Tag Archive: law students

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Logical Reasonings / 1.26.12

A) You’d think if anyone knew about sampling fallacy on the LSAT, it would be a law school. Marquette Tribune.

B) “Electronic tablets will make paper books in law schools obsolete within a decade.” Yes, but will law students get to class on Hoverboards or jetpacks? Law Technology News.

C) Remember that internet thing last week with Wikipedia. The SOPA and PIPA nonsense? A lawyer explains why it was nonsense. Web Pro News.

D) Man gets $22 million after wrongfully being imprisoned in solitary confinement. The worst part: His only reading material was Twilight novels and old TV Guides. CNN.

E) He should be happy he didn’t have to read any of these books, including If God Loves Me, Why Can’t I Get My Locker Open? BuzzFeed.

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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 / 1.6.12

A) The prez of the American Bar Association totally gets law students. He once sold his ride to pay for tuition and books. Oh, most law students don’t have cars? Then no, the prez of the American Bar Association doesn’t get law students at all. Above the Law.

B) A US Court of Appeals judge has some interesting things to say about law schools. But does he have to slam his gavel before every point? National Law Journal.

C) Ah, California. Home of movie stars, beaches and lawyers who didn’t need law school. ABA Journal.

D) The 15 best places to intern in your first year of law school. Surprisingly absent from the list: Dunder-Mifflin. Bar and Bench.

E) 2011’s best photo submissions to National Geographic. Dragonflies are gross. Boston.com.

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Prospective Law School Student

For many out there, 2011 will be remembered as the year of taking the LSAT. It’s an exciting and terrifying proposition: on one hand, you’re starting a new and exciting phase of your life; on the other, you’re starting a new and terrifying phase of your life.

For those done with the LSAT, however, 2012 brings new challenges. Law school acceptances. Law school rejections. Law school, for that matter. And that requires a new approach.

So here are the top 8 New Year’s Resolutions for prospective law students; some serious, some not so much.

Prospective Law School Student New Year’s Resolution No. 8: Spend a lot of time with your friends and family over the next year

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Logical Reasonings / 12.14.11

A) The latest party to request LSAC change its accommodated testing policies: The American Bar Association’s Committee. Texas Lawyer.

B) Your attention please: It appears that some law students (stay with me!) are lying about having ADHD (hey, over here!) in order to gain access to Adderall (you made it to the end!). Above the Law.

C) Here are 10 buzzwords you need to remove from your LinkedIn profile and rèsumè for law school. “Winning!” isn’t on the list, but go ahead and take it off, as well. Time.

D) Whether you’re looking for a career in law or shooting for upper management in a fast food joint, here’s how to accomplish more by doing less every day. Harvard Business Review.

E) Don’t be intimidated if someone tells you they’re taking a Taekwondo class — especially if that someone is five years old. YouTube.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.12.11

A) A law grad needs to earn at least three times his or her law school tuition to live a life with “adequate” financial viability. As long as “adequate” doesn’t involve wearing a sharkskin suit to work every day. National Law Journal.

B) Law students tempted by public interest summer fellowships beware: Most of them are haunted. (Just kidding. Although some of them are not as they appear.) US News.

C) If you’re leaning toward the University of Pennsylvania Law School, get ready for some food trucks. Daily Pennsylvanian.

D) No worries. Lawyer Cat is on the case. Lawyer Cat.

E) Time Magazine’s annual end-of-the-year top 10 lists are always a fascinating read, but the fact that it listed Fast Five in the best movies of 2011 category sort of discredits the entire publication. Time.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.22.11

A) “Let’s Kill All the Law Students.” That is what you call a headline teaser. Huffington Post.

B) Here are some reactions to a Logical Reasonings post concerning Penn State’s law school offering a fee waiver. Above the Law.

C) Here’s a unique suggestion to fix the state of the current legal marketplace: Quit hiring Harvard Law grads. The Atlantic.

D) If you’re into law school debt data, this chart-filled article is basically pornography. Am Law Daily.

E) Even Sir Mix-a-Lot wouldn’t be cool with a cement butt. Yes, a cement butt. Social Hype.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.15.11

A) The ABA is thiiiiiis close to requiring law schools to expand their consumer information to prospective law students. ABA Journal.

B) Here’s an example of how hard work studying for the LSAT paid off for a Harvard Law grad. Concordiensis.

C) A judge has spoken on Occupy Wall Street. Wall Street Journal.

D) A different judge has decreed that a divorcing couple must swap social media passwords. Whose password is “strong” now? Forbes.

E) Lot of people holding up handwritten signs in front of their computers, huh? Oh well, here’s another one. Fail Blog.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.11.11

A) Here’s a look at the University of Illinois School of Law admissions scandal (actually, both of them) from one of the school’s professors. Huffington Post.

B) Law students are more likely to default on their school loans than other types of students. Cue sad trombone. Wall Street Journal.

C) Meet the Grinch Who Stole Veterans Day. He’s a law professor. Above the Law.

D) Good news, LA. Due to overcrowding, thousands of prisoners could be released as early as next month! Los Angeles Times.

E) Someone in the Blueprint offices made one of these robots, and it is awesome. io9.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.2.11

A) If you’re going to law school, get ready for some professors utilizing the Socratic method. The question is, how effective can that method be? Discuss amongst yourselves. Inside Hired.

B) Here’s some logical reasoning for you: If there are more female faculty members at a law school, there will be more female law students at said school. (Apparently this one’s accurate.) National Law Journal.

C) Here it is. The truth about what law school is really like. You know…in case you’re tired of hearing it from us. Chicago Now.

D) A woman alleges that Justin Bieber is the father of her child. No word yet on if it’s a boy or a girl. Same for the baby. Yahoo!.

E) Things ’bout to get cute all up on your computer screen. Odd Stuff Magazine.