Monday, October 10, 2005

Foreign Law Students In Cali

Is the following what's happening to a certain Canadian I know that has an unusual - by unusual, I mean really disturbing - affection for the color yellow?
Matters got complicated last year, however, when the State Bar began enforcing a state statute that requires any applicant for a Bar license to provide a Social Security number as part of the state's Child Support Enforcement Program. While that posed no obstacle to foreign lawyers living and working in California, it effectively shut out untold numbers of attorneys who traditionally have practiced law or taken the state's bar exam while residing in their home countries.

An uproar ensued, particularly from England and Ireland, but there were also complaints from Italy and the deans of American law schools with foreign students.

Did our dean complain?

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