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How I’m Preparing for Columbia Law School

Some incoming 1Ls are trying to get the jump on everyone else by reading hornbooks or briefing cases before classes start. But here’s how I’m getting ready for law school at Columbia.

After two months of careful training, I’ve managed to increase my alcohol tolerance. Sure, I’m still a mere shadow of my former undergraduate self, but my social reputation should survive all the debauchery orientation week has to offer.

Holding down my alcohol will help, but making friends and networking is so important that I’ve finally taken my unopened copy of How to Win Friends & Influence People off the bookshelf and placed it on my bedside dresser. I’ve had the book for years, and by the time classes start I’ll manage to knock it behind the dresser, still unopened, and settle for reading the Wikipedia page.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.7.14

A) If you’re looking for some beach reading, check out this list of books for aspiring lawyers. About.com.

B) A new algorithm that allegedly can predict Supreme Court decisions with up to 70% accuracy will be used next term for a Supreme Court fantasy league. Ars Technica.

C) A new York man who sold $20mm in fake French wine bottles has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. ABA Journal.

D) The legal battle over the selfie-taking monkey continues. NBC News.

E) Is dating easier now or in the ’90s? BuzzFeed weighs in. BuzzFeed.