Tag Archive: law jobs

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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 / 11.3.11

A) Read George Washington School of Law’s dean’s thoughts on the legal job market. Don’t worry — you don’t have to use ESP. They’re written down. US News and World Report.

B) Here’s a nice summary of what the hell’s going on with law schools these days. Press-Citizen.

C) Zombies are in, lawyers are out. Slate.

D) Federal loans? More like, federal groans! (Goodnight, everybody!) Law School Review.

E) Nice try, da Vinci. But this guy is the greatest artist of all time. BuzzFeed.

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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.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.27.11

A) Looks like Penn State Law’s taking a “Hey, it’s better than nothing” approach to finding employment for its graduates. Above the Law.

B) A new poll shows paying off student loans is the top concern among prospective law students. Concern number two? Whether or not it’s true you eat spiders in your sleep. ABA Journal.

C) Wait. Here’s an idea: Why not find a law job outside the United States? Yeah, that makes sense. Wrong! Reuters.

D) Well, there’s one less sleazeball lawyer out there. The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended Blago’s license to practice law. Chicago Sun-Times.

E) That sound you hear is thousands of people changing their desktop picture to one of these amazing nature photos. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.21.11

A) Northwestern University adjunct professor Steven J. Harper has some harsh words for the American Bar Association (and law students). Am Law Daily.

B) Did you use or plan to use Access Group to pay for law school loans? Well, they’re going out of the business. National Law Journal.

C) For our millions of high school readers, here’s one student’s story about a sweet summer program called Legal Outreach. Huffington Post.

D) Good news future lawyers: Once you get some experience, the job market ain’t so bleak. Wall Street Journal.

E) Rapper MC Hammer recently announced he is starting his own search engine. Apparently he was tired of getting the answer “Nothing” when typing “What’s MC Hammer doing these days?” into Ask Jeeves. Washington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.20.11

A) This has to be the most fascinating LSAT-related Craigslist ad in the history of the internet. Someone in Laguna Beach is willing to pay $10,000 (ten grand!) for a full-time tutor for the December LSAT. His goal is a 160. This person’s tried courses and books, but apparently a Rocky-style montage under the guidance of a really smart Mick is the only option. Craigslist.

B) Hey, Blueprint students in Austin. Here are three local examples of what you can do with that impending law degree. The Daily Texan.

C) Remember eBay? Apparently you bid on an hour of conversation with a lawyer on there now. Above the Law.

D) Not sure if you heard or not, but Muammar Gadaffi is dead. What are the legal ramifications? Guardian.

E) Two guaranteed things you are going to say when you visit this website: 1) “Oh my god, who would buy that?” and 2) “Oh my god, I want to buy that.” This Is Why I’m Broke.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.17.11

A) Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. Three law students examine their futures. (Okay, we’ll need roads.) Red and Blank.

B) Here’s the Cliffs Notes version of why some law schools are under fire. Next up: The story in tweet form. Money Watch.

C) And some more grim news for law grads. (Happy Monday!) Above the Law.

D) Finally, some good news — at least for those interested in a career in patent law. Wall Street Journal.

E) Yep, this is awesome and a must-see: Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses. Buzz Feed.

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Lights, Camera, Alex: No One’s Greater than Spader

If any of you live with or know someone whose profession is one oft-featured on television or in film (lawyer, doctor, etc.) then you are surely well acquainted with the incessant, “That’s not how it happens in real life!” bellyaching.

Well I hope you like it, because here comes some more!

As part of reading this post, I’m going to ask you to drink in one minute and forty-four seconds of Boston Legal, courtesy of this performance by James Spader:

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Logical Reasonings / 10.5.11

A) The jobs data controversies at New York Law and Cooley Law have apparently have opened a can of worms — worms in sharp suits with briefcases suing the crap out of a bunch of other schools, but worms nonetheless. National Law Journal.

B) More than 75 percent of students at top 20 law schools come from top socioeconomic environments. Well, well, well. Look at Mr. Fancy Pants Law Student. ABA Journal.

C) If you’re worried you won’t be able to become a lawyer, here are three examples that might be the inspiration you’re looking for. The Careerist.

D) When it comes to law school grad job placement, it’s easy to lay all the blame on the recession. You might be surprised to find things weren’t so hot before the recession. (Are you surprised?) Balkinization.

E) Always a must-read: 7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 9.8.11

A) Earlier today, Alex Davis blogged about life in law school. Here’s three more tips about how not to screw up while you’re there. Lawyerist.

B) Ever click “I Agree” without thinking? Of course you do. We all do. But is whatever you’re agreeing to legally binding? Law.com.

C) There’s been a lot of talk about lack of job opportunities for law school grads. Nobody told South Dakota. Wall Street Journal.

D) Workers who were fired for commenting about work on Facebook win case against employer and can return to the workplace — the awkward, awkward workplace. Forbes.

E) Suggested listening for this hilarious gallery of perfectly-timed photographs: “Freeze Frame” by the J. Geils Band. BuzzFeed.