Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

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Do I have a case and should I fight the public school system?

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startingover11
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Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby startingover11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:57 pm

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Hi Everyone,

I am not a law school student but I am trying to seek some legal advice. I have contacted numerous lawyers and none of them was able to help me out because it is not their specialty.

I am in a pretty difficult situation right now. So what happened is I have been dismissed by my school (Public Institution) due to inconsistent academic performance. However, part of my academic performance was due to a learning disability. I am also diagnosed with major depression since I started the program which also affected my academic performance. I was not provided disability accommodations for the first two years with the school and was struggling academically. However, after the accommodations was put into place, I was doing better. For the past year, I have been doing fairly well and was very on top of things. It was my last year of the program where I was doing rotations (internship) and had a bad evaluation from a preceptor which caused me to fail a 6 unit rotation. I needed to take some courses to improve my GPA so I appealed to have a 6 week extension to the school’s 6 year policy. However, it was denied and I was not given a reason. When I met with a faculty member, they said they denied because I have been inconsistent with my academic performance "wanted me to get my life back together before starting school again"

I would like to seek some legal advice. I have over 100k of student loans from this program and I feel that it is inappropriate to dismiss me at this point. It is my last year and I just need a 6 week extension to finish rotations.

Do I have a case and should I fight with the public school system? I have contacted disability lawyers and none of them deal with learning disability. The lawyers that deal with education law are way too expensive for me at this point. I also contacted lawyers for low income clients but most of them deal with criminal defense or bankruptcy or other civil matters but none of it would come close to my case.

I understand that you may not able to offer me advice but perhaps someone can direct me to somewhere who could? Should I seek an education lawyer or disability lawyer? Thank you very much!

I am open to private messages if we need to discuss things privately.
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Judge Philip Banks
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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:04 pm

startingover11 wrote:I have contacted numerous lawyers and none of them was able to help me out!!

I didn't even read past this. But that is your first clue to help you answer your own question.

Plus, this forum isn't a place for legal advice.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby startingover11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:06 pm

Judge Philip Banks wrote:
startingover11 wrote:I have contacted numerous lawyers and none of them was able to help me out!!


I didn't even read past this. But that is your first clue.

Plus, this forum isn't a place for legal advice.


Yes I understand but I have no other choice. I am desperate for help... No one can help because it doesn't fall into their speciality.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby kaiser » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:07 pm

You came here for legal advice? We aren't lawyers so this probably isn't the right place. And if actual practicing lawyers couldn't help you, how in the world could we?

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:08 pm

startingover11 wrote:
Judge Philip Banks wrote:
startingover11 wrote:I have contacted numerous lawyers and none of them was able to help me out!!


I didn't even read past this. But that is your first clue.

Plus, this forum isn't a place for legal advice.


Yes I understand but I have no other choice. I am desperate for help... No one can help because it doesn't fall into their speciality.

Well hopefully we law students will be more able to help than practicing attorneys.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby paratactical » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:08 pm

1) Law students are not allowed to give legal advice and anyone who will give you legal advice online will not be giving you good advice.

2) Call your local Bar Association and ask them to refer you to a pro bono group that can help.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:10 pm

If you haven't already tried again to talk with school officials to have this solved informally, then contact a lawyer. Look around on the Colorado state bar website: http://www.cobar.org/. There is a lawyer referral section, and you can probably search by specialty to find someone who has knowledge of these kinds of issues.

Edit: list of attorneys in CO who have education law practice (if that is even what you need... I honestly don't know.): http://www.cobar.org/directory/search.c ... chResumes=
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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby startingover11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:10 pm

I tried everything.. pro bono lawyers don't handle my type of case.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby Heartford » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:13 pm

It's not only that we don't want to give you advice- we aren't allowed to. Any halfway decent attorney will talk to you and at least refer you to a lawyer who can help. Good luck.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby startingover11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:14 pm

Judge Philip Banks wrote:If you haven't already tried again to talk with school officials to have this solved informally, then contact a lawyer. Look around on the Colorado state bar website: http://www.cobar.org/. There is a lawyer referral section, and you can probably search by specialty to find someone who has knowledge of these kinds of issues.


I tried everything.. pro bono lawyers don't handle my type of case. I am in the process of emailing lawyers from the bar association but have not had any replies yet. The thing is, I don't even know what type of case do I have... I just feel that it is so wrong for the school to deny a SIX week extension when I am in my last year of school and it is supposed to be a whole year of internship. They say it is due to inconsistent academic performance but part of that was due to mental illness and learning disability.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby paratactical » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:16 pm

If you think you've tried "everything" and won't take any polite suggestions from a group of people who have already informed you that giving you real legal advice would violate ethical rules, you probably could stand to take time off and graduate later.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby jessedvhs » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:20 pm

Kicked off campus by those liberal UC-Boulder, tree huggers?
Uh-oh... http://www.bettercallsaul.com/

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby startingover11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:22 pm

paratactical wrote:If you think you've tried "everything" and won't take any polite suggestions from a group of people who have already informed you that giving you real legal advice would violate ethical rules, you probably could stand to take time off and graduate later.


They are not allowing me to take the time off. They are formally dismissing me from the program. I completed 5 year and I am in my last year where it is a year of rotations (internship). I have over 100K of student loans and invested 5 years of my life into this program. I would have to start from scratch if I want to reapply to another school. The dean of my school was really supportive of me and he believed that I have the didactic knowledge but he could not go against the school's appeals committee.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:26 pm

startingover11 wrote:
paratactical wrote:If you think you've tried "everything" and won't take any polite suggestions from a group of people who have already informed you that giving you real legal advice would violate ethical rules, you probably could stand to take time off and graduate later.


