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  1. Juris Doctornoun

    A first professional graduate degree and professional doctorate in law.

    Etymology: From juris, genitive singular of jus, and doctor


  1. Juris Doctor

    The Juris Doctor is a professional doctorate and first professional graduate degree in law. The degree is earned by completing law school in the United States or other common law countries. Those who hold the degree of Juris Doctor are professionals committed to the practice of law, and they are primarily concerned with ensuring that laws are upheld and followed in a variety of circumstances. They may focus their practice on criminal law, personal injury, family law, corporate law, or a wide range of other areas. Most individuals holding a Juris Doctor must pass an exam to be licensed to practice law within their jurisdiction. Professionals who pass the required bar examination are known as lawyers or attorneys, and they are designated by the suffix esquire or J.D. Not all J.D. degree holders sit for the bar exam, and thus not all J.D. holders are licensed attorneys, unless the jurisdiction permits otherwise. The degree was first awarded by Harvard University in the United States in the late 19th century and was created as a modern version of the old European doctor of law degree. Originating from the 19th century Harvard movement for the scientific study of law, it is a law degree that in most common law jurisdictions is the primary professional preparation for lawyers. It is a three-year program in most jurisdictions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Juris Doctor in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Juris Doctor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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