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Logical Reasonings / 12.7.18

A. Acting in the role of the traditional father figure, the ABA has given its blessing to the merger of John Marshall Law School and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

B. Trump announced his 90s throwback pick to fill Sessions’ seat atop the Justice Department, nominating William P. Barr, who was George H.W. Bush’s former attorney general. Washington Post

C. On the Supreme Court bench, shade is … I don’t tell you your legal reasoning is ugly … but I don’t have to tell you because you know your legal reasoning is ugly … that’s shade, and apparently Justice Kagan is the best at throwing it. National Law Journal

D. Speaking of the Supreme Court, it heard arguments yesterday on the “separatae sovereigns doctrine,” which allows both state and federal prosecu … you know what? You’ll learn about this in 1L. Just know that SCOTUS’s decision could have ramifications on the Mueller investigation and Trump’s ability to pardon those implicated by it. ABA Journal

E. Finally, on Monday, the Supreme Court cast doubt on the constitutionality of state bar fees for attorneys. LA Times

Logical Reasonings / 12.5.18

A. Law students are having a solid run with successful activism. Earlier this year, students got big firms to change their arbitration agreements for summer hires. Now, students at Seattle University Law School successfully petitioned the school to drop it’s on-campus externship with ICE. Seattle Times

B. A taxonomical discussion of the “gunners” you will meet (or maybe be) in law school. Above the Law

C. Time is a flat circle, and 2018-19 will be a flat cycle, according to Spivey Consulting. Spivey Consulting

D. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: You can’t run a scam with your spouse, trying to extort small businesses with the threat of gender discrimination suits. ABA Journal

E. Twitter had a field day with Mueller’s heavily redacted sentencing memo for Michael Flynn. Huffington Post

Logical Reasonings / 12.3.18

A. LSAC answered some of your questions about the digital LSAT. LSAC

B. Here’s a lot of data on the current law school application cycle, courtesy of Spivey Consulting. It’s all very rosy for applicants this year. Reddit

C. A lot of law students claim to a have a passion for the law, but almost none have enough passion to literally tattoo a law on their wrist, as this Santa Clara 1L did. Above the Law

D. Australian attorneys are pushing back against the culture of insanely long hours in big firms … and if you’re lucky, maybe this wave of resistance will reach North American shores by the time you’re getting a job in one of these firms. The Guardian

E. Staten Island attorney Richard Luthmann made quite a name for himself when he proposed settling a lawsuit with a duel. Last Thursday, he was arrested for impersonating politicians online, in an attempt to influence last month’s elections. NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 11.30.18

A. Continuing today’s post on law school classes, here’s a discussion on the two schools of thought related to which classes you should take in law school. Above the Law

B. LSAC is coming for our corner — it just announced that it too will have a blog on the law and legal education, called Law:Fully. LSAC

C. Harvard Law gave out some advice on how to ace an interview with HLS, which doubles as just good interview advice in general. Harvard Law School

D. The latest legal news everyone will be talking about this weekend — Michael Cohen’s guilty plea — explained, simply. Vox

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Judges are held to a super high standard — those who write “highly unusual footnotes” may get removed from a case. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 11.28.18

A. Even though they determine — to a large extent — your employment prospects, law school grades are apparently pretty arbitrary, at least according to one former law student. Above the Law

B. Speaking of law school grades, they’re almost entirely based on final exams. Meaning those exams are pretty stressful. Here’s some good advice one what not to do after a law school final advice, most of which doubles as good advice on what not to do after an LSAT practice exam. Above the Law

C. According to a new opinion, lawyers getting paid through crowdfunding is generally fine, as long as they aren’t running the GoFundMe page. Legal Profession Blog

D. Law Schools Be Struggling, Part 1: Thomas Jefferson Law School in San Diego is on its last legs, struggling to make it past 2020. Voice of San Diego

E. Law Schools Be Struggling, Part 2: Valparaiso Law School in Indiana won’t make it past 2020. The Indiana Lawyer

Logical Reasonings / 11.26.18

A. Cyber Monday is a thing everywhere else on the internet, and it’s a thing here, too. Through the end of today, you can save $350 on our classroom course (just use the promo code CYBER350 when checking out), or save $250 on our Live Online course (CYBER250), or save $200 on our online course (CYBER200). Not only would you be foolish to pass this deal up, but taking advantage of it will actually make you smarter. Sign up before the deal expires! Blueprint LSAT

B. It may be tough for some of us to get back to work, or class, or the LSAT-study grind after a four-day weekend. RBG, as usual, is making us all look bad by getting back to work after breaking three ribs. Associated Press

C. Attending lower-ranked law schools is much like consuming food from an eatery with a low health rating — you might save a little up front, but you’ll probably end up paying for it in the long run. Here are the red flags to look for to avoid the law school equivalent of gas station sushi. U.S. News & World Report

D. Speaking of food, is it cool to grub in law school classes? The National Jurist chews that question over. National Jurist

E. Above the Law published their annual “Running AFowl” awards, granting dubious honors to those in the legal community who did the dumbest stuff in 2018. Above the Law

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If you’re perusing this blog, there’s a good chance you’re considering law school. Or maybe your heart has been set on law school since you took your first step. Or maybe you’re just doing some research for a friend or relative who may go to law school.

Logical Reasonings / 11.16.18

A. We want to wish everyone taking the November LSAT tomorrow the best of luck! Stay tuned for our thoughts about the exam this weekend.

B. Don’t forget to consult LSAC’s (in this blogger’s humble opinion, draconian) test day rules and regulations. LSAC

C. And while you’re there, check to see if your test center was closed. LSAC

D. Learn from our mistakes! Here’s what one instructor wishes she knew about test day before she took the LSAT. Blueprint LSAT

E. Finally, because we love you.YouTube

Logical Reasonings / 11.14.18

A. The Princeton Review released its annual law school rankings, placing NYU at the top spot yet again. The biggest surprise? Perennial U.S. News top dog Yale failed to crack the top ten. The Princeton Review

B. Students at Harvard Law are urging fellow students at top law schools to not interview with Kirkland & Ellis, after that big law firm didn’t disclose whether it forces summer associates to sign a forced arbitration agreement. Above the Law

C. Berkeley Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky recommended the school remove mining industry baron and racist-pamphlet publisher John Boalt from the name of its school. ABA Journal

D. On how becoming a lawyer changes how people treat you, beyond others saying, unprompted, “Yo so I have this one legal problem …” Above the Law

E. CNN is suing the White House after it revoked Jim Acosta’s press pass, following an incident in which he … sort of annoyingly insisted on asking a question. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 11.12.18

A. Perhaps you’re at wits’ end trying to study for this November LSAT, and you’re cursing the name of LSAC and everyone involved in writing this tortuous exam. In that case, maybe you’d enjoy this schadenfreude. ABA Journal

B. After Trump appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general following Session’s forced resignation, many began questioning whether that appointment was constitutional. Here’s an overview of those arguments. ABA Journal

C. The indestructible RBG didn’t let a little slip and fall stop her from continuing her streak authoring the Court’s first signed majority opinion of the new term. Empirical SCOTUS

D. We learned last week that Amazon was selling facial recognition software to law enforcement. Apparently Amazon is going all in on law enforcement — now Amazon will produce recordings from an Echo device in a double-homicide trial. New Hampshire Union Leader

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (File under: Gross, no one should have to tell you not to do that). Above the Law