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Yes. that&#39;s her. she had a very interesting conversation with Diana, was what she called it. My impression (strictly my opinion) of her interview is that she thought these royals (or at least just Diana) had limited vision. They don&#39;t go above or beyond duties to learn anything interesting.
Sometimes I got the impression that all those charity events for these rich and famous (including royals) are just for social reasons than personal interests. What do you think?
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I am not a lawyer as I never practiced as one-I&#39;m an Accountant because I have a knack for numbers.(and it pays very well) And yes a combined degree did get me further ahead. But now a days it&#39;s my past work experience that is questioned not my degrees.

I always question Job titles as I have heard many people being called various things(ie Teachers, Accountants etc etc) but they actually do nothing of the sort. What I wanted to know is did Mary anywhere(in an interview or any Journalists found out) actually elaborate what she actually did in any of her various positions or are we relying on her CV?
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Just because the Princess has never been a lawyer, doesn't mean that she doesn't have a law degree!
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Crown Princess Mary’s Education: Subjects; Schools…

I was wondering what subjects did Mary take during her final years of school or what subjects did she do in high school and what language did she learn?
I know that she took economics in year 11.
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From the DR documentary and Ninka interview it appears that Mary was probably studying mostly science subjects in lower high school intending to do vetinary studies.

She changed plan and focused mainly on economics and other business subjects in her final two years of high school (metriculation college).

It appears that she studied French at high school. I don't think she took this on to metriculation level though, so probably only years 8 to 10.

During this time Mary was also very much into extra-curricular activities: sports, sports and more sports. She was also the chairman of her high school student council.
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From the DR documentary and Ninka interview it appears that Mary was probably studying mostly science subjects in lower high school intending to do vetinary studies.

She changed plan and focused mainly on economics and other business subjects in her final two years of high school (metriculation college).

It appears that she studied French at high school. I don't think she took this on to metriculation level though, so probably only years 8 to 10.

During this time Mary was also very much into extra-curricular activities: sports, sports and more sports. She was also the chairman of her high school student council.
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It was stated earlier in this thread that Mary is a law graduate. That is not correct. She has an undergraduate degree in commerce and law which is quite different. Although her education involved some law classes - common in many business related degrees - she is in no way a law graduate.
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:31 PM
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It was stated earlier in this thread that Mary is a law graduate. That is not correct. She has an undergraduate degree in commerce and law which is quite different. Although her education involved some law classes - common in many business related degrees - she is in no way a law graduate.
She is a law graduate. She has a Baccalaureat in law (LL.B). We had a long dicussion including knowledgeable members from different parts of the world and found that Mary, while not being a lawyer, could be one if she chose only to take an extra course and is entitled to the academic title of Bachelor in law. Just check her (and Fredericks) website.
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:49 PM
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It was stated earlier in this thread that Mary is a law graduate. That is not correct. She has an undergraduate degree in commerce and law which is quite different. Although her education involved some law classes - common in many business related degrees - she is in no way a law graduate.
You are quite wrong, grevinnan. 'Some law classes' does not entitle anyone to place LL.B. after their names. Mary has a full-fledged Law degree. With a year's articles (legal apprenticeship, in a way), she'd be permitted to practise as a sollicitor and/or barrister.

It surprises me that those who have no experience of nor direct knowledge of Australia's university systems are so persistent in denying Mary's educational attainments. To those of us who hold combined degrees (BA.LL.B) it's actually wearisome and somewhat offensive.
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The information regarding mixed vs straight law degrees came from an attorney who is educated both in Australia and the US and also a lawyer.
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The information regarding mixed vs straight law degrees came from an attorney who is educated both in Australia and the US and also a lawyer.
Then whoever he or she was, they're wrong! Further, I don't believe that anyone educated in Law in Australia, which closely follows the UK model, would make such an egregious faux pas. CP Mary is an authentic Law Graduate. I am myself.

This is not a 'Mary zone', per se. However, it's commond decency to give credit where it's due, and CP Mary's credit is higher than many others, in my opinion.

My apologies for taking so long to respond.

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Then whoever he or she was, they're wrong! Further, I don't believe that anyone educated in Law in Australia, which closely follows the UK model, would make such an egregious faux pas. CP Mary is an authentic Law Graduate. I am myself.

This is not a 'Mary zone', per se. However, it's commond decency to give credit where it's due, and CP Mary's credit is higher than many others, in my opinion.

My apologies for taking so long to respond.

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I cannot comment on Australia, but here in the UK joint honours degrees like Mary's can pose a problem for law students.

It's important to check whether the degree itself contains enough "law" to constitute a qualifying law degree. Its only if you posess a qualifying law degree that you can then go on to undertake the LPC/BVC. If it does not contain the core legal elements then you must do a conversion course before you continue with your degree.

