Tag Archive: legal

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Logical Reasonings / 3.31.14

A) It’s risky, but one law school is getting rid of discounts. Inside Higher Ed.

B) Legal writing is tough enough already. Don’t jumble it up with these words. ABA Journal.

C) The Final Four is all set. (Not that one.) Above the Law.

D) OkCupid wants you to find love. They just don’t want you doing it through Mozilla Firefox. CNN.

E) In honor of the start of the MLB season, here’s how much it costs to propose at every stadium. Swimmingly.

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Why Everyone Pursuing a Legal Career Should Watch Suits

In the iconic Superman comic series and film, Clark Kent strips off his workplace attire to perform heroic acts. “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive,” Superman has graced the American cultural psyche for decades because his physical powers, by the very definition of his name, exceed those of a normal human.

The television series Suits gives us a Superman for the modern era—only this time, the protagonist puts on his suit to kick epic ass. The very title of the show is a double entendre that references both the suave apparel of these legal warriors and their weapon of choice, the lawsuit. But in the realm of motions, briefs, and crisp, impeccable tailoring, the hero isn’t a guy who can outdo a bullet or a train. It’s a guy who can outdo a brain—most brains, actually.

The protagonist of the show, Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams), is a genius with a photographic (aka “eidetic”) memory of every legal text he’s ever read.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.20.14

A) Typically, internet comments aren’t the best place to get advice. Here’s one exception: Which law school class helped in your legal career? Washington Post.

B) If you picked any law schools in your March Madness bracket, maybe this one is more your speed. Above the Law.

C) Thomas Jefferson Law School has gotten a bad rap, but that didn’t stop these future lawyers. Business Insider.

D) Some kid climbed to the top of One World Trade Center, and wasn’t afraid to brag about it. USA Today.

E) This Wheel of Fortune contestant would like to buy a “wow.” Digg.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.19.14

A) Going to law school? Looking for a cool new app? Here are a few suggestions. US News and World Report.

B) There are some headaches involved in the proposed 2-year law school model. Above the Law.

C) Aww, the teen who sued her parents for tuition money has dropped the lawsuit. ABA Journal.

D) Some troubling legal maneuvering lurks in this Toyota lawsuit new that broke today. Wall Street Journal.

E) Christopher Walken is a dancin’ fool. People.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.25.14

A) This just in from Harvard Law School: you should take a finance class. The Harvard Crimson.

B) Law professors get no respect. Wall Street Journal.

C) Major League Baseball’s new rule against home plate collisions reads like legal jargon. Prawfs Blog.

D) Arizona Governor Jan Brewer isn’t rushing to sign her state’s controversial new anti-gay bill, but she’s not rushing to throw it away, either. ABC News.

E) The epitome of hipster is here: facial hair transplants. DNAinfo.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.24.14

A) Stop the presses. There’s great news in the legal job market. Wall Street Journal.

B) Legal job prospects are especially good if you graduate from one of these law schools. Above the Law.

C) The Supreme Court declined to hear a case about poker, and they weren’t bluffing. Bloomberg.

D) Al Chapo, the most wanted drug kingpin in the world, is behind bars. What’s next? Washington Post.

E) Everyone loves a roller coaster with a loop the loop. Why not a sidewalk? Digg.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.21.14

A) Make sure these courses are in your law school curriculum. Washington Post.

B) Way to go, NSA. Now you done ticked off the ABA. ABA Journal.

C) There are a lot of things you can do to not screw up your legal career. Twenty-five, in fact. Above the Law.

D) Working 60 hours a week isn’t as fun as it sounds, it turns out. Business Insider.

E) Looking for a bunch of fun photos about coincidences? What a coincidence! BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.14.14

A) The White House State Dinner was a law-studded affair. Above the Law.

B) Virginia really is for lovers. Another state strikes down anti-gay marriage laws. USA Today.

C) Last year, legal startups got a lot of funding. Here’s what’s in store for 2014. ABA Journal.

D) NASA has solved the mystery of the “jelly doughnut” on Mars. It’s not a jelly doughnut. Washington Post.

E) Valentine’s Day can be one of the loneliest holidays. Luckily, it’s also one of the funniest. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.24.14

A) Here’s how the ABA wants to change legal education. Kudos if you stay awake past page 40. American Bar Association.

B) The FBI finally arrested some of the wiseguys who pulled off the big heist in Goodfellas. Now go home and get your shinebox. CNN.

C) There’s a new show about lawyers called Rake. At least one viewer is ready to leave. Television Without Pity.

D) The NSA isn’t just breaking the law. It’s doing so “screamingly.” Forbes.

E) With another Super Bowl ahead, it’s time for another super hilarious Bad Lip-Reading. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.13.14

A) As we near the 150th birthday of American legal education, it’s time to talk about the next 150 years. Huffington Post.

B) If you do the crime, you must pay the time…disclosing so on your law school applications. Law Admissions Lowdown.

C) Getting a job after law school isn’t impossible. But it also ain’t easy. Mashable.

D) The Supreme Court is about to get real busy. A case on presidential appointees will do that to you. CNN.

E) Missed last night’s Golden Globes? These dozen GIFs will catch you up. Huffington Post.