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Where in the World Should You Go to Law School?

If there’s one thing that ev-ver-ry-body had an opinion on during my law school application process, it was the location where I should be going to school. Since even those outside the legal field can relate to this aspect of the law school decision, you’ll no doubt hear numerous opinions during your own application timeline. But the reasons for choosing a location can vary. Knowing the main reasons for choosing one location over another can highlight how important the location will be to your law school experience. Here are some location factors that will top any law student’s list:

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


Group Study! Group Study?

The LSAT is, by its nature, a solitary pursuit: just you and your trusty #2 pencil against the world, identifying errors in logic and determining which of the following could be true. But sometimes, LSAT-takers prefer to make their one-man (or -woman) wolf packs a little bigger by studying as part of a group. If you’ve been considering recruiting some fellow studiers for a thrilling night of LSAT prep, here are some pros and cons to consider.

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

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A Requiem for the Must Be False Question

We all know the people who write the LSAT have very little chill, dedicating their life’s work to constructing what can sometimes feel like an obnoxiously difficult exam. But did you know they were actual MURDERERS?

OK, don’t take that literally. They’re not murders in any legal sense (as far as we know … ). Technically, they’re not even murders in the figurative sense I’m getting at. But, after pouring over the Logical Reasoning sections of the last few LSATs, like any good gumshoe detective, I realized that the writers of the exam have left one Logical Reasoning question type on life support: the once mighty(-ish) Must Be False question.