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Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:33 pm
by sdirishfan
Which should I put on my resume?

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:34 pm
by TheNerdProject
J.D. candidate

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:34 pm
by LawandOrder
Doctor

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:39 pm
by sdirishfan
Here are the options:

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:42 pm
by LawandOrder
Go with Doctor of Semantics

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:44 pm
by dantimreynolds
Only in a group of future lawyers...

I love us.

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:00 pm
by mightydinosaur
Wikipedia uses "Juris Doctor," no italics. I don't think anybody who knows what's up says "Juris Doctorate." Searching for that terms on Google gets a bunch of redirects to "Juris Doctor" and a few hits that mostly look like bottom tier and online law schools.

That said, I agree with TheNerdProject that "J.D. Candidate" is best. I've never seen anybody write out the full term in daily usage (which is why we all needed to look it up), and it looks pretentious to me, just like it would be uselessly pretentious if I listed my undergrad degree as "Artium Baccalaureus."

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:17 pm
by ToTransferOrNot
Do you write "Bachaelor of Fine Arts," "Bachaelor of Science," etc for your undergrad degree? No. You say BFA, BA, BS, etc. Why would a JD be any different?

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:46 pm
by Ipsa Dixit
ToTransferOrNot wrote:Do you write "Bachaelor of Fine Arts," "Bachaelor of Science," etc for your undergrad degree? No. You say BFA, BA, BS, etc. Why would a JD be any different?


I say Bachelor of Arts on mine.

As to the law degree, my school says to use J.D. or Juris Doctor, but not Juris Doctorate.

I'd say just keep consistent. If you abbreviate one degree, abbreviate the other.

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:01 pm
by transferguy
ToTransferOrNot wrote:Do you write "Bachaelor of Fine Arts," "Bachaelor of Science," etc for your undergrad degree? No. You say BFA, BA, BS, etc. Why would a JD be any different?



Actually, yes I do write out Bachelor of Arts. (and we were told to by career services)

They also say to use Juris Doctor and not Doctorate.

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:43 pm
by XxSpyKEx
sdirishfan wrote:Here are the options:

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate


What about "Jurisprudence Doctor." It just sounds better.

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:53 pm
by Oblomov
I'm personally sick of this candidate crap. Your resume is going to say something like State U, J.D. 2012. They know that it is not yet 2012. I'd prefer to see exp. 2012 than the pomp of J.D. Candidate, 2012.

I think this is something that has been dragged out of PhD programs by insecure, pretentious law students. We don't write a dissertation; we're never "candidates."


Oblomov

Juris Doctor Candidate 2099

Cantankerous University Law School

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:10 pm
by Contrarian
sdirishfan wrote:Here are the options:

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate

Juris Doctor Candidate

Juris Doctorate Candidate


You forgot

jUr1s d0c+oR@T3 C@NdIdAt3

But you can only use that if your an ultra-leet JD g33k from HYS

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:18 pm
by M_Cool
saying doctorate would be incorrect

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:46 am
by Fly
We were told by career services to go with "J.D. Expected, May 2011." Apparently career services departments widely disagree on this important issue!

I think either J.D. or Juris Doctor is fine. Juris Doctorate is not.

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:52 am
by Cavalier
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Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:24 pm
by Fyzzix
transferguy wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:Do you write "Bachaelor of Fine Arts," "Bachaelor of Science," etc for your undergrad degree? No. You say BFA, BA, BS, etc. Why would a JD be any different?



Actually, yes I do write out Bachelor of Arts. (and we were told to by career services)

They also say to use Juris Doctor and not Doctorate.


I double majored, so I write out

Bachelor of Arts AND Bachelor of Science

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:56 pm
by yqsong
Cavalier wrote:I use J Dizzle.


LOL.
good one.

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:00 pm
by Timmybb13
Candidate: Doctor of Jurisprudence


In a few years when you are on an airplane and someone yells, "Help! Is there a doctor in the room?", make sure you are ready to respond.

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:10 am
by finalnight
Here, we call it Juris Doctor.

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:23 pm
by mohdban
I would say "The Doctor of Jurisprudence" is credited.

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:36 pm
by lymenheimer
mohdban wrote:I would say "The Doctor of Jurisprudence" is credited.


Very helpful to the OP.

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:42 pm
by grand inquisitor
if you did moot court it should be "Doctorate of Jurisprudential Demagoguery" otherwise it should be "Juris Doctor"

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:12 pm
by mohdban
lymenheimer wrote:
mohdban wrote:I would say "The Doctor of Jurisprudence" is credited.


Very helpful to the OP.


Glad to be of help

Re: Juris Doctor Candidate or Juris Doctorate Candidate

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:22 pm
by BrazilBandit