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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: November 28, 2014, 11:23:47 PM »
California should bar foreign lawyers whose jurisdictions who do not offer California lawyers the chance to sit for the bar.

California doesn't have enough attorneys?!

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Also note that less than 83 law units may be required in the case of dual/joint degrees. A JD/MBA or similar degree would be 50-60 credits in law. Essentially you'd do 2 years in law school and 2 years in business/grad school.

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ABA Standard 304:
(b) A law school shall require, as a condition for graduation, successful completion of a course of study in residence of not fewer than 58,000 minutes of instruction time, except as otherwise provided. At least 45,000 of these minutes shall be by attendance in regularly scheduled class sessions at the law school.

Interpretation 304-4
Law schools may find the following examples useful. Law schools on a conventional semester system typically require 700 minutes of instruction time per “credit,” exclusive of time for an examination. A quarter hour of credit requires 450 minutes of instruction time, exclusive of time for an examination. To achieve the required total of 58,000 minutes of instruction time, a law school must require at least 83 semester hours of credit, or 129 quarter hours of credit.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: You can now be served by facebook!
« on: November 19, 2014, 09:01:34 PM »
I'm far from an expert on California civil procedure, but where do you see the good enough summons for persons generally? I don't see it in the statute. Is it in the caselaw?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: You can now be served by facebook!
« on: November 18, 2014, 06:25:09 PM »
To be fair, this probably should've been titled "via" Facebook. Facebook served many people prior to this... :P

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Law School Applications / Re: letters of recommendation
« on: November 12, 2014, 06:36:15 PM »
Don't take another class; if you think there is an undergrad professor who might remember you or you have some graded work from that class to show him or her perhaps you can get a LOR from them.

Adcomms know that those who have been out of school more than a year or two likely won't have any academic LORs. It will not be much of factor in your admissions decisions.

Professional co-workers and retail supervisors are acceptable sources of LOR. I'd try to get the supervisors, even if the work wasn't particularly special, but you should also try to get a LOR from a professional co-worker who can talk about specific highlights and achievements in your work.

Don't get a LOR from a therapist.

Although there are some truly outstanding LORs, it is more a requirement to make sure that at least someone thinks you'd be a good candidate and to say so decently.

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Law School Applications / Re: law app...help!
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:20:38 PM »
While everything citylaw has said is true, the administration, professors at schools and to a lesser extent, the students there, all have a vested interest in selling you on the school. Apparently law schools, the ABA, and US News can say whatever they want without much hit to credibility.

Here, for the most part, qualified posters are simply offering their honest opinion and advice. LSD has posters who are every kind of practicing attorney, as well as those who have worked in admissions. They helped me out a good deal when I was applying and now I'm here on the other end as an attorney.

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Well, reasonable minds can differ. It appears to be a somewhat common practice.

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General Board / Re: Am I On the Right Track
« on: November 09, 2014, 01:52:57 AM »
Yep, what I.M.D.Law said.

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