Can law school dropouts really join the bar?
The New York Daily News is reporting that Benedict Morelli, the attorney representing the plaintiff in the Bill O'Reilly sexual harassment case is a law-school dropout. Can someone who never graduated from law school really join the bar?
Yes, though only in Morelli's native
The apprenticeship's requirements vary from state to state.
Law office study is obviously appealing to many nontraditional students, particularly those who'd rather not foot the $100,000-plus bill for attending a top-flight law school. But there's an important caveat, too: Apprentices tend to do worse on state bar exams than their peers from academia. According to a