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Faculty of is delighted to announce that the student-led initiative recommending that Law change the name of its degree from an LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) to a J.D. (Juris Doctor) takes effect in 2008/2009 academic year. Second and third year students will have a choice to receive either the LL.B. or J.D. degree when they graduate. Current first-year students will graduate with a J.D.
Extensive consultations with UBC faculty, students and alumni and wider constituencies revealed widespread support for the change. Positive feedback came from all generations of alumni, with many expressing an interest in changing the name of their degree retroactively. Information will be made available later this fall to alumni wishing to retroactively change the name of their degree designation to a J.D.
Many thanks to all the students who worked so hard on this issue including, especially, the LSS Executive of the 2006/2007 academic year.
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