Duhaime's Law Dictionary


LL.B., LL.M. or LL.D. Definition:

Abbreviations for law degrees as in bachelor of law, master or law, or doctorate.

Related Terms: J. D.

The Latin abbreviations for the three classes of law degrees:

  • the regular bachelor degree in law (LL.B.), thebasic prerequisite to admission to the practice of law in many states;
  • the masters degree in law (LL.M.), the basic prerequisite to teach law at a law school; and
  • the doctorate in law (LL.D.).

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