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According to Wikipedia:

"In April 2007, Christopher L. Wiesmueller, a Wisconsin native attending law school (May 2007 Graduate) at Oklahoma City University School of Law filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Madison), challenging the constitutionality of the diploma privilege."

Apparently, Steven Levine, State Bar of Wisconsin President, doesn't like the diploma privilege either.

http://www.abanet.org/journal/ereport/m30nbar.html

What do you think the odds are of Wisconsin law graduates losing their diploma privilege? They are currently the only state that allows this. Several others: Montana, Mississippi, and Virginia did away with their diploma privilege in the 80s.

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Re: Likelihood of Wisconsin Law graduates losing diploma privilege?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 08:50:32 PM »
I wasn't even aware this existed anywhere...
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Re: Likelihood of Wisconsin Law graduates losing diploma privilege?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 08:52:16 PM »
diploma privilege as in those who go there and practice in WI don't have to take the WI bar?
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Re: Likelihood of Wisconsin Law graduates losing diploma privilege?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 08:56:21 PM »
diploma privilege as in those who go there and practice in WI don't have to take the WI bar?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diploma_privilege

Yes.
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Re: Likelihood of Wisconsin Law graduates losing diploma privilege?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007, 09:05:33 PM »
It seems inevitable that it will be repealed. After all, it is the ONLY state that allows this. What makes Wisconsin so different? I plan on attending Marquette next fall, and I am hoping that this diploma privilege will still be around by the time I graduate.

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Re: Likelihood of Wisconsin Law graduates losing diploma privilege?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007, 09:06:52 PM »
diploma privilege as in those who go there and practice in WI don't have to take the WI bar?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diploma_privilege

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yea i figured that was what the OP was talking about...just didn't want to click the link bc i figured i was right.  you didn't know that WI had that?
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Re: Likelihood of Wisconsin Law graduates losing diploma privilege?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2007, 09:36:19 PM »
Yeah, they've had it for a while and as long as you graduate from UW, then you're automatically admitted to the Wisconsin bar. It gets better. I dont know how true this is, but I even heard that as a member of the wisconsin bar, if you go to (I think DC), you can get a waiver just because you're already a member of another bar. (Dont chew me out, I dont know how true this is).

My guess is that with the pressure building up, they will eventually do away with it but it will include a clause and it will simply state that you're still exempt from the bar as long as you were a 1L at the time the law was repealed.
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