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exactly the piece of paper is just a piece of paper. The states alone vary a lot in legal differences.
In my opinion it shouldn't matter if you have only a GED and a certificate of completion at AA, if you can pass the MPRE and the Bar, then you should be allowed to practice.

That makes sense. I've always wondered how, even with an LLM, a foreign-educated attorney could pass the bar considering the difference in legal systems and laws, while actually knowing enough to practice law.

They probably take BarBri/Kaplan classes just like all Americans do to pass the bar

Law School Admissions / Re: Doing some law-related work??
« on: December 21, 2010, 04:15:58 PM »
Lots of the free clinics bring in undergrad students to helpout. Don't expect to do too much paralegal work(they normally reserve that for JD students) but you can still do the secretary and legwork for them. It might not matter on your lawschool resume very much but it will look good when you apply for a legal intership in your 2L(especially if its at the same place and they know and like you already)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Best prep-course company?
« on: December 21, 2010, 02:55:28 PM »
Yes, you are FAR too clever for all us to see through the veil that you actually want us to see though....... :P

Placing "your card" on the side and then only posting in areas that you think will have people the most interested in it.......yeah most of us took marketing in undergrad too there guy, it might not be enough to get you disbarred but its still sad. :'(

The post actually offered her general advice that will hopefully help her make a good decision (as we have in other posts).  Sorry if that offends you.

Law School Admissions / Re: 2.7 undergrad GPA 3.4 MS and 3.7 PhD LSAT 142
« on: December 21, 2010, 02:50:25 PM »
Did you check out the link I posted? It is just of yahoo searching "Patent bar prep" but there are a ton including Kaplan and Barbri which is the same company that most lawstudents use to prep for the regular bar and lsat.

Good point in that reference. Thats why it confuses me how (as far as I know all) states now no longer let someone who took the California online JD take the bar in their state if they take an ABA approved LLM after it. They california online schools are better than many foreign countries in person ones, plus I think it pretty stupid how a bunch of people with peeon JD's (people who would flunk out day one of an LLM) sit in a little group in an office and go "No, that guy who has proven he is smarter than me knows less than me....." :P

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Best prep-course company?
« on: December 21, 2010, 09:28:07 AM »
Dang, you really are trying to advertise your sales all over this board aren't you? Is it really that hard out there that even the "elite" Harvard grads can't find any real clients and have to resort to trying to sell lsat prep over the internet in a (very poorly) attempted disguise?

Nerderic might want to take note of that to answer a little debate he and I have been having as of late....... ::)

It really comes down to the instructor.  His/her knowledge and experience is key.  Unless you're very effective at teaching yourself information, a quality instructor is critical.  In addition, another consideration is cost.  Traditional courses cost $1200.  There are other options out there for less and that are just as, if not more, effective.  I recommend doing some research before defaulting to a traditional course.  A traditional course is great for some people, but not great for others.  It really depends on what you need and what a specific course offers. 

Hope that helps!

Law School Admissions / Re: LAW SCHOOL RESUME'
« on: December 21, 2010, 08:21:33 AM »
Honestly, just don't overthink it. They mostly just care about your GPA and LSAT score. Have you ever heard a Prof tell you "You already have an A dont talk yourself down to a B?" Well, its like that. If you have the GPA and LSAT that they want, the resume is just to confirm you are not a serial killer in training. Now, if you actually do have badstuff you have to explain(academic probation, previous job as formentioned serial killer,etc) then yeah you will need to sugar coat it, but even then they can smell BS from a mile away so just be honest and don't lie.

You should be ok.

Law School Admissions / Re: 2.7 undergrad GPA 3.4 MS and 3.7 PhD LSAT 142
« on: December 21, 2010, 08:17:02 AM »
You could do that, just don't call it a "law" firm unless you have at least one guy with a JD in there "Agent" (its a silly name game but they like to enforce it) as for prepping for it, they offer prep courses I believe Kaplan and  Barbri have some but if not others do for sure.

As for weekend classes, you can go as slow as one day a week(saturday or sunday) and be done in 5 years(or faster if you wish) at    People will talkshit but you'd be doing a lawyers job each day while attending.

If you have enough Accounting electives you could sit the CPA exam too before getting the full JD which would let you do some(albeit not everything) in taxcourt also.;_ylt=Al5TBNmEq4Q94Z47uSHR2RmbvZx4?p=patent+bar+prep&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-701-1

Here is a list of patent bar preps that may help also. Let me know if it does.

I'm not going to do the legwork for you, but yeah there was a shitload of those crybabies all over the news about the years back(albeit mostly MBA's) don't you remember that crybaby who stood out was a sign on him passing out resumes in a suit in NY for over a year before Donald Trump ended up hiring him(or some other media hungry rich guy)?

I get it, your school is Jesus and everyone else is just Magdalin gettin'did by him behind the pue, etc,etc.........

ok. I was saying to move here immediatly after getting licensed so it wouldnt be bad career wise, but its your life.
You do know that lots of US attorneys never set foot in a US classroom though right?

Ha, no. Life conditions are significantly better here and you have to work 10 times harder in Chile. Plus, we like it here, and we want to keep our family in the US for now, unless some extraordinarily good offer in Chile would come along (doubtful), we won't move back. Even with certain advantages in Chile (cheaper tuition, my father being an attorney and owning a lawfirm) I still think I'm better off career-wise here in the US.

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