Tag Archive: law graduates

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Logical Reasonings / 8.20.14

U.S. News & World Report‘s tips for surviving law school. Much different than Bear Grylls‘s tips for surviving law school (Tip #1: eat spiders to save money on ramen). US News

Law grads feel practice-ready without practicing. But that’s how you get to Carnegie Hall! Above The Law

The case for undergraduate law degrees. My case against it: I’d be out of a job. Chronicle of Higher Education

‘Michael Jordan’ of court reporting suffers upset defeat in speed contest. Nike shelves plans for Air Court Reporter shoe line. Wall Street Journal

This SCOTUS haiku generator is addicting. Seriously, I’m jonesing for a hit of United States v. Murdock 23 26, 1931. Legal Geekery

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Apply to Law School Now? Better Slate Than Never

You may have seen the Slate article that made the rounds on social media last week with the catchy title “Apply to Law School Now!” The premise of the article is, not surprisingly, that if you’re considering law school you should apply now. Why? Because the number of people graduating from law school has decreased, meaning that there’s less competition for entry-level legal jobs; if employment numbers for recent graduates hold, the percentage of recent graduates who find full-time, long-term employment will increase. Slate does point out a couple caveats – namely, that not all JD programs are created equal – but concludes that, due to the general upward trend, it’s a good time to be applying to law school.

While other news outlets are a little more cautious in their optimism than Slate, Slate’s article is consistent with the good news that we’ve been hearing about law school for months.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.23.14

A) Good news: law firms are hiring law grads. Wall Street Journal.

B) Even better news: startups and engineering firms need lawyers, too. Law Admissions Lowdown.

C) Of course, if law school isn’t your thing, there’s always politics. Sun-Sentinel.

D) The Supreme Court’s busy week kicked off with a decision on the Environmental Protection Agency. National Law Journal.

E) There are some weird folks in America. Specifically, America’s public transit. Heavy.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.26.13

A) Timing is everything. In law school admissions, especially. Law Admissions Lowdown.

B) Florida has an idea for fixing law school debt. You know, for law grads who lost their receipt. ABA Journal.

C) Hobby Lobby and birth control. Just another day in the life of the Supreme Court justice. USA Today.

D) Several people tried covering up the Steubenville rape case, and now they will face trial. NPR.

E) We really liked social media in 2012. Almost as much as we like it now. Quartz.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.17.13

A) There’s another law school ranker, and it thinks Stanford is number one. Fortune.

B) Remember that law student who beheaded a rare bird in Las Vegas? He’s headed to boot camp. KTVN.

C) Oh, whattaya know. More law grads suing their alma mater. CBS Los Angeles.

D) This is why you need a good night’s rest before the LSAT. Yahoo! News.

E) Sometimes there’s nothing spookier than a typo. Happy Place.

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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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Top Law School Stories of 2012 (With a Look Ahead to 2013)

It has been a tumultuous year in the wide world of law school news: suits filed, requirements imposed, tuitions raised, and accreditation denied. To put it simply, that’s a lot of stuff. Here are some of the top law school stories of 2012:

Top Law School Story of 2012 I: No Overseas Accreditation

The ABA denied accreditation to schools outside of the United States. You could say “boo-hoo” for those foreign lawyers seeking to practice in the U.S. or you could thank the ABA for protecting your legal education and shrinking the legal labor pool in this country. Think about it. Would you rather compete with a bunch of people paying the same as you for the same education or a bunch of people paying way less for the same education and status (and thus willing to accept lower initial pay).

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Logical Reasonings / 11.12.12

A) Two more lawsuits involving law grads suing their alma maters have been thrown out. Wall Street Journal.

B) Here are the top five things law schools look at when they review your application. Note: An 8″x10″ headshot is not one of them. Law Admissions Lowdown.

C) How do you feel about post-trial evidence, future lawyers? New York Times.

D) Say it ain’t so, Elmo. CNN.

E) If you voted for Mitt Romney, don’t worry. It could have been worse. You could’ve gotten a Romney face tattoo. Politico.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.22.12

A) Before you go to law school, take a long look at your career goals. US News.

B) Say what you want about law school, law grads love their alma maters. Wall Street Journal.

C) Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France titles (all seven of them) are gone. CNN.

D) As if you needed another reason to not drink Monster Energy, it might kill you. New York Times.

E) Check your doorstop. It could be a 4 billion-year-old meteorite. Yahoo! News.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.22.12

A) Don’t forget to sign up for our Facebook sweepstakes for your chance to win $50. There are still two more chances to win (and three ways to enter), and we’re drawing the second name tomorrow. So sign up! Facebook.

B) The Supreme Court is going to take another look see at affirmative action in college admissions. College Classes.

C) A new book proposes law schools drop their tuition. And also carry the book in their libraries please thank you. ABA Journal.

D) According to this guy, there are more lawsuits to come featuring law grads suing their alma maters. Twenty more, to be exact. Above the Law.

E) The world record for highest stack of pancakes has been set at 60 flapjacks, as well as the new mark for which world record will likely next be broken because it isn’t that impressive. Huffington Post.