Why is California bar exam so hard?

First, it’s difficult because it’s a marathon. CA has the 2nd longest bar exam in the nation at 18 hours’ worth of testing, spread over three days. Only Louisiana has a longer test, and they have a primarily civil law system – arguably easier to apply statutory law than an entire body of common law).

What is a PHD in law called?

Doctor of Law or Doctor of Laws is a degree in law. The application of the term varies from country to country and includes degrees such as the Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D. or S.J.D), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.), Juris Doctor (J.D.), and Legum Doctor (LL. D.).

Is a JD a Phd?

Yes, it is a doctorate because it is traditionally the terminal degree in the study of law in the US. Today it is more appropriately considered the minimum diploma necessary to practice law having qualified to take a bar exam on the basis of academic accomplishment.

What is higher than a JD?

The purpose of a JD is to prepare someone to practice law, while the mission of an LLM is to provide advanced training. An LLM program focuses on more theoretical concerns than a JD program. An LLM allows attorneys to exclusively study one legal discipline.

What degree do most lawyers have?

Juris Doctor