Category Archive: Logical Reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 7.17.18

A. Apparently, people still love the LSAT. Take that GRE. Kaplan

B. A dispatch from the desk of our sister news round-up, the Logical Rosen-ings: Josh Rosen, rookie quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals and vocal critic of the NCAA’s student athlete system, teamed up with a partner of Weinberg Gonser LLP and a USC law student to propose a model that would allow NCAA athletes to be paid for their labor. Yahoo Sports

C. Tiffany Trump, the world’s most prominent law student and the least prominent Trump, may not be returning to Georgetown for her second year, if her social media is to be trusted. Washington Post

D. A former employee of the ABA made out like A Bandit, Allegedly — taking $1.3 million from the organization. Law360

E. The struggling law school, Thomas Jefferson Law is soliciting funds over on AmazonSmile. Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 7.16.18

A. If you’re far away from a test center, don’t forget: Today’s the last day to request a nonpublished test center, which will allow you to take the September LSAT with relative convenience. LSAC

B. Some tips on applying early to law school. U.S. News & World Report

D. Donald Trump never went to law school, which is apparent based on his suggestion that Theresa May “sue” the EU to expedite Brexit. Vox

D. The ABA Pres has also taken Trump to task for removing the competitive hiring process for administrative law judges, following a recent Supreme Court decision that suggested that it was within the President’s power to do so. ABA Journal

E. An Ohio attorney was suspended for two years after he … well … was caught, um, misinterpreting the meaning of pro bono services? The Columbus Dispatch

Logical Reasonings / 7.13.18

A. A reminder for all of those way far away from any September test location: Monday’s the deadline to request a non published test center. LSAC

B. Some LSAT questions now have more than five options: when signing up to take the exam, there are now 11 gender identity options to select from. Above the Law

C. Some more sensible ideas on how to change legal education. ABA Journal

D. The Russia investigation seemed like it was lying dormant, but today Mueller indicted twelve more Russians. NY Times

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (File under: Well, technically you never took a Professional Ethics class).

Logical Reasonings / 7.12.18

A. Want occasionally dispiriting answers to the question of whether law school was worth it? You’re in luck! Above the Law

B. Vermont Law just stripped fourteen of its nineteen law professors’ tenure, which will surely syrup — excuse me — stirrup some blowback by the American Association of University Professors. ABA Journal

C. SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s credit card debt, amassed after buying MLB season tickets, has raised some questions about his judgment, both for his spending habits and for his fandom of the hapless Washington Nationals. Washington Post

D. AI is coming for legal research. Legal Current

E. The Emmett Till case that galvanized the civil rights movement — in which two white men were acquitted of slaying the 14-year old boy by an all-white jury after an hour of deliberation — is being reopened. LA Times

Logical Reasonings / 7.11.18

A. Apparently, not many current college students want to go to law school, which bodes will for the outlooks for those of you who do. Business Wire

B. A great many ofYale Law students past and present decried the school’s press release that touted the nomination of its alum, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. Above the Law

C. Another Ivy — Cornell Law School — is looking to see if it can sue ICE officers. Observer

D. Good news for those bound for public interest law: salaries are up. Not that those who go into public interest care about money. ABA Journal

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Don’t pack heat on the bench. Chicago Sun Times

Logical Reasonings / 7.10.18

A. It’s Kavanaugh take day! One common refrain: Roe is me, with that landmark case officially in trouble, statements Kavanaugh made in the past notwithstanding. Vox

B. There’s a lot of speculation that Trump nominated Kavanaugh because Kavanaugh once wrote that to indict a sitting president would be needlessly distracting … but as Brian Beutler at Crooked points out, Kavanaugh kind of distracted the president as senior counsel to Ken Starr’s investigation of then President Clinton. Crooked

C. The thing that made McConnell a Kava-not made conservatives go Kava-nuts: his lengthy paper trail espousing conservative positions. Washington Post

D. Kavanaugh’s confirmation may come down to a single vote: Senator Susan Collins’s of Maine, who spoke highly of the nominee. NBC News

E. Aaron Blake of WaPo did a bit of hand wringing about Kavanaugh’s hyperbolic and unsupported first public statement as a nominee. Blake would probably crush Soft Must Be True questions, for what that’s worth. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 7.9.18

A. Refrains from exasperated future-laywers studying for the bar exam that are equally applicable to the those studying for the LSAT. Above the Law

B. An examination of the criminal justice issues raised by Netflix’s true crime series The Staircase. ABA Journal

C. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: You’ll get sternly reprimanded by a higher court if you make unnecessary sexist remarks from the bench. Houston Chronicle

D. Here’s a short film highlighting the evident challenges of children representing themselves in immigration court. Unaccompanied Children

E. It looks like Trump has narrowed it down to two final apprentices nominees for Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court; he’ll allegedly make the final selection tonight. Politico

Logical Reasonings / 7.6.18

A. Amazing things attorneys can do: make moving appeals to our nation’s founding principles during a humanitarian crisis. ABA Journal

B. Slightly less amazing things attorneys can do: Argue that a stamp’s depiction of the Statute of Liberty is more “fresh-faced,” “sultry,” and “sexier” than the original. CBS News

C. Lucrative things lawyers can do: Get paid an eff you salary, provided you follow these tips to get the summer position that will lead to that big law job. Above the Law

D. A federal judge ruled against the Trump Administration’s request to suspend California’s so-called “sanctuary city” policies, stating that “[s]tanding aside does not equate to standing in the way.” NY Times

E. Eventually, colleges … and law schools … may run on a subscription model rather than tuition. The Chronicle of Higher Education

Logical Reasonings / 7.5.18

A. Scott Pruitt — the scandal-addled EPA administrator who may or may not have gotten a shout out on the most recent LSAT — resigned from his post. CNBC

B. … but not before allegedly asking for Jeff Session’s job. CNN

C. The notoriously difficult California bar exam may get very slightly easier, as the state debates dropping the felony murder rule. ABA Journal

D. According to the California Supreme Court, Yelp does not have the authority to remove negative reviews of a law firm. SF Chronicle

E. Here’s one account of what potential SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett was like as a law professor at Notre Dame. Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 7.3.18

A. Paul Rowley is the captain of the William & Mary Division 1 basketball team and just completed his first year at its law school. Some might say he is 1L of a player. Richmond Times-Dispatch

B. Harvard Law professor and Fox News talking head Alan Dershowitz claims he is a victim of discrimination (sure), will not have a great Fourth on Martha’s Vineyard. Some might say Dershowitz has experienced a … Reversal of Fortune. @JohnJHarwood

C. Here are the four potential Supreme Court nominees Trump has interviewed so far. Above the Law

D. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (File under: They really shouldn’t have to). Indianapolis Star

E. There has finally been justice granted to the victims of the Fyre Festival tragedy of 2017, in the form of a $5 million judgment. Pitchfork