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LSAT Preparation => Studying for the LSAT => Topic started by: mpete80 on June 18, 2004, 06:28:35 PM

Title: Interesting question
Post by: mpete80 on June 18, 2004, 06:28:35 PM
Is anyone on here going to use Dr. prior to their name once they receive their Juris Doctor? I once had a professor who would always write out their name as Dr. So and So Phd. Now THAT is overkill!
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: Ginatio on June 18, 2004, 06:32:12 PM
JDs don't get to use the "Dr." monicker. We get "So and So, Esquire".

PhDs and MDs get to use "Dr."... it's not overkill. it's like a supervisor at work wanting to be called "Mr." so and so.

dunno. unless this prof you're talking about was being a prick about it.


Is anyone on here going to use Dr. prior to their name once they receive their Juris Doctor? I once had a professor who would always write out their name as Dr. So and So Phd. Now THAT is overkill!
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: mpete80 on June 18, 2004, 06:34:39 PM
The overkill comes in by using Dr. AND PhD while citing their name. Actually, I have talked to a few scholars and they say that Attorneys have the same entitlement to Dr.  as PhDs.
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: Ginatio on June 18, 2004, 06:36:32 PM
ahhh. yea. using both of them is kinda overkill.

lawyers can use dr.? i had no idea. i don't think i've met a single one that uses the Dr.

The overkill comes in by using Dr. AND PhD while citing their name. Actually, I have talked to a few scholars and they say that Attorneys have the same entitlement to Dr.  as PhDs.
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: ruskiegirl on June 18, 2004, 06:45:37 PM
It's a juris doctor degree so we can use both. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: mpete80 on June 18, 2004, 06:49:03 PM
So Ruskie will we call you Dr. Ruskie?
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: swifty on June 18, 2004, 06:50:01 PM
My business law professor listed his name as Dr. So and so on the exams,
sylabus, etc.  I asked him about it too, and he said it was school policy.

Most of the professor's at my school aren't into titles.  There are a few exceptions.
My energy economics INSTRUCTOR insisited on being called Dr. or Professor.

Another said call me by Lisa or professor so and so, but never call me Ms so and so.

Another guy requested he be called by his first name.  All were PhD.'s.  My brother
is a PhD, and doesn't give a crap what people call him.  So I call him "overeducated bastard". 

Mike
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: DASE on June 18, 2004, 06:57:24 PM
I thought it's after you get your SJD you put Dr. in front of your name, but with just a JD it's Esq. in the back.. but not sure anymore.
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: jg049457 on June 18, 2004, 10:36:36 PM
My dad's a JD and he said you can use either the Dr. or Esq. but that most lawyers use Esq. because its more specific and telling to the degree they're actually getting. (ie - you could be a medical doctor, or a doctor of philosophy but only attorneys can be Esquires.)

I don't know if that's true or just his opinion, but there it is.
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: $ones on June 19, 2004, 07:24:44 AM
What? You can use esquire? I thought that was just for the watches
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: cc1t on June 19, 2004, 08:01:23 AM
I work for a credit card company, and a few days ago I had to get some info for an atty representing his client who was a card member, he referred to himself as Dr. XXXX... So I referred to him as that, but he seemed really sleazy and his insistence on being referred to as Dr. because he graduated from some TTT and was scamming some lady didn't help the sleaze factor.  You can use Dr.- but who the hell would?  Get a PHD if you want to be called Dr.
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: Bruner on June 19, 2004, 08:23:05 AM
Only regional college professors that teach without a phd, but with a jd call themselves Dr's.  Get your Doctorate of Law if you want to be called a Doctor.
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: lexylit on June 19, 2004, 02:22:16 PM
my high school chemistry teacher actually billed herself as mrs. arendt esq. she was C-R-A-Z-Y

but we all referred to her as esquire
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: jgruber on June 19, 2004, 02:26:14 PM
I"m going to use Dr. in correspondence with my family.  They always wanted a doctor in the family.
Title: Re: Interesting question
Post by: runnin_skeerd on June 19, 2004, 03:29:23 PM
I've dealt with lawyers for many years, I've never met an attorney that used the title Dr. in correspondence or in reference to their degrees.  Most that I've dealt with use J.D. after their names and only a couple use ", Esq.".

I plan to use "Dr. runnin_skeerd, G.E.D., B.A., J.D., Esq."   ;D