Tag Archive: News

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Logical Reasonings / 12.31.13

A) This Wednesday the Affordable Care Act takes full effect. Also, 2 million have already signed up (a much needed recovery following the disastrous rollout). Los Angeles Times.

B) Here are the best law firms to work for according to survey responses. If you haven’t already, start networking. Above the Law.

C) If you haven’t submitted your law school applications yet, stay on track with these three tips. Law Admissions Lowdown.

D) Target is the target again for another holiday snafu. If you have a Target holiday gift card, make sure it was properly activated. Kansas City Star.

E) Have a Happy New Year! Oh, and if you have a hangover tomorrow, don’t try any of these hangover cures. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.27.13

A) Read this article to learn the essential steps in choosing your legal practice area and how to land a legal job. Above the Law.

B) Apparently, the collection of data on nearly every phone call made in the United States is legal, and as you can imagine, ACLU is p.o.’d. CNN.

C) Check out the ten most popular news headlines in all of 2013 for ABA Journal. ABA Journal.

D) Lowest enrollment in law schools since 1975. Hallelujah for current law school applicants! National Law Journal.

E) Most popular bars in 2013. Continue to drink up ‘Merica! BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.26.13

A) George Mason University School of Law freezes tuition for the next three years. Finally, a law school that understands law and economics. National Jurist.

B) Chillax with a cup of coco and recap the most important legal stories of 2013. ABA Journal.

C) The future of the law school library is very bleak indeed as most do legal research electronically. What does this mean for law school rankings? Wall Street Journal.

D) Best believe it – one of Detroit’s few burgeoning industries is tourism. People are visiting from as far as Europe to check out all of the abandoned factories, churches and schools. Los Angeles Times.

E) The best pranks pulled in 2013. These are epic. BuzzFeed.

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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 / 11.19.13

A) Law School tuition is the seed of its own destruction. ABA Journal.

B) Virginian State Senator Creigh Deeds stabbed repeatedly in head and torso, and son is dead. Son is said to be responsible. CNN.

C) Planning on going to Yale Law School in the future? Dorm living (rather spacious and nice on-campus housing) is in your future thanks to a $25 million gift. National Jurist.

D) Learn more about your GPA and how it factors into your law school application. Law Admissions Lowdown.

E) Some of these passive-aggressive people are hil-ar-ious! BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.6.13

A) Should we ditch the current U.S. Constitution and replace it with a more 21st century governance? Yay or Nay? ABA Journal.

B) Chris Christie wins big in New Jersey (no surprise there), and his speech was quite telling — thank you speech, or an announcement speech? CNN.

C) Best law schools for a strong career right out of law school Forbes.

D) Now that Tuesday’s elections are all over, what does it all mean for 2016? Washington Post.

E) People with awesome (and not so awesome) names. BuzzFeed.

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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 / 7.9.13

A) Conditional scholarships may be on their way out. Learn why. Wall Street Journal.

B) ACLU is declaring war on several states that have a ban on same-sex marriage. JD Journal.

C) Small privacy-rights organization asks the Supreme Court to block NSA telephone surveillance. They are in for an uphill battle. The National Law Journal.

D) The United States is no longer the most obese country! Hip hip hooray! Thank you Mexico. Huffington Post.

E) Spot on accurate depictions that you are almost 30. BuzzFeed.

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Recapping the Supreme Court’s Banner Week

It was a pretty big week for the Supreme Court. And, as they say, cases with far-reaching consequences make strange bedfellows. You’ve all read about the cases, but what really happened, and why was it important? Let’s look at Windsor/Perry, Shelby Co. v. Holder, and Perry v. Texas.

US v. Windsor/Hollingsworth v. Perry
In two decisions, the Supreme Court put forward what can only be considered a victory for marriage equality (even if Gov. Huckabee thinks it made Jesus weep).

In US v. Windsor, the majority used principles of federalism and the usual smattering of Amendments to strike down DOMA’s section 3 (unless you ask Scalia, who feels their entire argument was a bunch of hand-waving before just deciding whatever they wanted to decide).

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Logical Reasonings / 5.10.13

A) The World Trade Center is now the tallest building in the western hemisphere at the symbolic height of 1,776 feet tall. LA Times.

B) Student loan debt is now over $1 trillion, and a major hindrance to economic growth and the American Dream. New York Times.

C) Should law schools raise the GPA bar? Wall Street Journal.

D) Who says there is an age cap in being a criminal? Check out this 83 year old nun. ABA Journal.

E) It’s Friday! Treat yourself and watch this hilarious video. You Tube.