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General Board / trusts and consideration
« on: September 19, 2006, 04:34:27 PM »
A settlor designates that a trust is a gift with no consideration other than love and affection.

Is the love and affection enforceable??

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Distance Education Law Schools / Something different: Novus University
« on: March 18, 2006, 11:26:09 AM »
Has anyone else ever heard of Novus University, which offers  academic, law and LLM degree programs?

It is accredited only by the WAUC, very low cost, and it seems it is categorized somewhere between a diploma mill and an actual online program (as it actually requires 3 years for the JD degree, or less for an accelerated program) with the same curriculum as most law schools.

The school does not operate purely from a base location, but consists of Mail and Information Centers. It has open admission, and requirements for admission similar to those of California DL law schools. The website does not mention actual instructors, but Mentors, which makes me wonder if it is a basically self-study program, or a correspondence course type of program. It also sort of sounds as if it is a supplement for those studying by apprenticeship.

The school does not guarantee that it prepares anyone for the bar exam, admission to the Bar, or that it meets any requirements for career advancement, and is very explicit when saying that it is the student's responsibility to determine if what the school offers can fulfill the requirements of various states or the student's needs and expectations.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Someone must mention the idea
« on: January 10, 2006, 05:21:33 PM »
DL law students forming their own law firms?


Benefits:

Avoid the hassle of firms who don't accept DL law degrees
Feel accepted and understood by peers.
Share knowledge, areas of specialty, experience with co-lawyers.
Share expenses--rent, utilities, electronic services, etc
Lower rates for group insurance, retirement plans, etc.


Other things to consider:

entrepreneural ability?
accounting and bookkeeping ability?
office management?
marketing--advertising and publicity
liability--cost of malpractice insurance

any other good ideas?


 


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General Board / Worst case of 2005...
« on: December 22, 2005, 05:48:05 PM »
Former prosecutor convicted of attempted murder of rival lawyer.


http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/12/21/lawyer.shot.ap/index.html

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3L job search / law students and recent law school graduates
« on: December 02, 2005, 06:29:58 PM »
https://www.ilrg.com/cgi-bin/forms/contact.cgi?12

The Opportunity:  Maximilian Ventures LLC, which owns and operates ILRG, is seeking to hire law students and recent law school graduates in the U.S. and Canada to work part-time or full-time on new product and content development

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General Board / Dancing with Lawyers
« on: November 07, 2005, 08:24:08 PM »
Some people have all the fun. I was invited to the bar.


http://dancingwithlawyers.com/index.html

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Law Firms / Informative book
« on: September 02, 2005, 06:58:26 AM »
"The Insider's guide to Law Firms", Walsh, R and Malkani, S., Mobius Press

In depth profiles, rankings of firms located at Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco/Palo Alto, and DC
Individual city guides for Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia


www.mobius-press.com
1-800-LAW-JOBS

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