They are not allowing me to take the time off. They are formally dismissing me from the program. I completed 5 year and I am in my last year where it is a year of rotations (internship). I have over 100K of student loans and invested 5 years of my life into this program. I would have to start from scratch if I want to reapply to another school. The dean of my school was really supportive of me and he believed that I have the didactic knowledge but he could not go against the school's appeals committee.

Your situation is unfortunate, but there is literally nothing any of us can do. Re-read what everyone in here has said. At least a few people here have tried to direct you to where you can try to find an attorney. That is above and beyond what you should expect from a forum like this. Since it is Friday night, you have all weekend to research attorneys online. Make a list and start making calls on Monday.
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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby startingover11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:26 pm

jessedvhs wrote:Kicked off campus by those liberal UC-Boulder, tree huggers?
Uh-oh... http://www.bettercallsaul.com/


No that them...

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby kaiser » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:28 pm

startingover11 wrote:
jessedvhs wrote:Kicked off campus by those liberal UC-Boulder, tree huggers?
Uh-oh... http://www.bettercallsaul.com/


No that them...


From parking tickets to mass murder. Oh yeah.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby startingover11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:29 pm

Judge Philip Banks wrote:
startingover11 wrote:
paratactical wrote:If you think you've tried "everything" and won't take any polite suggestions from a group of people who have already informed you that giving you real legal advice would violate ethical rules, you probably could stand to take time off and graduate later.


They are not allowing me to take the time off. They are formally dismissing me from the program. I completed 5 year and I am in my last year where it is a year of rotations (internship). I have over 100K of student loans and invested 5 years of my life into this program. I would have to start from scratch if I want to reapply to another school. The dean of my school was really supportive of me and he believed that I have the didactic knowledge but he could not go against the school's appeals committee.

Your situation is unfortunate, but there is literally nothing more any of us can do. Re-read what everyone in here has said. At least a few people here have tried to direct you to where you can try to find an attorney. That is above and beyond what you should expect from a forum like this. Since it is Friday night, you have all weekend to research attorneys online. Make a list and start making calls on Monday.


Thanks! I understand that everything. I just thought I gave it a try. I spent the whole day calling and emailing lawyers. Most of them want a consultation fee that is in the hundreds. I just want to know if I even have the slimiest chance before paying any lawyers.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby startingover11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:31 pm

startingover11 wrote:Hi Everyone,

I am not a law school student but I am trying to seek some legal advice. I have contacted numerous lawyers and none of them was able to help me out because it is not their specialty.

I am in a pretty difficult situation right now. So what happened is I have been dismissed by my school (Public Institution) due to inconsistent academic performance. However, part of my academic performance was due to a learning disability. I am also diagnosed with major depression since I started the program which also affected my academic performance. I was not provided disability accommodations for the first two years with the school and was struggling academically. However, after the accommodations was put into place, I was doing better. For the past year, I have been doing fairly well and was very on top of things. It was my last year of the program where I was doing rotations (internship) and had a bad evaluation from a preceptor which caused me to fail a 6 unit rotation. I needed to take some courses to improve my GPA so I appealed to have a 6 week extension to the school’s 6 year policy. However, it was denied and I was not given a reason. When I met with a faculty member, they said they denied because I have been inconsistent with my academic performance "wanted me to get my life back together before starting school again"

I would like to seek some legal advice. I have over 100k of student loans from this program and I feel that it is inappropriate to dismiss me at this point. It is my last year and I just need a 6 week extension to finish rotations.

Do I have a case and should I fight with the public school system? I have contacted disability lawyers and none of them deal with learning disability. The lawyers that deal with education law are way too expensive for me at this point. I also contacted lawyers for low income clients but most of them deal with criminal defense or bankruptcy or other civil matters but none of it would come close to my case.

I understand that you may not able to offer me advice but perhaps someone can direct me to somewhere who could? Should I seek an education lawyer or disability lawyer? Thank you very much!

I am open to private messages if anyone we need to discuss things privately.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby Heartford » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:32 pm

startingover11 wrote:I just want to know if I even have the slimiest chance before paying any lawyers.


Image

Also: IBTL
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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby paratactical » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:34 pm

Holy shit. Are you fucking retarded?

startingover11
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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby startingover11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:36 pm

paratactical wrote:Holy shit. Are you fucking retarded?


why would you say that?

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby jessedvhs » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:52 pm

Heartford wrote:
startingover11 wrote:I just want to know if I even have the slimiest chance before paying any lawyers.


Image

Also: IBTL


You can't do that..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QbhfbLUtQs&feature=related

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:10 pm

Heartford wrote:
startingover11 wrote:I just want to know if I even have the slimiest chance before paying any lawyers.


Image

Also: IBTL

I just shit myself. Thanks for the laughs!

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Judge Philip Banks
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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:13 pm

startingover11 wrote:
paratactical wrote:Holy shit. Are you fucking retarded?


why would you say that?

For real? Should I send you a private message to explain?

STOP ASKING FOR LEGAL ADVICE ON THE INTERWEB

Call more lawyers. The slimier the better.

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Re: Question for Law School Students!!! Please help!

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:13 pm

Anyone else get the PM?




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