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Nashville School of Law / Re: Tennessee Bar Association
« on: October 06, 2004, 11:34:13 AM »
I joined the TBA this summer. Although I haven't attended any of the workshops, I have found the magazine and e-mailings to be helpful and informative. The price of student membership is a bargain! I recommend taking advantage of this opportunity.


Nashville School of Law / Re: TBA?
« on: October 02, 2004, 06:49:06 PM »
I belong to the TBA. For $30, you get the magazine, have access to e-mail lists, and can attend workshops for free. I also recommend joining the NBA.


Who thinks it's a good idea to join the Tennessee Bar Association?

Nashville School of Law / Re: Why I chose NSL
« on: September 24, 2004, 07:53:20 AM »
NSL graduates can sit for the bar in Wisconsin, too.

NSL graduates can practice on the federal level in any state or territory.


My home state of Wisconsin is one, with a twist.

The complete info on bar admission requirements is at the National Conference of Bar Examiners, which happens to be based in Wisconsin:

Nashville School of Law / Re: Wed. classes
« on: September 24, 2004, 07:44:51 AM »
I think Mr. Lewis was tired of the questions that had nothing to do with what we were doing. Having been in similar situations with college students, it can be very frustrating when students are not concentrating on the task at hand. I think some of the questions were a carryover of the mindset from the previous class.

Personally, I think he has a very dry sense of humor.


Nashville School of Law / Re: Why I chose NSL
« on: September 23, 2004, 05:12:51 PM »
Go to and you can get the bar requirements for the fifty states and US territories.

This chart contains a lot of interesting information. For example, several states still allow people to read for the bar (you study with an attorney, instead of going to law school).


Nashville School of Law / Re: Legal Writing Memorandum Assignment
« on: September 23, 2004, 09:30:37 AM »
I had a difficult time getting anything out of the interview. :-\ The way I read the initial memo, we are supposed to determine if the agreement is a valid contract. There were few questions that addressed that issue. As for the comedians, Zanie's has open mike nights.

PT :-\

Current Law Students / Re: help! 1878? case - 14th amendment
« on: September 20, 2004, 07:36:29 PM »
Try They have a section where you can research US Supreme Court cases. Their current database only goes back to 1893, but you may be able to find another case that references the one you are looking for. Findlaw is great and it is free!


Current Law Students / Re: The difference between an LLB and a JD?
« on: September 20, 2004, 03:01:50 PM »
There is no difference between an LL.B., and a J.D. The change from LL.B., to a J.D., took place because some companies mistook the LL.B., (Bachelor of Legal Letters) for a bachelor's degree, instead of the graduate degree it really is. So all U.S. offer the J.D., instead of the LL.B. The LL.M., is the equivalent of a master's degree in law. The S.J.D., is the Ph.D., of the legal world.

Mostly law professors have the S.J.D. I don't know of any practicing attorneys with that degree. You will find some practicing attorneys with the LL.M.


Nashville School of Law / Re: We have arrived
« on: September 10, 2004, 02:43:21 PM »

Thanks for getting this thread going! This will be a good place for all of us to keep in touch.


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