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Current Law Students / Re: Bar admission- good moral character
« on: December 21, 2005, 04:21:15 PM »
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Wild Jack - what in the hell does a professional criminal figuring out a cost-benefit analysis have to do with whether this guy plead guilty or not, and failing to disclose it to his law school?

you are the type of guy that knows nothing, but has to put in his two cents.

In all reality, most of the lawyers whom I have questioned about the character and fitness interview say it is not a big deal. Also, if there is not a conviction on record, the subject of catamount27's arrest is not likely to be known or mentioned.
However, if by some chance that it is, he could make the point that the charges were dismissed and that the incident inspired his interest in the area of defense, as to prove that an arrest and criminal charges is not indicative of guilt.

And, no I wasn't joking. Defense lawyers are often a dime a dozen because of lack of specialization, which is why public defenders are paid lower wages. The big money in defense is for "top dog" defense lawyers who can earn $500.00 to $1500.00 (or more) per hour defending organized crime or big white collar criminal cases. They are the best because they specialize in particular types of cases.

Current Law Students / Re: Bar admission- good moral character
« on: December 21, 2005, 01:54:22 PM »
I'm pretty sure that the last poster was joking, and that's how you should take his post.

uh, no. I wasn't joking. As a matter of fact, some professional criminals figure in the cost of the defense lawyer when determining if the crime is cost effective. i.e. such as the marginal benefit of fraud or theft  compared against the chances of getting caught, marginal cost of jail time, court costs, defense attorney, fines, etc.

Current Law Students / Re: Bar admission- good moral character
« on: December 21, 2005, 10:58:04 AM »
Just tell them that the incident was what inspired you to specialize as a criminal defense lawyer.

Online Law Schools / Re: making online Law schools ABA is a bad thing
« on: December 21, 2005, 05:12:33 AM »
I just completed micro economics. Now what was that about monopolies, oligopolies, the use of economies of scale and licensing of professions as a way of regulating and creating barriers of entry?

The ABA was founded in 1878. Other important events of the same year include the first phone directory, Central Park was in the construction stage, the invention of the microphone, and work began on the first vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine.

There have been many changes and improvements since 1878. What about the ABA?

"Most graduates after Law School as it stands now are un-employed."
The statement sort of makes it sound as if the more expensive law degrees are not worth the cost.

"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."-- Irving Kristol

Current Law Students / Re: Girlfriend Problems
« on: December 15, 2005, 07:38:35 AM »
The girlfriend needs something to do. Tell her to start planning the wedding....

Current Law Students / Re: Property question
« on: December 08, 2005, 08:50:36 AM »
After classes, when they went to the station to pick up the car it was missing. Now they are suing Matthew Canzoneri. Is he liable, and, if so, for what?

What was missing, the car or the egg?

Transferring / Re: prestige
« on: December 06, 2005, 04:22:45 PM »
Answer a question with a question.

If you don't transfer to a t14 school, would people consider your degree as prestigious as if you transferred?

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