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spouse

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Re: Help! How Do You Address Your Law Professor In Email?
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2005, 09:14:02 AM »
Read it closer, taco, I don't think you actually got the OP's point.

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Re: Help! How Do You Address Your Law Professor In Email?
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2005, 12:39:10 PM »
If the Prof has a SJD, you might go with calling him Doctor but I think all of your bases are covered with a simple "Professor XYZ,"

And while most people with a JD don't go by doctor, I believe you technically can.
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Re: Help! How Do You Address Your Law Professor In Email?
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2005, 10:25:51 AM »

And while most people with a JD don't go by doctor, I believe you technically can.

The ABA and most law schools frown upon that.

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Re: Help! How Do You Address Your Law Professor In Email?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2005, 03:07:59 PM »
Wikipedia, in all of its glory, sheds a little light on this:

"The title "Doctor" is rarely used. The most likely explanation for this is that historically many aged experienced judges and law firm partners had LL.B. degrees and new lawyers had J. D. degrees from exactly the same law schools. Law is largely about politics, and a newbie telling the law firm owner or the judge, "Call me Doctor" would not go over well."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juris_doctor
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Re: Help! How Do You Address Your Law Professor In Email?
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2005, 10:14:18 PM »
Actually, how would you address an associate professor formally in email?

would it be 'dear associate professor...' or maybe 'dear associate professor lastname..'?

or is their lastname sufficient because they're only an associate professor?

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Re: Help! How Do You Address Your Law Professor In Email?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2005, 01:11:02 AM »
Have you ever heard someone address a professor as "Associate Professor?" "Excuse me, Associate Professor Smith, I have a question." "Professor Emeritus Brown, you're looking sharp in the suit sir. It covers your colostomy bag nicely." "Pardon me Adjunct Lecturer Jones. Do you have any Grey Poupon?"

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Re: Help! How Do You Address Your Law Professor In Email?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2005, 01:27:52 AM »
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Re: Help! How Do You Address Your Law Professor In Email?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2005, 02:33:17 AM »
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Re: Help! How Do You Address Your Law Professor In Email?
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2005, 08:26:16 PM »
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Re: Help! How Do You Address Your Law Professor In Email?
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2006, 03:43:29 PM »

Well there is one exception to my dude rule. When addressing black professors I usually write "Hey Bro." They really love that.


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