At my university, they do not recognize that my JD is a "Doctor of Laws" degree even though it says so right on it and the ABA thinks so and even MD's in America admit it, although grudgingly.
In Thailand a BA in law is sufficient, you just go become a lawyer. So the Ph.D's around here tell me blandly, "oh, your degree is like a second BA."
Oh? And what other degrees from America don't you recognize? How about Doctor of Optometry? Over here a high school graduate uses a little box of lenses to check you for glasses right at the store, he learned how when he got the job, in half and hour.
I must remember though, I'm not much better at adjusting to reality than Thai's are. If I were, I could have made more money all these years.