Tag Archive: law professors

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Logical Reasonings / 8.18.14

Rick Perry was indicted for corruption. What the what?! CNBC

…but law professors say the indictment is bogus. Oh. Above The Law

If you’re feeling too good about the state of the human race, read this timeline of the events in Ferguson, MO. Wall Street Journal

The English Premiere League warned fans not to post soccer GIFs. Or, in soccer parlance, GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFs. Ars Technica

The collected works of people who don’t understand The Onion. This is somehow my greatest dream and my worst nightmare brought to life. Literally Unbelievable

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University of Arizona’s BA in Law: Good or Bad Idea?

The University of Arizona just became the first American university to offer a Bachelors of Arts degree in law. The catch? If you want to be, you know, an actual lawyer, you’ll have to go to law school anyway and get your J.D.

The undergraduate law major will involve classes in law, taught by real-life law professors. Much of the curriculum will resemble what’s normally taken in the first year of law school, though the Socratic method won’t be used quite so much.

The University of Arizona claims to be aiming the undergraduate law major at students looking to work in fields for which legal expertise is helpful but a law degree is not required. We’ll see whether the degree actually helps recent grads get jobs in these fields, but I can’t imagine it would look worse than your typical, say, humanities major on a résumé.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.25.14

A) This just in from Harvard Law School: you should take a finance class. The Harvard Crimson.

B) Law professors get no respect. Wall Street Journal.

C) Major League Baseball’s new rule against home plate collisions reads like legal jargon. Prawfs Blog.

D) Arizona Governor Jan Brewer isn’t rushing to sign her state’s controversial new anti-gay bill, but she’s not rushing to throw it away, either. ABC News.

E) The epitome of hipster is here: facial hair transplants. DNAinfo.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.29.13

A) Lawyers in Australia want law schools to change, too. Lawyers Weekly.

B) Law school professors are a superstitious bunch, at least when it comes to getting a $666 raise. Above the Law.

C) Courtrooms everywhere are tacking the Fourth Amendment. ABA Journal.

D) You can’t just rub any pregnant woman’s belly — especially anyone who went to law school. CNN.

E) Your jack o’lantern isn’t as good as you think it is. Colossal.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.11.12

A) Jennifer Hudson’s former brother-in-law was found guilty in the murder of the singer’s mother, brother and nephew. CNN.

B) It’s finals week at several law schools. Everyone keep your cool. You too, law professors. Above the Law.

C) The world’s deadliest frog is getting its own conservation so that it can repopulate and kill us all. The Chattanoogan.

D) If you’re one of the few remaining people who think the Mayans predicted the end of the world, just…just stop. USA Today.

E) Get in the Mother’s Day spirit by watching these awesome Mother’s Day surprise visits caught on camera. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.19.12

A) Let’s catch up with those Yale Law professors who think schools should refund any graduates struggling to find legal jobs. (Hopefully they pay for lunch.) Yale Daily News.

B) A law school professor has an argument with a former student during a trial, does not threaten to show everyone a photo of the time he came to class wearing bunny slippers. Inquirer News.

C) Save the date: At a meeting in March, the American Bar Association is set to seriously consider requiring law schools to disclose more job placement data. Reuters.

D) For the first time since 1994, part-time legal jobs dropped last year. Plus, tips were terrible. Wall Street Journal.

E) There’s something so heartwarming about a dog having fun. Go ahead a preheat your heart before checking this video out. YouTube.