Tag Archive: Lawyer

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Logical Reasonings / 2.11.14

A) If you graduate law school but can’t find a job, just have your mommy take care of it. Above the Law.

B) The cross examination is the highlight of every lawyer’s day (or at least, it should be). Forbes.

C) Yesterday was a bad day to be an Italian mobster. NBC News.

D) Might Eric Holder step down at Attorney General. Yep, says an article from the future. ABA Journal.

E) Don’t give up on the LSAT. Use this quitter cat as inspiration. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.6.14

A) The ABA is used to giving others an earful about law school. This week, the opposite happened. ABA Journal.

B) Canada’s largest law firm is closing its doors. Above the Law.

C) The lawyer who came up with the “affluenza” defense is mad at the media for focusing on that. CNN.

D) That was fast. Police have arrested four people in connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman’s overdose. People.

E) If you were on the fence about attending Wellesley College, its campus now features a creepy sculpture of a man in his underwear sleepwalking. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.3.14

A) A 160s LSAT score has never been more valuable. Law Admissions Lowdown.

B) There were plenty of Super Bowl commercials yesterday, but none were as epic as this Georgia lawyer’s local spot. Deadspin.

C) Ben Franklin’s law firm is still in business. ABA Journal.

D) One Justin Bieber lawsuit down, 40,000 more to go. CNN.

E) Don’t go to Jared. Your one-stop shop this Valentine’s Day is CVS. Digg.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.31.14

A) The ABA has a committee on robotics and artificial intelligence? That does not compute. Forbes.

B) The guy Chris Christie threw under the bus just threw Chris Christie under the bus. Wall Street Journal.

C) Ah, the most fun part of being a lawyer: document shredding. Lawyerist.

D) There is a way for Edward Snowden to get a fair trial in the U.S., even if he may know every juror’s password. The Guardian.

E) This watch that doesn’t tell time may be overpriced, but at least it has a terrible name. The Verge.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.10.13

A) Ah, finals week at law school. You can always count on someone screwing something up. Above the Law.

B) If you want to get a head start on your criminal law career, you should start watching The Wire. Wall Street Journal.

C) Before you graduate law school, you should become familiar with these essential court cases. The Guardian.

D) Here’s the perfect holiday gift guide for that special lawyer in your life. Law Street Journal.

E) This is definitely one of 2013’s best best-of-2013 lists. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.5.13

A) The censure of Rutgers School of Law probably won’t change anything. Law Schools will still use LSAT scores. Wall Street Journal.

B) Android’s latest operating system doesn’t care much for the LSAT, either. Business Journal.

C) Harvard Law School is far from Hollywood. That didn’t stop one filmmaker. Above the Law.

D) There is such thing as space law. And you could be the next space lawyer. Geekosystem.

E) R. Kelly and Benedict Cumberbatch. Together at last. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.8.13

A) Don’t worry, everyone. Akron is tackling the issue of 2-year law schools. Akron Legal News.

B) If you haven’t heard of the “clenched buttocks” case, relax and read this. The Volokh Conspiracy.

C) If you get a lawyer job in Texas, watch out for the rattlesnakes at work. ABA Journal.

D) If you think sharing a locker room with Richie Incognito sucks, try golfing with him. CNN.

E) 2013 was the year of the Kickstarter. Naturally, there were some terrible ones. Mental Floss.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.7.13

A) If you’re still iffy about law school, here are the five things to consider — none of which is whether or not a masked hero protects the campus. The Houstonian.

B) If you opt not for law school, this guy’ll pay you a thousand bucks. Chicago Tribune.

C) Still looking for who to blame for the government shutdown? Take a gander at Harvard Law School. The Harvard Law Record.

D) The Supreme Court is talking to about God. CNN.

E) Looks like someone needs to make room for a “lawyer of the year” award. (This is totally a hoax, by the way.) Orlando Sentinel.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.4.13

A) Cut the third year of law school? Pfft. We should be adding another year. Oxford University Press.

B) The guy who wrote all those bogus articles in Shattered Glass wants to be a lawyer. San Jose Mercury News.

C) Just a few days into their latest term, and the Supreme Court is already hard at work turning down potential cases. Reuters.

D) You know a lawsuit’s going to be good when the key piece of evidence is a hot dog. ABC News.

E) Introducing Axe body spray’s newest scent: School’s Out for Stinking. MSN.

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Other TV Shows for Law School Professors to Use in Class

Law students rejoice! There is now a distinct possibility that you could be watching quite possibly the best television crime drama of all time as a homework assignment.

That’s right, a professor at William & Mary Law has been using The Wire to teach Criminal Law. According to the professor, the show is useful as a teaching tool because, unlike most crime drama, it approaches the constitutional and societal issues of crime from a realistic perspective. Are there other shows that share The Wire’s realism? Not so much. That said, there are still other shows that could be of use in the law school context.

Let’s start with any courtroom drama ever. Take any permutation of Law and Order, for example. What happens in those shows?