Tag Archive: aba

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The feds weigh in: ABA needs to get out of the law school business.

The federal Education Department recently opined that it may be wise for the American Bar Association to get out of the law school accreditation business. Now, on the one hand, there is an argument that we do not need to encourage the expansion of the law school business at the moment. On the other hand, the Education Department does not really specialize in legal education, and it is arguably better to leave accreditation decisions and the like to the ABA.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.19.16

A. The American Bar Association has launched an investigation into the expulsion of non-Mormon students from BYU law for possible religious discrimination. That’s a big fat law school no-no. National Law Journal

B. It’s primary day in the Big Apple. Hillary and Donald are expected to win big. CNN

C. Two words, baby: Bulldozer. Fight. New York Magazine

D. The world’s oldest dog has died at 30, or 133 in dog years. BBC

E. And finally, in a year when people decry the loss of democracy across the U.S., the real victims are those who voted to name a British research vessel “Boaty McBoatface.” The Guardian

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Logical Reasonings / 3.4.16

A. Sooooo, apparently there’s a knife that was found on OJ Simpson’s estate way back in the 90’s and given to a police officer. The officer just kinda forgot about it for 20 or so years, you know, NBD. CNN

B. When it meets next week in Phoenix, the American Bar Association will consider requiring 75% bar passage rate within to years of graduation for law schools to maintain accreditation. The Wall Street Journal

C. Aurora theater mass-shooter James Holmes got transferred to an undisclosed, out-of-state prison because he got assaulted in the prison he was in. We’re pretty much okay with him just staying put and getting assaulted. Newsweek

D. Monkeys are now able to control wheelchairs with their minds. We’re pretty sure this is the backstory of Planet of the Apes. CBS News

E. Been waiting all your life for chocolate Easter bunnies with the face of Benedict Cumberbatch? You have? That is really creepy. Just click this link and show yourself out, okay? Bored Panda

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Logical Reasonings / 7.6.15

A) Looking for some summer reading material? Check out this law professor’s list of recommended reading for students entering law school. Washington Post

B) The ABA keeps accrediting law schools, people keep talking about whether some schools should be closed, and the world keeps turning. Bloomberg

C) From law student to… EDM legend? NextShark

D) More and more companies are saying “you’re fired” to Donald Trump. ABC

E) After 97 years, the name “Elsa” is back on the list of top 500 most popular baby names. Thanks, Frozen. The Sky Times

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Logical Reasonings / 6.24.15

A) Please come to our law school. Please? Pretty please? How about now? Above the Law

B) A CNN intern is in the doghouse after wearing a GoPro into the Supreme Court. Turns out GoPros are a no-go. Politico

C) Concordia Law School is taking a bold new advertising approach and touting its provisional ABA approval. Idaho Statesman

D) If her career in law doesn’t work out, Tom Brady’s lawyer may have a future spot on the Patriots’ defensive line. Boston.com

E) Officials in Canada are asking residents not to flush any goldfish, because the fish are surviving and thriving. Which is pretty gross, all things considered. BBC

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Logical Reasonings / 4.9.15

A) The Washington Post wants to get rid of some thing for spring cleaning — including the third year of law school.

B) William Mitchell College of Law’s victory over the ABA led to the establishment of the first accredited digital law school, and could change the face of legal education. CNBC

C) 10 tips for reluctant networkers. Ms. JD

D) Turns out that, contrary to popular belief, most judges aren’t too political. The same can’t be said for law students. Wall Street Journal

E) Louis C.K. tells Jimmy Fallon about how he torpedoed Fallon’s career. Don’t worry, things still worked out pretty well for him. Splitsider

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Logical Reasonings / 3.24.15

A) US News & World Report thinks one reader shouldn’t take the LSAT for a third time, but your circumstances may differ.

B) This list of the country’s most expensive law schools includes five schools in the T14 and TWO SCHOOLS THAT ARE UNRANKED?!?!?! Above the Law

C) Choose a law school using ABA data and statistics (aka not rankings). Prelaw Guru

D) Taylor Swift called out the Princeton Review for misquoting her. Ya got burnt, PRev. Billboard

E) A new nonstick coating could save waste, help industry, and, most important, looks coooooool. New York Times

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Logical Reasonings / 11.14.14

We give some tips on studying during the December LSAT time crunch. Ivey Files

Should you join the Bar Association during law school? About.com

A disgraced law school dean shares videos of his poetry about strangers. <-- The best sentence I’ve ever written. Above the Law

Justices Scalia and Thomas are unhappy that SCOTUS declined to hear cases striking down five gay marriage bans last month. Also, apparently Buzzfeed does things that aren’t like thisBuzzfeed

Ted Cruz knows nothing about the internet. Fortunately, The Oatmeal does. The Oatmeal

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Logical Reasonings / 9.9.14

Law students are in a fight for paid internships. Business Week

Suffolk Law School offered buyouts to ALL tenured faculty. Maybe they’re just rebooting. You know, Suffolk Law School: The New Class. ABA

Hey, did you see our new LSAT score increase study? Blueprint

The newest US News & World Report undergraduate rankings just came out. It’s like Christmas… for people obsessed with numerical categorization of institutes for higher learning. US News & World Report

College Humor just released their own competing Coolest College Rankings. I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say they know a thing or 630 about coolness. College Humor