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Do You Want to Be a Lawyer?

Practicing law, in all of its many forms, is challenging, rewarding, frustrating, difficult, and one of the most demanding professions ever imagined. See what it takes to be a good lawyer.
David Davis
121 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 60 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 2 weeks
12-15
year olds
1-9
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I practiced law for 38 years before retiring in 2017.  I was an Assistant Public Defender in Florida's Second Judicial Circuit,  and spent most my time defending men who had been convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death.  Most of the time I appeared before the Supreme Court of Florida,  although I also handled the case in the United States Supreme  Court that ended with that court declaring Florida's death [penalty statue unconstitutional.  I have also taught   US History at a local community college for 15 years and as part of the Outschool faculty for the past year.d.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
For the most part  there is nothing objectionable in the course.    When I talk about  practicing criminal law, however,  I will mention some of my practice experiences with death penalty litigation.  I will talk about murder, but will not mention, except in the most general way,  the facts of a few of the cases I handled.  No gory details.  Also,  I may mention the ethical problems lawyers have when dealing with clients who may want them to "push the envelope" of  ethical or even legal conduct.  .

Teacher

David Davis
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
A new look at history
121 total reviews
143 completed classes

About Me

I hold Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.  After serving four years in the United States Army,  including a tour in Vietnam, I decided to become a lawyer, and I graduated from... 
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