President Franklin D. Roosevelt never graduated from law school, because he failed courses at Columbia in his final semester and did not bother to make them up. He satisfied the courts by oral examination that he was qualified.
"I would pray, O Lord, never to diminish my passion for a client’s cause, for from it springs the flame which leaps across the jury box and sets fire to the conviction of the jurors."
President Franklin D. Roosevelt never graduated from law school, because he failed courses at Columbia in his final semester and did not bother to make them up. He satisfied the courts by oral examination that he was qualified.—Louis Nizer, A Lawyer’s Prayer

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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