Tag Archive: Current Events

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An Update from the Land outside LSAT Study

We’re just over two and a half weeks from the June LSAT. This signifies a number of things, but most important is that you are probably in a blind panic and have not seen the sunlight in well over three days.

When last you visited the wide world of outside, Tiger Woods was still making headlines for bedding over 100 women out of wedlock. The NBA Playoffs were going on. You still had vestiges of sanity.

A lot has happened since then. Tiger’s been pushed aside to an extent, in favor of Lindsay Lohan going to jail. The NBA Playoffs are still going on. You are currently chewing on your hair and mumbling about contrapositives.

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Why You Should Take the LSAT Immediately, if not Sooner

Some people see the glass half-empty, while others see it half-full. I myself typically just chug the whole thing then fill it up again. Philosophical positions aside, a new wave of half-empty sensibilities has breached the legal community in recent weeks. The Wall Street Journal has recently published an article detailing the dire straits of employment among 2010 law grads. The next day the ABA journal presented basically the same piece but with comments enabled, which ended up being far more interesting and informative than the article itself. The shock value centerpiece was the story of Fabian Ronisky, a Norhwestern Law Graduate who, unable to procure any sort of legal position, has resorted to selling media online at his parents’ house. (I’m pretty sure I went to high school with the pariah in question, but like any righteously paranoid, self-protecting law student should, he doesn’t have a facebook account, so that pretty much exhausts my investigation on that matter).

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Harvard Law Student Email and the Specter of Race

Does an average black American have a greater chance of being a sickle cell anemia carrier than an average white American? If I were to pose to you the above question, what would you think? Would you consider it a racist question, or merely a question of scientific import? I’d argue that you’ve got some strong scientific evidence suggesting yes, black Americans do have a greater chance of being sickle cell carriers (but as I was a history major, and am basing that off of a decently thorough Google search and what I remember from high school Biology, I’ll accept someone completely disagreeing with this and calling me a ninny).

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US News Law School Rankings: the 2010 Rankings are Out

I managed to sprain/break my ankle last week while lightly jogging to my car. I’ve been claiming I fell on a curb, but really, it was just a slight incline (hey, it was dark!). I then fainted, like a lady in Victorian England wearing a corset too tightly. I say “sprain/break” because my ankle a)

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The LSAT Down Under: Jay’s Trek through the Southern Hemisphere

The prodigal professor. The globetrotting guru. The traveling tutor. Whatever you want to call me, my name is Jay and I am freshly back in to the good ‘ol US of A teaching Blueprint LSAT classes in Irvine. On top of being thrilled to be back in the fantastically plastic Orange County, I find I

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Report: Baseball Players Know Diddly about the LSAT

So the brutal taskmasters here at MSS have me doing various google searches throughout the day, poring over news stories and blog posts looking for mentions of the LSAT. And let me tell you: it’s a dry, dry desert out there.

Until you find stuff like this.

This Darren O’Day character (a relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers, who are once again going to get owned by the Angels this year) seems like a pretty bright guy, even when not comparing him to the majority of baseball players, who Rick Reilly has referred to as “dumber than toe lint”. That, of course, is meaningless, and further proof that Reilly is a hack, but I agree with the spirit of the statement.

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It’s a Good Time to be a Law Professor

In an era where Humanities faculty are dropping like flies, law school faculty members have flourished. A study from the National Jurist indicates that the average law school increased its faculty by 40% over the past ten years. This is a good thing, as it allows students to be in smaller classes with more access

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Don’t Panic, but your June LSAT Test Center is Probably Full

Not to be alarmist, because we are not in the business of inducing panic, but I would like to direct your attention to the situation currently arising with LSAT test centers in New York:

Mother****ers are filling up. Fast.

In fact, if one were to use a word to describe them, if one really wanted to hit the nail on its head, as it were, one might use the word “full”.

This obviously presents a bevy of problems for the average test-taker in Manhattan (i.e. you) but you do have a couple of options.

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Win a Gold Medal, become a Lawyer: Law and the Olympics

If you ever feel bad that you’re going to law school as a simple extension of getting a relatively useless liberal arts degree, console yourself with the fact that plenty of Olympic athletes are joining or have joined you. Olympian lawyers run the gamut from pseudo-sports like biathlon, curling, and race-walking to real sports like