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Page 1908 - If there is any advantage in a degree which shall indicate that the recipient began the study of his profession with the maturity and training afforded by a college education, instead of as a high-school boy, JD seems the most convenient and appropriate for this purpose.
Page 1909 - Michigan will require at least two years of college work for admission to the Department of Law.
Page 1907 - Believing that it would be appropriate to distinguish law graduates with such a preparation from those with a lesser education, the faculty of the Harvard Law School suggested, about 1902, that the degree of Juris Doctor (abbreviated JD) be used for this purpose.
Page 1906 - ... made to lengthening the law course from two to three years. It is not only that a college education is likely to make its possessor a more capable and well developed man, but no one can doubt that the 1 29 Am.
Page 1907 - ... had a much better preparation for practice than has a high-school boy who attends for three years at a school where most of his fellows are also high-school boys.
Page 1909 - The recommendation will soon be that a college degree be required as ь prerequisite to a law degree, and to this all the principal schools in this country are certain to come. In a very few years...
Page 1908 - ... It was believed that a degree like this might properly be conferred in American law schools, being distinguished on the one hand from 2 Harvard alone requires a college degree.
Page 1908 - JD has since been established in three of the four other law schools with similar admission requirements — Chicago, Stanford, and the University of California. It is also conferred by the University of New York upon college graduates completing the three-year day course there.