Jerry Falwell's Law school

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    I figured this is an appropriate first post from me on the legal forum. I don't know if anyone is aware of it, but Jerry Falwell has started a law school for Evangelical Christians. I bring it up because I hear that the school is up for Accreditation this week. Mainly because my Contracts Professor is on the board that is going to see if the school can be accredited. So does anyone have any comments on this? Im not exactly the biggest fan of Jerry so I am curious how this school will turn out.
     
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    I haven't heard of it but if we gotta have lawyers we may as well at least have some conservative ones out there.
     
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    I don't think the legal opinion of "thou shalt not judge" will hold too much weight in court ;). Good luck to him if he can create some more lawyers. I won't have a problem unless they are trying to work for or sue me.
     
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    I think his school will join the ranks of ACLJ (Jay Sekulow's) organization as well as others. We could certainly use more Christians in the law field, hopefully to bring morality to their work. Besides the more lawyers we have to fight the ACLU the better to even the score.
     
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    I'm rather curious as to how one reconciles the antithecal characteristics of the two. How can there be such a thing as a Christian law school? Simply contemplating the thought is enough to bring on a bout of schizophrenia in most folks.

    How can a man who purports to respresent the teachings of Jesus Christ on the one hand, sponsor a school for legalized liars on the other?
     
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    I suppose because Jesus was a just man who believed in having principals and ethics. You can apply that when defending someone simply because by law everyone is entitled to due process, it's not the lawyers who are supposed to judge one but only their job to present facts and let a person's peers decide. I would think having more ethical lawyers out there would alleviate some of the granstanding??
     
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    Sorry, can't buy that line of reasoning. Any lawyer who defends a client who the lawyer KNOWS is guilty cannot do so with any semblance of ethics or morals. Johnny Cockroach is the posterchild for that.

    And what we are calling "due process" these days is anything but. Due process, as practiced today, means lying, cheating, blocking the presentation of evidence, villifying the victim and generally attempting to fool a jury. We no longer have trials, we have sideshows where guilty organ grinders are defended by their pet monkeys.
     
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    What if you were appointed to defend the person? Even knowing they were guilty doesn't change the fact you must do you best for the person, legal ethics are often different than personal ethics and sometimes they are directly opposite.
     
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    The lawyers could pursue matters of social justice, i.e. pro bono work, along with potentially lucrative lawsuits against schools, businesses and others who violate the religious rights of Christians. There's that much discrimination going on.
     
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    Come on folks. If you think for one second a Lawyer from a "Christian" law school will
    save the world, or be better than all the rest, you're very mistaken. Every lawyer is bound by the same restrictions, the Law, legal procedure and yes legal ethics. Makes no difference what school they go to.
     
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