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You will be going to trial.  Maybe you actually did it.  All are mildly interested in practicing Crimlaw.  The Judge will allow each to practice in the court.  There will be no appeal, this decision is the only decision.

Yale 0L
GULC 1L - Has taken CrimLaw
Baylor 2L - Has taken CrimLaw, Evidence, and CrimProcedure
Texas Tech 3L - Has taken CrimLaw, Evidence, CrimPro, a Crim Clinic, and a seminar on Famous Serial Killers
Cooley Grad - Has taken CrimLaw, Evidence, CrimPro, a Crim Clinic, a seminar on Famous Serial Killers, and has just passed the bar in your jurisdiction

BAM! You are arrested for murder. Whom do you hire to represent you?

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Interesting question presented to a group of prospective students not too long ago.

Re: You are arrested for murder - Whom do you hire to represent you?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 08:46:47 AM »
^ subject fixt.

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Re: You are arrested for murder - Whom do you hire to represent you?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 08:52:18 AM »
Hedge your bets- take the Cooley grad who has taken the bar.

If he screws up your case because he's incompetent you can appeal on the basis of gross misrepresentation.

If you took someone still in school the judge would likely feel you took that risk by picking unlicensed counsel in the first place, then you're SOL.

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Re: You are arrested for murder - Whom do you hire to represent you?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 09:09:26 AM »
Baylor is bigtime trial advocacy school.  I'll take their 2L.

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Re: You are arrested for murder - Whom do you hire to represent you?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 09:18:09 AM »
Hedge your bets- take the Cooley grad who has taken the bar.

If he screws up your case because he's incompetent you can appeal on the basis of gross misrepresentation.

If you took someone still in school the judge would likely feel you took that risk by picking unlicensed counsel in the first place, then you're SOL.

Modified the poll slightly to take away possibility of appeal - change your answer if you would like.

(Maybe you can, the change vote option is screwy)

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Re: You are arrested for murder - Whom do you hire to represent you?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 09:27:15 AM »
Hedge your bets- take the Cooley grad who has taken the bar.

If he screws up your case because he's incompetent you can appeal on the basis of gross misrepresentation.

If you took someone still in school the judge would likely feel you took that risk by picking unlicensed counsel in the first place, then you're SOL.

Modified the poll slightly to take away possibility of appeal - change your answer if you would like.

(Maybe you can, the change vote option is screwy)

Haha, ok. My vote remains the same. Crim Clinic is legit experience regardless of where you go and the fact that he's passed the bar means he can't be a complete moron. We hope.

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Re: You are arrested for murder - Whom do you hire to represent you?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008, 09:29:13 AM »
someone who knows the difference between who and whom.

I believe whom is correct.

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Re: You are arrested for murder - Whom do you hire to represent you?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 09:30:38 AM »
someone who knows the difference between who and whom.

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The topic went through multiple rewrites and fragments were left behind.  I blame my editor.

Re: You are arrested for murder - Whom do you hire to represent you?
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008, 09:43:22 AM »
You guys are some mean sobs.  I would choose the Cooley Grad.