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Is law school your way to #resist?

You think you want to go to law school to fight the Tangerine Voldemort in court?

Maybe you were inspired by the stories of lawyers camping out at the JFK International McDonalds trying to get immigrants, international students, and refugees out of detention? Or was it the judges who struck down Trump’s travel ban? What about Mexican-American judge in the Trump University case?

Logical Reasonings / 2.23.17

A. These clinics serving military veterans provide great ways for law students to get hands on experience while serving those who served our country. Mic

B. Most people think there are more law schools than we need. This first term California state legislator disagrees. The Recorder

C. If this litigious, anonymous restaurant patron is indeed a partner at a Big Law firm in DC, Lord help us all. Above the Law

D. Ellen DeGeneres, among others, is not pleased with the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw protections for transgender students. The Hill

E. It’s quite possible that more US troops will head to Syria to fight ISIS in the near future. CBS News


Waitlisted? Do something about it.

The law school application cycle rolls on, and that means that in addition to receiving a lot of acceptances (hopefully), you may also start receiving some not-so-good news. Being placed on a school’s waitlist can be discouraging, but the good news is that being waitlisted for a law school is not a kiss of death, the way it often is for undergrad admissions – schools only waitlist candidates they’d seriously consider, and people are accepted into law schools from the waitlist with some regularity. In the meantime, here are some things you can do to improve your chances:

Logical Reasonings / 2.22.17

A. We told you yesterday about a U of Minn law professor who’d been arrested on charges of stalking and sexual assault. He’s been identified, and there’s more to the story. Star Tribune

B. Shouty jerk Jim Cramer played the stock market to pay for law school. Use his method, and you too can be a shouty jerk. CNBC

C. Bill Maher has taken credit for the rapid demise of alt-right British bomb thrower Milo Yiablahbittyblah. Not so fast, Bill. Whoever said there are no second acts didn’t see a reality TV loudmouth become POTUS. The Chicago Tribune

D. Meghan Trainor is about to drop a new single. How much you want to bet it’s about how awesome she is and how she doesn’t need anyone? radio.com

E. Oh, good. The Daily Banter

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LSAT Fallacies in 140 Characters or Less

As you may have heard, the President of the United States has an active personal Twitter account. We all fondly remember the days when the tweets weren’t national policy, but rather the musings of the guy on the TV show with the inexplicable hair.

Friendly relationship advice for Robisten? Check!

Musings on the effectiveness of Diet Coke versus Coca Cola Classic? Check!

Solemn remembrance of the fallen of 9/11? Checkerino!