Category Archive: News

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Law Students of the World, Unite and Take Over

Recently, after law professors and law students brought to light that some firms make summer associates sign arbitration agreements for employment-related claims, including sexual harassment claims, law students banded together and got a bunch of law schools (including all of the T14 schools) to ask that firms participating in campus recruiting disclose such policies. Hearing about this story made me start thinking about what else the collective bargaining power of law students could accomplish.

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C’Mon LSAC, You Can’t Be Serious With This …

The Law School Admission Council — AKA LSAC, the folks who write and administer the LSAT — just posted the deadlines to register for the September LSAT. Normally, this isn’t newsworthy. Especially when we’re still focusing on all of our students taking the forthcoming June and July LSATs. But we’ve actually been waiting on this news with baited breath, over here at Blueprint.

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Avoiding the Lonely Lawyer Trap Begins in Law School

A recent study from the Harvard Business Review found that lawyers were in the loneliest profession. And while this info might make you think twice about choosing a career in the law, those of us who are determined to stick with a legal career should still be asking, where does this issue of lonely lawyers come from?

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The Supposed Law School “Brain Drain”

There’s been some freaking out online about law school applications. In other news, they’re airing reality TV shows on Bravo. This time, the freak out is over the quality of law school applicants. Even as law school applications rebounded in 2017, the number of applicants from “top” undergraduate schools (literally just the Ivies plus Chicago, Duke, and Stanford) dropped. That number has dropped a lot since 2008.

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Meet the Law Student at the Center of Howard’s Financial Aid Scandal

You may have heard about the scandal that is currently rocking the world of higher ed: Lindsay Lohan’s deeply head-scratching, digitally head-dressed declaration that she was admitted to Harvard Law. Nope, sorry, I’m just getting word from the editor’s desk that Linday Lohan is now just a piece of early aughts detritus, like bootcut jeans or Pete Wentz, that has left only the faintest impression on the public consciousness.

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Get Some More Pre-LSAT Training!

The June LSAT’s a little more than couple months away, but if you’re still waiting to start your LSAT studying, there are a few things you can now do to build good habits. Last week, we broke down an article like you would on the LSAT Reading Comp section. We’re going to do the same thing again today.

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Wave Goodbye to Your US News Ranking, Pepperdine Law

Every time I read the news, it feels like one crisis after another. Evidently, the world of legal education is not isolated from the crazy currents events climate. Pepperdine Law dropped from 72 on last year’s U.S. News & World Report list all the way to … unranked. Apparently, Pepperdine misreported data about its median LSAT score, sent a correction to USNWR and USNWR thanked them for their honesty by taking them off the list entirely.

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A Law School Reverses Its Policy on Accepting the GRE

The law school admission process was shaken up this cycle with news that a slew of law schools would be accepting applicants taking the GRE, rather than just the LSAT. Well, some recent news out of George Washington Law School should give any law school applicant assurance that, between the two exams, the LSAT is still very much here to stay.

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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.