juris doctor
ju·ris doc·tor /'ju̇r-əs-ˌdäk-tər/ n often cap J&D [New Latin, doctor of law]: the lowest degree conferred by a law school usu. after three years of full-time study or its equivalent compare master of laws, doctor of laws, doctor of the science of law
◇ The juris doctor replaced the bachelor of laws as the first degree conferred by a law school in 1969. Not all states mention the J.D. or LL.B. specifically as a requirement for admission to the bar, but all states do require graduation from a law school.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

juris doctor
n.
The degree received by someone who completes law school.
abbrv.
JD

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Juris Doctor
(J.D.)
The degree awarded to a law school graduate in the United States. Also called a Doctor of Jurisprudence.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


Juris Doctor
n. The law degree conferred by most American law schools. Abbreviated J.D.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


juris doctor
The degree awarded to an individual upon the successful completion of law school.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


Juris Doctor
The degree awarded to an individual upon the successful completion of law school.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

Juris Doctor
   (J.D.)
n.
   the law degree granted upon graduation by many university law schools with accepted high standards of admission and grading. This often supersedes the Bachelor of Laws in recognition that the law curriculum entitles a person to a graduate degree.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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