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Ex-Arizona Law Student, Beauty Queen Kumari Fulbright Sentenced

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By Laura Strachan, Esq. on December 15, 2010 5:50 AM

Much of law school is theoretical. Old cases used to explain general legal concepts shape a student's understanding until the law student turns lawyer and gets a chance to practice. Here's someone who decided to accelerate the process. Former beauty queen and law student Kumari Fulbright, has learned, albeit not too well, many legal concepts first hand.

The Arizona law student made famous for her mugshot will see the concepts she learned in criminal law, evidence, remedies, and civil procedure come to life. Sadly, paying a $15,000 fine to understand restitution and spending two years in jail to get a handle on criminal law is Kumari's new legal course of study.

The 28-year-old Fulbright pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping and aggravated assault stemming from her part in the torture of an ex-boyfriend. At the time of the event, Fulbright had a lot going for her: she was a second year law student at the University of Arizona and also a volunteer clerk for U.S. District Judge Raner Collins.

In addition to an outrageous mugshot, Fulbright also came to court with an interesting hairstyle: dreadlocks. Fulbright's sentencing was part of a plea agreement she took, along with two others, CBS News reports. And she thought law school was hard.

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