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A quick definition of authorities:

Authorities are either previous decisions made by courts that guide current legal cases or law enforcement officials, such as the police. When lawyers argue their case in court, they often refer to past cases as "authorities" to support their arguments. If someone needs help from the police, they might say they need to call the authorities.

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: Authorities can refer to:

  1. Previous decisions made by courts of appeal that provide legal guidance to a court on questions in a current lawsuit. These previous decisions are called "precedents." Lawyers often use these precedents as "points and authorities" in their legal arguments. For example, a lawyer might cite a previous case as an authority for their legal position.
  2. Law enforcement, such as the police. For example, someone might say "I'm going to call the authorities" if they need help from the police.

Examples:

  • Example 1: In a court case, a lawyer might cite a previous case where a similar legal issue was decided in favor of their client. They would use this previous case as an authority to support their argument.
  • Example 2: If someone witnesses a crime, they might call the authorities (i.e. the police) to report it.

Explanation: The term "authorities" can refer to legal precedents that lawyers use to support their arguments in court, or it can refer to law enforcement, such as the police. In both examples, the term "authorities" is used to refer to a source of help or guidance. In the legal example, the lawyer is using previous court decisions as a source of guidance for their argument. In the law enforcement example, the person is calling the police for help in a situation where they need assistance.

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OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
If that person doesnt have 10k however, could be outta luck
yeah i think it comes down to literally not having 10k to blow
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Oof
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Skill issue
OvertReconditeSpider
18:21
Jk even if i had it. I wouldnt spend 10k just to get out of a lease to switch schools
MightyUnableSphinx
18:29
@menherachan: You should say that to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
I mean fuck it right. Like, maybe they can help somehow. Probably they can't but if the alternative is "i dont go to gulc" who cares
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
Idk I doubt they can give you 10k cash, lmao, but who knows!
Others will disagree, but max out a credit card if you have to do so.
It's 10K. Not 100K.
OvertReconditeSpider
19:29
10K at 21.51% interest. Lol
19:47
Yeah I would definitely disagree. Without family help when could they realistically pay that off?
20:18
If someone can live below the student budget at GULC loans could cover an extra $10K, but Grad PLUS loans still amount to $2 in repayment for every $1 borrowed on a 10-year plan at current interest rates. Not a choice to make lightly.
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
^
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
The rates on the stafford loans are garbage too
manifestmoreadmissions
21:59
yeah its not the worst decision and im sure you could find solutions to any problems it might create but idk if it's like a no-brainer
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
Apply for new credit card w/ 12 month 0% APR intro offer -> Max out card to 10k to get out of lease -> Go to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
You now have 12mths to pay back 10k with no interest
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
If you have decent credit history/credit score i bet the starting balance will be like 15-25k
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
im actually cooking right now wtf this advice is so good. do not blow up your plan in life because of a fkn lease agreement
1:39
Excuse me everyone. Sorry. I'm planning to take lsat but I see so many different types of textbooks and categories on the market, which books should I start with for a rookie like me? Thanks a lot!
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1:42
Sincere thanks, with my respect :)
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@Coolperson49494: yeah but i physically cant get 10k in less than a month :(
it would take me like 6 months to get 10k
i agree that gulc is worth it for me, but i just do not have the means of upending all my plans and moving to dc
@MightyUnableSphinx: i cant pay back 10k with no job, and i'm already 5k in debt. i just do not have the means to attend gulc 😭😭
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