Skip to comments.What happened to Michelle Obama's law license ?
Posted on 08/04/2009 9:00:27 PM PDT by RobinMasters
Why did Michelle Obama give up her license to practice law in 1993?
Records listed at the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois list her status as "voluntarily inactive and not authorized to practice law."
It further states that Michelle license is "on court ordered inactive status."
The statement has many bloggers wondering why a court would issue an order to stop Michelle Obama from practicing law, and some have even suggested the first lady faced may have been facing allegations of misconduct.
Michelle Obama, known as Michelle Robinson at the time, attended Princeton University and earned her juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. She took the bar exam in Illinois, passing it on her second try and receiving her license from the state of Illinois.
In 1988, Michelle became an associate at Sidley & Austin, a corporate law firm in her home town of Chicago. She was assigned to mentor summer associate and future husband, Barack Obama.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
It’s the ‘White House Chicago Way’.
I believe she quit paying the fee. I don’t think it’s more than that but I could be wrong.
You are right. You are wrong.
This has been discussed so many times on FR. And it is only now that WND finds it?
The info should look different if she had quit paying her fee.
Look at Obama’s info. He is no longer an attorney.
You go through grueling law school, take the bar twice, and then only practice for four years? Right.
Bizarre article. I wasted my time reading the entire thing and it seems like much ado about nothing.
I read the entire article. I learned that a) Michelle Obama wasn’t pretty in college, either and b) there is no point to the article.
The reason I say intellectual property was a dead end, do no harm role is because the US Patent & Trademark Office requires that persons coming before it must have passed the Patent Bar exam and the only way to take the Patent Bar is to have an approved technical degree. Neither Michelle nor Barack had anything close to a technical degree.
Therefore, neither could have ever developed an expertise in matters of intellectual property law.
I thought the 1st wookie was as brilliant as her husband. A Harvard law degree and she fails the Illinois bar the first time? That should tell you something about her intellectual and legal abilities right there.
I went to a non-Ivy law school (actually a good Jesuit institution) and passed the MI bar on the 1st try. The bar exam is 2 months of putting your life on hold.
Amusing because she took the spot of someone at Harvard Law who would have passed the bar exam on the first try.
She's not the first I've seen do that. The grind and pressure for billable hours makes many just want to walk away from it. It can be a lot of work for not a whole lot of money.
General Requirements Bulletin for Admission to the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
With special attention to Section III, pp. 4-9 of this document.
III. SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE EXAMINATION
An applicant applying for the examination must demonstrate that he or she possesses the scientific and technical training necessary to provide valuable service to patent applicants. Applicants bear the burden of showing the requisite scientific and technical training. To be admitted to the examination, each applicant must demonstrate possession of the required scientific and technical training.
Some folks are cut out to be attorneys and others are not. Depends on how much mental punishment you are willing to take. Law school teaches you the subjects and how to pass the bar but even after you graduate you are forced to spend about a grand on a bar review to pass the test. And law school does not teach you how to actually practice law.
I went into prosecution after a year being a scrub at a firm for about a year, and I learned more about being an attorney sending bad guys to prison, committing crazies civilly and terminating the parental rights of bad parents than I ever did in private practice. Now I’m a private attorney again and actually know something about the practice of law and it’s like night and day.
Can we stop it with the idiotic conspiracy theories? They make Republicans look bad and will help Obama get re-elected. I’m an attorney. Keeping your license is a pain the ass — you have to take 2 dozen useless classes every two years (”Continuing Legal Education”) and pay a steep fee. So lawyers who stop practicing law let their license lapse. That’s what Michelle Obama did. No story. Move along.
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