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(Opposing Views)   Law student sues law school for making him retake a law class he failed   (opposingviews.com) divider line 13
    More: Amusing, Jackson Millikan, law schools, California Superior Court  
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7724 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Sep 2013 at 3:44 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-09 03:50:45 PM  
3 votes:
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.
2013-09-09 03:35:16 PM  
3 votes:
Just when my opinion of law students had seemingly bottomed out, a challenger approaches.
2013-09-09 04:03:16 PM  
2 votes:

ManateeGag: maybe law school isn't for him.


well, i DNRTFA, but I noticed in an above post quoting the article, that the dude clerked with the DA's office over the summer.  So, since he's the kind of person that would fail Civ Pro and get clerk with the DA, i can say one thing relatively comfortably: he is probably related to somebody that matters.
2013-09-09 03:48:24 PM  
2 votes:
No one is more delusionally self-assured than a third-year law student.
2013-09-09 02:26:15 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-09-09 04:01:25 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-09-09 03:59:25 PM  
1 votes:
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?!
2013-09-09 03:57:52 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Last spring, I ended up bombing the last couple of exams in Precalc. Even though I was already registered for Calc I in the fall, I still had to take Precalc over in the summer if I wanted to keep my seat in the class. I retook the course and got a B this time.

It never occurred to me that I could just sue and start the next class in the sequence wholly unprepared. I paid the $800 like a sucker and went and learned something.
2013-09-09 03:57:24 PM  
1 votes:
Couple of questions:

I know for all my undergrad degrees, the required courses had to passed with a "70" or higher; for my grad degree the bar is higher, 75 is the cut-off. Why would he think a "D" was an acceptable grade in a required course?

And why would he think it was the school's responsibility to remind him to retake it? I got a degree plan and had to sign acknowledgement of it; they don't remind me about jack--I don't meet the requirements, too bad. And frankly, that is how it should be in any graduate degree program.....

I hate whiny twats like this guy.
2013-09-09 03:48:53 PM  
1 votes:
He will make a fine state rep one day. Maybe he could even sue his way into congress.
2013-09-09 03:45:46 PM  
1 votes:
maybe law school isn't for him.
2013-09-09 03:21:20 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-09-09 02:38:40 PM  
1 votes:
Apparently the course was on how to avoid filing frivolous lawsuits.
 
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