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Author Topic: LAT Mon. 6/25 Geoffrey Lewis  (Read 399 times)

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LAT Mon. 6/25 Geoffrey Lewis
« on: June 25, 2012, 07:13:08 AM »
Possible Title: Bigger Yet

Theme: The letters XL appearing together in phrases

Good Ones:
Size {and theme}   EXTRALARGE

By the Way:
TEXTILES also has XL --- but not abutting.

Some Nits to Pick:
Perform at the top of one’s game   EXCEL [When I perform at the top of my tennis game, I still don’t excel.  Only some excel.]

Honorary law degs.   LLDS [Law school graduates will be surprised to know their degrees are really only honorary.]

RATING:  ;D Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun

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Re: LAT Mon. 6/25 Geoffrey Lewis
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 10:51:31 AM »
According to Wikipedia, "In the United States of America, the LL.D. is awarded as an honorary degree only".

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Re: LAT Mon. 6/25 Geoffrey Lewis
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 07:16:04 AM »
Thanks, rbe.

I don't trust Wikipedia, but I do Webster's, which makes no mention of the doctor of laws being honorary.  And, if Wikipedia were correct, would that mean that lawyers don't have an earned degree?  Perhaps Esq. is honorary.

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Re: LAT Mon. 6/25 Geoffrey Lewis
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 08:05:19 AM »
Do we trust Lewis & Clark Law School?
http://law.lclark.edu/programs/environmental_and_natural_resources_law/us_law_degrees/

They list the types of law degrees and end with this:
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The LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) degree is an honorary degree and is not obtained through study in a law school.

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Re: LAT Mon. 6/25 Geoffrey Lewis
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 07:23:55 AM »
Just looked up LLD and found that in some jurisdictions it is an honorary degree while in others it is earned.  Where it's honorary, the earned degree is a JD.  What this means is that I was wrong about the clue because at times an LLD is honorary, my ego is damaged, and I will forever loathe lawyers who can't even agree on the definition of  a law degree.  As a famous law teacher once said, "it depends on what the meaning of is is."

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Re: LAT Mon. 6/25 Geoffrey Lewis
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 04:39:47 PM »
My daughter and her husband are both lawyers and have J.D.s.

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Re: LAT Mon. 6/25 Geoffrey Lewis
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 09:03:24 AM »
Well I don't hate them. :)

 

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