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christopher1108
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louisiana

Postby christopher1108 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:35 am

Anyone going out of state and plan on practicing in Louisiana? Just wondering which schools may be sufficient for going out of state and passing the Louisiana bar.

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BriaTharen
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Re: louisiana

Postby BriaTharen » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:35 am

If you are planning on returning and practicing in Louisiana, go to a school in Louisiana. Not only will you get all of your civil law classes, but you will also make a lot of contacts that will be important down the road (especially with how insane Louisiana politics are)

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Re: louisiana

Postby deadpanic » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:43 pm

JessicaTiger wrote:If you are planning on returning and practicing in Louisiana, go to a school in Louisiana. Not only will you get all of your civil law classes, but you will also make a lot of contacts that will be important down the road (especially with how insane Louisiana politics are)


Yeah, there should really be no reason to go out of state if you wish to practice in LA. Outside of HYS, Tulane & LSU will basically be the most respected schools in the state.

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Re: louisiana

Postby strawberryfanta » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:05 pm

deadpanic wrote:
JessicaTiger wrote:If you are planning on returning and practicing in Louisiana, go to a school in Louisiana. Not only will you get all of your civil law classes, but you will also make a lot of contacts that will be important down the road (especially with how insane Louisiana politics are)


Yeah, there should really be no reason to go out of state if you wish to practice in LA. Outside of HYS, Tulane & LSU will basically be the most respected schools in the state.


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Re: louisiana

Postby kalvano » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:07 am

Also, Louisiana law is very odd, due to its history.

I would imagine studying in-state would be very beneficial.

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Re: louisiana

Postby RTOTA38 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:01 pm

What about Texas? I'm about 99% sure I will be at UT next year, but I want to practice in La. (It's not significantly more expensive to attend UT than it would be for me to attend Tulane, and I'm not (at all) interested in LSU, Loyola-NO, or Southern.)

I would think the overwhelming respect for UT in the region coupled with the proximity would allow someone with a degree from UT to find a good job in La. Is this the wrong assumption to make?

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Re: louisiana

Postby soundgardener » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:10 pm

RTOTA38 wrote:What about Texas? I'm about 99% sure I will be at UT next year, but I want to practice in La. (It's not significantly more expensive to attend UT than it would be for me to attend Tulane, and I'm not (at all) interested in LSU, Loyola-NO, or Southern.)

I would think the overwhelming respect for UT in the region coupled with the proximity would allow someone with a degree from UT to find a good job in La. Is this the wrong assumption to make?


I think this is a safe assumption to make. I would talk to some lawyers in La. though. For what it's worth, I have friends at Texas as well as schools in the T14 that have gotten/worked summer SA jobs in La. However, they are all from Louisiana originally. I don't think the difference in the law is nearly as big a deal as people make it out to be. You're going to learn what you need to know on the job.

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Re: louisiana

Postby RTOTA38 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:16 pm

soundgardener wrote:
RTOTA38 wrote:What about Texas? I'm about 99% sure I will be at UT next year, but I want to practice in La. (It's not significantly more expensive to attend UT than it would be for me to attend Tulane, and I'm not (at all) interested in LSU, Loyola-NO, or Southern.)

I would think the overwhelming respect for UT in the region coupled with the proximity would allow someone with a degree from UT to find a good job in La. Is this the wrong assumption to make?


I think this is a safe assumption to make. I would talk to some lawyers in La. though. For what it's worth, I have friends at Texas as well as schools in the T14 that have gotten/worked summer SA jobs in La. However, they are all from Louisiana originally. I don't think the difference in the law is nearly as big a deal as people make it out to be. You're going to learn what you need to know on the job.


That's reassuring. I'm from La, but left for UG. Thanks.




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