Tag Archive: applications

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Logical Reasonings / 4.3.15

A) SHOWDOWN: Above the Law helps one law school applicant decide between a full ride scholarship and a more prestigious law school.

B) Double your ATL, double your fun: A Drexel law professor is under investigation for sending her class a video of… well, let’s just say it rhymes with gray nil meads.

C) Some alumni of a small-town law school believe the only way to save it is to make it not a small-town law school. Inside Higher Ed

D) Alabama has decided claims of elder abuse in relation to the publication of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird sequel are “unfounded.” Wall Street Journal

E) A detailed analysis of possibly the most plagiarized joke of all time. Splitsider

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Logical Reasonings / 3.31.15

A) Should you go to the highest ranked law school you get into? Or a less renowned school that’s offering you a bigger scholarship? Girl’s Guide to Law School

B) Finding healthy ways to deal with rejection is key in any graduate school admissions process. US News & World Report

C) We know you wake up in a cold sweat thinking about your law school applications. But did you know admissions counselors have their own nightmares? The Chronicle of Higher Education

D) SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia must have a set of brass balls, because this is a pretty loaded declaration. Slate

E) The “best” o’ the Bieber roast. Rolling Stone

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Logical Reasonings / 3.27.15

A) Should you reapply to law school next cycle if you’re not happy with your admissions status? Survey says… Above the Law

B) LSAC really doesn’t want to change their disability accommodations. National Law Journal

C) Five habits you can start right now to live a happier life. I’m a sucker for this kind of clickbait. Are you? Muse

D) The Italian Supreme Court overturned Amanda Cox’s murder conviction (for which she had previously been exonerated, then re-convicted). NPR

E) Jimmy Fallon singing with a bunch of Jimmy Fallons. (Note: Do not watch this if you don’t like Jimmy Fallon.) Daily Dot

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Logical Reasonings / 3.25.15

A) Which law schools got the most applications last year? I’m glad you asked. Above the Law

B) Ms. JD recently held their seventh annual conference aimed at increasing gender equality in the legal profession. Check out the recap from Eileen Conner.

C) Law School Toolbox on how to get comfortable before your first semester of law school. This is all good advice, but isn’t the real answer just SuperCouch?

D) Less than a year after his return from Taliban custody, Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl faces court martial and life in prison. Wall Street Journal

E) Tom Cruise clinging to things is the hip, new meme. Uproxx

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Logical Reasonings / 3.23.15

A) “The trouble with studying for the LSAT is you think you have time.” – Wise words from Spivey Consulting

B) One law professor admits that a lawyer doesn’t need law school. But he thinks we still need it so that the law can continue to evolve. Bloomberg View

C) Law school applications have dropped 6.7% this year, and over 50% from ten years ago. Go get ’em, applicants! Wall Street Journal

D) A crazy Austin lawyer did a crazy Austin stunt. Above the Law

E) The Kendrick Lamar-Seinfeld mash up you didn’t know that you were waiting for. Vulture

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Logical Reasonings / 3.18.15

A) 3 ways to brainstorm which law schools to apply to. US News and World Report

B) The 10 law schools with the most heavily indebted graduates. Not a pretty list. Above the Law

C) We took a look at changes in the LSAT over the last decade for our friends at Law School Expert.

D) What does a 21st century legal career look like? Like this, I assume. Legal Talk Network

E) I Put On A Fat Suit To Understand What It’s Like To Be Your Mom. ClickHole

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Faith and the Law School Admission Process

Today’s post comes to us from Ann Levine, a law school admissions consultant and the founder of LawSchoolExpert.com. She is the author of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert.

No, this post isn’t about having “faith” that you will get into the law school you desire. I want to talk about sharing religious involvement in your law school application. Blueprint asked me to answer a question for a blog reader:

Will the faith-based volunteer work on my resume be frowned upon or looked at differently than non-religious experiences?

I really love this question, because the applicant assumes she will share that her work was, in fact, religious in nature.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.11.15

A) How to write a concise law school application essay. My advice: don’t use any spaces. Their advice is probably better –> Girl’s Guide to Law School

B) A respected law professor predicts a major law school will close within the next three years. Business Insider

C) New York Law School is now offering a two-year accelerated J.D. National Jurist

D) In horrible person news: a Baylor 3L was arrested and charged with human trafficking. I wonder how Baylor will count this in their employment statistics. Above the Law

E) Slate predicts that internet outrage is on the wane, and THAT MAKES ME ANGRY.

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To Gap Year or Not To Gap Year?

I graduated from my undergrad in 2010. It took me four years to make my way to law school. I wrote about how I decided to go to law school before, but today I bring you my take on the gap year(s).

Generally, I think it’s a great idea to take a year off. Once you start law school you’ll never have the chance to take a “gap” year again, unless something goes horribly wrong. Law school is a lot of work, and so is being a lawyer. Taking some time off can also help you work harder once you get to law school without burning out.

If you’re only going to take one year off in between your undergrad and law school, you don’t really have to do anything special.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.4.15

A) Why employers should ignore the US News law school rankings. (They won’t, though.) Above the Law

B) Your application personal statement will be stronger if you go in-depth on a couple of ideas, rather than give many cursory thoughts. jdMission

C) The New York Times just announced a new education initiative. Inside Higher Ed

D) SCOTUS heard arguments on the latest (serious) threat to Obamacare. The Washington Post has five takeaways, while the Daily Beast tries to read the tea leaves and predict which way Justices Kennedy and Roberts will vote.

E) Geico’s new Youtube ads are awesomely unskippable. Next Impulse Sports