Doctor of Law or Doctor of Laws is a degree in law. The term varies from country to country, and includes degrees such as the Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D. or S.J.D), Doctor juris (Dr. iur. or Dr. jur.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Juris Doctor (J.D.), and Legum Doctor (LL.D.).
Juris Doctor is an academic degree in law. Like the Doctor of Medicine degree it is a professional doctorate, which prepares lawyers for their profession. It is the primary law degree in the United States.
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