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Post-J.D. Programs Allow Students to Further Their Education and Get a Leg up on the Competition.

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According to the American Bar Association (ABA) website, there were 9,638 J.D. degrees awarded in 1963. By 1984, the number had skyrocketed to more than 36,000, and in 2006, the number of J.D. degrees awarded reached an all-time high of 42,673. With that many competitors vying for the same jobs, new attorneys and practicing attorneys alike are looking for ways to set themselves apart from the pack. Many people are looking at going back to school, yet again, to earn a higher degree in law, usually an LL.M. or other post-J.D. degree.
 
Post-J.D. Programs Allow Students to Further Their Education and Get a Leg up on the Competition.

Since ABA approval does not include anything beyond the J.D. degree, law schools are free to construct post-J.D. programs on their own terms and use their own standards of admission. The ABA will review the programs only to ensure that accreditation of the J.D. programs will not be compromised.

A majority of law schools now include post-J.D. degrees and students can choose from a variety of programs ranging from Intellectual Property Law to International and Comparative Law to Negotiation and Dispute Resolution.

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