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Online Executive Juris Doctorate (EJD)

The Executive Juris Doctorate (EJD) degree is a relatively new term, since it was developed by two for-profit schools, which are currently the only two schools to offer this specific program. Concord Law School of Kaplan University and William Howard Taft University are accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), but are not accredited by any major body such as the American Bar Association. Concord Law School has trademark rights to the EJD acronym. This is the only degree to have had a trademark claim. Although students who have graduated from the Juris Doctorate programs at these schools can sit for the California bar exam, with some extra requirements, Executive Juris Doctorate graduates cannot. The EJD is not a qualifying law degree. Only three years of part-time study are required for the EJD programs. The Executive Juris Doctorate programs are ideal for professionals who seek to enhance their legal study to supplement their own specialization, but who do not intend on practicing law.