Tag Archive: law firms

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Logical Reasonings / 6.6.14

A) Get a job after graduating from one of these law schools, and debt won’t be a problem for long. Above the Law.

B) You gotta fight…for your right…to beat Monster in a lawsuit, which the Beastie Boys did. Huffington Post.

C) Heads up to lawyers: Saying “Go ahead and disbar me” will probably result in your disbarment. ABA Journal.

D) Here’s all the info you need about the top 350 law firms in the country. National Law Journal.

E) It’s the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The photos are still haunting, and the beaches are still there. New Republic.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.4.14

A) Law school’s only half the work. You also have to nail that first legal job interview. Huffington Post.

B) Screw net neutrality. Law firm websites are the real crisis on the internet. Above the Law.

C) Watch it, lawyers. Nobody says the B word. ABA Journal.

D) Here’s an interesting legal question: Who actually owns your email address? Reuters.

E) In all actuality, net neutrality is very important. John Oliver sums it up best. Digg.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.2.14

A) The answers are mixed regarding whether law firms care which classes you took in law school. ABA Journal.

B) Other law schools would kill for the yield rates at these institutions. Above the Law.

C) Woo boy. The Supreme Court didn’t win over many fans today…unless you’re filthy, stinking rich. Los Angeles Times.

D) Zac Efron is playing a Yale Law grad in his next flick. ABA Journal.

E) Be glad you never went to the doctor before 1950. Gizmodo.

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Tidy Up Social Media Profiles During Your LSAT Score Wait

If you want to become a lawyer, read this article detailing a certain BigLaw firm’s very strict social media policy. The entire policy is there, too, if you have time to look through the whole thing. There’s nothing so ridiculous it’s funny; it’s just very strict throughout.

Now consider this: that’s the world you’re trying to enter. Whether you like it or not, you stand a better chance of success if you’re willing to play by its rules. Social media can bite you in the you-know-what. It’s your job to make sure it doesn’t.

It’s 2014. Law schools and law firms know what the internet is, even if they may have been slow to get with the program. They know that they may be able to find embarrassing pictures of you online. It won’t reflect well on you if they do. Don’t let them.

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How Technology Will Help You in the Legal Job Market

Technology isn’t going anywhere. Just about every law student in the country has at least a laptop and a smartphone. As the years continue to roll on, so too will the use of technology in the field of law. Tasks that used to take days and an army of attorneys, such as document review, now take far less time and manpower thanks to the use of assistive technology. It may seem as though technology is squeezing the legal market even further. For those savvy enough to prepare, this need not be the case.

While some may look at technology as the enemy, it is those who decide to make friends with it that will thrive. Knowing how to make efficient use of the software employed by law firms in executing their tasks is a sure way to make oneself an asset. In other words, while in law school, or at a summer job, it would behoove you to learn everything you can about assisted document review and other uses of assistive software in the legal context.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.24.13

A) Hey, look! Law firms are actually hiring! JD Journal.

B) The Supreme Court waited all this time to send Affirmative Action back down to the lower courts. Los Angeles Times.

C) A man is suing a restaurant for failing to instruct him how to eat artichokes. Don’t let this man into your restaurant, Joe’s Crab Shack. BuzzFeed.

D) Set your DVRs for this upcoming HBO movie, law school hopefuls and grads. San Francisco Gate.

E) This statue of the god of death has museum curators dizzy trying to figure out why it won’t stop spinning. Gawker.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.5.13

A) The future of law schools is dependent on the future of law firms. The Atlantic.

B) But here’s four ways law schools should change, anyway. US News and World Report.

C) In other late-breaking news: lawyers are confident and rich. National Law Journal.

D) How can North Korea expect us to take its missile program seriously when it hasn’t figured out Final Cut Pro? Washington Post.

E) The Lakers need to trade Dwight Howard for this kid right now. Daily Dot.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.4.13

A) Hey, California LSAT prep students, before you go to law school in the Golden State, check this list of top California bar exam results. Above the Law.

B) The job market for law grads may be bleak, but at least law firms aren’t taking advantage of it. Oh, wait. Some of them are. Forbes.

C) Flipping off cops isn’t a good idea. Even if it isn’t against the law. New York Times.

D) Looks like Chris Christie got his point across. More Sandy relief is on the way. Wall Street Journal.

E) Someone calculated how many people each character on Friends had sex with. Turns out Joey was doin’ just fine. Grantland.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.2.12

A) If you’re going to be a first-generation law student, this law school might be for you. Law.com.

B) New York mayor Michael Bloomberg decides it’s probably best not to run a marathon in his hurricane-ravaged city. CBS News.

C) Here’s how New York law firms are dealing with the aftermath of Sandy. Wall Street Journal.

D) Anyone need some walnuts? This thief has 82,000 pounds of them. Yahoo! News.

E) If you’re voting in California on Tuesday, make sure you know about Prop 53. Team Coco.