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WHAT ARE LAW SCHOOL EXAMS LIKE? One word: Hard. You can debate all day about whether anything else in academia is harder, but I’m here to tell you that law school exams are just plain tough. Basically, when you study for and take a law school exam, you are entering gladiatorial combat with 100 or so other people who are just as bright and motivated as you, and just about all of them are looking for a tiny edge anywhere they can get it to do well on the test.

The answer is yes, a JD is a doctorate. The JD was established as a professional doctorate in the United States in 1870, just a few years after the first research doctorate (PhD) was established. According to wikipedia, professional doctorates are awarded in certain fields where scholarly research is closely aligned with a particular profession, such as law, medicine, or psychology. (source)