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09:13 Aug 4, 2006
English to German translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
English term or phrase: JD
Jemand erhielt seinen JD mit Auszeichnung. Wie ich herausgefunden habe, steht das für Juris Doctor bzw. Doctor of Jurisprudence. Ich war zunächst geneigt, dies mit Doktor der Rechtswissenschaften zu übersetzen, aber das ist der Doctor of Laws.

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen den beiden (Doctor of Jurisprudence und Doctor of Laws) und wie lautet die Übersetzung der beiden Titel? Vielen Dank.
Monika Leit
Local time: 21:36
German translation:wikipedia / nicht übersetzen
Explanation:
Zu 1. (von Wikipedia):

Juris Doctor (J.D.) is a first degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries, most notably the United States. It is considered a professional degree as one of the main purposes of the degree is to provide the academic training for those who wish to become lawyers.

In the U.S., the J.D. is awarded by American law schools and is a requirement for admission to the bar in almost all of America's 55 jurisdictions. Some consider the J.D. to be a professional doctorate. It replaced the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree that had previously been the standard degree for those seeking to practice law. Some U.S. law schools award the J.D. as "Doctor of Jurisprudence" or "Doctor of Law" degrees; however, those degrees are not to be confused with D. Jur. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) and LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) degrees that are conferred by various universities as graduate research degrees or honorary degrees.

Zu 2.: Übersetzen würde ich gar nicht, denn diesen Titel gibt es in Deutschland in dieser Form nicht. Mein Vorschlag: JD stehen lassen und auf Deutsch erklären.

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Jalapeno
Local time: 21:36
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Vielen Dank.
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jd
wikipedia / nicht übersetzen


Explanation:
Zu 1. (von Wikipedia):

Juris Doctor (J.D.) is a first degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries, most notably the United States. It is considered a professional degree as one of the main purposes of the degree is to provide the academic training for those who wish to become lawyers.

In the U.S., the J.D. is awarded by American law schools and is a requirement for admission to the bar in almost all of America's 55 jurisdictions. Some consider the J.D. to be a professional doctorate. It replaced the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree that had previously been the standard degree for those seeking to practice law. Some U.S. law schools award the J.D. as "Doctor of Jurisprudence" or "Doctor of Law" degrees; however, those degrees are not to be confused with D. Jur. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) and LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) degrees that are conferred by various universities as graduate research degrees or honorary degrees.

Zu 2.: Übersetzen würde ich gar nicht, denn diesen Titel gibt es in Deutschland in dieser Form nicht. Mein Vorschlag: JD stehen lassen und auf Deutsch erklären.



Jalapeno
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agree  Derek Gill Franßen: :-) // Die fünf "zusätzlichen" Bezirke sind übrigens District of Columbia, Guam, the N. Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (vgl. http://www.ncbex.org/stats/pdf/2005stats.pdf ). :-)
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