Do you consider a JD a doctoral degree, and is it unusual to take a Postdoc fellow/associate position without a PhD?

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Re: Do you consider a JD a doctoral degree, and is it unusual to take a Postdoc fellow/associate position without a PhD?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:58 pm

FYI, USCIS considers a J.D. a "doctorate" and treats it as such when assessing any related immigration benefits, much like they would treat a foreign student receiving a Ph.D. in chemistry.

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Re: Do you consider a JD a doctoral degree, and is it unusual to take a Postdoc fellow/associate position without a PhD?

Postby JusticeJackson » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:05 pm

I insist that all summer associates call me doctor.


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Re: Do you consider a JD a doctoral degree, and is it unusual to take a Postdoc fellow/associate position without a PhD?

Postby abogadesq » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:As someone with both a PhD and a JD, it always pisses me off when people with JDs call themselves doctors. The amount of sweat you put into that JD pales compared to a PhD from a top notch R1.


I don't think I've ever heard of an attorney calling themselves "doctor" with the exception of attorneys catering to Spanish-speaking clients (attorneys are called doctors in Latin America). An attorney stylizing themselves as a doctor is incredibly pathetic.




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