A J.D. or Juris Doctorate is what we call a professional doctorate,
similar to the M.D. program for those in the medical profession.
Of course, getting a J.D. only takes two to three years, whereas an
M.D takes four years.
Professional doctorates were developed in the United States in the 19th century during a movement to improve the training of professionals by raising the requirements for entry and completion of the degree necessary to enter the profession. These first professional degrees were created to help strengthen professional training programs.
The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), or Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.S.D.) ("Scientiae Juridicae Doctor" in Latin), and Doctor of Comparative Law (D.C.L.), are research and academic-based doctorate level degrees, comparable to Ph.D. degrees in other fields or doctoral degrees in law in Europe (such as the Dr.iur. degree in Germany).
Now, the question to ask is, what is law? What does the average man see of law? I have a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and my take on law is that it is a convolution, eviseration and bastardization of the english language written in such a manner that it can no longer be understood by someone other than a lawyer with a Fischer Price diploma from a law school. I have read books by H.G. Wells and Mark Twain and compare these to various legal documents written by judges and just shake my head in disbelief. How can the english language be so mutiliated, masticated, and bastardized? With great care and hard work. Alcohol and drugs may also play a significant role.
I'm quite confident that getting a J.D., like a Theology degree requires several creative writing courses. After all, you write documents that cannot be understood by most good book authors. It gives you the ability to write laws that require one or more courts and other lawyers to interpret what the law meant to say.
The more popular examples of the creative writing styles of lawyers can be found in the Terms Of Service (TOS) of a web site you may use or the End User License Agreement (EULA) of a product you allegedly purchased. Take the time to read it, for once in your life, if you dare. These are reminders that lawyers are stunningly full of bullshit.
Lawyers did not feel that English was a good language for their nefarious deeds. They then had to invent their own language, called legalese (contains lots of latin phrases), in order to better understand law. The notion that there exists the term lawyerspeak is testament in itself that the english language gets shredded by lawyers.
True legalese convolution occurs on some 75 page PDF decisions. Why can't these people write an opinion in ten pages or less.
As it turns out, Boston has several law schools that seem to be run by the catholic church. The one I see most in the resume of judges is Boston College Law School, a school run by Jesuit priests and it's motto is: Finding God In All Things. In choosing its candidates, you can bet a large crucifix with a bloody Jesus hanging on your neck will get you a lot of plus points.
Lawyers are generally very technically inept. The older the lawyer, the more technically inept they become. Some can barely differentiate a cloud from the cloud. The vast majority of lawyers get their undergraduate degree in some easy peasy subject and generally stay away from science, engineering and technology. I would be extremely surprised if there was a single lawyer in the United States that had a BS in Mathematics or Computer Science. If they dare to think that law school is difficult, I would love to see some of these arrogant little prick lawyers even attempt a Masters degree in Computer Science like I did.
Judges almost always used to be assistant DAs and/or state representatives. They learn to schmooze and kiss the asses of their power brokers such that they themselves become power brokers. The judges came from the assistant DA pool in their counties and all each other from their attendance at many Christmas parties.
A google search of catholic law schools will find that the Catholic Church has been quite busy in maintaining it's hold on society ever since secular governments came to power across the world. The church maintains its power base through the US court system.
A google search of lawyer jokes will come back with 14,200,000 entries, indicating what we all know, that there are a gazillion jokes about lawyers. In fact, there are untold thousands of web sites dedicated to jokes about lawyers. You might ask yourself why this field is ridiculed so much.
In case you haven't notice, lawyers and a bunch of old men working in the catacombs of St. Peter's church (the Vatican) both still use latin as a second language. Coincidence? I think not!
The notion that both the Catholic church and the legal community both still use latin in the background establishes a strong linguistic connection. It should be clear to intelligent people that the Catholic church has infiltrated the judiciary.
Are you familiar with other organizations that still use latin as a second language or have so many latin terms in its langauge?
Ex parte means one party gets left out of an important conversation.
Pro bono means we'll do it for free
Pro se means I'll do it myself, thank you.
Quid pro quo means something for something
Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat is supposed to mean the burden of proof lies with who declares, not who denies but it usually means you're guilty.
Every lawyer (defense attorney, DA or judge) that I have seen allow for the corruption of the courts. Each time the court bailiff (the court security officer, usually a big goon) tells those in attendance in the courtroom to stand up, these lawyers, DAs and judges are knowingly promoting the corruption of the judiciary. There is no law requiring anyone to stand up in order to show respect to the court. I have not seen a single lawyer/DA or judge ever object to this corruption. The stupid bailiff in the Framingham court will object if you are reading a book while waiting your turn. There is no law that states I cannot read a book in court.
The real corruption in the courts occurs because of what is called judicial fiction, the concept of immunity, be it absolute/qualified/judicial/legislative.
There is simply no support for it in the U.S. Constitution.
If you wonder why many lawyers start their jobs as assistant district attorneys, in public service, wonder no more. If you borrow several hundred thousands to get your J.D., the federal goverment has the answer.
The government’s generous repayment options, including one that forgives debt after 10 years of working in public service, makes law school appealing even in a down market. This can also get expensive for taxpayers, especially since law school costs far more than an undergraduate education.
Those individuals who want a J.D. are power seekers. They relish power and seek to be corrupted by power.
I'm mystified by the very concept that a lawyer may not practice law for some reason. How can anyone not be able to practice law? That's like someone not being able to practice he idiocy of religion. If I represent myself, am I not practicing law?
The vast majority of lawyers are well educated but not in the areas of science. Very rarely do you see any lawyers who have a thorough background in hard sciences like:
Such a lack of scientific education allows them to believe in imaginary sky fairies and practice their belief in courts.
Please observe that lawyers have a law practice. One wonders when they become proficient at their profession.
Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial character, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.
How many lawyers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Such number as may be deemed necessary to perform the aforementioned task in a timely and efficient manner within the structure in which said bulb is housed and being dependent on the following variables:
Whereas it should be taken in to account that ceiling heights may differ significantly from fixture to fixture, the altitude of defective bulb must first be determined upon which point the lawyer or lawyers shall at their option choose an appropriate means of elevation including but not limited to a chair, stepstool, table, or ladder;
Whereas the height of said means of elevation may require support depending upon the altitude, trajectory, and any encumbrances including but not limited to furniture, stairs, load bearing members, and columns; and
Whereas the bulb must be disposed of depending on the type of bulb in a manner consistent with all applicable state, local and federal statutes;
The answer to the aforementioned question can only be answered in one way.
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