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Why was the LLB changed to a JD?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:05 pm
by laanngo
It's cool getting that leg up in work aside from the law, but why was the general-education of a lawyer a doctorate and not a baccalaureate? An actual PhD has to contribute to their field intellectually.

Re: Why was the LLB changed to a JD?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:51 pm
by Wild Card
lawyers felt tiny and pink compared to alpha chad medical doctors, who were also frauding it up by calling themselves doctors

Re: Why was the LLB changed to a JD?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:23 pm
by BrainsyK
Wild Card wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:51 pm
lawyers felt tiny and pink compared to alpha chad medical doctors, who were also frauding it up by calling themselves doctors
180.

Re: Why was the LLB changed to a JD?

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:33 am
by gekko
The real reason is government salary scales that are often based on a tiered salary scale with years of service + bachelors, masters or doctoral degree. A friend of mine's father graduated from HLS when it was an LLM and years later was able to send his info to get an updated diploma listing the JD. Columbia did this in their school of Social Work a few years ago which used to offer a DSW and retroactively changed to a Ph.D. as professional degree perception changed over time.