Black Education / Schools : Become a lawyer with no college degree

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  1. Destee

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    Become a lawyer with no degree, pupils told

    School leavers will be encouraged to skip university and train for highly-paid jobs as lawyers, bankers and accountants in a new wave of “professional” apprenticeships, a minister discloses today.

    Matthew Hancock, the skills minister, will call for more young people to go straight from A-levels into traditional City professions that have been “dominated” by graduates.

    Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Mr Hancock says “university is not for everyone”. High quality apprenticeships should be as “prestigious” as a degree.

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    WTH! Well I'm going to become a Neurosurgeon.
     
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    I think it's a wonderful effort! I'd love to see something like this here in the states.

    They didn't mention doctors specifically though ... only lawyers, bankers and accountants ... but who knows!

    Sounds like good stuff to me.

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    Ehhh.............................I dunnoooo...I'll read the article before I make any comment on this...but as of now I'm a little skeptical.
     
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    Depending on your state you may not need to go to law school to become a lawyer. If I remember correctly, it's so with California. In New York, it's either one or two years. But it's been so long since I was interested, better that the interested do their own research.
     
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    peace

    It makes perfect sense to me because i know people who've become accountants from OTJT. Their resume' ranged from cash posting, to auditors and eventually landed them good jobs in the accounting field. Accounting is really not all that hard, if you even have a little interest in math and numbers.

    Just think about all of our bookies running numbers back in the day. They didn't go to school and as Bro. Oldsoul has taught us in a class years ago that they ran the NEGROE BASEBALL LEAGUE and there were BLACK FEMALE OWNERS....

    As far as becoming a lawyer, just about everyone in the hood is a certified criminologist and trial lawyer and have never gone ot school for it. As soon as they hear about someone who may have committed a crime, they already know how much time they will get and which prison they will be sent too. THere are black people who go to court everyday of the week to listen in on trials and cases of people they have never met. Now if that ain't an "apprenticeship", then i don't know what is...lol

    I studied Business Law & Business Law II in college, but i learned more after i got out. So all of that money i spent for the class and that big o'le $50 book that i only got $18 back for was to teach me that when i sold the book back to the school bookstore, it was bad business.........:)
     
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    Brother ABSiblings ... thanks ... your post made me do a little :google: ... and you're right, if the info is correct!

    It appears that a few states do allow folk to become lawyers without going to college at all ... apprenticing ... :weights:

    Below are a few of the links i found, but there are many many more!

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    How to Become a Lawyer | How to Pass the Bar Exam with No College

    As far as I know, 7 U.S. states will still let you read the law in a law office with no law school degree:

    Virginia
    Washington
    Wyoming
    California
    Maine
    New York
    Vermont


    How to Become A Lawyer Without Going To Law School


    How to Become an Attorney Without Law School - Become a Lawyer with no College Degree


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    Exactly Brother Info ... :toast:

    So many of us have HAD to learn the law, how it works, for we are overwhelmingly the target of the law!

    Yes Yes Yes ... just imagine, all the young people (and old too) that have had to learn how the law impacts them, how to stay out of the way of it, how to defend themselves against it ... imagine if they were able to shift that energy into a viable, prestigious, respected career! Seems like it would only take a tiny bit of adjustment on their part to make it a great asset for themselves and their families! I didn't know one could even come close to being a lawyer without a college degree ... but looky here ... :swing: ... this could be fun!

    I think it opens up great opportunity for our young people, if they happen to have an interest in such things.

    I love it ... waiting for Brother Shikamaru to weigh in on this ... see what he thinks ... :)

    Yes Yes Yes ... as a matter of fact Brother Info ... your state allows this ... :news:

    I'm jes' say'n ... shole wood be nice to have you defend me in a court case i gotta win ... :)

    Or better yet ... YOUR SON ... imagine you giving him all that you do, plus your formal law training, plus all that you learn about the law along the way, plant a seed in him that makes him want to know and understand the law ... then hook up with a lawyer that will apprentice him ... and ... WALA ... we have the next best lawyer in the world ... living with us ... defending us ... deciding supreme court cases ... everything ... :yaay:

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    Howdy :)

    Everyone should have a basic legal education.
    For example, those of you who are Christian (or Jewish), the Bible (or Torah) are law books.

    African-Americans are unique with regard to law for we have been both the subjects and objects (as property) of the law in these United States.

    Being African-Americans are disproportionately targeted by the law, it behooves us to have a working understanding of it for usage and defense.

    If you wish to make a career out of it, great!

    My purpose for studying the law is defense, avoiding trouble (or controversy), and profitability.

    If you couple studying law with political economy, that is a dynamite combination there.
     
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    Nobody's going to hire you if you did become a lawyer with no degree. Who are you going to represent.
     
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