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ElizaB

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Do we get a hoodie when we graduate with a JD?
« on: May 18, 2005, 06:28:04 PM »
I want a hoodie!  Anybody been to a law school graduation?
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Re: Do we get a hoodie when we graduate with a JD?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2005, 06:56:19 PM »
Wait, a hood or a hoodie?  Aren't hoodies sweatshirts with hoods?

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Re: Do we get a hoodie when we graduate with a JD?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2005, 07:51:29 PM »
They are called actually called hoods, but I have heard them termed "hoodies" as a sort of slang term.  They are part of the academic regalia that go with your gown when you graduate.  They are the colorful part that hangs down the back. I know PHD's and MD's get them, but I didn't know if JD's got them since a JD isn't a true doctorate.
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Re: Do we get a hoodie when we graduate with a JD?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2005, 08:31:06 PM »
This quote is from the NYU School of Law web page that answers questions regarding NYU's 2001 graduation ceremony (just by pure luck Yahoo! pulled up this particular graduation which is the very one at which my brother graduated):

Why didnít I get my doctoral hood?

Graduates will not receive doctoral hoods at the time of academic attire pickup.  During convocation, each graduate will come up on stage, have their name read, and receive a doctoral hood from a relative or faculty member.



http://www.causeeffective.org/NYULaw/#AANoHood

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Re: Do we get a hoodie when we graduate with a JD?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2005, 11:34:21 PM »
My roommate is graduating with his JD from wustl, and he got a hood....of course, wustl's regalia is a giant rip off so he doesn't get to keep it or anything other than his tassel (as an undergrad all I get to keep is my cap and tassel, and it cost me $56 to "rent" the gown....weak)
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Re: Do we get a hoodie when we graduate with a JD?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2005, 11:23:09 PM »
sweet - i didnt know i get a hood.  oh wait, i havent even started law school yet.

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Re: Do we get a hoodie when we graduate with a JD?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2005, 11:49:00 PM »
purple is the traditional color for law school hoods

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Re: Do we get a hoodie when we graduate with a JD?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2005, 10:12:02 AM »
Eliza, why do you care about a hoodie!!?!?!? You're going to UT Law, don't you know we wear SUNFLOWERS at graduation?? We're the rebel stepchild of the UT Austin System from a traditional accidental miscommunication, I don't even know if we WEAR robes at grad?! ;D

http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/sao/sunflower.html - scroll down to read about it, and it says in the PDF that people should wear biz attire to pin the sunflower on:)

P.S. I think this rocks. Eh. I'm a native Austinite, somehow it warms my heart that the law school here keeps it weird.

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Re: Do we get a hoodie when we graduate with a JD?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2005, 11:42:15 AM »
They are called actually called hoods, but I have heard them termed "hoodies" as a sort of slang term.  They are part of the academic regalia that go with your gown when you graduate.  They are the colorful part that hangs down the back. I know PHD's and MD's get them, but I didn't know if JD's got them since a JD isn't a true doctorate.

MD isn't a true doctorate either

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Re: Do we get a hoodie when we graduate with a JD?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2005, 12:21:18 PM »
I've been wondering about this, too, and it looks like it varies by school. From commencement pictures on the Harvard site (http://www.law.harvard.edu/commencement/), it looks like they give out hoods. It's silly, but I'm really excited about that. :)
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