Originally Posted by Svenn
Wait, a JD isn't on the same level as a PhD? I thought it was a doctorate of law?
Really.. no. not at all. The JD grew from (and at some chools was just a renamed) LLB, the old Bachelor of Laws. Harvard and Chicago started it in the early 1900s; Yale was the last in the US to convert (it was an LLB until 1971).