Does It Matter if Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Have a Massachusetts Law License?
According to a Cornell Law professor, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren doesn’t have a license to practice law in the state, yet she provided legal advice to a steel company. Warren is a law professor at Harvard Law School.
Judge Napolitano appeared on Varney & Co. and said that while it pains him to defend Warren because he thinks she’s a “lunatic” because of some of the comments she’s made about personal wealth, it isn’t uncommon for professors at law schools not to have a license to practice law in the state where the school is located. “Law professors frequently move around and they maintain a license in the place in which they were first licensed,” the judge said.
Napolitano further pointed out that a lawyer doesn’t need a state license to practice law in a state where the federal court sits as long as the federal court admits you. The judge said, “So, if she from time to time, not on a full time basis and not as her regular source of income … gave advice to corporations on bankruptcy law, federal court, she can do that.”