Tag Archive: law firm

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Logical Reasonings / 7.30.13

A) Happy 40th anniversary to the legendary law school flick The Paper Chase. Above the Law.

B) Ain’t nothing more rock and roll than a law firm with non-billable hours. New York Times.

C) A judge found whistleblower Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy (but guilty of a whole bunch of other stuff). USA Today.

D) George Zimmerman’s lawyer wasn’t the first to make a terrible in-court joke. Salon.

E) There was some major news on Chicago Tribune’s home page today. Gizmodo.

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The Lowdown on LRAP: Magical Law School Debt Reliever?

Loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs) are magic wands that make debt disappear for students who are good-hearted enough to enter public service. Sure, you’re earning a quarter of what your classmates are making, but you’re making the world a better place, and karma repays you for that. With your loan repayment, you get a unicorn to ride to work and a lifetime’s supply of free candy canes. Oh, and you officially get to celebrate your half-birthday, which means more presents!

There are many students who enter law school every year with dreams of entering public service after they graduate. The salaries aren’t nearly as high as those in the private sector; your loans, however, will be. So how do most students expect to cover the gap?

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What Matt Shinners Would Do if He Were a Law School Dean

Big news from Blueprint LSAT Prep today: After nearly a decade of prepping kids for law school, we’re prepping for law school ourselves. Only we’re not attending one. No, dear LSAT blog readers, we’re forming one. And yours truly has been tapped as dean. Be it my pedigree, experience, or the way my profile will look on marketing materials, we’re planning to hit the ground running.

How will our law school be different? I’m glad you asked.

First, we’re going to get you some work experience. But not just in an area you pick. We’re implementing a rotation between different clinicals your first year. Much like law firms will have new/summer associates “try out” different practice groups before assigning them to one, we’re going to have you rotate between different areas of law in that first year of law school.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.22.13

A) These days, LSAT prep and law school admissions can be tough to juggle. Law Admissions Lowdown.

B) If you’re worried about law school debt, just make sure you get hired by this law firm that’ll cover it. Business Insider.

C) If you’re interested in law, you’re probably wondering what are the next legal moves for the surviving Boston Marathon bomber. Here you go. NPR.

D) Looks like Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde experience is going to come in handy. CNN.

E) Did you read that insane sorority email from last week? Michael Shannon did. Funny or Die.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.13.12

A) Lance Armstrong is charged in a widespread doping scandal. NBC Sports.

B) After a hung jury, the Justice Department says they won’t retry John Edwards for corruption. Fox News.

C) Bristol Palin sued for defamation. Surprisingly, by a heckler and not the mechanical bull. Huffington Post.

D) Dewey & LeBoeuf won’t go gently into that good night. Honestly, what would a law firm dissolution be without a lot of lawsuits? Above the Law.

E) For those of you who feel like you fell on your face Monday, be glad that at least no one was recording it. The Soup.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.5.12

A) A job ad promising $10,000 a year to Boston Law School students. Really Gilbert & O’Bryan, really? Business Insider.

B) A law professor at Washington University has some ideas on how to make law school affordable. The New York Times.

C) Bartlit Beck has turned the typical law firm structure upside down. Why doesn’t the competition follow their lead? ABA Journal.

D) We think Groupon may be kicking themselves for not taking Google’s deal in 2010. Huffington Post.

E) Pinterest is under attack… Women, unite! College Humor.