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A quick definition of legal defense:

Legal defense is a reason given by a person who is being accused of something, to show that they did not do it or that they had a good reason for doing it. It is a way for the accused person to fight against the person who is accusing them. There are different types of legal defenses, such as affirmative defense, perfect defense, and real defense. The accused person and their lawyer use legal defense to try to prove that they are innocent or that they should not be punished for what they did.

A more thorough explanation:

Legal defense is a method used by a defendant to oppose the plaintiff or prosecutor's case in a court of law. It is a defendant's stated reason why the plaintiff or prosecutor has no valid case. A legal defense can be affirmative, which means the defendant asserts facts and arguments that, if true, will defeat the plaintiff's or prosecution's claim, even if all the allegations in the complaint are true. Examples of affirmative defenses are duress (in a civil case) and insanity and self-defense (in a criminal case).

Another type of legal defense is a real defense, which is good against any possible claimant, so that the maker or drawer of a negotiable instrument can raise it even against a holder in due course. The ten real defenses are fraud in the factum, forgery of a necessary signature, adjudicated insanity that, under state law, renders the contract void from its inception, material alteration of the instrument, infancy, which renders the contract voidable under state law, illegality that renders the underlying contract void, duress, discharge in bankruptcy, or any discharge known to the holder in due course, a suretyship defense, and a statute of limitations.

For example, if a person is accused of murder, they may use the legal defense of self-defense, which is an affirmative defense. They would argue that they acted in self-defense and that their actions were justified. Another example is if a person is being sued for not paying a debt, they may use the legal defense of infancy, which is a real defense. They would argue that they were under the age of 18 when they signed the contract and, therefore, the contract is voidable under state law.

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17:30
i ideally want a fed govt position in dc, but i dont think i can physcially afford to cancel all my plans to attend :(
that really sucks
Coolperson49494
18:08
10k for the life you want vs a school that prob wont get you there is prob worth
Coolperson49494
18:08
id do it although LA biglaw seems more appealing overall tbh
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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