PeanutsNJam wrote:xspider wrote:This site is so weird, I assume we all want to be lawyers. But the majority appear to always try to downplay and belittle attorneys in most cases. I wouldn't call myself a doctor once I graduate school, unless maybe in a joke. But claiming people do "nothing of value" in law school and calling us garbage compared to other schools of education is ridiculous.
If people seem to be that ashamed of becoming an attorney, why not do something you would be proud of?
Getting a PhD requires you to do actual research and write a thesis that nobody else has ever written. You have to break new ground that literally no other human being has done. It can be small, but this process takes people on average 6 years to do. That's average. 6 straight years of research to create something entirely new. From what I've heard, the thesis defense is many orders of magnitude more humiliating and stressful than anything you will ever do in law school.
Law school is 1 year of a bloodbath, 1 year of just busy work, and 1 year of boredom.
The two are not comparable. Nobody is downplaying law school, but having a JD and wanting to be called "doctor" is like a chess player wanting to be called "athlete."
If that is what they are trying to say, then I retract my statement. However, a JD does have the word "doctorate" in it. Not to be a stickler about technicalities. Like I said, I would not tell anyone to call me doctor xxxx other than as a joke as in, "I am a doctor of law" something corny like that. But I do not think earning a JD is superior or inferior to others that attend higher education.