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If a firm sponsors your GDL and LPC, and you then leave before doing the training contract, do you have to pay them back? (UK)

More or less all in the title. Presumably this might vary a bit between firms but I'm looking for an overview of what is the case in (a) magic circle firms and (b) other UK firms that offer ...
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Why would it require a long degree to master law?

Why would it require a long degree to master law? I.e. to go through a degree for it in order to be qualified to practice it? I perceive that interpreting what has happened is usually trivial direct ...
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Perfect tender rule vs (disclaimed) implied warranty?

Context: This is a question I have while studying for the BAR exam. In Question 2 of this practice exam (page 26), we have a contract for a good valued at $15,000 with an express warranty on its ...
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What is the average cost of attending law school?

What if an 18 year old wanted to go to law school as cheaply as possible? How mutch could he manage it for? What about an ivy league school? What about the university of Texas? He is a dependent of a ...
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Is there a good standard for turning Laws into diagrams and flowcharts for ease of comprehension, study, and testing?

I'm a brick-and-mortar engineer who's forced by circumstance to study a lot of law, particularly Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and EU Law. I find the procedures and control flows (if A is ...
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Discrimination arguments against the Ministry of Education that imposes an ethnicity to pupil

Imagine the fictional Republic of Tratatoria is ethnically composed from Barmaliens, Turariens and Gluzariens. The Minister of Education of the Republic of Tratatoria considers himself as Gluzarien. ...
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How large is the difference in the amount of reading needed to become familiar with the law in common vs civil law countries? [closed]

Common law relies more on previous rulings while civil law relies more on written code. Therefore, one would expect it takes more work to become familiar with the law in the former case. Please ...
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Isn't it wrong to cite a law textbook first, before case and enacted law?

I remember reading this somewhere, and I'll update this post if I find the book, but aren't you supposed to cite primary law like cases and legislation first? Even if written by judges or jurisprudes, ...
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What is the legal understanding of 'institutional racism'?

There is racism and there is institutionsed racism. I've heard and read of both terms being used. The former most often in speech; and the latter more in in writing. According to a paper in the ...
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Is it worth going to a top law school today?

I am looking to finish a B.S. in mathematics next year, and I am at a fork in the road in terms of career options, as I am deciding whether to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics or go to law school. I ...
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Do law students customarily role-play in order to improve their skills in criminal court?

I am not a lawyer nor do I intend to become one. I'm asking in order to understand the justice system. Lawyers, like any profession, presumably improve their skills through experience as well as ...
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Can the university make apprentices work longer than the legal duration on their employment contracts?

The article L6222-24 of the French labor code say that : The time devoted by the apprentice to the training provided in apprenticeship training centers is included in the work schedule, except in the ...
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Are apprentice homework hours counted in working hours in France?

The article L6222-24 of the French Working Code says that: The time devoted by the apprentice to the training provided in apprenticeship training centers is included in the work schedule Does that ...
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Is it legal to use Disney World movies as educational material for online paid classes?

I have read on the Internet that certain educational enterprises are permitted to use video material in a legal way. I was wondering if the case of paid online classes would be one of them, either by ...
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Can one become an attorney without a law degree?

Can one become an attorney without a law degree in the United States, such as by passing the state bar exam? Which States in the U.S. allow this?
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Wave Broadband service refusal

and thank you for your time, I have a question in terms of the legality of a dispute between wave and myself. My grandma is displaying the signs of altzheimers so my girlfriend and myself moved in ...
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Do law schools teach the logic in "Logic in the Theory and Practice of Lawmaking"?

I was browsing the Legal Reasoning section at a law library, and stumbled on 2016 Springer book Logic in the Theory and Practice of Lawmaking. I was curious and flipped. OMG! I have J.D. from ...
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Why isn't legal knowledge more easily available?

I'm a researcher in economics. For a project I am working on, I've realized I need a better understanding of NYC Real Estate law. I've realized in this pursuit that there is no easily accessible ...
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Should I go to law school? What do I need to know?

I'm thinking about enrolling in law school, but I haven't taken the LSAT yet or done any serious research regarding schools, career tracks, etc. My question is: what are some resources I should be ...
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Can a student send a personal email on school campus without scrutiny by administration?

Is the following scenario legal Let's say that there is a student A, who sends student B in a personal email but on school campus and on school wifi. Student A's email includes derogatory description ...
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What level of knowledge about Law should every person have? And how to get that knowledge (either free or paid)?

As we go through the education system, we all learn a little bit of literature, history, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. In my experience, I have not come across any education about law,...
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Am I Explaining Implied Consent Correctly?

Okay, so I'm trying to start a series of articles explaining how the city government of Fort Worth, Texas operates – mostly as a writing exercise. I do however want to ensure I'm factually correct. ...
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Is it possible to become a lawyer if you have a criminal record?

My partner wants to study law and do a law degree but has a extensive criminal record. Is it possible to become a lawyer if you have a record? If they decide to go through with it, would they be ...
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How comparable are the "Law School Legends" series of audiobook-on-CD to 1L and 2L lectures of the same course name?

In particular, I have in mind Freer's Civil Procedure title. It consists of about 10 hours or so. However, most of the syllabi I can find for Civil Procedure indicate 20+ scheduled classes for this ...
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Reading comprehension for law: source material

I have no legal training, but suddenly find myself, as a part of my duties, asked to read legal documents, -- principally regulations, draft regulations, and tribunal outcomes -- in a nominated non-...
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Does studying philosophy make you a better law student more than other subjects?

Though many excellent jurisprudents have studied philosophy, I recognise the Fallacy of Composition and so the question is: do philosophy enhances someone's abilities as a law student more than other ...
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R. v. Ojibway: impact of the "pony bird" on case law?

In Regina v. Ojibway (8 Criminal Law Quarterly 137 (1965-66)), a Canadian case, a member of the First Nations of Canada had relieved a wounded pony of his suffering by gunshot and was accused pursuant ...
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Applying for PHD in Florida. Application question

State: Florida Subject: Applying for PHD programs in Florida Question on Application: "Have you recieved disciplinary action?" "Have you ever been arrested for, been convicted of, or entered a plea ...
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How to effectively search laws?

A common answer to problems and situations includes researching your state/country's law to check what are the consequences of a particular action. As a layman, it is difficult to do this research ...
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Why are lawyers not called "doctor"?

I don't quite understand the education process for lawyers, but I do understand there are a number of different degrees, and one of them is 'JD', the juris doctor. My Latin is quite rusty, but I ...
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Why obtain two first degrees in law, when one suffices?

(TL;DR - Summary) Why study 2 first professional degrees in law? I know firsthand that a first degree in law from Canada, US, UK, or Oceania qualifies for postgraduate law programs (eg LLM) in these ...
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Do law students truly need to read judicial opinions entirely? [closed]

Most law instructors advise law students to read the entirety of a judicial opinion, but is there any research or studies that have examined this question? Certainly, law students should read SOME ...
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Earliest Law Review

In what year was the first student-edited law review published, and which institution was it published by? For this question consider a law review to be: "[a] periodic publication of most law ...
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In the past, how did lawyers learn the academic side of law?

In the past, I have read that lawyers simply 'read law' on their own or in an office, before passing the legal (bar) exam. But if they only indentured and never went to law school, then how did they ...
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How to self-learn law today, like those lawyers in the past who never went to law school?

One can simply read law textbooks and judgements of legal cases, but what else?