Tag Archive: legal life

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Chik-Fil-A School-of-Law

Banker Sandy Weill recently withdrew the generous donation he’d made, out of the goodness of his altruistic little billionaire heart, to Paul Smith College after he learned that the school could not change it’s name to Weill-Smith College. Not wanting to find himself similarly disappointed, Charles Widger, a successful hedge fund manager, explicitly stipulated that Villanova Law School should become the Villanova Charles Widger School of Law in exchange for his $25 million donation.

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The hills are alive with the sound of music law.

The law and music intersect in lots of ways, and I’m not just talking about the Clash song. There’s everything from contract law, which applies to, well, contracts, to the health and safety issues that pertain to live performances. But in today’s world, there are a lot of interesting issues relating to music and intellectual property law, and to royalty payments in particular.

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Public Interest Law, Explained

Public interest law happens all over the place. From giant law firms, to charities, to government organizations, to NGOs all over the world. Public interest attorneys fight for death row inmates, research animals, victims of domestic violence, asylum seekers, gun rights, gun control, women’s issues, religious issues, and much more. Basically, it seems like it’s really easy to find something you’re interested in and then do it for the public interest.


Our Favorite TV Lawyers

With your favorite shows back on TV, you’ll be replacing your days of beach hanging with nights of TV watching (not that you ever do anything besides study for the LSAT, of course). Let’s talk about some of our favorite characters on TV with a law degree. Who said procrastination can’t have a motivational element?

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Logical Reasonings / 8.5.15

A) Blueprint LSAT Prep’s online course for the October 2015 LSAT is now on sale – if you’re looking for a great deal on awesome LSAT prep, look no further. Blueprint LSAT

B) This girl is so obsessed with the law that her lawyer-date drew up a contract for her. And she signed it. Above the Law

C) If your summer vacations include visits to any law schools, here’s what to look for. U.S. News

D) Speaking of summer vacation plans, here’s what the SCOTUS justices are up to. National Law Journal

E) The Princeton Review just released its list of top party schools. #1: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (because what else are you going to do in Illinois?). USA Today

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What Do Millennials Really Want?

I’ve got an unfortunate bit of news for you prestige-hounds in the audience: The palatial “corner office” may be on its way out. While this is surely a source of chagrin for baby-boomer lawyers nation-wide, Nixon Peabody’s DC offices are confident it will be a boon for millennials.

That seems to be the target of a vast new office design campaign taking hold in major cities throughout the country. Perhaps in imitation of California’s start-up culture, many firms are opting to throw out the classic model of imposing marble reception desks with modest associate setups and coruscating , large-windowed, partner offices. In its place is a more democratic, open, and communal office environment focused on equity and collaboration. In the case of Nixon Peabody, the aesthetic is completed with a massive wall of television sets, which fill the quixotic millennial’s bright, wide eyes all day long with tales of the firm’s pro bono beneficence.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.20.13

A) Prison sentences longer for black men than white men, study shows. Wall Street Journal.

B) Why we are ‘rightly obsessed’ with JFK. CNN.

C) Inside the world of wasteful billing. Readers beware! Above the Law.

D) Another American tourist has been arrested in North Korea. Oh, and he’s 85 years old. Yes…85 years old. Here’s a warning: don’t travel there. New York Times.

E) Um…..nope! I think not. Not doing it. Absolutely not. But if you are an adrenaline junky, you might want to venture to Kansas City to take on the world’s tallest and fastest water slide. Kansas City Star.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.1.13

A) Defying U.S. wishes, Russia granted Edward Snowden asylum for one year. Oh snap! CNN.

B) The monetary value of law school still far outweighs the expense of attending. So don’t worry future law school grads – you’re future is still very green. The National Jurist.

C) Read these amazing law novels!! That, or let us know which one is your favorite. ABA Journal.

D) Big fish get off the hook, and the small guy gets punished. Major win for SEC as the jury finds former Goldman Sachs trader liable. Forbes.

E) These kids know what’s up. I especially love #15. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.31.12

A) Get a step ahead and read 30 selected books that every lawyer should read. ABA Journal.

B) It’s not just President Barack Obama and Congress that are keeping busy over the fiscal cliff, so are some lawyers who are trying to push through some big deals. The American Lawyer.

C) Watch out law school applicants, law schools google you and look at your Facebook page. The National Jurist.

D) A fiscal deal is in sight, but there is not an agreed upon solution yet. Time.

E) Forty-five incredibly powerful photos of 2012. As a warning, some of them are heartbreaking. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.27.12

A) Law schools should look to medical schools in making changes to reduce student loan debt. How about trim a year off of law school? Above the Law.

B) NRA President tries to clarify their very controversial stance on arming schools. CNN.

C) Don’t mind all the negativity that you read about being a lawyer. These people love being lawyers. ABA Journal.

D) Sorry Harvard. You are not number one any more. Looks like the University of Chicago Law School has you beat as the largest producer of partners in big law firms. The Careerist.

E) This is the best flash mob ever! BuzzFeed.