What happens if you have to do jury duty during medical school?

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What if you get chosen as a juror in a court case for jury duty and you have to take 1-2 weeks off from medical school? Surely you wouldn't be able to do that right? You can't survive by taking a week off.
 

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You respond to the summons with, "I'm in medical school and have conflicting exams," and they release you.
 

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Good question, could someone also chime in on whether it would be any different if you were the defendant instead of the juror?

edit: Asking for a friend who may at some point have the full force of the law crashing down on him
But I thought you are not a serial killer? or have they found the bodies? Are you claiming it was premedical self-study gross anatomy?

In all seriousness, most, if not all medical schools have published policies in the student handbook concerning arrests, usually empowering the dean to place you om immediate administrative leave and deferral. In other words, until the case is adjudicated, they cant kick you out formally. If the case is dropped or charges are dismissed, you are likely to be rolled over into next year. Let me just also point out that most, if not all, student handbooks, require you to report any arrest immediately. If you dont, that itself can be grounds to dismiss you.
 

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I was in a jury pool and this is exactly what I saw.

You respond to the summons with, "I'm in medical school and have conflicting exams," and they release you.
 

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I got a jury summons first year and told them I was out of state for school. They let me out of it, no problems.

Good question, could someone also chime in on whether it would be any different if you were the defendant instead of the juror?

edit: Asking for a friend who may at some point have the full force of the law crashing down on him
Cannot imagine this would work.
 
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Easy out, courtesy of CGP Grey. (Maybe. Results not guaranteed. I just posted this because this thread made me think of it).
 

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You don't have to pretend to be racist, just extremely fanatical. The set of juries has to be agreed by both the defendants and prosecutors. Just blatantly favor either side and you will be off the hook :)
 

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Apparently if you use the educational exception too many times they stop letting you use it though. Might be a New York thing, not really sure.
actually in NY there are no automatic exceptions . technically you have to show up and get excused at the court house. Obviously writing I am going to school out of state on the summons would probably work

http://www.nyjuror.gov/juryQandA.shtml
 

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If you can't figure out how to get out of jury duty you probably won't get into med school anyway...
 

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If you can't figure out how to get out of jury duty you probably won't get into med school anyway...
I have failed to get out of jury several times. That doesn't mean I have ever served.
It usually costs a week of lost work (with no internet access!), even though I never make it past voir dire.
I've been in the jury box for voir dire with superior court judges who could not get out of the lost week.
The medical students are always granted a release, though.
 
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The medical students are always granted a release, though.
You're dangerously close to making the heads of SDN bigger than they already are ;)
 
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dont worry,
Impossible!
dont worry, if nothing else Donald Trump has made getting a swelled head great again; his is certainly Yuge! Bigly even
 

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I'm no expert as I've been on three juries but the cases never lasted more than 2 or 3 days... all civil cases related to auto crash injuries. The duration of jury duty varies by jurisdiction. Some are "one day/one trial" and you are done after which ever comes first. That said, my kids got out of jury duty by sending a letter stating that they were in school OOS/abroad.