Berry Law Attorney Hannah Carroll-Altman was recently featured in a U.S. News article regarding what a Juris Doctor degree, or a J.D., is and what to expect from earning a J.D.
A J.D. is an academic achievement that allows one to legally practice law. “A J.D. is the foundational law degree that an American attorney obtains before taking the bar exam and being sworn in as an attorney. Its purpose is to broadly prepare an attorney to practice law,” according to attorney Hannah Carroll-Altman.
One can also earn a Master of Laws degree, or an LL.M. The key difference between a J.D. and LL.M. is that an LL.M. is “a highly specialized, advanced law degree” one can only pursue after he or she has already graduated from law school and received their J.D. Attorney Hannah Carroll-Altman explains that a LL.M. primarily focusses on a certain area of law while a J.D. offers an education on multiple areas of law.
Hannah earned her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law and earned her LL.M. (Master of Laws) from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She focused her studies on criminal law and trial advocacy.
To learn more about what the differences between a J.D. and LL.M, click here.
Hannah Carroll-Altman fights for the rights and liberty of individuals accused by the government. Her primary practice area is criminal defense, with a focus on sex crimes, interstate drug stops and drug crimes, DUI/DWI, criminal appeals, and post-conviction remedies. Hannah practices criminal defense at both the state and federal levels.
To learn more about attorney Hannah Carroll-Altman, click here.