I'll be beginning law office study in California

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I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Protoman2050 » Tue May 11, 2010 2:48 am

Hi!

I'll be beginning the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, under my family friend, who has the distinction of assisting in the defense of Phillip Morris. We're still discussing the exact specifics of our study program, but she nevertheless believes I'm quite capable of succeeding at this difficult course of study.

Funny, the First Year Law Students Exam should be required for ALL law students in California, as it will certainly weed out the non-committed and unprepared from wasting theirs and the law school's money.

Anyway, I'd like some general advice on beginning law studies. If I succeed, I'll be an attorney by the time I'm 22-23 years old. I hope to set up my own solo practice, and focus in admiralty law.

Thanks,
Doug

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Kohinoor » Tue May 11, 2010 3:00 am

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Protoman2050 » Tue May 11, 2010 3:02 am

Ooh pretty! You're trying to say to reach for the stars, right?

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby HBK » Tue May 11, 2010 3:32 am

1/10

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby apper123 » Tue May 11, 2010 3:35 am

OP: awful, awful attempt a flame. at least put some effort in.

@k: embedding a high-res image ITT is brilliant. im loling so hard. credited 173.

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby macattaq » Tue May 11, 2010 4:20 am

apper123 wrote:OP: awful, awful attempt a flame. at least put some effort in.

@k: embedding a high-res image ITT is brilliant. im loling so hard. credited 173.


...and the orange thingy in the middle looks kind of like a flame. Twofer!

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Duralex » Tue May 11, 2010 11:42 am

Out of curiosity, does anyone ever do this is in California? Are there any numbers on how many active members of the CA bar "read law?"

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby mirpanda » Tue May 11, 2010 11:48 am

Kohinoor wrote:Image


I ♥ nebulae.

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby mirpanda » Tue May 11, 2010 11:51 am

macattaq wrote:
apper123 wrote:OP: awful, awful attempt a flame. at least put some effort in.

@k: embedding a high-res image ITT is brilliant. im loling so hard. credited 173.


...and the orange thingy in the middle looks kind of like a flame. Twofer!


That's why it's called the Flame Nebula. :-) Clever, clever, Kohinoor. Love it.

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Protoman2050 » Tue May 11, 2010 12:51 pm

apper123 wrote:OP: awful, awful attempt a flame. at least put some effort in.

@k: embedding a high-res image ITT is brilliant. im loling so hard. credited 173.


I wasn't trying to flame him.

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Protoman2050 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:06 pm

Duralex wrote:Out of curiosity, does anyone ever do this is in California? Are there any numbers on how many active members of the CA bar "read law?"


Around 80 per year. Most don't do it because they believe in the ABA's statement that reading the law does not substitute for law school, or is not a good way of legal education. This is legal education, not medical education. Medical education is important and error-prone enough to be required to be taught in a classroom setting.

Legal education, as proved over centuries, simply involves reading and understanding concepts and being able to effectively persuade people based on those concepts. I don't see how a classroom with a professor (who probably hasn't practiced in years) is going to teach you any better than having motivation and being supervised by a practicing attorney.

I am also not paying $100,000 for this service. I don't want to begin my professional career with a mountain load of debt.

There's a UCLA law professor, Gary Blasi, who read law, Michael Ehline read law, and one of my proposed supervisor's colleagues at the firm read law.

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue May 11, 2010 1:44 pm

Kohinoor wrote:Image



Look! A brown dwarf! Holy LSATs! :lol:

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue May 11, 2010 1:45 pm

OMG! I see neutrinos! Holy LSATs again!

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby GermX » Tue May 11, 2010 1:47 pm

A brown turtlehead!!!

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue May 11, 2010 1:48 pm

GermX wrote:A brown turtlehead!!!


What is a brown turtlehead? Is it related to LSAT stimuli?

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby UWO-BADGPA » Tue May 11, 2010 6:35 pm

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Protoman2050 » Tue May 11, 2010 8:44 pm

Funny...now, can I have some actual advice on how to prepare to study the law?

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby badlydrawn » Tue May 11, 2010 8:50 pm

:weeping with laughter:

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Protoman2050 » Tue May 11, 2010 9:57 pm

badlydrawn wrote::weeping with laughter:


What did I say?!? Why is everyone here so damn weird?

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby badlydrawn » Tue May 11, 2010 10:00 pm

Protoman2050 wrote:
badlydrawn wrote::weeping with laughter:


What did I say?!? Why is everyone here so damn weird?


It wasn't so much you as UWO-BADGPA and Kohinoor. Best of luck.

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Protoman2050 » Tue May 11, 2010 10:32 pm

badlydrawn wrote:
Protoman2050 wrote:
badlydrawn wrote::weeping with laughter:


What did I say?!? Why is everyone here so damn weird?


It wasn't so much you as UWO-BADGPA and Kohinoor. Best of luck.


Oh! Well, okay.

After passing the bar, how difficult is it to set up a solo private legal practice? And how much can an attorney with <1 year of experience charge in an urban area, $100-$200/hour in tenth of an hour increments?

I want to do commercial and insurance law. My Dad is a marine insurance surveyor, and deals with the legal aspects of his work all the time, and I've gotten very interested in that field.

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Mr. Matlock » Tue May 11, 2010 10:34 pm

Protoman2050 wrote:
badlydrawn wrote:
Protoman2050 wrote:
badlydrawn wrote::weeping with laughter:


What did I say?!? Why is everyone here so damn weird?


It wasn't so much you as UWO-BADGPA and Kohinoor. Best of luck.


Oh! Well, okay.

After passing the bar, how difficult is it to set up a solo private legal practice? And how much can an attorney with <1 year of experience charge in an urban area, $100-$200/hour in tenth of an hour increments?

I want to do commercial and insurance law. My Dad is a marine insurance surveyor, and deals with the legal aspects of his work all the time, and I've gotten very interested in that field.

It's easy. You'll be fine. Good luck!!

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby Renzo » Tue May 11, 2010 10:36 pm

badlydrawn wrote::weeping with laughter:

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby A'nold » Tue May 11, 2010 10:44 pm

Lulz. The funny thing is that op (though likely fake) could potentially have the last laugh here, haha.

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Re: I'll be beginning law office study in California

Postby sissyclark » Tue May 11, 2010 10:48 pm

Protoman2050 wrote:Hi!

I'll be beginning the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, under my family friend, who has the distinction of assisting in the defense of Phillip Morris. We're still discussing the exact specifics of our study program, but she nevertheless believes I'm quite capable of succeeding at this difficult course of study.

Funny, the First Year Law Students Exam should be required for ALL law students in California, as it will certainly weed out the non-committed and unprepared from wasting theirs and the law school's money.

Anyway, I'd like some general advice on beginning law studies. If I succeed, I'll be an attorney by the time I'm 22-23 years old. I hope to set up my own solo practice, and focus in admiralty law.

Thanks,
Doug


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