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Legal Education

Apr. 14, 2020

Why diploma privilege should be the California legal profession’s visionary response to COVID-19

Nearly 1,400 signatories have signed onto a letter to the Supreme Court of California, respectfully requesting an order granting diploma privilege to all recent graduates seeking admission to the legal profession. Similar petitions are springing up across the nation.

Getting kicked out of law school housing. Losing part-time jobs. Taking care of sick family members. Having full-time employment offers rescinded. Choosing between pursuing your dream career as an attorney and providing for your family.

This is the grim reality for many of the nearly 1,400 signatories who have signed onto a letter to the Supreme Court of California, respectfully requesting an order granting diploma privilege to all r...

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