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Bachelor Of Laws
A degree in law from a law school, abbreviated to LL.B (for "Legum Baccalaureus"), which means that recipient has successfully completed three years of law studies. Most accredited law schools now grant a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree instead. Law schools that made the switch allowed their LL.B. holders to claim a J.D .retroactively.
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