Category Archive: News

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U.S. News & World Report’s Law School Rankings Are Out and They Will Blow Your Mind

The latest U.S. News & World Report Law School rankings are out — or leaked, at least. Let’s take a look and see what changes they have in store, because nothing could be more important to your law school choice than where some magazine ranks schools according to arbitrary factors.

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Feb 2018 Test Takers: Your Score’s Coming Wednesday

Well, it’s official: the score release date for the February 2018 LSAT will be Wednesday, March 7. So this Wednesday, one day earlier than the scheduled release date of Thursday, March 8.

In a kindly worded and #motivational note posted on LSAC students’ accounts, LSAC CEO Kellye Testy announced the score release date. Really, she did. Take a look at your LSAC account right now if you don’t believe me. I’ll wait.

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The LSAT’s New, Simple (Hopefully Fool-Proof) Score-Cancellation Policy

It happens to us all …

You have just finished a grueling, four-hour LSAT. After of months of study, you have finally reached the finish line. The proctor reads, with all the pomp and ceremony of a TSA agent beckoning the next in line, perfunctory congratulations. She then reads one final direction: you have the option to cancel your score, sight unseen, either by checking a small box on your answer sheet right now or by filing out a form through your online LSAC account.

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Weed Law: Is Sessions harshing states’ buzz or is he full of smoke?

Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the so-called Cole memo, which discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing charges against marijuana growers and sellers who complied with state laws. This post is going to explore the contours of weed law in a newly divided federal and state system.


Did this judicial nominee flunk his confirmation hearing?

In case you missed it, the video of judicial nominee Matthew Peterson getting roasted during the Senate confirmation hearing — for not trying any court cases to a verdict, not knowing what a motion in limine is, not knowing what the Daubert standard is — went semi-“viral” over the last few days. The nominee at the center of the questioning has since dropped out.

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Colin Kaepernick’s Case Against the NFL

I’m a big San Francisco 49ers fan. I suffered through the 2000s, enjoyed three years of playoff football, and watched as the team crashed harder than any other franchise in recent history. Paralleling that crash was Colin Kaepernick’s career trajectory. Kaepernick went from starting in a Super Bowl to out of a job within a few years.