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The Wisconsin Diploma Privilege: Try It, You'll Like It, Beverly I. Moran Jan 2000

The Wisconsin Diploma Privilege: Try It, You'll Like It, Beverly I. Moran

Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Publications

The big question that the Wisconsin diploma privilege raises is whether waivers into practice upon graduation can work outside the Dairy State. Is Wisconsin simply so unique that its successful experience cannot be replicated elsewhere? My conclusion is that there are certain characteristics that make Wisconsin a good site for the diploma privilege but that those characteristics are shared by several other states. These characteristics include (1) a small state with a relatively small practicing bar; (2) a close relationship between the bar, the judiciary, the legislature, and the law schools within the state; and (3) great regard between the ...