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What is the average cost of attending law school?

This answer is limited to options in the United States. According to the U.S. News and World Report annual survey of over 197 law programs, the average cost of attending a private law school is $43,...
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Discrimination arguments against the Ministry of Education that imposes an ethnicity to pupil

If Tratatoria has anti-discrimination laws, or provisions in its constitution forbidding discrimination, the Minister's actions might be illegal under them. But if it does not, or if it does not ...
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What is the average cost of attending law school?

Although your question hints at the USA, you didn't tag this with a jurisdiction so I will answer for England and Wales in case it is useful to you or anyone else. I'll also assume that the goal is to ...
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What should I know and consider before deciding whether or not to go to law school?

The first thing you need to know is that if you go to law school, you will hate your life for at least those three years. Law school is not like other graduate school programs. If you do reasonably ...
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Why are lawyers not called "doctor"?

The customary honorific in the United States used to identify someone who has a J.D. (doctor of laws a.k.a. "Juris Doctor"), which is a recent invention, or an L.L.B. (bachelor of laws), the more ...
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Can one become an attorney without a law degree?

California, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington allow a person to substitute a pattern of study in a judges or lawyer's office. In California, this is per rule 4.29 of the California Bar, and rule 6 of ...
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Is it worth going to a top law school today?

I am wondering if anyone here could say if it is worth going into law, particularly when coming from a good law school (and assuming I have a real interest in the subject and enjoy research, etc.). Is ...
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Why isn't legal knowledge more easily available?

"Understanding the law" and the availability of information on law and in particular the real estate laws of NYC are different things. There are many online resources for the law; Google "NYC Real ...
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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?

Legal Education Compared In the U.S., the customary way that one learns about the law for purposes of being admitted to practice as a lawyer is by completing three years of course (with no thesis or ...
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Discrimination arguments against the Ministry of Education that imposes an ethnicity to pupil

There is no blanket international law against all forms of discrimination, so there is no way to make an official determination. It might be possible to do so in a specific case for a particular kind ...
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What is the average cost of attending law school?

If the main objective is to be permitted to practice law, the options are not limited to law school. One may opt to seeking an apprenticeship at a law firm in certain States of the U.S. and depending ...
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Is there any reason why American judges would be less capable of speaking English than British judges?

The judges you're seeing on television are state-court judges, and state-court judges are -- for the most part -- politicians. They hold their offices because they got more votes than anyone else. ...
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Can one become an attorney without a law degree?

New York allows a person to take the bar exam after "study in a law office" and not just after law school. See Rule 520.4 (https://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/520rules10.htm#2). The current ...
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Isn't it wrong to cite a law textbook first, before case and enacted law?

The author of a text or essay may cite in whatever order s/he thinks best. It m,ay be that a basic text gives a better and clearer overview than any actual case, and so is worth citing first. It is ...
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Wave Broadband service refusal

Wave Broadband is a private company; they can probably decide to not provide service to an address that is in arrears or collections. I'm sure there is a clause in their service contract that states ...
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Why are lawyers not called "doctor"?

In some Eastern European countries lawyers are in fact called doctors. They use this title as physicians (medical doctors) do.
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What level of knowledge about Law should every person have? And how to get that knowledge (either free or paid)?

A lot, but let's be practical. Or nothing, depending on how it is taught. I experienced the joy of obligatory 4th grade Spanish instruction, where there were virtually no Spanish-speaking teachers (...
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Is it possible to become a lawyer if you have a criminal record?

Is it possible to become a lawyer if you have a record? Yes. But, it is also possible to refuse to admit someone to the practice of law based upon a criminal record. The decision is made by a "...
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What is the average cost of attending law school?

If you speak German, or can learn it, you can study in Germany. That is not only possible from the EU, but explicitly also for people living outside of the EU, including the USA. For free. Seriously. ...
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Is any of the free law programs in Germany arranged or attendable online?

You can search for study programs via Hochschulkompass. There’s essentially just the Bachelor of Laws attainable at the Fernuniversität in Hagen. You can also do the First Legal Examination there, but ...
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Is it possible to become a lawyer if you have a criminal record?

In order to become a lawyer, one must 1) graduate from a law school, and 2) pass the state bar exam. But any prospective lawyer must also pass some form of a character and fitness requirement, either ...
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Am I Explaining Implied Consent Correctly?

Implied consent is a political theory idea, and not a legal one. People are subject to the law because they are in an area in the jurisdiction of the nation and state and county and city that has been ...
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Can a student send a personal email on school campus without scrutiny by administration?

Assuming: This is a public school; The e-mail did not include true threats, language inciting violence, or otherwise unprotected speech; and The expulsion is based strictly on language criticizing ...
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Do law students customarily role-play in order to improve their skills in criminal court?

How do new or in-training criminal lawyers customarily gain this experience? In the UK, those pursuing a Law degree may choose to involve themselves in mock trials to improve their advocacy. This is ...
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Isn't it wrong to cite a law textbook first, before case and enacted law?

This is an academic essay; not a legal argument The things that a law student would cite from a textbook are so fundamental and non-controversial as to mostly “go without saying”. Between plaintiff, ...
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Is there a good standard for turning Laws into diagrams and flowcharts for ease of comprehension, study, and testing?

Not really. There are very specific subfields that have that kind of practice (e.g. oil and gas title opinions, or trust and estates inheritance rules). But none of the fields you mention have any ...
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Why would it require a long degree to master law?

Starting with the obvious, the legal profession is regulated in most jurisdictions and having a law degree, or something that ends up being roughly equivalent to one, is usually a requirement for ...
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Why would it require a long degree to master law?

I have seen judges' decisions where I as an amateur just read it and have no idea whether this is good or bad for the plaintiff or defendent. I'm sure I can write software code that a judge doesn't ...
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Why would it require a long degree to master law?

It doesn’t The exact durations vary but to qualify for a LLB requires about the same amount of time as other specialist degrees like engineering, architecture and medicine. You are right that what ...
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Is there any reason why American judges would be less capable of speaking English than British judges?

We cannot tell you why you perceive what you do, but "sophistication" is in the eye of the beholder. Someone unfamiliar with a dialect (such as any of the many American English dialects) ...
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