Tag Archive: logical reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 11.9.18

A. It’s officially cuffing season. Both for lonely winter singles and for law schools. Michigan State University College of Law will officially merge with Michigan State University (yeah, they used to be unaffiliated … it’s complicated). ABA Journal

B. Tips on how to ask someone in your alumni network for a job, without being all thirsty about it. Above the Law

C. Speaking of jobs, here’s a rosy take on the future of “J.D.-advantage” jobs. Above the Law

D. Apparently Amazon is selling facial recognition software to law enforcement, giving new meaning to the term “prime suspect.” The Verge

E. An interesting wrinkle in this week’s midterm elections: a lame duck Texas judge released a bunch of juvenile defendants that appeared in front him on Wednesday morning — well, only the ones who promised to the judge that they wouldn’t murder anyone. Houston Chronicle

Logical Reasonings / 11.7.18

A. Students at William & Mary Law School were told to be “respectful” to a wealthy donor during the donor’s luncheon speech, in which the donor was completely disrespectful to anyone from another country or a one-parent household. Above the Law

B. Northwestern Law School is in dire financial straits and had to make significant faculty cuts. Law.com

C. We could have sworn that this had already happened. Are you sure this didn’t already happen? I mean, the byline says this was posted today, but we still don’t believe it. Anyway, Sessions is out as attorney general. Wall Street Journal

D. Net neutrality advocates were handed a major victory by the Supreme Court this week. NBC News

E. Boy Scouts wanted to be more inclusive by dropping “Boy” from their name. The Girl Scouts tre-foiled that plan real quick, bringing a IP suit against the boys. CBS News

Logical Reasonings / 11.5.18

A. Have you heard there’s an election tomorrow? You should be a voter in it. Vote.org

B. This might be the fastest way to lose friends and alienate students at your law school, especially when your law school is part of a HBCU. The Root

C. And this is a pretty fast way to sell the stereotypes that lawyers are pretentious and overbearing. Above the Law

D. On the other hand, this is just a delightful way to hang with your buds at law school. Law.com

E. Good news future lawyers: the legal industry added more jobs in October. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 11.2.18

A. Yesterday was “love your lawyer” day, which may seem like a giant thirst trap, but you have to commend attorneys for recognizing that people could only possibly muster up love for their attorney once a year. American Lawyers Public Image Association

B. One person who’s almost certainly not loving his lawyers today is the president. A federal judge denied his attorneys’ request to halt the emoluments lawsuit brought against him by the attorneys general from D.C. and Maryland. Washington Post

C. Also, six Honduran migrants sued the President over his current border policies. NBC News

D. For your daily dose of judicial whimsy, here are a bunch children dressed up like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Halloween. Above the Law

E. 78% of Americans support a term limit for Supreme Court Justices. Maybe they didn’t see those RBG costumes. The Hill

Logical Reasonings / 10.31.18

In honor of Halloween, today’s Logical Reasonings … excuse me L-ahh-gical Scream-onings … are brought to you by the Cryptkeeper.

A. EEEEEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE! Looks like Valipariso Law Sch-ghoul is now buried. Where will its boo-dents go to finish their dead-grees? Maybe the nearby Cower School of Law. Valipariso Law School

B. Ninety three percent of young pre-law students plan to vote in the skid-term hell-ections on Nov-dismember 6th. EEEEEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE! A little bit better than the mere gore-ty percent of all young people say they’ll do the same. Kaplan Test Prep

C. A Milwauk-eerie County judge was out for blood, and locked up a defense attorney who dared to roll his eyes at the bench. Sounds like that lawyer made a grave error in advocating for his die-nt. EEEEEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE! Above the Law

D. Two Ohio attorneys in their own love gory were both suspended for six months after betraying con-fiend-ential client information to each other. Tell me, was that kill-ow talk really worth it? EEEEEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE! ABA Journal

E. EEEEEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE! Looks like President Trump is playing the blame game with gore-mer White House counc-kill Don McGone. We’ll see what Robert Ghoul-er has to say about! EEEEEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE! CNN

Logical Reasonings / 10.29.18

A. Whether you’re studying for law school exams or the LSAT, technology can be both a help and hindrance. Above the Law compiled apps that are more boon than burden. Above the Law

