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VIC Title of Someone Graduating with Juris Doctor Degree?

Discussion in 'Australian Law Students Forum' started by Anthony Khalil, 25 January 2018.

  1. Anthony Khalil

    Anthony Khalil Active Member

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    Does graduating with a Juris Doctor degree (doctor of jurisprudence) technically make one's title Doctor? If so, does this also mean that on Australian Law legal documents that individual is entitled to list their title as Doctor?
     
  2. Iamthelaw

    Iamthelaw Well-Known Member

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    The Juris Doctor is not a doctorate degree, it will not give you the title of Dr. It's just a graduate degree in Law.
     
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  3. Tim W

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    No. And no.

    In its most advanced incarnations (such as UMelb), it's an AQF Level 9 degree.
    That is, the same level as an LLM.
    Often, you'll need a previous (or sometimes, simultaneous) Bachelor degree (AQF 7) to get in.

    Lawyers with Doctorates almost always hold a PhD.
    There are a few with Doctorates in fields other than law,
    such as various Humanities, or Science, or Engineering.

    Ain't no shortcuts.
     
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