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Thinking of moving back to Scotland...
Nov 5th, 2007 at 8:56pm
 
I am a British citizen currently living in the US.   I have been here a little over 9 years and with every passing year I want to move back even more.  I am 22 and I will hopefully be attending law school here in the States next year.  After completing 3 years of law school I will have a JD degree.  I was just wondering if that would allow me to be able to practice law in Scotland without having to go through any special process.  I know the way in which a law degree is obtained in the US and in Scotland is different but I am just curious as to whether the JD will transfer.  I am thinking of doing corporate law or maybe international law (if that helps).
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Reply #1 - Nov 8th, 2007 at 12:41pm
 
I don't think I can help you with an answer, but would suggest you look at the Law Society of Scotland's website for information  www.lawscot.org.uk. ; (The Law Soc regulates entry to the profession in Scotland)

What is a JD degree anyway?
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Reply #2 - Nov 8th, 2007 at 2:44pm
 
Thanks ill check it out.  A JD (Juris Doctor) is the degree you get after finishing law school in the States, it is required to practice law.
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Reply #3 - Nov 8th, 2007 at 9:10pm
 
Hi there,

I think you may have to do the accelerate fast-track LLB (2 year course). As far as I know, the J.D. program is incompatible with Scots Law, from what I've heard, and so the fast-track course would be necessary.
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