It is my own tenacity and passion that propelled me upward to further pursue my legal career as a personal injury attorney.While working at a personal injury law firm I have strengthen my writing, research skills and fostered a drive for perfection in my work. The grit, diligence and relentless determination characteristic I have will prove to be valuable assets as a law student and as and attorney.Furthermore, I strongly believe the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law is the best legal institution that will provide me with an exceptional combination of resources and professors, which will facilitate my desire and drive I have for the
The solid set of skills I have amassed through my volunteer, professional and academic career all have equipped me with the drive, work ethic, and capability to succeed in law school. I wholeheartedly believe that the University of Windsor, with its unique focus on research, providing a broader perspective on the legal process and theory, is the school that I can meet my full potential. And more importantly, the legal education offered at the University of Windsor will prepare me to fully and effectively act as both an advocate and advisor to any client or entity I go on to
There are many different colleges and universities that a student can choose if they want to pursue a career as a lawyer. Many of these schools offer different majors related to law, and some are even specifically made so that one can be prepared for law school. There many schools in the south with phenomenal law programs, one being Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Texas Southern University, better known as TSU, is a historically black public university that was founded on March 3, 1947. TSU is also a 4-year university with twelve different colleges and schools. There are many notable alumni such as Al Green, Barbara Jordan, and Michael Strahan. Before choosing Texas Southern University, students should know about the requirements to get into the university, majors related to law, and the cost of tuition.
The case chosen for this research paper is the case of Lawrence V. Texas. In Houston, Texas police officers were dispatched to a private home, responding to a report of weapon disturbance. Inside the home they found John Lawrence and Tyron Garner engaging in a private, consensual sexual act. The two men were arrested and held overnight and charged with violating Texas law, specifically Texas law made the act of two people of the same sex engaging in certain intimate sexual conduct illegal. The two men were then convicted before a Justice of Peace. Lawrence V. Texas asks the question of whether the criminal convictions of Lawrence and Garner under the “Homosexual Conduct” law of Texas was in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. It was argued
In 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a guidance policy called the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), which would grant temporary deportation protection to about 4.3 million undocumented immigrants. But in that year, twenty-six states challenged the DAPA guidance, therefore the
Texas Southern’s school of Public Affairs is a school of students whom effectively use their education to get them to higher places in life. Their majors set them up with investment in government, non-legislative associations, and private division professions. Also provided for the students whom excel well, is an opportunity to pursue careers in legal professions, as well as a wide variety of graduate and professional school programs. The Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, named for two of Houston 's most recognized open workers, is an exceptional undergrad program at one of the country’s biggest Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
So García and four others came to the Supreme Court case hearing: Chris Alderete and James de Anda of the American G.I. Forum and John J. Herrera and Carlos Cadena from the League of United Latin American Citizens. The Supreme Court heard the Hernández V. The State of Texas case in 1954. There was two sides for this case, Hernández’ and The State of Texas. García fought for Hernández and argued that the 14th amendment not only protected the rights of races like white and black but also class. He said that those citizens in the jury selection process were being discrediting and excluding people based on class and that’s why there hasn’t been a Mexican-American citizen on a Texas jury in over 25 years. This affected all the minorities and lower classes especially Mexican-Americans and made it unfair to them in court cases. On the other hand The State of Texas said that the 14th amendment only protected the rights of whites and blacks and that Mexican-Americans fall under the white class. Furthermore, The State of Texas verified that no Mexican-American had served on the jury in over 25 years but proposed that it was just a coincidence and not because of discrimination. I believe The State of Texas was worried about having minorities and separate classes in juries because they might not make the same decisions that the average white man would make. Thus Texas was hesitant to promote the electing of any Mexican-American to a jury
With having to wait to attend college, I had more time to process what I truly wanted to get from life and my education. While literature is still my true love in academics I now know that I want to parlay that into a law degree once I graduate with my bachelors in English. The George Washington University is one of the finest stages for both degrees. I do not only want to soak in as much as possible when it comes to interpreting anything from Chaucer to Twain, but I also want to ensure that I am correctly equipped for law school. In complete honesty, the only aspect I am not entirely certain of at this point is what type of law I want to be involved with. I am battling between my reverence of education and my heart for the
How a Texas court would rule on this argument is unclear. The TDI states on its website that a non-participating provider is not entitled to prompt pay penalties, even if the claim is paid more than 30 days after submission. Although the court in Emerus explicitly rejected the TDI’s position, a Texas court could give it more credence. Texas courts apply deference to agency interpretations of law; however, such deference is generally reserved for official agency action, after notice-and-comment rulemaking, not remarks on the agency’s website. See Railroad Commission of Texas v. Texas Citizens for a Safe Future & Clean Water, 336 S.W.3d 619, 624-25 (Tex. 2011) (giving deference to Railroad Commission’s interpretation of the phrase “public interest” as manifested in a final order following a formal adjudication); see also Retirement Board of Policemen’s Annuity & Benefit Fund of the City of Chicago v. Bank of New York Mellon, 914 F. Supp. 21d 422, 429 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (holding that statements posted to Securities Exchange Commission’s website were not entitled to deference). Additionally,
In the 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that that state laws banning gay person homosexuality are illegal as an infringement of the privilege to protection. The case of Lawrence v. Texas was a clear takeoff from the Court's conservative procedure in the 1980s and 1990s, which discovered proof of central rights just in exercises the laws themselves considerably ensured ("history and conventions"). Houston police were dispatched to Lawrence's (defendant in the case) home because of a reported weapons aggravation. The officers discovered Lawrence and Garner (defendant) whom at the time was having sex. Lawrence and Garner were charged, indicted, and convicted under Texas law of "deviate sexual intercourse, specifically anal sex, with an individual
I define myself as a curious researcher and reflective practitioner who perceives legal education as a combination of passion and practicality. Whereas my idealistic side wants to thoroughly understand the development of global legal ethics, my pragmatic side asks what actions should be taken by lawyers to solve international legal problems. Hence, Penn Law’s core strengths in providing a remarkably interdisciplinary learning experience and the program of Legal Practice Skills will be the bridge to my academic and professional aspirations.
The question you are asked by every adult at least once in your life time, “Where are you going to college?”, or in Texas, “U.T. or A.T.M.?” For most, it is a simple answer, but for me. Neither UT nor ATM would slingshot me into a career of Law Enforcement. Only Sam Houston State University will do.
Southern University A&M College welcomed Dr. J.S. Clark as the new African American leader and president in 1914 after the big move. As Dr. Clark as president, he made numerous improvements on campus and off campus. He established a Junior College, teacher-training curriculum, Agricultural Extension Program, a summer normal school, six brick buildings for instructional activities, five brick dormitories, and eleven wooden structures for the faculties. Before his retirement came, he funded money from the government to build a library, a football stadium, an administration building, a gymnasium, and additional dormitories. During this time period, Felton G. Clark, J.S. Clark only son, was one of Southern’s most promising
During 1990, my employer (General Development Corporation) filed bankruptcy and summarily dismissed all but a handful of employees to unwind operations while several executives took extended leave – to federal prison. Although disillusioned to the point of seriously entertaining law school, there remained sufficient psyche for recovering those seven
I am interested in attending the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University due to the plethora of opportunities that are offered to their law students. I believe that these opportunities are encapsulated by the Scalia Law Advantage, as the law school’s proximity to northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. grant access to an incomparable amount of career opportunities and high-caliber faculty. These features are especially of interest to me as I believe that gaining practical experience in the government, a private law firm, or a non-governmental organization would be integral in developing a legal career. In addition to the exceptional location and professional opportunities, Mason Law’s smaller community and 1:11.8 teacher to student