American Law School Degrees

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University of Chicago. Law School, 1907 - Law - 6 pages
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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 - ... a third year. Almost everywhere the first year of law may be counted as the fourth year of college, and the JD will appropriately follow as the law degree two years later.
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.
Page 1909 - It is quite likely that a distinctive degree given by schools requiring a college education for admission will "be of...

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