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There's no such thing as the "hobby of law".  It's either a profession or its not.  If someone, for reasons I could never understand, wants to take up law as a hobby, don't go to law school.

Probably good advise.


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If all you can attend is a T3/T4, think long and hard before committing yourself.  Know what you are getting yourself into and be honest with yourself.  Consider waiting a year and retaking the LSAT or even waiting three years for your score to be erased and start fresh.  Above this, just concentrate on getting into the best school that you can get into to maximize your chances at making it in a difficult field.  Think long and hard before committing yourself.

The Law as a "difficult field" to work in as a legal professional is a relative concept. This whole post (as were 90% of all the others in this thread) seemed, as presented, to be just bunch of generalities with no basis in fact. The stats say that most who go to ABA approved law schools will work in the profession and they will start out at around 45,000 to 60,000 a year. Some will make way more, some slightly less. Three out of four lawyers work for themselves, that stat surprised me.

I don't know much about DL, but it does seem like few here are clearly versed in the rules on how all the various states view that degree. I think that would make getting a DL JD a speculative prospect, at the least. Their sites say that getting a LLM from an approved school can open the door to other state bar exams. Or you can practice law in Cali if you pass two bar exams (the same bar requirement that a law clerk as a apprentice has by the way, and that also was the way the law was taught thru most of US history, and is how Justice Hugo Black learned it! The tradional law school was not the traditional path when you look at the whole historical record, regarding the main path to a American legal education).  But DL won't allow you to experience the Socratic Method, but then again law clerks aren't being exposed to that either. Seems a DL will teach one the rest of it, but maybe I'm missing something.

Anyways, here's the Facts from U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
on lawyerin' in the good ol' US of A.

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos053.htm


Just so that some of us who are thinking of going to, like,  Gonzaga, say, as I am, can relax and realize we aren't just wasting our time. lol

'cuse typos

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lord i wouild never want you to be my lawyer, a south african law degree come on now thats madness.

I'm curious what law school would graduate someone with the writing and grammatical skills of a 5th grader?

Also, when you say this:

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that throughout the period of the applicantís study, the law school or schools attended was each recognized by the competent accrediting agency of the government of such other country, or a political subdivision thereof...
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...without quoting the originating source, that puts you in the position of explicitly claiming this quote as having originated with you, which you didn't. That makes you a plagiarizer of copyrighted material, Ducky
 
The original:
(3) that throughout the period of the applicantís study, the law school or schools attended was each recognized by the competent accrediting agency of the government of such other country, or a political subdivision thereof, as qualified and approved...

 http://www.nybarexam.org/foreign.htm


Well Duckboy, either you are a thief of intellectual property or you never learned how to use your Little Blue Book very well, huh?  Which is it?

And you aren't a lawyer or a law student either, like anyone ever thought you were. So until you present us real evidence, i.e., law school transcripts cross referenced with some valid form of ID - just shut the hell up, stop bashing Cindy sheehan, and go back to plumbing walls somewhere in nebraska.

Ok...now I"m bashing carpenters...OK, so sue me...

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