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Interesting question
« on: June 18, 2004, 09:28:35 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!

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Re: Interesting question
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2004, 09:32:12 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!

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Re: Interesting question
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2004, 09:34:39 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.

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Re: Interesting question
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2004, 09:36:32 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.

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Re: Interesting question
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2004, 09:45:37 PM »
It's a juris doctor degree so we can use both. ;D

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Re: Interesting question
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2004, 09:49:03 PM »
So Ruskie will we call you Dr. Ruskie?

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Re: Interesting question
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2004, 09:50:01 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". 

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Re: Interesting question
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2004, 09:57:24 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.

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Re: Interesting question
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2004, 01:36:36 AM »
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.

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Re: Interesting question
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2004, 10:24:44 AM »
What? You can use esquire? I thought that was just for the watches