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If you simply want to acquire knowledge in law, reading is the most effective way. Even law courses (at least where I am from) consists of tons and tons of reading. Read, read, read. Usually the items are: Legislation (i.e. the actual law). If you are attending an Intellectual Property class, you will be assigned to read Copyright laws. In a Criminal Law ...


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In the U.S, at least for some time in our not too distant history, there were a substantial number of jurisdictions that allowed people to "read in" to a law degree, meaning exactly what @cpast said in his comment - that people who were so inclined and with the intellectual aptitude to understand old english common law and modern stare decisis (essentially, ...


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To add to jimsung's detailed response, some U.S. state ethics panels have issued opinions regarding the usage of the title "doctor." Over the last couple decades, formal positions suggesting that JDs ought not to use the title (including the ABA's own position) have begun to erode as the various states have relaxed the strictures (albeit with cautionary ...


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The answer isn't really legal (though some jurisdictions regulate the use of such titles through statute), but academic. It depends on specific countries. Italy, for instance, allows all graduates, including undergraduates, to use the title doctor. However, in general the title doctor is reserved for those in medical professions, upon graduation, or holders ...


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Here are the opinions I found which do not explicitly state that Regina is fictitious. University of Utah Hospital and Medical Center v. Bethke, 611 P.2d 1030, 101 Idaho 245 (Idaho, 1980) ...in my judgment, the majority seriously errs in using an esoteric, artificial and strained construction of the phrase "in Idaho" to hold that the legislature ...


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In the US, the terminal degree in law equivalent to an academic doctorate (i.e. a Ph.D.) is not the J.D., or the L.L.M. It's the S.J.D. Here's Harvard's program. Here's UCLA's. Hardly anyone gets them anymore. Here's a Georgetown Law Weekly blurb. Lawyers may jokingly call each other "doctor." I do that sometimes when I run into someone from my law school ...


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Basically: what Flup said in his last paragraph (and so upvoted accordingly). Every one of the practitioners you named has an undergraduate degree from the UK, and an undergraduate degree from Canada. This, presumably, is because you're not permitted to practise law in most jurisdictions unless you have some kind of qualification in the law of that ...


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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 common historical title, and is also admitted to the practice of law, is to state someone's name followed by the honorific "esquire". Hence, "Andrew Oh-Willeke, ...


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"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 Estate law" and look at Wikipedia, Findlaw, Justia, the Cornell and Stanford law sites, state and federal government sites that make codes available, etc. But ...


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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 (they relied on a edu-tv show): it was not at all effective and didn't last a year. Teacher training on the subject matter is a big problem: so it should be ...


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Last question first: there is only one secret or trick to exceling in any field of human endeavour; work your guts out. Having established this then the best thing to study are subjects that interest you so that working your guts out is more enjoyable than it would be with subjects that bore you. I can see where philosophy would be complementary to lawyers ...


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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 "character and fitness" committee of a state's bar admission system after someone has finished law school and passed the academic part of the bar exam. If one state ...


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Read the whole opinion. It's pretty clear the judge was having some fun with it. Judges do this from time to time. When someone involved in the case didn't consider seagulls, ducks, or geese to be birds, and the judge is writing a humorous opinion, he'll pick up on that, and a joke about horses with down pillows on their back counting as birds is a natural ...


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The (ancient) Romans had schools of rhetoric, which was largely informal when compared to the current legal education system. Consul Tiberius Coruncanius gave legal classes in the 3rd century, but they would have been small. Over one millennium later - more like 1500 years - universities in Europe began studies in law, mainly ancient. This wouldn't have ...


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In common law countries there was, and in some areas still is, the practice of "Reading the law" which was similar to an apprenticeship. A prospective lawyer would work for an established one until they were ready to practice on their own. In the United States California, Maine, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington still have processes that permit this ...


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In the states of California, Maine, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, an applicant who has not attended law school may take the bar exam after reading law under a judge or practicing attorney for an extended period of time. In 2013, 60 people became lawyers this way out of 84,000 via law schools. from Wikipedia®


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In England and Wales, there are three stages of legal training: academic vocational professional (not covered here) The academic stage is satisfied by a qualifying first degree in law (e.g. an LLB). At this point the student must decide whether to qualify as a solicitor or a barrister; the former must undertake the LPC, the latter must do the BPTC. This ...


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The first student-edited law review was The Albany Law School Journal - of Albany Law School - which was published for only one year, in 1875. The first student-edited law review was the Albany Law School Journal, which lasted only one year, through 1875. This law review contained articles, Moot Court arguments, and a calendar of law school events. The ...


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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 they can do that, and there would be local or state laws to support that. Whatever public service commission governs the state may also allow that. It's ...


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To add to the above, there is a growing gap between academic law and real law/practice of law. In the old days, people practiced law for a number of years, then they became law professors. The current law professor path is to go to Harvard or Yale, clerk for a federal judge, then go into teaching. A significant case can take a decade from start to finish. A ...


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In some Eastern European countries lawyers are in fact called doctors. They use this title as physicians (medical doctors) do.


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(Based on comment, with some elaboration) I am not a lawyer. It would be foolish to take my opinions as legal advice. She however, is not sure if it is a Traffic Offense or Criminal Offense (DUI) Suppose it is a Traffic Offense. You claim it involved serious bodily injury. Then it is not excluded by excluding traffic offenses not involving death or ...


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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 before or during law school, the bar exam, or admittance to the bar, depending on state jurisdiction. This article from The American Bar Association is a good ...


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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 granted authority over that area in the past, not because they actually or even implicitly agree to that authority.


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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 well, it will almost certainly consume your life. Law school students (and lawyers) experience substantially higher rates of alcoholism, drug abuse and depression....


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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 the principal, it sounds like you'd have a viable First Amendment claim on your hands. I don't think the question of whether the riot was related to the e-mail ...


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Legal information is more freely available than most other professional disciplines. All federal, state and city ordinances are posted ("gazetted") by the relevant government and are available for anyone who wants to to read them. Most case law is also available online. These are definitive. The same cannot be said for disciplines like medicine, physics, ...


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For the most part, I think you should study the law when you run into a situation where that particular law is relevant. There are many laws that are intuitively obvious to most people. Like most of us know that it's wrong to steal, kidnap, murder, or rape. You may not know the details of those laws -- exactly what is the penalty for kidnapping, what's the ...


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The 10th Amendment explicitly says that any powers not given to the Federal Government by the Constitution are the right of the state or the individual. Thus, the Federal Government can only act in a way that is justified in the Constitution. States do retain a number of rights that the Government cannot legislate on and this leads to various states with ...


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Have you tried summary note writing? Read a paragraph (or if these are quite long/nonexistent, up to a fixed number of lines). Put down the subject text or change to a different document. Summarise the section you just read. Change back to/pick up the subject text. Read the next paragraph. Summarise, read, summarise, and so on. You have now broken up the ...


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