Tag Archive: Current Events

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Logical Reasonings / 11.22.13

A) Jay Leno sued for making jokes about a lawsuit. What’s your take on it? ABA Journal.

B) John Edwards returns to the practice of law. The question is, will a jury be able to trust him and put aside his past personal transgressions? The National Law Journal.

C) As if it’s not expensive enough as it is, college tuition can’t keep up with inflation. Guess what’s next? Wall Street Journal.

D) What prestigious law schools in New York City are seeing a big drop in applications, and could this be good for you? We think so. The Careerist.

E) In remembrance of President Kennedy, take a look at these stunning color photos of Kennedy in the White House. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.21.13

A) The deal with 3 + 3 law school programs. Essentially, you shave off a year of undergraduate school. Thus, your total post-secondary education is 6 years and not 7. Above the Law.

B) Sotomayor slams the legal profession for the lack of diversity and the perpetuating glass ceiling. The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.

C) Game changer alert! Senate voted to invoke the ‘nuclear option’ when it comes to judicial and executive nominees. CNN.

D) Take a peak inside North Korea. It’s amazing this guy hasn’t been arrested yet for his photojournalism. Just Something.

E) As someone that lives in Los Angeles, this piece could not be truer. Here’s a little insight into my life today #4. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.20.13

A) Prison sentences longer for black men than white men, study shows. Wall Street Journal.

B) Why we are ‘rightly obsessed’ with JFK. CNN.

C) Inside the world of wasteful billing. Readers beware! Above the Law.

D) Another American tourist has been arrested in North Korea. Oh, and he’s 85 years old. Yes…85 years old. Here’s a warning: don’t travel there. New York Times.

E) Um…..nope! I think not. Not doing it. Absolutely not. But if you are an adrenaline junky, you might want to venture to Kansas City to take on the world’s tallest and fastest water slide. Kansas City Star.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.1.13

A) Defying U.S. wishes, Russia granted Edward Snowden asylum for one year. Oh snap! CNN.

B) The monetary value of law school still far outweighs the expense of attending. So don’t worry future law school grads – you’re future is still very green. The National Jurist.

C) Read these amazing law novels!! That, or let us know which one is your favorite. ABA Journal.

D) Big fish get off the hook, and the small guy gets punished. Major win for SEC as the jury finds former Goldman Sachs trader liable. Forbes.

E) These kids know what’s up. I especially love #15. BuzzFeed.

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Five Reasons to Get a Law Degree Despite the Economic Apocalypse

There is an awful lot of fear mongering out there right now- a record number of people taking the LSAT, more competition for increasingly expensive law school seats, and even unemployed law graduates going on hunger strikes. It’s enough to make a pre-law wonder, ”Is law school worth it?” Here are five reasons law school is a worthy investment during the economic apocalypse. 1. Law School Takes 3 Years: A lot can happen in three years. Just think of all that has happened in the last 3- Obama was elected, Justin Bieber was born, roughly 14 vampires movies were made. Yes, it’s not the best job market for law grads, but professional jobs are recovering faster than most. It’s still too early to say when the economy will fully recover, but legal careers are certainly not among the most threatened. Those taking the LSAT, applying, or starting law school this fall need not worry about the job market being as difficult as it is now.

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Why Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets is a Champion of Virtue

First, some nuts and bolts:

Darrelle Revis is a cornerback for the New York Jets. But not just any cornerback. Revis is, by most standards, the best cornerback in the NFL. He guards the opposing team’s best receivers and, more often than not, shuts them down. He’s the best at what he does.

Revis, 25, is currently holding out on his contract, meaning that he is not participating in training camp until the New York Jets give him more money. He is currently getting paid about $5 million a year, which is a very large amount and more than you or I can realistically hope to ever get paid. If the Jets do not give him a new contract, he is threatening to sit out the season.

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The LSAT in a Globalized World

I received a tweet from one of our many millions of twitter followers the other day, asking me what I thought of the Economist story about the rise of globalization and its effect on the legal industry and what it meant for the LSAT. Because it will take me 140 characters just to write the

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Technology, ADD, and the LSAT

If you are reading this blog, then there’s a pretty good chance that you hope to get a great score on the October LSAT.  Summer classes are right around the corner, and you are cautiously optimistic because you have heard that the LSAT is hard. Like really hard. The truth is that the LSAT tests a very learnable set of skills, and will not seem as intimidating once you dive into the proper study methods and you learn to think the right way about the exam. The LSAT will test your ability to pick apart logical structure, make deductions, and at times will require you to organize large chunks of information. Make no mistake, this is going to take quite a bit of concentration and focus, which brings me to the point of this post.

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Justice is Blind, but Apparently it Would Prefer not to Be

The National Federation of the Blind has filed complaints with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, in which it requests investigations of nine law schools (among them the University of Chicago and Washington and Lee University) for violating the civil rights of the blind.

The gist of their complaint centers around the use of LSAC.com as the primary tool with which to apply to law school. Because LSAC is not blind-accessible, they argue, blind people are being impeded from pursuing their goals of getting into law school.