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How I’m Preparing for Columbia Law School

Some incoming 1Ls are trying to get the jump on everyone else by reading hornbooks or briefing cases before classes start. But here’s how I’m getting ready for law school at Columbia.

After two months of careful training, I’ve managed to increase my alcohol tolerance. Sure, I’m still a mere shadow of my former undergraduate self, but my social reputation should survive all the debauchery orientation week has to offer.

Holding down my alcohol will help, but making friends and networking is so important that I’ve finally taken my unopened copy of How to Win Friends & Influence People off the bookshelf and placed it on my bedside dresser. I’ve had the book for years, and by the time classes start I’ll manage to knock it behind the dresser, still unopened, and settle for reading the Wikipedia page.

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Blueprint LSAT Prep Instructor: How I Chose Columbia Law

Yuko Sin is an instructor and blogger for Blueprint LSAT Prep. He is starting at Columbia Law School this fall, and will be writing a series of law school-related posts about his experiences. Here’s part one.

Believe it or not, some people will choose a law school based purely on the school’s place in the US News Rankings. Some think they’re being more clever by using the “Specialty Rankings.” Still others are attracted to such fringe benefits as having to swear off sex and booze – I’m looking at you BYU applicants.

For me, choosing a law school was all about cost of attendance versus job placement. I found that indeed, Puffy Daddy was right, it is all about the Benjamins.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.1.14

A) This interview with soon-to-be ex-Columbia Law School dean David M. Schizer is a must-read for anyone interested in law school. Forbes.

B) The dean at Drake Law School started from the bottom, now he’s here (but leaving soon, too). Des Moines Register.

C) The Supreme Court is deciding on the future of cell phones. Good thing none of them are under 50. Slate.

D) Meet the lawyer responsible for keeping the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo. ABA Journal.

E) Here are the winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. Sorry, your Instagram of a root beer float didn’t make the cut. CNN.