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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 09, 2015, 03:29:16 PM »
I dunno what to tell you, but trying to draw a link there is tenuous at best. Even a casual Google search locates dozens of unsuccessful attempts to challenge bar admission requirements. I'm not sure how the state willingly abridging its own requirements strengthens your case.

In the marriage equality case, there was a split. I see nothing like that here.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 09, 2015, 02:24:39 PM »
Based on a quick reading, the rule at issue in that case explicitly denied the right to out of staters, which is a far cry from restricting the eligible schools. We haven't had any successful cases of people challenging more general bar requirements, so I doubt such a case would go anywhere. Of course, you're welcome to try!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 09, 2015, 12:24:20 PM »
Good luck trying to take a non-CA bar with a CALS JD, or the equivalent. I doubt the case is as strong as you say.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 08, 2015, 03:38:02 PM »
Fortunately, the Federal government only hires ABA grads. So, best of luck to the non accredited educated lawyer practicing in Fed court!

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Current Law Students / Re: UG transcript/grades/GPA
« on: July 08, 2015, 06:45:44 AM »
It will not affect you beyond hurting your GPA. If it's really that bad you can submit an addendum about it but it may be best to just see what happens.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 08, 2015, 06:44:32 AM »
Let me think back to my limited JAG experience here...

Military courts I don't think have formal admissions procedures. So if you're a civilian representing someone being charged I guess you'd just file whatever paperwork they give you. But it's not like being admitted to the 2nd circuit or something.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 07, 2015, 09:27:07 PM »
There aren't many places "like" Gitmo. Probably USCADC or something. Google it?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Federal Courts-One and done?
« on: July 07, 2015, 08:21:31 PM »
Sad that professors don't know this. You must be admitted to each and every court in which you'd like to appear, unless the rules allow you to file a special motion for a limited or pro hac vice appearance.

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LSAC weighted GPA is just the GPA as analyzed by them and that's how it was in 2008. It does not reflect the perceived quality of your undergraduate institution or major. While some law schools reportedly applied their own formulae to the GPA in the '90s based on school and indexed that with LSAT, the only LSAC-generated GPA is the one that counts no passes as fails and excludes certain classes not considered to be academic.

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Oh, and a big one that I always reminded undergrads is not to forget that No Credit and No Pass are usually counted as fails by LSAC. Don't screw around and think, "Oh, I can always P/NP it," when you have that option late in the term or "it's only a credit/no credit class."

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