A JD or Juris Doctor degree is a professional doctorate that allows a degree holder to practice law after passing a bar examination. JD graduates may choose to go into criminal, family or corporate law, among other practice areas.
Graduates holding a Juris Doctor degree have completed a course of study in law. Some countries require degree-holders to pass additional exams before they are allowed to practice law, but the Juris Doctor degree is sufficient in many countries.
The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.
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A signature component of the J.D. program is the school’s exceptional Legal Analysis, Writing and Research Program that requires students to take three semesters of Research and Writing, including two in the first year, and to devote significant attention to the skills they will need to practice law. [+]
The Advanced Standing Two-Year J.D. for Internationally Trained Lawyers is intended for students who already hold a law degree from a jurisdiction outside the United States, would like to earn a Juris Doctor degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law and wants to take the New York State Bar [+]