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Law Student Ditches Class for Poker Tournament, Wins $24K

Posted Jul 19, 2010 9:59 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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University of San Diego law student Andrew Jeter had to make a tough decision. Should he go to his tax class, where attendance counts toward the grade, or should he compete in the 2010 World Series of Poker?

Jeter made the right choice, at least from a financial standpoint, TaxProf Blog reports. He won a little more than $24,000 and finished 568th.

Jeter missed three classes in all, amounting to about $8,000 per missed session, the blog says.

Jeter was a student in a class taught by blogger and law professor Paul Caron, whose students are equipped with clickers to record the answers to classroom questions. The answers count toward the final grade, placing a premium on classroom attendance.

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