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  • Quote:" have decided to close this blog. It will be rendered inaccessible to the public over the next seven days, so if there's something you want to save, do so now or write to me later. I will back it up on a hard drive during the next week.

    // I'm so bummed out. Good Luck King Banaian.

  • Quote:"is an undergraduate, or bachelor, degree in law (or a first professional degree in law, depending on jurisdiction) originating in England and offered in most common law countries as the primary law degree.[1] In English-speaking Canada it is sometimes referred to as a post-graduate degree because previous university education is usually required for admission.

    The United States is the only common law country that no longer offers the LL.B. While the LL.B. was conferred until 1971 at Yale University, since that time, all universities in the United States have awarded the professional doctorate J.D.,[2] which then became the required degree for the practice of law.[3]

    // Dear American lawyers, do you know your law degree is basically treated as an undergrad degree in other western nations? That's right, you're not nearly as important as you thought. Toodles.

    (tags: law education)
  • Mr. Wallerstein, for his part, is not complaining. Once you throw in the intangibles of having a J.D., he says, he is one of law schools' satisfied customers.

    "It's a prestige thing," he says. "I'm an attorney. All of my friends see me as a person they look up to. They understand I'm in a lot of debt, but I've done something they feel they could never do and the respect and admiration is important."

    // More proof that people go to law school to feed their own narcissism. The article talks about ways of fixing the current law school problem (part of the whole higher-ed bubble some of us have been talking about for a while) and they never mentioned the most obvious thing to do, cut tuition. cut it by at least two-thirds. Then the JD's cost would be more reflective of its current worth.

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