Difference between LLB, LLM, JD and PhD


Could somebody please be so kind to explain to me the difference between the various academic degrees that students of law are eligible for in Anglo-American educational systems?

My thoughts are as follows:
LLB - 3-year curriculum, possible to become lawyer?
JD - ?
LLM - relatively clear to me
PhD - possible degree in law at all?

Thanks, Chief
Could somebody please be so kind to explain to me the difference between the various academic degrees that students of law are eligible for in Anglo-American educational systems?

My thoughts are as follows:
LLB - 3-year curriculum, possible to become lawyer?
JD - ?
LLM - relatively clear to me
PhD - possible degree in law at all?

Thanks, Chief
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kained
well, for ur question.
LLB - undergraduate law degree in Commonwealth countries (generally 3-4 year + bar exam)
JD - originally american postgraduate law degree since the late 19 cen. (3 year + bar exam)
LLM - Master of Law, and further degree JSD in the US, professional teaching oriented degree in legal studies, but most of European universities offer as a specialist postgraduate degree, ex in environmental law or IP...
PhD in law - research oriented doctorate degree in commonwealth countries... ex at Oxford law.

for more info...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_education

Kaine
well, for ur question.
LLB - undergraduate law degree in Commonwealth countries (generally 3-4 year + bar exam)
JD - originally american postgraduate law degree since the late 19 cen. (3 year + bar exam)
LLM - Master of Law, and further degree JSD in the US, professional teaching oriented degree in legal studies, but most of European universities offer as a specialist postgraduate degree, ex in environmental law or IP...
PhD in law - research oriented doctorate degree in commonwealth countries... ex at Oxford law.

for more info...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_education

Kaine
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mildred
hello. could you help me please. am in britain and am going to university next year. i wantto study law but i heard that wherever you study law thats the only place you can practise the law. if i get an LLB in britain can i then go to america and work there do i have the exam board and how does that come about. can i also take my LLB degree to africa and then be able to work there. please get back at me
hello. could you help me please. am in britain and am going to university next year. i wantto study law but i heard that wherever you study law thats the only place you can practise the law. if i get an LLB in britain can i then go to america and work there do i have the exam board and how does that come about. can i also take my LLB degree to africa and then be able to work there. please get back at me
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jimjoseph
hi,

you could take the llb hons in law at jmu then diversify and transfer skills to do phd or llm
hi,

you could take the llb hons in law at jmu then diversify and transfer skills to do phd or llm
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