Tag Archive: cost

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Logical Reasonings / 4.10.15

A) What your law school rank says about your chances of making partner. Above the Law

B) Five common ways that law students waste time. Don’t follow the crowd! Find your own ways to waste time! About.com

C) Make a plan for how to pay for law school applications before you actually start applying. Girl’s Guide to Law School

D) Uh oh, Amazon is suing four websites that sell verified product reviews. Luckily, all of our great reviews are 100% real… Wall Street Journal

E) “Hard does not equal bad.” Bookmark this blog. It’s great! (Also, that’s what she said.) Tarreynland

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How to Decide Where to Apply

If you want a J.D. from an ABA-approved institution, there are 204 schools you can apply to. Most of us can’t apply to all 204. And why would you want to? That would be expensive and a huge waste of time.

So how do you figure out which law schools to apply to? There are four key factors to consider.

1. Rankings
Rankings are important for two reasons: A) They can help predict which schools you’ll get into, and B) They dictate how prestigious your degree is seen to be.

Regarding Point A: Your LSAT score and undergraduate GPA factor heavily into a law school’s admissions decision.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.8.15

A) Everyone knows law school is expensive. The federal government may be the only ones who can help, and the solution might be giving out fewer student loans. Is that irony? Washington Post

B) Author Keith Lee talks about the transition from law school to practicing lawyer. Lawyerist

C) So someone calculated the debt-per-job ratio at five lower tier law schools, and the results might make your eyes bulge. Above the Law

D) A little-noticed provision in the federal budget may help resolve the conflict between national and state marijuana laws. New York Times

E) This “Honest College Rejection Letter” is as funny as it is sad. McSweeney’s

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Logical Reasonings / 1.21.15

A) Will you pay too much for law school? Unsurprisingly, it depends on your LSAT score and school rank. Business Week

B) The most innovative law school clinics. Very impressed with Princeton’s “Commit a Felony and Learn the Punishment” program. preLaw Magazine

C) What to do while you’re waiting to hear back on your law school applications. Pen and Chisel

D) It may not have been in the State of the Union, but President Obama just blasted the Citizens United ruling on its fifth anniversary. Wall Street Journal

E) Jimmy Kimmel’s sad/funny/VERY SAD/VERY FUNNY segment on people who think Martin Luther King is still alive and giving speeches. Huffington Post

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Logical Reasonings / 10.23.14

While the average law school debt continues to rise, 49 schools reported a drop amongst their graduates. National Jurist

4 obstacles to success on multiple choice exams. One thing they don’t address: the barely audible scratching of dozens of #2 pencils. I’m going crazy just thinking about it. Law School Success

Ask a professor: what happens if you fail the bar exam? Above the Law

President Obama’s judicial legacy may be the diversity of his appointments. The New Yorker

The least popular baby names, according to early American records. But keep in mind, we’re one Beyonce/Jay-Z baby away from Spurgeon or Hildred coming back in style. Mental Floss

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Logical Reasonings / 10.16.14

The net cost of law school has remained flat since 2010, and could start dropping. Huzzah! National Jurist

Should you stay in law school if you don’t want to be a lawyer? Click here to read a bunch of different versions of “probably not.” Reddit

28 Harvard Law profs blast the school’s new sexual assault procedures. ABA Journal

America’s worst colleges. A fun and depressing list. Funpressing? Washington Montly

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly clash over white privilege. MIDDLE AGED WHITE MEN TO YOUR BATTLE STATIONS! HuffPo