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Quote of the Day - Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too. - Anton Chekov
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Doctoring With Law Degrees

What kind of a degree does a lawyer get upon graduation from law school? Sure, it's called a Juris Doctor, but is it more like a Ph.D. or more like a masters? It takes about three years to get either a law degree or a doctorate. No one calls lawyers "Doctor," however, and we don't have to write a thesis.

But we do have to take the bar exam to practice, and I'm not sure which is worse.

If you're going to Harvard, it could be a distinction without a difference. You can now get Ph.D. credits from taking law classes.

Just imagine. "Bob Smith, J.D., Ph.D."

Does that mean that it'll be "Doctor Bob, Juris Doctor?"

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