Joe Biden receives Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law

He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1968, where by his own description he found it to be "the biggest bore in the world" and pulled many all-nighters to get by.

During his first year there, he was accused of having plagiarized 5 of 15 pages of a law review article. Biden said it was inadvertent due to his not knowing the proper rules of citation, and he was permitted to retake the course after receiving a grade of F, which was subsequently dropped from his record. He was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1969.

Biden, who was raised in Scranton, Pa., and New Castle county, Del., received a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware in 1965 and a law degree from Syracuse University in New York in 1968. After graduating from law school, he returned to Delaware to work as an attorney before quickly turning to politics, serving on the New Castle county council from 1970 to 1972.

In 1965 Joe Biden earned his B.A. degree from the University of Delaware and enrolled in law school at Syracuse University. Joe Biden received his J.D. degree from Syracuse in 1968, was admitted to the Delaware bar and began to practice criminal law, first as a public defender in Wilmington and then in his own firm.