Logical Reasonings / 5.18.18

A. No excuses — if this 84 year old can do law school, so can you. Above the Law

B. Aaron Schlossberg, he of the threatening-to-call-ICE-on-some-people-who-were-just-speaking-Spanish incident, probably won’t be disbarred. Slate

C. …Despite having a history of these kind of incidents. CNN

D. Anita Hill, whose accusations of sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas came to light during his SCOTUS confirmation hearings, told Rutgers Law grads to remember the ideals of #MeToo during their legal careers. ABC News

E. DREAMers in Utah can pay lots of money to go to law school, but they’re ineligible to take the bar exam there. That is dumb. And someone should fix it. Salt Lake Tribune

Logical Reasonings / 5.17.18

A. Ever wonder who’s the youngest person to ever graduate for law school? Above the Law

B. UCLA Law is the latest school to accept the GRE. Daily Bruin

C. The NY attorney who was caught screaming at some restaurant employees who had the audacity to speak Spanish in his presence is getting críticas muy malas on Yelp. ABA Journal

D. Seven women law professors at the University of Denver just received a $2.6 million settlement from their employer after they filled a suit challenging the pay gap between them and their male colleagues. ABC News

E. Trump’s counsel, Rudy Giuliani, who’s been totally correct about everything so far, says that Mueller’s attorneys claim that they can’t indict a sitting president. CNN

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Retaking the July LSAT After the June LSAT?

As we’ve mentioned a time or two on this blog, LSAC has added a July LSAT administration this year. This is great news for people who want a little more flexibility if, for instance, they don’t think they’ll be quite ready by June but they also want to get the test out of the way before September.

Logical Reasonings / 5.16.18

A. Even if you missed the LSAT Webinar this afternoon, you can still catch the Law School Admissions Webinar at 6 pm Pacific tonight. If you RSVP and attend that one, you’ll get $300 off our classroom courses and $75 off the first month of a subscription to our online course, in addition to a ton of guidance in how to apply to law school. Blueprint LSAT

B. The recently shuddered Charlotte School of Law is suing the ABA, arguing the ABA violated the school’s due process rights when it put the school on probation. ABA Journal

C. We discussed “ambulance chasing” today, and that’s one name critics have called Michael Avenatti. Maybe those critics should brush up on ad hominem fallacies? Above the Law

D. New reports suggest that Trump Jr.’s lawyer tried to get the parties to the Trump Tower meeting with the Russia-connected lawyer to agree on a story about what happened at the meeting. Seems innocent enough. Washington Post

E. Choosing Laurel or Yanny is the height of an exclusivity fallacy. This NYT tool lets you hear both (theoretically, at least … my old-ass ears can barely hear the high-frequency “Yanny” even with the tool). NY Times

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Legal Field Trips: Personal Injury Law

To complete our series on various legal practices areas, we’re going to dive into the much maligned world of personal injury law.

Personal injury lawyers are often pejoratively referred to as “ambulance chasers” because they — more in myth than fact — are thought to follow ambulances to the scenes of accidents in order to pick up new, injured clients. So, is it fair to consider these lawyers the used car salesmen of the legal world? And what exactly do these lawyers do?