I learnt something interesting the other day. Apparently, the LL.B (Hons) law degree is hopelessly out of date when compared with the highly complex and totally cool Juris Doctor law degree that my son has just started. I am so pleased that he felt able to share this with me and his mother who was also hoodwinked into taking the LL.B (Hons) degree.
I must concede, who would want the indecipherable “LL.B (Hons)” after their name when they can have a title which incorporates the word “doctor” - an acknowledged babe magnet.
Of course, having been sold a pup several decades ago, it is too late to try and get my money back as the University of London is probably long gone by now.
Looking at the syllabus of the Juris Doctor I note with some relief that they still teach contract law, because if they had got rid of that half my practice would have gone.
(i) The University of London does continue and has on public display Jeremy Bentham (author, jurist, philosopher and legal and social reformer), who died and was stuffed (possibly by his parents) in 1832 after making some injudicious comment about the LL.B (Hons) degree. Here is a photograph ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Bentham.
(ii) LL.B is short for Legum Baccalaureus meaning load of old cobblers in Latin.
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