[teknoids] Common Error on Our Law Websites - Juris Doctor, not Juris Doctorate

Thomas Bruce tom at liicornell.org
Fri Jul 27 19:08:48 EDT 2012


Book 'em, Dan-o: JD abuse. 

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On Friday, July 27, 2012 at 5:31 AM, Elisabeth Steele Hutchison wrote:

> Aloha Fellow Teknoids!
> 
> This post is geared toward the web content managers among us.
> 
> I just finished a project for our pre-law advising center.  The project required me to visit all ABA-approved law school websites (Phew!). In the process, I noticed that many of us use the terms juris doctor and juris doctorate interchangeably.  The correct term for a professional law degree is juris doctor or doctor of jurisprudence (but never juris doctorate).  I learned this the hard way.
> 
> You may want to search your law school website for the error by Googling "site:(insert your school URL here) "juris doctorate"" -- ex, site:www.law.hawaii.edu (http://www.law.hawaii.edu) "juris doctorate."  In the interest of full disclosure, I am going back and forth with our university webmaster to stamp out a few pesky juris doctorates on our university website.
> 
> For a great discussion of the juris doctor/juris doctorate conundrum, check out"JD is the Degree," a blog post by Sarah Zearfoss, Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Planning at the University of Michigan Law School - http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=63.
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> A hui hou,
> Elisabeth Steele Hutchison
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