Tag Archive: legal

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Logical Reasonings / 6.3.13

A) Looks like law school applications are down again this year. Way down. JD Journal.

B) A new study shows that Mississippi is by far the hardest state to find a legal job in. But most fun to spell! The Atlantic.

C) The Supreme Court justices are apparently big fans of the movie Gattaca. Washington Post.

D) Remember that record-breaking Powerball ticket sold in Florida a few weeks back? Nobody’s claimed it yet. Newser.

E) May was a great month. Especially for online cat videos. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.29.13

A) Elite law schools aren’t immune to political accusations. If anything, they attract them. ABA Journal.

B) When you become a lawyer, don’t skimp on the wardrobe. Above the Law.

C) This elementary school student is going to do great on the LSAT. Huffington Post.

D) A man has been arrested for the dry ice explosion at Disneyland. Now he heads to Disneyjail. Newser.

E) The end of The Dark Knight Rises did not sit well with many people — especially those in the legal field. Law and the Multiverse.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.24.13

A) Legal education can be fixed. Just ask this new report. US News and World Report.

B) The Tour de France is a long journey. Just like Lance Armstrong’s impending legal trouble. NBC News.

C) The stock market is not a fan of Twitter hacking. CNN.

D) Rhode Island is about to become the 10th state to allow gay marriage — all 1,212 square miles of it. Yahoo! News.

E) Cool dad alert! Cool dad alert! Cool dad alert! Flickr.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.9.13

A) If you’re going to law school to get into politics, hit up one of these institutions. Above the Law.

B) Rural lawyers have to make a living, too. New York Times.

C) March was a great month for legal jobs, but not everyone’s impressed. The Atlantic.

D) Mother Jones strikes again. This time: Mitch McConnell takes down Ashley Judd. USA Today.

E) Brad Paisley and LL Cool J singing a song about slavery? Someone’s prayers came true! CNN.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.8.13

A) Unlike your NCAA bracket, March was a great month for legal jobs. ABA Journal.

B) Yale may change its grading curve, which, apparently, will bring the world to an end. The Atlantic.

C) Congress is back. First up on the docket: Guns and immigration. New York Times.

D) Margaret Thatcher is dead at 87. Now the “Iron Lady” crown goes to Tilda Swinton. CNN.

E) Before you eat that Goldfish cracker, make sure it doesn’t feature a message from God. Yahoo! News.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.7.13

A) Most law schools seem to have no clue how to fix the legal job market. Most law schools aren’t Arizona State University. New York Times.

B) A Georgetown Law School donor wants his $7.5 million back. Question is: Does he have a receipt? ABA Journal.

C) You don’t see “judge” and “sexy messages” in news headlines very often. Today is your lucky day. MSN.

D) Check those tuna cans, everybody. There’s a recall. Boston.com.

E) If you like “Thrift Shop,” you’ll enjoy this acoustic mashup. No diggity. No doubt. YouTube.

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The ABA Zeroes in on Law School Employment Data

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but law schools have been shamelessly inflating their employment statistics for years. Shocking, I know.

After cracking down on the way schools report their LSAT scores (a scandal or two helped push in that direction, *cough* Villanova and Illinois *cough*), the ABA has now turned its attention to law school employment data. In fact, the ABA is currently soliciting proposals, so feel free to throw your hat in the ring.

This is going to be a much more difficult program than the one designed to ensure correct LSAT info. For admissions data, the LSAC acts as a central repository for all law school application data. Anyone who has an LSAT score took the test through LSAC.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.26.13

A) If you don’t mind doing grunt work, the legal job landscape isn’t so bad. Business Insider.

B) Senator Ted Cruz says Harvard Law School in the ’90s had more communists than Republicans. ABA Journal.

C) Great news, fellow Americans. Secretary of State John Kerry says we have the right to be stupid! Yahoo! News.

D) An Australian billionaire wants to recreate the Titanic. Some people just never let go, Jack. USA Today.

E) Interested in cannibalism but don’t know where to start? Taste test one of these gummy people. Discovery.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.15.13

A) The Harlem Shake goes to law school. Above the Law.

B) You can learn a lot about the legal world when looking for a logo. The Girl’s Guide to Law School.

C) Anyone seen a giant gold cookie? Germany’s missing one. Yahoo!.

D) Guess who’s going to be in the new Star Wars movie. Hint: It rhymes with Fawn Yolo. Latino Review.

E) As far as product placement pranks go, this one is a first-ballot hall-of-famer. Ad Week.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.14.13

A) The Law Dean of UC Hastings has some thoughts on legal practice. Look at that; he even wrote some down. Huffington Post.

B) The woman paraplegic Olympian Oscar Pistorius killed was a law school graduate. Huffington Post.

C) Holy lawsuit, Batman! Hollywood Reporter.

D) The former mayor of San Diego lost over a billion dollars to her gambling addiction, including some public funds. San Diego Union-Tribune.

E) 10 of our hunkiest presidents would like to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day. BuzzFeed.