I've never seen anybody write out the full term in daily usage (which is why we all needed to look it up), and it looks pretentious to me, just like it would be uselessly pretentious if I listed my undergrad degree as "Artium Baccalaureus."

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:17 pm

Do you write "Bachaelor of Fine Arts," "Bachaelor of Science," etc for your undergrad degree? No. You say BFA, BA, BS, etc. Why would a JD be any different?

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Ipsa Dixit
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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby Ipsa Dixit » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:46 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:Do you write "Bachaelor of Fine Arts," "Bachaelor of Science," etc for your undergrad degree? No. You say BFA, BA, BS, etc. Why would a JD be any different?


I say Bachelor of Arts on mine.

As to the law degree, my school says to use J.D. or Juris Doctor, but not Juris Doctorate.

I'd say just keep consistent. If you abbreviate one degree, abbreviate the other.

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby transferguy » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:01 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:Do you write "Bachaelor of Fine Arts," "Bachaelor of Science," etc for your undergrad degree? No. You say BFA, BA, BS, etc. Why would a JD be any different?



Actually, yes I do write out Bachelor of Arts. (and we were told to by career services)

They also say to use Juris Doctor and not Doctorate.

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby XxSpyKEx » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:43 pm

sdirishfan wrote:Here are the options:

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate


What about "Jurisprudence Doctor." It just sounds better.

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby Oblomov » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:53 pm

I'm personally sick of this candidate crap. Your resume is going to say something like State U, J.D. 2012. They know that it is not yet 2012. I'd prefer to see exp. 2012 than the pomp of J.D. Candidate, 2012.

I think this is something that has been dragged out of PhD programs by insecure, pretentious law students. We don't write a dissertation; we're never "candidates."


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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby Contrarian » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:10 pm

sdirishfan wrote:Here are the options:

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate


You forgot

jUr1s d0c+oR@T3 C@NdIdAt3

But you can only use that if your an ultra-leet JD g33k from HYS

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby M_Cool » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:18 pm

saying doctorate would be incorrect

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby Fly » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:46 am

We were told by career services to go with "J.D. Expected, May 2011." Apparently career services departments widely disagree on this important issue!

I think either J.D. or Juris Doctor is fine. Juris Doctorate is not.

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby Cavalier » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:52 am

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby Fyzzix » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:24 pm

transferguy wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:Do you write "Bachaelor of Fine Arts," "Bachaelor of Science," etc for your undergrad degree? No. You say BFA, BA, BS, etc. Why would a JD be any different?



Actually, yes I do write out Bachelor of Arts. (and we were told to by career services)

They also say to use Juris Doctor and not Doctorate.


I double majored, so I write out

Bachelor of Arts AND Bachelor of Science

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby yqsong » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:56 pm

Cavalier wrote:I use J Dizzle.


LOL.
good one.

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby Timmybb13 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:00 pm

Candidate: Doctor of Jurisprudence


In a few years when you are on an airplane and someone yells, "Help! Is there a doctor in the room?", make sure you are ready to respond.

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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Postby finalnight » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:10 am

Here, we call it Juris Doctor.




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