Category Archive: Logical Reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 3.22.19

A. A round of up law school memes, including one that may eventually be an exhibit in Devin Nunes’s suit against Twitter. Above the Law

B. An update on the fall of the house of Argosy: the school was granted an extension to find a buyer, and the 3Ls get to graduate early. Above the Law

C. MillerCoors dropped a lawsuit on Bud Light, alleging that Bud Light’s corn syrup ad campaign was deliberately deceptive. Like a light pilsner, legal revenge is apparently best served cold. Chicago Tribune

D. A lawyer who attempted to tamper with a witness by sending the witness a rat emoji pled guilty to a separate (but also cell phone-related) crime. ABA Journal

E. Finally, a lawyer submitted a report today. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 3.20.19

A. You have mere hours to get your admissions ticket photo uploaded for the March LSAT, so make sure to handle that if you haven’t already. LSAC

B. According to Law School Transparency, the University of Dayton reduces the tuition for incoming students more than any other school — by 51.9% — over the last five years. Above the Law

C. The Thinking Like a Lawyer podcast applied their legal perspective to the college admissions scandal. Above the Law

D. California Representative Devin Nunes is suing Twitter for, well, letting people make fun of him. NY Times

E. You could have been admitted to and graduated from law school in the time since Justice Clarence Thomas last chimed in during oral arguments. His legendary silence was finally broken today. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 3.19.19

A. Tomorrow’s the last day to upload your admissions ticket photo for the March LSAT, so make sure to follow the rules and get that done. LSAC

B. After putting their main rankings together, U.S. News & World Report ranked the law schools based on the median LSAT scores earned by incoming classes. U.S. News & World Report

C. Above the Law also compiled the schools with the lowest median LSATs. Above the Law

D. USNWR also provided a rundown on why it’s so hard to get into the top law schools. Spoiler: it’s because a lot of people want to go to them. Shocking, I know. U.S. News & World Report

E. SCOTUS decided today to broaden the government’s ability to detain criminal immigrants, though they didn’t make the decision on constitutional grounds. NPR

Logical Reasonings / 3.15.19

A. Your weekend task (assuming you’re taking the March LSAT and haven’t yet uploaded your admissions ticket photo): upload your dang admissions ticket photo. The deadline is next Wednesday. LSAC

B. In a world historic flex, a 1L at Columbia Law bid $8100 at a Public Interest Law fundraiser to have dinner with Columbia professor and world’s-only-celebrity-human-rights-attorney Amal Clooney. Page Six

C. After news of the college admissions scandal broke, we knew it’d only be a matter of time before the lawsuits came flying in. Here’s one of the first: two Stanford students filed a class action lawsuit against universities implicated in the scandal for devaluing their degrees. Heavy

D. Speaking of the scandal, former University of Chicago Law dean and current admissions consultant Anna Ivey discussed whether it’s possible to bribe your way into law school. Law.com

E. We discussed why you shouldn’t really care about the U.S. News & World Report rankings in today’s post, but apparently, most pre-law students are ahead of the curve in not really caring about rankings. The kids are all right. Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 3.11.19

A. Meet Haley Taylor Schlitz, who will be attending law school next fall at the age of sixteen (!), and who is making us all look very bad by comparison. Tarrant County College

B. The University of Chicago Law School accidentally sent out all the admissions data for each of its LLM applicants — including application decisions with comments — to the students it admitted. It’s still unclear how this happenedĀ — Chicago is so selective it wouldn’t even admit the truth. Above the Law

C. ATL‘s weekly collection of law school memes, including some excellent content related to the newest USNWR rankings. Above the Law

D. Years after the first season of Serial, Maryland’s top court reinstated the murder conviction of Adnad Syed. Baltimore Sun

E. Last Friday, on International Women’s Day, the U.S. Women’s Soccer team sued U.S. Soccer, alleging unequal pay and other forms of gender discrimination. NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 3.6.19

A. Admissions consultant Mike Spivey posted the leaked 2020 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings. Not a lot of movement in the top 14, but congrats to Florida, UC Davis, and Georgia for making big jumps in the rankings. Spivey Consulting

B. Speaking of rankings, a new study shows that the prestige of a law school is a major consideration for only some applicants. Inside Higher Ed

C. At law schools of all rankings, it can be difficult to acquire the mental health support the school requires. Here’s a first-hand account. Above the Law

D. Today in They Don’t Teach You That in Your Professional Ethics Class: As a judge, you can’t speak about “God’s verdict.” ABA Journal

E. Also Today in They Don’t Teach You That in Your Professional Ethics Class: Stealing $760 comes with a three-year suspension. Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 3.1.19

A. This is the last weekend you’ll have to mull over your decision to change your test center for the March LSAT, to postpone to a later test date, or to withdraw from the LSAT for a partial refund. The deadline to do any of those is next Tuesday. LSAC

B. LSAC will also be holding a live stream all about law school rankings on Monday. LSAC

C. A Vanderbilt Law School career services rep discusses why you should attend admitted students receptions over on Above the Law. Above the Law

D. The same site also discussed why not going to law school was a good move for AOC, so … weigh your options, we guess. Above the Law

E. The ABA Journal discusses how the legal industry might change once the Millennials completely take over. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 2.27.19

A. ICYMI: WaPo has a summary of Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress. Washington Post

B. Also in Cohen news: the Florida Bar is investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz after he sent a tweet that threatened to expose Cohen’s alleged infidelities. CNN

C. Always read the fine print — a fresh-out-of-law-school attorney was sued when she attempted to leave a law firm after one year, breaching her three-year contract. Above the Law

D. Shockingly, it’s hard to hire an attorney who is a woman you’re Harvey Weinstein and, for good measure, you still refer to them as “skirts.” New York Post

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You That in Your Professional Ethics Class: Don’t take your issues with opposing counsel to your social media. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 2.25.19

A. The ABA Journal discusses the challenges many tech-savvy law school grads have entering a field that isn’t always eager to embrace new technologies. ABA Journal

B. It’s bar exam week in many states right now, so follow the social media of recent law school grads to get an early preview of the hell that awaits. Above the Law

C. The use of emojis in evidence in increasing exponentially — much the confusion of olds. So if you know how to interpret [large eyes] [high heels] [shoulder brush lady], you may have a place in the emerging field of emoji law. The Verge

D. Today in They Don’t Teach You That in Your Professional Ethics Class: If the exhibit you’re presenting to court involves manipulating images to show how one would make child pornography — just don’t. ABA Journal

E. Also Today in They Don’t Teach You That in Your Professional Ethics Class: Judges aren’t exempt from the no-bringing-weapons-into-a-courtroom rule. The Detroit News

Logical Reasonings / 2.20.19

A. We can’t remind you enough: tonight at 11:59 pm EST is your last chance to register for the March LSAT. LSAC

B. If you’re just trying to squeak your way into law school, this is your school. Above the Law

C. The MAGA teen from the Lincoln Memorial video is now Making America Litigious Again, suing the Washington Post for $250 million. Reuters

D. The end is nigh for the Mueller investigation, at least according to several reports. Vox

E. SCOTUS ruled today that the Eighth Amendment’s ban on excessive fines applies to states; in the case in question, it was the state trying to take possession of someone’s Land Rover, which was valued much higher than the maximum fine for the crime committed. ABA Journal