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Blueprint LSAT Prep Instructor: Why I’m Going to Law School

Yuko Sin is an instructor and blogger for Blueprint LSAT Prep. He is starting at Columbia Law School this fall, and will be writing a series of law school-related posts about his experiences. Stay tuned!

There are about 300 law schools in the United States, and getting into at least one of them is pretty easy. But, for many, going to law school is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea.

Still, going to law school can also be a good idea. I’ll tell you how I made my choice to go, and I’ll share some links to help you decide whether law school is right for you.

The Personal Reasons: Why Law?

In 2006, near the height of the law school boom, I went into my undergrad thinking I’d continue on to law school out of some vague ideas about a proclivity for writing and debate in high school.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.27.14

A) Bored while waiting for your June LSAT score? Maybe you should apply to law school. Above the Law.

B) It’s easy to get a degree from New Hampshire School of Law. Just be Bob Dole. Greenfield Reporter.

C) Luis Suarez’s lawyer is ready to take a bite out of his client’s suspension from the World Cup. ABA Journal.

D) For a guy who doesn’t want people to pay attention to him anymore, Shia LaBeouf sure is making a lot of noise. Huffington Post.

E) All the familiar faces are morphing. Digg.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.24.14

A) Law schools are offering some groovy courses these days. Wall Street Journal.

B) Edward Snowden’s lawyer takes inspiration from drug dealers. Above the Law.

C) Coming this fall to CBS: Wake Forest Law School. Camel City Dispatch.

D) How fast can you type? Your future law firm needs to know. Lawyerist.

E) We are surrounded by fibbers. That’s no lie. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.30.14

A) If social life is your main concern at law school, you might want to scope out these new rankings. Graduate Programs.

B) The cost of a lawyer has never been higher. Luckily, there’s help. The Atlantic.

C) There’s plenty of outrage for the Redskins to change their name, but there are even more legal hurdles. USA Today.

D) And a day after the Clippers sell, Donal Sterling sues the NBA. Bloomberg.

E) If you ride a bike to your LSAT testing center, check to see if any goats need a ride. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.14.14

A) Don’t forget: After law school, you don’t have to practice law in America. US News & World Report.

B) It doesn’t take a lawyer to know you shouldn’t call someone a “chubby wubby.” ABA Journal.

C) Stick together with your law firm job. For the kids. Above the Law.

D) Alec Baldwin was arrested for riding his bike the wrong way down a New York street. What a menace. CNN.

E) Gonna be hard for any colleges to top the UConn’s graduation speech this year. Reuters.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.6.14

A) People are still abuzz about Above the Law’s 2014 law school rankings. Above the Law.

B) Shocking a witness with a trick pen is going to cost one lawyer $1,000. ABA Journal.

C) The ABA is assembling another task force to straighten out law schools. Wall Street Journal.

D) The Supreme Court knows what free speech is. It’s whatever they agree with. New York Times.

E) Bet you’ve never seen Tibetan monks breakdance. Until now. Sort of. Gothamist.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.5.14

A) You’re running out of time to enter our latest caption contest for a chance at a free copy of The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games. Most Strongly Supported.

B) Going to law school is great. Going to a good law school is better. Above the Law.

C) The Supreme Court ruled that town hall prayer does not violate the separation of church and state. Wall Street Journal.

D) Watch out for lawyer bills. They can be full of shenanigans. ABA Journal.

E) This Cinco de Mayo, watch out for Hurricane Ashley. The Onion.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.1.14

A) This interview with soon-to-be ex-Columbia Law School dean David M. Schizer is a must-read for anyone interested in law school. Forbes.

B) The dean at Drake Law School started from the bottom, now he’s here (but leaving soon, too). Des Moines Register.

C) The Supreme Court is deciding on the future of cell phones. Good thing none of them are under 50. Slate.

D) Meet the lawyer responsible for keeping the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo. ABA Journal.

E) Here are the winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. Sorry, your Instagram of a root beer float didn’t make the cut. CNN.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.29.14

A) If graduating with the least amount of debt is your focus, you should apply to these law schools. US News & World Report.

B) Here’s a preview of what to expect at one of those law schools. Above the Law.

C) Adam Silver is the hero of the NBA. He was also a lawyer. Wall Street Journal.

D) Cross examination scenes can be the best on TV. Or the worst. Lawyerist.

E) Finally, someone made some GIFs that’ll teach you something. Heavy.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.28.14

A) Relive your college days in your law school application. Law Admissions Lowdown.

B) Congratulations to Penn Law School on its second straight Webby Award. Penn Law.

C) Meet the lawyers on Time’s list of 100 most influential people. Above the Law.

D) George Clooney is engaged to a lawyer. You read that right: George Clooney is getting married! US Magazine.

E) You’ve never ordered anything from SkyMall. That’s about to change. I Write for SkyMall.