Tag Archive: classes

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Logical Reasonings / 3.19.15

A) 8 life hacks for law school students. Barrister on a Budget

B) Uh oh, troubled law school is offering buyouts to tenured professors– OH NO! THAT’S INFILAW’S ENTRANCE MUSIC! Above the Law

C) A Harvard study says which law school classes are most useful when you start your legal career. LawSchooli

D) Can President Obama ignore the Supreme Court if they rule against Obamacare? Wall Street Journal

E) Relive what the world was like #BeforeTwitter. @Midnight

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February LSAT Prep Classes Start Next Weekend!

With just one week to go until the December LSAT, it’s almost time to turn our attention towards the next administration.

Some of you may be studying for the December 6th LSAT and feeling utterly unprepared; if that’s the case, you may want to weigh the pros and cons of postponing your test. Other readers may already be prepping for the February LSAT, and wondering how you can avoid ending up in that “utterly unprepared” boat.

Either way, I’d suggest checking out Blueprint’s winter course offerings. We’re currently offering $100 off any course with the discount code BPFEB.

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Be A Good Consumer: My Talk With A Law School Dean (Part Two)

Last week, in Part One of our interview, I spoke with Southwestern Law School Vice Dean Catherine Carpenter about law school curriculum – both its importance and its evolution. Today we move on to how curriculum can (or should) influence your choice of law school.


Most Strongly Supported: We’ve seen a lot of evolution in legal education and the job market recently. But we just did a survey of our summer students, and for most of them, prestige is still the thing that matters most when choosing a law school, often to their detriment. What do you say to students who value a school’s ranking above all else?

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LSAT Instructor: My First Week of Law Classes

Classes – the graded, real kind – started this week at Columbia. Sure, we did go through three weeks of Legal Methods, but that’s a pass-fail class that everyone passes.

Among other things, you’re supposed to get your first cold-calls out of the way in Legal Methods. You see, at law school, professors don’t wait for someone to contribute to the class discussion. They call on people. So you’d better be ready.

Or not.

Class participation usually won’t figure into your final grade, so you can flub all your cold-calls, but you’d better have a high tolerance for public shaming.