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Current Law Students / Re: The difference between an LLB and a JD?
« on: September 20, 2004, 02:01:50 PM »
There is no difference between an LL.B., and a J.D. The change from LL.B., to a J.D., took place because some companies mistook the LL.B., (Bachelor of Legal Letters) for a bachelor's degree, instead of the graduate degree it really is. So all U.S. offer the J.D., instead of the LL.B. The LL.M., is the equivalent of a master's degree in law. The S.J.D., is the Ph.D., of the legal world.

Mostly law professors have the S.J.D. I don't know of any practicing attorneys with that degree. You will find some practicing attorneys with the LL.M.


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