Tag Archive: Donald Trump

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Chik-Fil-A School-of-Law

Banker Sandy Weill recently withdrew the generous donation he’d made, out of the goodness of his altruistic little billionaire heart, to Paul Smith College after he learned that the school could not change it’s name to Weill-Smith College. Not wanting to find himself similarly disappointed, Charles Widger, a successful hedge fund manager, explicitly stipulated that Villanova Law School should become the Villanova Charles Widger School of Law in exchange for his $25 million donation.

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The Iowho, Iowhat, Iowhen, Iowhere, and Iowhy of the Iowa Caucuses

Today, we’re going to go off the beaten path a little bit and discuss the campaign trail. As I’m sure most of you know, we’re on the verge of the Iowa Caucus. What you might not know is how the Iowa Caucus actually works. To be honest with you, I didn’t have a terribly clear idea myself before I started researching for this post (I’m a little ashamed to admit that most of my knowledge came from a classmate’s description of an episode of “The Good Wife”).

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Logical Reasonings / 1.28.16

A. Google just entered into a partnership with processor-maker Movidius to make phones with neural networks. Soon, instead of being a figurative slave to your smart phone, you could be a real one! The Christian Science Monitor
B. How will the other GOP candidates use the debate in Trump’s absence? Will anyone even watch? The Washington Post
C. Wake Forest School of Law is engaged in a half-baked (quarter-baked? eighth-baked? yeah, that’s it, eighth-baked) scheme to get the American Bar Association to let them stop using the LSAT in admissions. Above the Law
D. The Centers for Disease Control says that the Zika virus – which causes little-to-no discomfort among the infected but is thought to cause horrific birth defects – is virtually guaranteed to take hold in the U.S. The Huffington Post
E. The plaintiffs suing Caitlin Jenner for wrongful death in a highway accident last year have dismissed the suit. Wonder how much $$$ they got… ABC News

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Logical Reasonings / 1.27.16

A. After a traffic stop turned deadly, eight of the armed protestors/militants who occupied Malheur National Reserve in Oregon are in custody, one is dead, and six remain on the reserve in defiance of Federal, state, and local officials. Reuters
B. Donald Trump is boycotting the last Republican primary debate before the Iowa caucuses because he doesn’t like moderator Megyn Kelly. Is this a principled stand? Or is Trump a big crybaby? New York Daily News
C. The DeLorean DMC-12 – the famous jury-rigged time machine from the Back to the Future trilogy – is going back into production. Don’t get too excited: they’re only making 300, and they’ll set you back six figures. NBC News
D. Making sense to nobody – not even the dean – Washington University School of Law in St. Louis racked up a 20% gain in applicants between 2011 and 2015 while other schools, like, y’know, Yale and Harvard saw drops of 10% and more. St. Louis Business Journal
E. It may not be first or second or even tenth on your list of places to visit, but check out these photos of Patagonia at the southern tip of South America. Beautiful. Bored Panda

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Logical Reasonings / 11.30.15

A. Doggerland is the Atlantis of the North Sea, and scientists are trying to find out more about this sunken land. Wired
B. The December LSAT is this Saturday! Always a good idea to review the maddeningly complex, ever-changing list of things dos and don’ts when it comes to test day. LSAC
C. When is an agreement a treaty? Depends on whether or not you like it. ABA Journal
D. Why did NOBODY tell us that the Hermanator was making a comeback?? Mashable
E. You can now radically alter your experience with Google across its many platforms. Jedi or Sith? Choose. Google

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Logical Reasonings / 11.20.15

A. Missouri mayors sue over new law that makes it harder for them to line city coffers with revenue from petty traffic violations and the like. Huffington Post
B. Check out awesome new images of Pluto and its moon Charon taken by NASA’s New Horizons space craft. Mashable
C. Establishment Republicans are getting very nervous about the prospect of Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination. Talking Points Memo
D. Apparently the Mayflower didn’t land on Plymouth Rock. Thanksgiving is ruined! National Geographic
E. The fallout from the Chipotle E. Coli outbreak continues. Associated Press

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Logical Reasonings / 10.15.15

A. It’s official: Bikram yoga can’t be copyrighted. Bloomberg

B. Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, is being accused of plagerizing jokes from a well-known comedian. Inquisitr

C. Should we be surprised that what we watch on our phones isn’t private? Bloomberg

D. For your viewing pleasure: The Democratic candidates most fallacious remarks made at the Democratic Debate on October 13th. Blueprint LSAT Prep Youtube

E. Who actually said it? Jack Donaghy or Donald Trump? Buzzfeed