Logical Reasonings / 4.13.18

A. Law students, law school deans, and law school consultant Anna Ivey provide some tips for how you can get that money with (via scholarship offers from law schools). Law.com

B. If you have law school debt to pay though, here’s one way to do it: extreme couponing. Above the Law

C. Michael Cohen’s lawyer is making a claim that may eventually show up in your law school review of attorney-client privilege: does the defense or prosecution get the first look at seized documents to determine if they’re protected by the privilege? NY Times

D. CNN ranks the 11 best lines from James Comey’s new memoir A Higher Loyalty, none of which confirm the existence of the pee tape. CNN

E. This is definitely one way to lead a classroom of little monsters. A Connecticut substitute teacher has been accused of running a fight club in his class. Might be hard to get anyone to testify in the trial, given the first rule of fight club and all. CBS News

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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?

Logical Reasonings / 4.12.18

A. The executive director of the National Association for Law Placement has some pessimistic words for the future of legal education in America. Above the Law

B. Case in point: Above the Law got its hands on the bar passage rates for North Carolina, and the stats don’t exactly paint a flattering picture of legal education in the Tar Heel state. Above the Law

C. Law schools might see the GRE as a way to improve its legal education, but according to a survey by Kaplan, pre-law students are split on whether they like law schools accepting that exam. Kaplan Test Prep

D. There is one complicated issue that these future law students won’t have to learn about, at least. Apparently, attorney-client privilege is now dead. RIP attorney-client privilege. @realDonaldTrump

E. A judge tossed out an Illinois lawsuit against McDonalds, which claimed that Extra Value meals at the fast food chain misled customers into paying more for items that would be cheaper if purchased a la carte. McDonalds, you may have served over 99 billion hamburgers, but when will justice be served to you? Eater

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Breaking Down Arguments Like a Pro

Studying for the LSAT is a difficult and time-consuming pursuit. For one thing, it takes a long time to build familiarity with the way the test is set up. Furthermore, unlike most of the tests people have experienced their academic careers, the LSAT tests skills, not knowledge — so you can’t rote-memorize your way to a good LSAT score.