Tag Archive: bar exam

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Logical Reasonings / 4.16.15

A) More law students are failing the bar exam than ever before, and the explanation might not be pretty. Bloomberg

B) How is law school like the Chillow? Apart from both being super chill, obvs. Forbes

C) I guess it’s not surprising that a magazine called Entrepreneur thinks law school should teach entrepreneurship.

D) Gun sales are down. Hooray!* Wall Street Journal

E) 10 genius recipes. Nothin’ fancy, just good food. Food52

*Please don’t hunt me down, gun owners.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.6.15

A) What law schools prepare their students for the bar exam better than the LSAT would predict? It’s an interesting way to rank schools, although keep in mind that schools like Yale don’t show up because the LSAT predicts extremely high bar passage. PreLaw Magazine

B) Three “Don’ts” for law students thinking of transferring. US News & World Report

C) A couple of updates to the law sXXXool prof story from last week. Above the Law

D) A California appeals court ruled against two Christian parents that are suing their kids’ school district for teaching yoga exercises. The parents say the poses are religious, and the court says the parents are dum dums. Wall Street Journal

E) Can the $3.4 million car in Furious 7 really jump between buildings? And, more importantly, AWESOME#&@^!%!$ Vulture

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Logical Reasonings / 3.20.15

A) Geographical proximity matters when it comes to biglaw partner prospects. New York Times

B) A study of the law school class of 2010 has raised troubling questions about the future of the legal profession. Why can’t these things ever raise delightful questions? Wall Street Journal

C) Law school deans are attacking the bar exam, and Above the Law thinks they reek of desperation.

D) This stock photo is kinda racist, but sadly accurate. Redline

E) A comprehensive ranking of every Taken ripoff. Vulture

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Logical Reasonings / 3.13.15

A) Law School Rankings, part 423: Ordered by BigLaw Partners. TaxProf Blog

B) Law School Rankings, part 424: Ordered by Yield Rate (the percentage of accepted students who choose to attend). U.S. News & World Report

C) An unranked law school and its students are caught in a brouhaha over how best to prepare for the bar exam. (Yes, that sentence was an excuse to use the word “brouhaha.”) Above the Law

D) The federal judiciary wants to shorten appellate briefs. Lawyers do not. Wall Street Journal

E) NASA is going to tear the fabric of the universe to shreds. Or just invent a cool new space ship. Examiner

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Logical Reasonings / 2.26.15

A) Don’t lose the reader in the first sentence of your personal statement. jdMission

B) A law prof explores changes in the bar exam over the sixty years, and wonders if the Uniformed Bar Exam is doing its job. Above the Law

C) The FCC declares net neutrality! Take one second to celebrate, then prepare for Congress and/or ISP’s to challenge the ruling for the next gazillion years. Gizmodo

D) Here’s what women could afford if it weren’t for the gender pay gap. Sure, but then what could mean afford?! (Oh, right, all the same things.) Washington Post

E) Llamas on the lloose! <-- A headline you will see on the local news tonight. But seriously, two llamas got loose and helicopters followed the chase to bring them in and it's all online. AREN'T YOU GLAD THE NET IS NETURAL?! Slate

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Logical Reasonings / 2.2.15

A) An application addendum can help you explain all those skeletons in your closet. Then again, maybe that’s what you get for living in a haunted house. US News and World Report

B) Are law schools admitting students that they don’t think have a chance of passing the bar exam? Inside Higher Ed

C) A tragic coda to today’s article about mental health: police are investigating the apparent murder-suicide of two law students at Tulane. Above the Law

D) The Silk Road trial is moving towards a close, and alleged mastermind Ross Ulbricht has decided he won’t testify in his own defense. Wall Street Journal

E) A wrap up of all the (sad, sad) Super Bowl commercials. Grantland

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Logical Reasonings / 12.30.14

a) “Future attorneys have an obligation to face violence and sexual assault in a different way than most.” The Atlantic

B) Check out the California bar exam passage rates organized by school… and see where NOT to go. Above The Law

C) A law student’s perspective on Serial. Ms. JD

D) A new California judge never went to law school. Well, at least he’s probably used to sitting around in a robe, then. Bakersfield Now

E) Some funny ladies pick their favorite tweets. The twist? They have to pick one of their own tweets. Talk about killing your darlings. Autostraddle

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Logical Reasonings / 11.26.14

The president of a troubled law school just resigned after eight days on the job. Above the Law

The deans of some other law schools are questioning the results of the most recent bar exam. Wall Street Journal

Speaking of the bar exam, the Illinois Board of Admissions reversed course and is allowing a nursing mother extra time on her test. Chicago Tribune

Our favorite SCOTUS justice just had heart surgery. Get well soon, RBG. NPR

8 more unarmed teens still at large. Clickhole

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Logical Reasonings / 11.21.14

Timeline and tips for the best possible law school application. Admitopia

This breakdown of Michigan bar exam passage rates by law school is pretty cray-cray (technical term). Third Tier Reality

A 3L at Drexel is suing law firms for using US News rankings for using LSAT scores for discriminating against the disabled. Or something. Above the Law

These biglaw Christmas bonuses are the reason some people go to law school. Wall Street Journal

I love Hoobastank jokes, so you know I’m going to be into Chewbastank – the Chewbacca-Hoobastank mashup. AV Club

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Logical Reasonings / 11.20.14

New labor statistics make the future job market look great for current law students. But is it real improvement or just fuzzy math? ABA Journal

What judges around the world wear. Hint: weird stuff. Lawyerist

The decline of bar exam scores has sparked some fierce debate. Wall Street Journal

A grad student is suing UConn over a scholarship bait-and-switch. Hartford Courant

An entertainment legend passed away last night. If you don’t know who Mike Nichols is, it’s time to learn. New York Times