Actually, the J.D. is considered a terminal degree by the three specialized accrediting bodies for schools of business (AACSB, IACBE, ACBSP), as long as the teaching area of faculty member is business law-related. The same is true for an Ed.D./Ph.D. in education (business education) and a D.P.A. (public administration). The Ph.D. in business and the D.B.A. are considered "in discipline" doctorates but the others are acceptable for the professorate when the business courses taught are within the scope of the terminal degree held by the faculty member.