Bar Exam questions, and insurance questions

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Bar Exam questions, and insurance questions

Postby jjinva » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:51 am

Hi all, these are kind of generic questions I guess.

1. If you go to school in DC or Northern VA, is there a way to sit for the bar that would give you the ability to practice in DC metro (VA, DC, and MD)? Or, for example, if you go to GMU, do you have to sit for VA and DC?

2. When looking at websites I see tuition estimates always include health insurance. What if you have health insurance already? Can you opt out? Ditto for laptops....why do I need to pay $2000 for a laptop if I have two brand new ones at home (mac and pc)? I want to take out loans for tuition ONLY, I will pay for housing, books, etc. on my own. Do you get to tell the loan company exactly how much you want to borrow, even if its less than the school wants you to borrow?

Thanks a lot!

If it helps, looking at AU (WCL), GMU, and UofR.


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Re: Bar Exam questions, and insurance questions

Postby angioletto » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:37 pm

I don't know about the bar, but on health insurance the schools I talked to said you could opt out if you wanted. One mentioned that they require proof of other medical coverage.

As far as the laptop, are you seeing a school that includes it in your tuition cost or just in your estimated expenses? I have seen the price of a laptop listed in that estimate, but nothing that indicates the a school will charge $xxxx and then they provide the laptop or anything like that.

$2000 for a laptop? That's kind of insane.

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Re: Bar Exam questions, and insurance questions

Postby Anonymous Loser » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:14 pm

Admittance to the bar in any state or territory allows you to waive in to D.C.
(3) Admission requirements. Any person may, upon proof of good moral
character as it relates to the practice of law, be admitted to the Bar of this
court without examination, provided that such person:
(i) Has been a member in good standing of a Bar of a court of
general jurisdiction in any state or territory of the United
States for a period of five years immediately preceding the filing
of the application;
(ii) (A) Has been awarded a J.D. or LL.B. degree by a law school
which, at the time of the awarding of the degree, was approved by
the American Bar Association; (B) Has been admitted to the
practice of law in any state or territory of the United States
upon the successful completion of a written bar examination and
has received a scaled score of 133 or more on the Multistate Bar
Examination which the state or territory deems to have been taken
as a part of such examination; and (C) Has taken and passed --
with a scaled score of 75 or more -- the Multistate Professional
Responsibility Examination (MPRE) given under the auspices of the
Multistate Bar Examination Committee of the National Conference of
Bar Examiners.

Edit: to clarify, you have to have taken the MBE and MPRE, so I guess if you take the Washington State bar exam, you kind of get screwed over.

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Re: Bar Exam questions, and insurance questions

Postby BigFatPanda » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:20 pm

VA/DC/[strike]MD[/strike] practice reciprocity. Admit to one, practice for couple of years, admit to all.


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