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Little known life hack for becoming a lawyer in the United States

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, May 10, 2013.

  1. Roparadise

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    I was looking at what it would take to become a lawyer in my state, and I noticed that they will allow people that have gotten a law degree from another country to take the bar exam. So I've been getting estimates of what it would take to go to a university in another country, for example the University of Bucharest it would cost between $8,000 and $10,000 a year including renting an apartment and food etc. To go to Louisiana State University the estimated costs are near $38,000 a year, and just $18,000 of that is for the yearly tuition.

    The end result is that if you go to either of them,you can take the bar exam. So why waste $120,000 that your going to have to spend yourself or get a loan for and it will push the amount even higher then $120,000 after the interest. Unless you have rich parents or a scholarship then there is no point of going to a law school in the United States.
     
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    Worst life hack ever
     
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  3. Roparadise

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    Why is it so bad in your mind?
     
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    If you were in some serious legal trouble, would you rather hire a lawyer that went to Harvard or bumfucknowhere university?
     
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  5. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    I'd hire a lawyer that has good reviews,not based on where he went.
     
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    Now your thinking with globalization.

    Next your going to be like "why go to law school when I can hire a lawyer from Bangladesh for $15 a hour?"
     
  7. Roparadise

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    It doesn't work like that, they would have to become a resident of the State where they want to practice law and then take the Bar exam.
     
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    The problem is that law schools in other countries will teach the law as it applies to other countries not the US.

    The US had a lot of ridiculous laws as far as many parts of the world are concerned. For instance, we do not allow you to kill people because they disagree with what religion you are, or throw you in jail because you said something they disagreed with. What a warrant is for...

    Little things like that, I want my lawyer to know about.

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    Lol that concept just went right over your head
     
  10. Roparadise

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    If you can pass the bar in the United States you already know U.S. law
     
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    you have it backwards:
    it's not that "if you can pass the bar you know US law", it's "you can't pass the bar unless you know US law" - law school in other countries won't prepare you for the bar exam. You may as well just teach it to yourself and not spend any money on school at all.

    Even state by state laws are pretty different, and it's difficult even for those who already practise law in one state to pass the bar exam for a different state.

    ​The bar exam is a little more difficult than you realize, lol
     
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    If this guy really knows his stuff why doesn't he just go to one of the states that does not require a college degree and take the bar exam....(slackers way of doing it). Duh, skip college and go straight for the glory if he really thinks he can do it. I have a uncle that got his law degree this way, and has successfully worked at a large law firm for nearly 20 years now (and transferred to another state in the process).
     
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    The school you went to makes a big difference when trying to get a position in an established firm. You can get a law degree and pass the bar, but you still need to be competitive.

    Doctors that went to offshore medical schools typically have the same problem when applying for competitive residencies.
     
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    Have in mind that in US and UK use Common Law, while rest of the Europe use Civil Law.
     
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    Lol and ur not from Romania. Pathetic.
     
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    LOL good joke.
     
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    I don't know why people bash OP so much. He never said that university outside the U.S would prepare him to pass the bar, he said that it would ALLOW him to take it.
    In this sense, i do see an opportunity for the motivated, as you will in fact save a tremendous amount of dollars and will be allowed to pass the bar.
    The way i see it, if OP is smart enough, he could get a law degree from another country. From there he would be allowed to take the bar exam and just saved around 60 000$ because he got his degree somewhere else.
    From there however, his savings do come at a price. He would need to buy law books, and lots of them, study intensively, and depending on the dedication of OP, he could pass the bar exam solely with this.

    So, if i do some quick maths here, he saved around 60k but got one year added to his academic path. If you ask me it's quite worth it.

    And about the "Who would you hire between a harvard lawyer and a Bumfucknowhere lawyer", the answer is obviously harvard, but at some point degrees stop to matter, even among US universities the prestige difference between Bumfucknowhere and let's University of Nebraska or any other lower-graded university is really really low, if not even.

    People will always need cheap lawyers and lawyers who charge less can always make a fortune, the US law market is the biggest in the world and you are offered success after passing your bar exam.
     
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    Why even go to school in another country? I can sell you a degree. ;)

    On another note, I represented myself in a child custody case and won. Most of the work is done by paralegals so it's really not that difficult. The trick is being a smooth talker and knowing the law of course. I just Googled the law part of the equation.
     
  20. Roparadise

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    They are only doing the tutiton in their calculation, and for me it would $22,000 since I dont live in North Dakota. The University of Bucharest's tuition would be around $2600 per year.

    You still need to get a bunch of books and study for the bar on your own which you would be doing anyway,the point of the thread is that you can fulfill the need of the college degree by getting a cheaper one overseas.
     
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