Dominican receives Juris Doctor of Law degree

Morancie is from Trafalgar

Dominican Amy Morancie has attained her Juris Doctor of Law Degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston Massachusetts.

She is the daughter of Vera Daniel and Ayoub Morancie from the village of Trafalgar.

Living with her mother, Morancie was able to read at the age of two and a half years.

She began her academic career at the Social Center Pre-school, continued at the Miss Burtons Pre-school and went on to the St Martin’s Primary School before migrating to the US.

She went on to the Westshore Elementary school in Tampa, Florida attaining numerous academic awards at the honor roll level.

She continued to the Jefferson High School International Bacculerette Advance Honor placement programme.

While at Jefferson High School, Morancie was inducted to The Florida and The American National Honor Society graduating in the top six out of 82 of her honors class with eight honor awards and 20 college credits and a 4.76 GPA.

She went on to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of South Florida where she majored in history and minored in political science. She graduated Cum Laude.

At the age of 26, Morancie graduated with Juris Doctor of Law from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston.

Her parents, family, and friends wish to congratulate Amy Morancie and wish her success in her every endeavor.

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  1. July 1, 2018

    Excellent accomplishment at such a young age. May God continue to bless keep and favor you! Mentor young ladies on what they can become. Congratulations to the parents.

  2. Yinka
    June 30, 2018

    Can’t believe folks commenting that the Title sounds so grand…she worked hard and earned it…congrats Dr Amy Morancie!

  3. verna de jean frederick
    June 30, 2018

    congratulations Ayoub and to your wife. Making the family proud. all the best my dear.

  4. Nana-Lain
    June 29, 2018

    Vera…..Congratulations to your dear daughter. Can’t believe you have a daughter that big. Remember you from high school .

  5. Nature Isle
    June 29, 2018

    Congrats to Amy but although the degree is Doctor of Laws no one is called “Doctor” with a JD degree. A JD is essentially equivalent to an LLB. To be called doctor she needs to pursue a PhD in law.

  6. Gallileo
    June 29, 2018

    Congratulations young lady. You have done well and as a result have done your yourself, family and nation proud. Keep working hard and all the best in the future. DNO a graduate from law school here in the US receives a JD, but are not refered to as doctor. Chris Cuomo on CNN has a JD, his brother the governor of NY has a JD. He not called Dr. Andrew Coumo. If a title is to be attached to them it’s, Esquire. Thank you. Once again well done young lady.

    • Justice does not sleep forever
      July 2, 2018

      Well said!!! While I am proud of the young lady’s success, you are right. Here in the USA, a JD degree is called a Jurist Doctorate, hence, the holder is not a doctor of law… I have an LLB (Hons) degree which I attained last October. This is equivalent to a JD, yet I cannot and do not consider myself a “Juris Doctor”…
      Thus, news needs to be reported accurately… in order not to confuse the readers, there of…

      So you are quite right and I’m agreeing with you.
      Once again congrats to the young lady…and her family for achieving this honorary degree! This degree is only attained through hard work and much, much dedication!!!!

  7. Chester Hector
    June 29, 2018

    Congratulations cousin!

  8. Tobby
    June 29, 2018

    It is only called Juris Doctor in the United States of America and some other countries like Australia, but it is the same as an LLB in the commonwealth. It is not a PhD.

  9. Vera Daniel
    June 29, 2018

    If you are asking LLB is at the undergraduate level (Bachelor’s) and JD is at the graduate level(Doctor)

    • Annon
      June 29, 2018

      Thanks for breaking it down Vera. Congratulations!

      • Gallileo
        June 29, 2018

        Congratulations young lady. Your efforts have made you, your family and country proud. I wish you every success in your career and hope that you continue doing great things. It is not to deminish the young lady’s accomplishments, it is to ensure that we properly educate readers of this medium. In the US those who have obtain a juris doctors are not usually refered to as doctor. Chris Coumo of CNN has a JD and so does his brother, governor Andrew Coumo. They are not given the title doctor. The preferred term to avoid confusion with one who has and MD or pHd, Esquire. However, the rules vary from state to state. Once again congratulations young lady you have done well.

    • zandoli
      June 29, 2018

      I really do not see the need for an argument here. A JD is a professional degree that allows one to practice law in the US. An LLB does the same in jurisdictions that allow it.
      One does an undergrad degree before being allowed into law school the same as with medical doctors.. However, JDs don’t refer to themselves as doctor, while medical doctors do.

      The young lady worked hard for her degree. I applaud her for her hard work and dedication. With that kind of dedication and discipline, I am sure she will be very successful in her future endeavors.

    • Very concerned
      June 29, 2018

      No that’s not accurate. The JD is the equivallent to an LLB. The difference is that in the US you are required to have previously attained an Undergraduate degree before attaining the JD where as in our Jurisdictions you may enroll in an LLB degree straight from college with your A-levels or an Associate degree. A JD is not equivalent to an LLM (Graduate level degree in law) in Commonwealth Jurisdictions.

    • Diplomat
      June 30, 2018

      Congratulations to you all on the excellent work of one who is clearly a very intelligent young lady. However, it’s Amy Morancie Esq. DNO please find out from Mr Gabriel Christian. I believe he has a JD. Chris Cuomo the CNN has one and so does his brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo. None of these men are called Dr. Not usual practice here in the US. Once again congratulations and all the best.

    • Richard Johnson
      June 30, 2018

      While the young lady should be lauded, please Verna, don’t trick the public with your unvarnished ignorance. The JD is the equivalent of the LLB. Remember when the US gained independence from the UK they wanted to change everything like drive on the right instead of the left, so they changed the LLB to JD. JD is not a graduate degree in law – that is the LLM. The post graduate degree is still the Doctorate degree.

  10. colbert Pinard
    June 29, 2018

    Congratulation Ms Morancie and her parents

  11. Moi
    June 29, 2018

    Really? That title sounds so grand

  12. Vera Daniel
    June 29, 2018

    Well done my child.

  13. ??????
    June 29, 2018

    Juris Doctor of Law is quivalent to an LLb from the Commonwealth Caribbean.

    • Vera Daniel
      June 29, 2018

      If you are asking LLB is at the undergraduate level (Bachelor’s) and JD is at the graduate level(Doctor)

      • July 1, 2018

        You’re both right. Either way, it’s a significant undertaking!

    • academic
      June 30, 2018

      I applaud the young lady’s achievements, but a Juris Doctor qualification is not the same as a PhD, it is equivalent to a masters degree- an LLB in the UK and the Caribbean. The title of Dr is generally reserved for Medical Doctors and PhDs. It is grand enough that she is successfully pursuing a legal career, no need to inflate her qualifications!

    • Chester
      June 30, 2018

      No, it’s not. It’s a doctorate, one of several Dr. of law degrees.

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