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Where to Find Law School Scholarships

Law school is expensive. Like, really expensive (here’s a cheery article on the subject). Unless you have a treasure trove of hidden cash stashed away somewhere, you are probably going to rely on some combination of scholarships, financial aid, and student loans to finance your legal education. This post is about the first of those financing options—scholarships. In general, students either receive scholarships from their schools or from outside organizations.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.17.15

A) An investigation into corruption of admissions standards at University of Texas Law (#15 in the US News rankings) has revealed that the school admitted some students with “atrocious test scores” — including one student who scored a 128 (!!!) on the LSAT. Watchdog.org

B) One law school prof thinks it’s time to kill the bar exam. Above the Law

C) The 25 law schools that offer the best financial aid. Get get get get that paper. Business Insider

D) Ralph Nader is opening a Tort Museum and called it “exciting.” I don’t know which element of that sentence is most ridiculous. Wall Street Journal

E) If you give up on law school, you can now get a BFA in Comedy from Emerson College. Splitsider

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Logical Reasonings / 4.2.15

A) More wise words on the necessity of negotiating your scholarship award. PreLaw Magazine

B) It may be 40 years old, but The Paper Chase is still a realistic look at law school. Above the Law

C) If you’re still waiting on law school admissions, it might be best to just kick back and relax. Ms. JD

D) For the first time in U.S. history, a woman has been convicted of feticide. Washington Post

E) A man who hates April Fools live-blogged April Fools and it’s glorious. The Guardian

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Logical Reasonings / 11.5.14

How to succeed in law school, from racking in the A’s to making yourself stand out. Lawyerist

Negotiating financial aid for law school. Tips to help prevent you from paying off student debt until you’re as old as my grandma. US News

Gubernatorial election results…Did you remember to vote? CNN

We are finally getting the answers we have been demanding! Vocativ

We promise not to text your parents while you’re in your Blueprint class. TIME

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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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Tough Choices Await Those With Low February LSAT Scores

February LSAT scores came out Sunday. Some of you are happy with how you did, so you’ll be applying to law school. Others got a low LSAT score, and have some tough choices to make.

What’s A Low LSAT Score?

It’s hard to say what an objectively low LSAT score is, but let’s give it a shot: A low LSAT score is an LSAT score that will force you into a few hundred thousand dollars of debt and leave you with poor job prospects.

You first need to figure out what schools for which your LSAT score qualifies. Law School Predictor will give you a pretty good idea.

Then, you need to check out Law School Transparency (LST).

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Logical Reasonings / 8.23.13

A) Check out this guest post we wrote about taking advantage of what law schools are offering in financial aid. Above the Law.

B) President Obama says law school should only be two years. Uh-oh, law schools. CNN.

C) Georgetown Law School is going on the defensive. Above the Law.

D) No surprise here: Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has been convicted. Washington Post.

E) The backlash from Warner Brothers naming Ben Affleck the next Batman has been unprecedented. Here’s why. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.20.13

A) Last year, law schools gave away nearly a billion dollars in financial aid. And it might be rising again this year. ABA Journal.

B) Online education is the wave of the future. WIll law school hang ten? The Race to the Bottom.

C) Now may not seem like the best time to open a new law school, but that’s exactly what Indiana Tech is doing. National Law Journal.

D) “Boredom” has become a motive for murder. CBS News.

E) There’s only one man who can fix Egypt, and that man is Larry David. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.15.13

A) As we’ve been saying for a while, lower law school applicant numbers translates to more financial aid. CNN.

B) Even in the legal job market, there’s something to take advantage of. Wall Street Journal.

C) If you’ve followed all the recent law school résumé talk on the LSAT blog, you might be interested in the “shadow résumé.” Slate.

D) Drama in the art world, y’all. CNN.

E) Everyone loves optical illusions, but hates soccer. Time to compromise. Business Insider.