Doctor of Laws

From WikiCU
Jump to: navigation, search

Doctor of Laws (LLD) (Latin: legum doctor) is a degree given in the field of law. Note this is distinct from the Doctor of Law.

The double-L survives from old practice at the University of Cambridge to teach both Canon Law and Civil Law, thus denoting the plurality of the legum, thus translating as "Doctor of Laws" as opposed to "Doctor of Law". The degree is only awarded in honoris causa in the US.