Tag Archive: law firms

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Logical Reasonings / 5.25.12

A) The American Bar Association claims that fewer than 20 percent of associates in law firms are people of color. William Mitchell College of Law is trying to change that. JD Journal.

B) All the inspiration to kick ass in law school that you’ll need. Above the Law.

C) Thirty-three years to the day Etan Patz disappeared, a suspect has finally been charged. CNN.

D) Darth Vader robbed a bank in Ohio. In his defense, building Death Stars aren’t cheap. io9.

E) The world’s smallest firetruck is as adorable as it is ineffective. Huffington Post.

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Handling Law School Debt II: A Conversation

Last week, I gave you some of my own advice about taking on large amounts of debt for law school.

This week, I interviewed some acquaintances who are currently working full time as lawyers at Big Law firms to see how the amount of debt they assumed to attend law school is affecting their lives, post-graduation. You should treat each of these stories as a best-case scenario; they were all employed at graduation in a large market, at firms that paid at the top of the salary band.

You should also view the responses through a lens of the selection bias finding these lawyers entailed – I posted a query on Facebook, so the responses I received were most likely from those who had strong feelings about the student loan situation.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.6.12

A) The American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights has had enough discrimination against LSAT test takers with extra needs. And LSAC isn’t very happy. National Law Journal.

B) Right on cue: An Ivy Leaguer alleges discrimination against LSAC because he didn’t receive extra time on the LSAT to accomodate his learning disability. Boston Business Journal.

C) Summer law firm hiring is in style. GQ already ran a 10-page feature on it. Reuters.

D) If you go by his works of literature, Charles Dickens didn’t care for lawyers. His “I ♥ Lawyers” tattoo tells a different story. New York Times.

E) The question regarding the following blog is, did the idea spawn from the “mews”/”muse” pun, or did the “mews”/”muse” pun come as a result of the idea? Typical chicken-or-the-egg-or-the-fat-cat situation. Fat Cat Art.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.25.12

A) What awaits law schools in 2012? (Please let it be robot professors. Please let it be robot professors. Please let it be robot professors…) National Law Journal.

B) A Connecticut mayor is in hot water after saying he’d help Latinos in his community by eating tacos. Note the photo that’s running with the story, which features the mayor posing in front of his most recent Racist of the Year awards. CNN.

C) Oh, your clever Canadian law firms and your slave puns. Above the Law.

D) If you’re still getting emails from Groupon, stay tuned. You might be find a great deal on a defense attorney. Wall Street Journal.

E) Bored? Take 95,000 pieces of chewed Nicorette gum and make a ball out of it. If you don’t have that much time, just read about this guy who did. Gizmodo.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.13.12

A) That survey about satisfied law students is making the rounds. Here’s the always subjective stance of Above the Law. Above the Law.

B) For all our Austin LSAT students, the University of Texas Law School has found its new dean. (And she’s got a full plate.) Texas Lawyer.

C) A Yale Law professor didn’t like law school. Then what hope is there for the rest of us? ABA Journal.

D) The Cleveland Browns are as terrible at football as they are awesome at sending letters to law firms. Edible Apple.

E) Today isn’t a good day for people with friggatriskaidekaphobia. If you don’t know what that is, you probably don’t have it. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.22.11

A) Big law firms are giving out their bonuses now, tis the season to be jolly? Above the Law.

B) As the saying goes, well-behaved women rarely make history. Ladies, read more about how to make a difference in the world of law. Forbes.

C) Bank of America’s Countrywide agrees to pay $335 million, making it the largest residential discrimination settlement in U.S. history. Thomson Reuters.

D) Take advantage of the holidays and tighten up your applications. US News.

E) Take this quiz and see what you remember from 2011. Mental_Floss.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.7.11

A) Standardized tests show that a school board member isn’t smarter than a 10th grader. Washington Post.

B) Some top law firms are competing to give the highest bonuses; consider this a list of your dream jobs. Above the Law.

C) …Or you could choose your dream firm on the basis of the perks. Wall Street Journal.

D) Law school can be a bit stressful (surprise!), so George Mason brought in the newest trend in stress-reduction: puppies. US News.

E) Alec Baldwin discovers that an airplane bathroom isn’t the best location to play Words With Friends. CNN Justice.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.1.11

A) Last year, the US News & World Report dished out its first ever top law firms list. How did round two go? Wall Street Journal.

B) And now, a report on diversity amongst law reviews. Because one day you too will read legal journals. PR Web.

C) Until things change (a.k.a. states start to listen), the ABA shall reign supreme. Law School Review.

D) A law school-related, Halloween-themed missed connection on Craigslist. Was this you? Above the Law.

E) Ever seen a cop pull over and arrest another cop? Well get ready to. BuzzFeed.