Petition Filed with WI Supreme Court Aims to Extend Diploma Privilege to Out-of-State Law School Grads
From the latest edition of WisBar InsideTrack:
Sept. 29, 2009 - A petition filed on Sept. 25 with the Wisconsin Supreme Court aims to extend the "diploma privilege" to graduates of all ABA-approved law schools or abolish it entirely.Read the full article for more.
Petitioner Steven Levine, a past State Bar of Wisconsin president, and 70 other State Bar members seek to amend SCR 40.03, which exempts from a bar examination requirement those graduates of an ABA-accredited law school whose curriculum includes the specific study of Wisconsin law. Among those State Bar members is Christopher Wiesmueller, the plaintiffs' counsel in a federal class action lawsuit, Wiesmueller v. Kosobucki, 07-C-0211, challenging the constitutionality of the diploma privilege.