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General Board / Re: law student help for someone doing case pro se
« on: March 02, 2013, 05:57:18 PM »
Hmm federal court and taking on a bank? You need a lawyer not a law student.

Where actually did you get a JD from?  Any law school grad would know that trying to practice without a license is UPL.

Who actually owns M*SL and who is on the faculty?  Seems the only faculty member is a Mr. Gilbert.

Not sure how a transfer from an online school to a non online law school would work or if it is even possible?

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Common Law v. Civil Law
« on: February 09, 2013, 12:09:28 PM »
The differences really are not that huge.  If you can understand civil law, you can understand common law.  Many civil law educated attorneys practice in common law England with no problems under the EU rules.  I think the difference is overhyped.  Same thing with the big todo about community property states.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: License Lawyers Without JDs?
« on: February 05, 2013, 11:36:26 PM »
This is the stupidest thing California has ever come up with:

"The State Bar Board of Trustees has expressed interest in examining a limited-practice licensing program that would create a new class of professionals who could give legal advice."

They already have so called independent paralegals messing up peoples family law cases; non lawyers dispensing legal advice sounds like a bad idea to me.

Economically, speaking the Cal bar must be smoking crack; they have too many lawyers; creating a whole new profession to underbid lawyers will drive solo practitioners into bankruptcy.

The rationale here is that since paralegals are already practicing law without a license in California and are not being prosecuted; it makes sense to license them. and collect dues!  The consumer is the loser since many so called independent paralegals rarely can fill out a form correctly since they do not know the law nor understand it.

The solution is to go with an undergraduate law degree with a 1 year trainee contract.  This would result in better lawyers than are being turned out now with JDs and no practical experience.

Go to Harvard, you do not need to practice after you pass the bar but you can be a law professor and then a politician and never have  to listen to any client or go to court.  But it would help to have some claims to protected class status or be the offspring of hereditary politicians or the power elite.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: License Lawyers Without JDs?
« on: February 04, 2013, 08:48:43 PM »
Don't hold your breath, the law schools have a vested interest in keeping you on the hook for 3 years. In fact all one really needs is a Bachelors in law as in England.

Distance Education Law Schools / The World laughs at US Law School System
« on: February 04, 2013, 09:09:06 AM »
Just like our stupid inches and gallons; the ABA stranglehold on the legal education system in the US is ridculed as just plain dumb:

The only ones getting rich are overpaid law professors who can't hold a job except maybe as POTUS.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: ABA approved LLM degree online?
« on: January 22, 2013, 08:02:52 PM »
An online LLM could be utlilized by foreign attorneys seeking to qualify for the California and New York bars. Whether it is of use to anyone else to qualify for the bar is really questionnable in my opinion.

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