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The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

1966

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Much Ado About Nothing: The J.D. Movement, George P. Smith Ii Jan 1966

Much Ado About Nothing: The J.D. Movement, George P. Smith Ii

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In a recent article appearing in The Student Lawyer Journal, Dean John G. Hervey of the Oklahoma City University School of Law presented what, on first reading, appeared to be a very well documented argument in support of the uniform awarding of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) as the first degree in law. There can be little quarrel with Dean Hervey's statistical abstracts which he uses to build the central thesis of his article. The importance of this information to support his sweeping generalities is to be severely questioned. The position of the American Bar Association is also eminently ...