I'm not sure if the Aussie system is identical but there's a strong chance that here in the UK a joint honours degree, like Mary's, would not be enough to continue with a legal career.
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Not from what I know. The combined courses are actully two seperate degrees that you complete at the same time. I didn't do law myself but a number of people I went to school with (in 2000) are all now practising law. If you go to uni and do a combined degree you HAVE a law degree and that's that.

Anyone who told you that an Australian who does a Commerce/Law degree cannot become a lawyer is a flat out liar. They have to do their articles (or Bar) Until they do that, they are considered a law graduate, which is what Mary is.
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It's important to check whether the degree itself contains enough "law" to constitute a qualifying law degree. Its only if you posess a qualifying law degree that you can then go on to undertake the LPC/BVC. If it does not contain the core legal elements then you must do a conversion course before you continue with your degree.
That doesn't make any sense. To obtain a degree, you have to complete a certain amount of courses and do a certain number of credits (or whatever the equivalent is in Australia). Your quote is implying that taking a few law classes is sufficient enought to give one a law degree. That is obviously not the case. I'm assuming that any law degree program is structured in such a way that the core classes are included. So if Mary was granted a law degree then she took the full course load.
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I might be wrong, but you can only get a JD (juris doctor, or law degree) in Law School. I went to Georgia State and they have an excellent law school and if you want to be a lawyer, that's where you go to get your degree.

Unless Mary went to law school, she didn't get a law degree.
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I might be wrong, but you can only get a JD (juris doctor, or law degree) in Law School. I went to Georgia State and they have an excellent law school and if you want to be a lawyer, that's where you go to get your degree.

Unless Mary went to law school, she didn't get a law degree.
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"While universities in nations with legal systems based on the common law generally still award the LL.B. degree as the first professional law degree, some law schools in Canada, Hong Kong, and Australia have renamed or changed LL.B. to J.D., or simply offer both J.D. and LL.B.

A number of universities such as Australia's University of Melbourne, Hong Kong's Chinese University of Hong Kong offer both first-entry and second-entry first professional degrees in law: the LL.B. is offered as a four year program for secondary school graduates, while the Juris Doctor is offered as a two to three year (6-trimester) program for "mature graduates with a good degree in a discipline other than law and significant employment experience, and for lawyers who have a civil law degree"

I think it's safe to say Mary received a law degree (wiki says the LLB is regarded as a professional law degree) but didn't practice law. Even with the change from LLB to JD, the JD would be for those who already have the LLB degree or are already professionals in another field.
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Not from what I know. The combined courses are actully two seperate degrees that you complete at the same time. I didn't do law myself but a number of people I went to school with (in 2000) are all now practising law. If you go to uni and do a combined degree you HAVE a law degree and that's that.

Anyone who told you that an Australian who does a Commerce/Law degree cannot become a lawyer is a flat out liar. They have to do their articles (or Bar) Until they do that, they are considered a law graduate, which is what Mary is.
I was referring to the UK when I made my comment, I said that in the first sentence of my post, if you re-read it.. UK law degrees have to have 7 core topics studied and often combined degrees don't fulfil that requirement.

That's why Mary's degree has surprised me because I didn't think you could do a combined law degree without doing a conversion afterwards.
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Excuse me if I'm being ignorant but has Mary every actually said or referred to herself as a lawyer? I don't understand all the debate re whether Mary could have become a lawyer if she wanted as it seems from her career path that she had no intention of ever becoming a practicing lawyer. It seems to me that magazines etc have seen that she did a degree which included law in the title and have jumped on it.
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No, but people are claiming that she dosen't have a law degree, when its just flat out wrong.

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I might be wrong, but you can only get a JD (juris doctor, or law degree) in Law School. I went to Georgia State and they have an excellent law school and if you want to be a lawyer, that's where you go to get your degree.

Unless Mary went to law school, she didn't get a law degree.
In America you would be right. Last time I checked though, Tasmania is part of Australia. In AUSTRALIA you don't do a degree afterwords. Your law degree (the law schools are all part of the university itself, not seperate) is awarded after five years.

I don't know how many times it needs to be repeated by the Australians. Mary has a law degree. Since she choose to use a different part of her degree, she never became a lawyer, but that does not negate the fact that she has that law degree. Using examples from America or England are irrelevant, as we have very different education systems.
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No, but people are claiming that she dosen't have a law degree, when its just flat out wrong.



In America you would be right. Last time I checked though, Tasmania is part of Australia. In AUSTRALIA you don't do a degree afterwords. Your law degree (the law schools are all part of the university itself, not seperate) is awarded after five years.

I don't know how many times it needs to be repeated by the Australians. Mary has a law degree. Since she choose to use a different part of her degree, she never became a lawyer, but that does not negate the fact that she has that law degree. Using examples from America or England are irrelevant, as we have very different education systems.
I guess it all boils down to how you choose to use that law degree.
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