B. If you’re all about haggling with or on behalf of Spotify, here are the best law schools for music law. Billboard

C. How long will it take admissions officers to read your law school application? It’s sort of like asking how long it’s going to take you to read all the tabs opened in your browser. The one’s you’re exited by — minutes. The one’s you’re less excited by — they may never get read. Spivey Consulting

D. Making a Murderer: Part 2 premiered a couple weeks ago, and if you’ve had time to get caught up, here’s an interview with Kathleen Zellner, the attorney who’s at the center of the second season of the true crime series. The Daily Beast

E. Have you ever wondered how those temporary Halloween stores are able to pop up into existence every year? Here’s some insight into the economy of Halloween pop ups. Vox

Logical Reasonings / 10.26.18

A. Your Friday anti-inspo comes from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Vulture

B. If you watched the above video and still want in on law school, and you still want to use your J.D. to help people, here is the best school for public interest work. Above the Law

C. Pro-tip for admissions: if you get rejected from your dream school, don’t cyber bully the admissions officers of said dream school for 18 months. It could land you 5 years in prison. Above the Law

D. Speaking of creepy applicant behavior, and just in time for Halloween, admissions officers shared some spooky stories about desperate applicants. Spivey Consulting

E. A Washington State judge named R.W. Buzzard displayed appropriately hawk-like instincts when he chased down two inmates who attempted to flee from his court. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 10.19.18

A. Don’t forget: next Tuesday, October 23 is the deadline to postpone or change your test center location for the November LSAT, or to withdraw for a partial refund. LSAC

B. Researchers at Berkeley are tracking students’ eye movements as they take the LSAT to learn more about how we absorb and encode information. And according to these researchers, your eye should have at least 23 movements as you do an LR question. So if your eyes are maxing out at 22 movements, maybe working on the final eye movement will push you over the edge? Berkeley

C. Pro-tip for law schools: Before rolling out new exam software, check to see if it’s compatible with the latest version of Windows and MacOS that all your students use. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a bunch of 1Ls — who don’t need much to get peeved — getting peeved. Above the Law

D. Columbia Law is launching an LL.M. program for foreign lawyers that will take only six months — about half that of a typical LL.M. program. Let’s see if they can cut down their J.D. program by half now, too. https://www.law.com/2018/10/18/columbia-law-to-launch-six-month-ll-m-for-foreign-lawyers/

E. Your weekend #inspo: this video of a woman learning that she just passed the Illinois state bar. CBS Chicago

Logical Reasonings / 10.17.18

A. Spivey Consulting is the plug for what law schools’ median GPA and LSAT scores are shaping up to be this application cycle. @SpiveyConsult

B. Yikes, after multiple grading screw ups, students at John Marshall Law School are still waiting on their crim law grades from last spring semester. Above the Law

C. LSAC CEO Kellye Testy recently suggested that legal education should try to be more like medical education (but without all the annoying science stuff). @Jess_Miers

D. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: You can’t call a judge’s ruling “La La Land on steroids” or “so bizzaro land that it is hard to type.” That “vituperative criticism,” in the words of the court, will get you suspended. ABA Journal

E. One day, AI may be able to do grunt work junior associates at Big Law firms are paid to do. But today, it’s still a ways off. Writer Keaton Patti forced a bot to watch 1,000 hours of lawyer commercials, and then asked the bot to come up with its own script. This is a must read. @KeatonPatti

Logical Reasonings / 10.15.18

A. The U.S. News & World Report is asking the tough questions. Like, what is a good LSAT score? Spoiler: they tend to be the higher scores. U.S. News & World Report

B. A helpful list of which LSATs the top 100 law schools will accept during this application cycle. Powerscore

C. If you’re a bargain hunter (and who isn’t with recent news about law school loans?) here’s National Jurist‘s list of the best value private law schools. National Jurist

D. The Thomas Jefferson School of Law has been on life support for the past couple years. The latest sign that the school is troubled? The dean just declared her independence from the institution. Above the Law

E. Surprisingly, How to Get Away with Murder, which enters its fifth very melodramatic season this year, gives a semi-realistic portrayal of law school. ABA Journal