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Logical Reasonings / 7.10.14

A) The ABA Fan Club just lost another member. Forbes.

B) Donald Sterling, classy as ever. ABA Journal.

C) When you get that coveted Biglaw, make sure you squeeze as much dough out of it as possible. Above the Law.

D) According to a jury, the Los Angeles Dodgers were 25% responsible for Brian Stow’s death. CNN.

E) The internet loves Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. New Republic.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.9.14

A) A judge has dismissed Insane Clown Posse’s lawsuit against the FBI for including it on a 2011 list of gangs. Lawsuits, how do they work? The Guardian.

B) Missouri is considering a constitutional amendment that would strengthen the right to bear arms. Washington Post.

C) Nontraditional applicants to law school should also be asking nontraditional questions. U.S. News & World Report.

D) In response to a request by students, Washington and Lee University will remove Confederate flags from its chapel. Washington Post.

E) 29 Incredibly Specific Apology Cakes, for those who (among other things) are bad at refilling the Brita. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.8.14

A) A Yankees fan caught on ESPN taking a nap at a game sues for defamation. Deadspin.

B) A naked man. A hotel window. A courtyard wedding. A lawsuit. Can you see where this is going? Courthouse News.

C) A colorful lawsuit regarding a sexual scandal at Case Western has ended in a settlement. Above the Law.

D) Madonna makes headlines by showing up for jury duty. New York Daily News.

E) Jon Stewart is on vacation, so to alleviate your withdrawal pangs, check out 16 of his best insults. Alternet.


Logical Reasonings / 7.7.14

A) Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of “Grand Theft Auto,” claiming they’ve created a character in her likeness without her permission. Yahoo.

B) Thinking about posting vulgar comments on a police department’s Facebook page? Think twice, based on this court decision. The Washington Post.

C) Retail marijuana stores in Washington are set to open their doors bright and early tomorrow morning. Huffington Post.

D) Uber has been declared legal in London but still faces roadblocks in the U.S. Mashable.

E) Ranking the “floppiest” teams during the first 32 games of the 2014 World Cup. The Wall Street Journal.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.3.14

A) A judge who got in a fistfight with a defendant has returned to the bench after a month of paid leave. ABA Journal.

B) The Faculty Lounge has ranked law schools based on LSAT scores and employment data. The results? Surprisingly similar to the USNWR rankings. The Faculty Lounge.

C) Could the Hobby Lobby decision open the door to student loan forgiveness? TylerCoulson.com.

D) According to a recent report, LSAT test-takers generally do better on their second try than on their first or third. US News.

E) And the latest in intergalactic news: “Supreme Court Rules JCPenney Allowed to Sacrifice Employees to Appease Cthulhu.” Moonmont Chronicle.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.2.14

A) Two New Jersey men bought a lottery ticket but threw it away before realizing they’d won. What to do? Sue, of course! MSN News.

B) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in the Hobby Lobby case made waves this week. If it was too long for you to read, you can catch the highlights in song form. YouTube.

C) We all know Supreme Court justices don’t always agree with each other. The New York Times breaks down how often different pairs of justices disagree with an informative graphic. The New York Times.

D) Who says Supreme Court decisions are boring? Here’s a list of the top five quotes from the recently-ended term. Washington Post.

E) A Swedish cooking show – where the hosts are being shocked with muscle relaxers. What will they think of next? YouTube.

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LSAC Releases 2014 June LSAT Scores: How’d You Do?

You might want to turn off the World Cup and check your email.

LSAC has just released the first batch of 2014 June LSAT scores. If you haven’t received yours yet, don’t panic. LSAC releases LSAT scores in random batches throughout the day. You might get yours at noon. You might get it at midnight. The important thing is, you’re getting it.

So, what stands out about the 2014 June LSAT?

First, let’s start with the curve. The 2014 June LSAT (101 questions) featured an LSAT curve of -13 — meaning you could miss 13 questions and still get a 170 LSAT score.

You could have missed 20 questions for a 165, -29 for a 160, or -46 for a 150.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.30.14

A) Slate is at it again. They really want you to go to law school. Slate.

B) Nice to see we’re not the only ones who make up imaginary LSAT Logic Games. McSweeney’s.

C) There’s nothing wrong with a law school addendum — as long as it gets the right point across. Law Admissions Lowdown.

D) You might’ve seen the Supreme Court in the news today. Here’s why. CNN.

E) And here are six other Supreme Court decisions you might’ve missed. Clickhole.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.27.14

A) Bored while waiting for your June LSAT score? Maybe you should apply to law school. Above the Law.

B) It’s easy to get a degree from New Hampshire School of Law. Just be Bob Dole. Greenfield Reporter.

C) Luis Suarez’s lawyer is ready to take a bite out of his client’s suspension from the World Cup. ABA Journal.

D) For a guy who doesn’t want people to pay attention to him anymore, Shia LaBeouf sure is making a lot of noise. Huffington Post.

E) All the familiar faces are morphing. Digg.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.26.14

A) Not every law school professor is a fan of the Socratic Method. Above the Law.

B) When Slate says you should go to law school now, you can bet there’s going to be some reaction. Wall Street Journal.

C) Law students played a big part in the Supreme Court’s ruling this week against cell phone monitoring. USA Today.

D) Two men in New York won the lottery but discarded the ticket. Of course, now they’re suing the lottery. ABA Journal.

E) Missed all the goals in the World Cup? This visualization’s got you covered. Ejoh.se.