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Off the current toic but may be of interest to some on this board:

Franklin Pierce - No Bar Exam. Article found at http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1146733529667

New Hampshire's lone law school has established a first-of-its-kind program that enables graduates to obtain a license to practice law without passing the bar examination.

The program at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H., is designed to give students practical experience during their second and third year of school, which is monitored by faculty, attorneys and judges. After three years, participants are eligible to practice without enduring the two-day rite of passage.

MODEL FOR OTHER STATES

Franklin Pierce's program is expected to serve as a model for other states and schools looking to emphasize practical skills and wanting to provide an alternative to the exercise of rote study that usually follows graduation, school officials said.

First-year student Nicklas Anderson expects the program to prepare him for practicing law better than memorizing information for the bar exam.

"I can learn what I need to for an exam, but a couple months later I don't necessarily remember what I had to study," he said.

The Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program is a collaborative project developed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the state's board of bar examiners, the New Hampshire Bar Association and Franklin Pierce Law Center, the only law school in the state.

Students who successfully complete the program can become licensed after passing the multistate professional responsibility examination and satisfying the state's character and fitness requirements.

Last month, the school admitted an inaugural class of 15 students to the honors program, from about 30 who applied for it, said John Garvey, professor of law and director of the program. The school's first-year class has about 140 students total. The requirements are intended to make students "client-ready" when they graduate, Garvey said.

Participants take regular courses in addition to classes specific to the program. They also work in simulated, clinical and externship programs. They must demonstrate an ability to practice before judges, bar examiners, faculty members and classmates in order to pass.

The "hands-on" dimension is what attracted Anderson. "It's experimental, and it makes practical sense," he said.

The American Bar Association (ABA) will be watching the program "with interest," said John Sebert, consultant on legal education to the ABA. He said he knew of no other programs like Franklin Pierce's.

Wisconsin is the only state that does not require law graduates to pass a state bar examination, provided that they graduate from one of the state's two ABA-accredited law schools.




Am I reading this correctly, that you'd be required to remain in NH or else you'd have to take the bar for other states anyway?

yes. you'd have to practice in NH- anywhere else you'd have to take that states' bar exam.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: NYLS
« on: May 04, 2006, 10:00:51 PM »
What friends did I belittle? I have no idea what you're talking about.

Fitz,

Unless there is someone with a very similar name to yours on xoxo, then yes, you belittled my friends. 

All of this negativity is seriously starting to @#!* with my head.  I'm now thinking more seriously about reapplying next year. 

I'm wondering the same myself. But anyway, greengrl gave some solid advice- if that's something you think you can do, go for it. However if you really want to start in the fall, choose Hofstra. I'm only pushing this hard for that school because I seriously believe that, as greengrl said, it will be a complete UPHILL BATTLE to get the sweet jobs irregardless of whether you are on law review or not- that's how hard it is to compete with all of those other schools for those cush NYC jobs. Yes, you could take the test again in September, but only do so if you know you will score high enough for it to even make a difference. If you end up with little to no improvement, you've just wasted a year. If you know you can't score any better just go to Hofstra, bust your ass to make top 10% and just transfer out. I know transferring is not a guarantee but at least you'll still be in a school where your chances of getting a good job are better than your chances at NYLS.

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Wait List / Re: Cornell WL
« on: May 04, 2006, 03:18:56 PM »
I was a cornell undergrad and two of my friends were involved in last year's cycle (they are current 1L's now)- this info was from them.

hth= hope that helps

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Wait List / Re: Cornell WL
« on: May 04, 2006, 02:42:05 PM »
I know from last year, cornell stated it was only taking about 10-12 people off their waitlist and that happened the week before classes started (some pulls occured the day of classes)...hth

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: NYLS
« on: May 04, 2006, 12:47:03 PM »
4DClaw is credited. This will happen pretty much anywhere and everywhere.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best Movie
« on: May 04, 2006, 12:37:17 PM »
Shawshank Redemption- I tear up EVERYTIME watching that movie especially during the last scene on the beach.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Blogs You Read Regularly
« on: May 04, 2006, 07:21:33 AM »
anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com

He's my hero.

umm wow is this guy for real? he comes off as really jaded and bitter about his life. this dude needs a blowjob- maybe then he'll loosen the fu.ck up and get a clue that life is more than his job. what a sorry existence.

still a good read though- i've added it to my favorites page.

He's actually a 3L at Harvard, not a real partner at a firm.

Good to know. i couldn't figure if this guy was for real or not- though if this is how the guy thinks, i still do feel sorry for him.

That thing at the top of the page that says it's fictional should have tipped you off.
I read that. I thought it was a play on the blog being anonymous. which is why i wasn't sure and so i asked "is this guy for real?"

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Blogs You Read Regularly
« on: May 04, 2006, 07:01:29 AM »
anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com

He's my hero.

umm wow is this guy for real? he comes off as really jaded and bitter about his life. this dude needs a blowjob- maybe then he'll loosen the fu.ck up and get a clue that life is more than his job. what a sorry existence.

still a good read though- i've added it to my favorites page.

He's actually a 3L at Harvard, not a real partner at a firm.

Good to know. i couldn't figure if this guy was for real or not- though if this is how the guy thinks, i still do feel sorry for him.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Blogs You Read Regularly
« on: May 04, 2006, 06:27:45 AM »
anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com

He's my hero.

umm wow is this guy for real? he comes off as really jaded and bitter about his life. this dude needs a blowjob- maybe then he'll loosen the fu.ck up and get a clue that life is more than his job. what a sorry existence.

still a good read though- i've added it to my favorites page.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: NYLS
« on: May 03, 2006, 10:40:21 PM »
I'm going to have to agree with Patrick on this one- NYLS is certainly not worth the hefty pricetag to go there. The NYC market is one of the toughest in this country to get into (if it's not #1). There are just way too many other better schools in the region (as well as the national schools- i'm sure you have a crapload of yale and harvard students that would love to work in NYC) that will dominate you and leave you sifting through the public sector scraps. Take peoples advice and go with Hofstra. Generally when you go with a T3/T4 school, you want the school to be in a region where they own the marketplace. I've read that Hofstra holds its own in LI. Long Island is NOT THAT BAD. I'm from Westchester so I know. If you're really inclined to work in NYC, you can just get a job in LI, work for a couple of years and lateral over to the firms' NYC office (or you can simply just apply to other NYC firms- you will be WAY more marketable with a few years experience under your belt). I plan on doing the same thing as I am headed to a school that does pretty good for itself in its region with not a lot of competition- after a few years of experience in that market, I would love to lateral over to NYC. I notice that your appeal with NYLS, on a large part, is the fact that it's in NYC. So you'll get to enjoy the life there and have better connections and whatnot. But seriously, as a law student you'll be too broke and too busy to enjoy anything in NYC (especially with the crazy COL along with NYLS' pricetag and the B- curve you'll have to bust your a$$ to overcome). I feel if you want to really enjoy NYC, wait until you've established yourself as a lawyer when you can afford to throw some of your money around (which won't happen when you're paying back $210K in loans after attending NYLS)...

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