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 on: Today at 10:48:02 AM 
Started by I.M.D.Law - Last post by Citylaw
I thought the majority of schools required between 84-88, which seems to be plenty. You can only learn so much in school and there were probably 10 units at my school that were wastes of time.

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 on: Yesterday at 05:46:53 PM 
Started by Groundhog - Last post by Groundhog
This topic has been moved to Drinking the Haterade.

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/index.php?topic=4028673.0

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 on: Yesterday at 12:11:42 AM 
Started by samthehumble - Last post by cusc2011
The current rules are pretty clear.   If you are a licensed attorney it can be common law or civil law you can sit for the Cali bar and by-pass taking the additional 1 yr education at ABA, California approved school, or the LLM.   If you have a foreign law degree and not a lawyer then you will need to complete the additional education requirements.  You also have to get your foreign law degree evaluated by one of the approved agencies on the California Bar Examiners list to determine your education equivalency. 

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 on: November 23, 2014, 10:57:51 PM 
Started by samthehumble - Last post by Maintain FL 350
CUSC:

I was under the impression that UK law degrees were generally accepted in CA without an LL.M. For example, a friend of mine has his LL.B from an English law school and qualified for the CA bar without having to take an LL.M.

Is the determinative factor whether or not you are already licensed in the UK?

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 on: November 23, 2014, 08:12:19 PM 
Started by I.M.D.Law - Last post by I.M.D.Law
The minutes thing is weird, but I've come to EXPECT stupid for the sake of stupid when it comes to the law be it law school or licensing boards. I get the feeling that being stupid for the sake of stupid makes them honestly think that the average person will see it and go "oh, its too different for me to understand, and they must be smart since they went to college so they must be lightyears ahead of me in intelligence"
nope, its just stupid for the sake of stupid


83 horus? I dang well wish I had that option. 7 hours less of student loans!

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 on: November 23, 2014, 08:06:57 PM 
Started by samthehumble - Last post by I.M.D.Law
I plan to attend a LLM at a ABA approved school.  For the California Bar, the LLM can be from an ABA approved school or a California approved law school.
Wise choice. The bar pass rate goes from around 70% to about 14% of unaccredited JD's, and I imagine the same idea is true at the LLM level too.

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 on: November 23, 2014, 01:23:52 AM 
Started by I.M.D.Law - Last post by Groundhog
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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 on: November 23, 2014, 12:36:37 AM 
Started by I.M.D.Law - Last post by Maintain FL 350
58,000 minutes? Are they trying to be annoying?

Anyway, my school required 88 which was increased from 84 a few years before I matriculated. I think less than 90 is relatively common.

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 on: November 22, 2014, 10:10:54 PM 
Started by I.M.D.Law - Last post by Groundhog
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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 on: November 22, 2014, 09:49:41 PM 
Started by samthehumble - Last post by cusc2011
I plan to attend a LLM at a ABA approved school.  For the California Bar, the LLM can be from an ABA approved school or a California approved law school.


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