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Interesting thing I noticed for those looking at TX schools
« on: February 23, 2005, 12:30:36 PM »
I was just at the Supreme Court of TX Website and the list of law schools the justices went to was:

University of Texas
Baylor
SMU
South TX
University of South Carolina
University of Chicago
Harvard
St. Mary's

Anyways I just thought this was something to chew on for everybody that argues about prestige v. money v. whatever.  I think we could all agree that the entire spectrum is represented here.
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Re: Interesting thing I noticed for those looking at TX schools
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2005, 12:46:08 PM »
hmmmmmm, i wonder why UH is missing.

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Re: Interesting thing I noticed for those looking at TX schools
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2005, 02:22:20 AM »
Would you mind sharing that link?  thanks

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Oh, sweetheart, you don't need law school. Law school is for people who are boring and ugly and serious. And you, button, are none of those things.

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Re: Interesting thing I noticed for those looking at TX schools
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2005, 09:57:54 AM »
hmmmmmm, i wonder why UH is missing.

I wonder why Texas Southern is missing...

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Re: Interesting thing I noticed for those looking at TX schools
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2005, 10:32:59 AM »
Interesting info, but given that Texas Supreme Court Justices are elected (which seems an incredibly jacked up system of choice to begin with), I don't know if you can extrapolate too much from it.

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Re: Interesting thing I noticed for those looking at TX schools
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2005, 10:52:26 AM »
Wasn't really trying to extrapolate.  More of an observation.  Yeah one thing TX politics doesn't require is prestigous education.  We have seeeeveral reps and senators who aren't even college grads.  I don't think it says anything about their ability, just shows Texans don't really care enough to worry about it, or something like that.
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Re: Interesting thing I noticed for those looking at TX schools
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2005, 10:59:49 AM »
I agree. 

Maybe somebody can confirm my previous understanding that for many Texas Judge positions (cannot recall if state or county/other) you don't even have to be an attorney (I could not confirm this info via a quick Google).

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Re: Interesting thing I noticed for those looking at TX schools
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2005, 11:03:09 AM »
Anyone can run, although outside of Justices of the Peace, they are almost all attorneys.  There is no recall in Texas.

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Re: Interesting thing I noticed for those looking at TX schools
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2005, 11:05:23 AM »
I should add that the County Judge is rarely actually a judge.  In some small, rural counties, he or she will preside over a court, but this is actually just a title for the chief administrator of the county.  Most counties in Texas have a County Court-at-Law that handles minor issues (misdemeanors, probate, etc.), similar to a municipal court for a city. The state district courts (also elected judges) handle felonies, etc. The only appointed judges in Texas are municipal judges.