NutWrench: So the school required him to re-enroll in the course. Millikan, according to his legal filing, then went home for the summer to Washington state, where he worked for the State Attorney General's office. He says that over the summer he heard nothing more about the demand that he take "Civil Procedure II" a second time. Due to this "silence" on the part of the school, Millikan assumed that the school had simply given up on requiring him to retake the course.Sounds like he really needed to pass that course.
ManateeGag: maybe law school isn't for him.
what_now: Hey Jackson Millikan, when a potential employer researches you, this is the first thing they'll find:You got a D in a course and then whined that you had to retake the course. Nice work.
Dr Dreidel: NutWrench: So the school required him to re-enroll in the course. Millikan, according to his legal filing, then went home for the summer to Washington state, where he worked for the State Attorney General's office. He says that over the summer he heard nothing more about the demand that he take "Civil Procedure II" a second time. Due to this "silence" on the part of the school, Millikan assumed that the school had simply given up on requiring him to retake the course.Sounds like he really needed to pass that course.I took an incomplete in a 200-level "theory of" class in college, a pre-req for all of the upper-level courses in my major. It didn't stop me from taking those courses (which apparently it should have), so as a graduating senior, I was in the intro class with 200 freshman (and a bunch of jocks). The only way I knew to retake the class was that when I applied for graduation, they informed me that I shouldn't have been allowed to take the degree's worth of upper levels I had taken over the last 18 months.Dude's an idiot. Credit him for creativity, but he's a moron for thinking this had a prayer of working.
sprgrss: Why the fark did he only get around to taking Civ. Pro. as a 2L?
Thingster: That's where you sign up for the class you failed, and the followup class concurrently. Depending on how the course reqs are worded, you can get away with it.I failed a class that was a prereq for another, requirement said "completed X class". Not completed successfully, not completed with a C, just completed.I used the line of reasoning that I was in the class, didn't drop it, and stuck through and took the final - hence I had completed the class, just not successfully. Prof bought it and let me in the upper level class. (Passed both that time).You're a damn lawyer, find the loophole of vague language.
ProfessorOhki: Your honor, if they'd been providing a quality legal education, there's no way I'd have been stupid enough to file this suit in the first place, is there?!
BritneysSpeculum: That sounds like an argument that someone who went to the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Agriculture might make. I know courts will always let me get away with assuming that silence means that I don't have to file things.
you_idiot: I'm sure that suing a school filled to the brim with lawyers who teach law is a brilliant idea for a 3rd year law student who got D's in class.
SirEattonHogg: zimbomba63: Isn't there a current glut of lawyers? And that there is no control on the faucet that's spilling out those legal eagles? It appears that the door to the law profession is open a little too wide and anyone with a lukewarm IQ can stroll on through. Just sayin'.This is California. At last count, I believe there are well over 50 law schools in this state. Yes, you did not misread that. Roughly 20 are accredited.The bar exam is supposed to the control on the faucet, I guess.
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