to be serious, can a jd call him/herself a doctor?

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Re: to be serious, can a jd call him/herself a doctor?

Postby oriondust2018 » Fri May 11, 2018 6:16 pm

No. JD is not a Dr. like a PhD or M.D.
If a JD wants to call themselves Dr., they must enroll in a Doctorate program for law. Then, they would be PhD.

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Re: to be serious, can a jd call him/herself a doctor?

Postby legalace » Mon May 14, 2018 1:04 am

No. JD is not a Dr. like a PhD or M.D.


The J.D. is most similar to the D.D.S. or D.M.D., in that they are sometimes followed by a master's degree in law or dentistry.

If a JD wants to call themselves Dr., they must enroll in a Doctorate program for law.


But you don't make the same assertion regarding Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), Medicine (M.D.), Optometry (O.D.), Osteopathic Medicine (D.O), Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.), or, Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)?

Then, they would be PhD.


No, then they would be a J.S.D.

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Re: to be serious, can a jd call him/herself a doctor?

Postby nixy » Mon May 14, 2018 8:07 am

legalace wrote:
If a JD wants to call themselves Dr., they must enroll in a Doctorate program for law.


But you don't make the same assertion regarding Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), Medicine (M.D.), Optometry (O.D.), Osteopathic Medicine (D.O), Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.), or, Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)?

No. Because people with doctorate degrees in medical fields get called "doctor" professionally/socially, and lawyers don't. You need to accept this fact and move on.

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Re: to be serious, can a jd call him/herself a doctor?

Postby legalace » Mon May 14, 2018 11:36 am

No. Because people with doctorate degrees in medical fields get called "doctor" professionally/socially, and lawyers don't. You need to accept this fact and move on.


I accept the fact that that is the reality. I reject the assertion that fact is logical or consistent.

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Re: to be serious, can a jd call him/herself a doctor?

Postby SFSpartan » Mon May 14, 2018 2:29 pm

Oh great, we get to have this debate again. In most states, there aren't outright prohibitions on lawyers calling themselves "doctors". The people that refer to themselves as doctors are massive tools, though.

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Re: to be serious, can a jd call him/herself a doctor?

Postby nixy » Mon May 14, 2018 7:41 pm

legalace wrote:
No. Because people with doctorate degrees in medical fields get called "doctor" professionally/socially, and lawyers don't. You need to accept this fact and move on.


I accept the fact that that is the reality. I reject the assertion that fact is logical or consistent.

Why do you care?



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