Tag Archive: News

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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.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.12.13

A) What state has the most difficult bar exam? Sorry, California residents. Above the Law.

B) Interested in government and public interest jobs? You might want to go to one of these law schools. The National Law Journal.

C) A ‘divorce from hell’ is finally over. Why was it so dragged out? There’s a strong argument that greed had something to do with it. ABA Journal.

D) France is taking care of business. Senate approved gay marriage bill. LA Times.

E) Shark interrupts peaceful fishing trip. And they say fishing is relaxing…CNN.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.14.13

A) You just got served! The government will find you, and use Facebook to let you know you’ve just been sued. Above the Law.

B) Ban to renew assault weapons ban won over the Senate Judiciary Committee, and is now on its way to the full Senate. Reuters.

C) Interested in public-interest or government law jobs? Check out how your legal education got a little more affordable. The National Law Journal.

D) Wanna bring a knife on the plane? It’s cool…come on in! CNN.

E) I’m in a New York State of Mind, especially after watching this video. This guy has guts. USA Today.

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Several February LSAT Testing Centers Closed Due to Nemo

Another LSAT administration, another weather delay.

Just four months after Hurricane Sandy caused a delay in the release of October LSAT scores, a blizzard in the northeast United States has forced LSAC to close a number of February LSAT testing centers. The full list of LSAT testing centers that will be closed can be found here. As of Friday morning there are eight states affected: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Three February LSAT testing centers in Canada have also been closed.

If you were scheduled to take the February LSAT in one of the affected LSAT testing centers, you should receive a notification from LSAC about the situation, as well as an email within a week of when and where your rescheduled LSAT will take place.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.31.12

A) Get a step ahead and read 30 selected books that every lawyer should read. ABA Journal.

B) It’s not just President Barack Obama and Congress that are keeping busy over the fiscal cliff, so are some lawyers who are trying to push through some big deals. The American Lawyer.

C) Watch out law school applicants, law schools google you and look at your Facebook page. The National Jurist.

D) A fiscal deal is in sight, but there is not an agreed upon solution yet. Time.

E) Forty-five incredibly powerful photos of 2012. As a warning, some of them are heartbreaking. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.27.12

A) Law schools should look to medical schools in making changes to reduce student loan debt. How about trim a year off of law school? Above the Law.

B) NRA President tries to clarify their very controversial stance on arming schools. CNN.

C) Don’t mind all the negativity that you read about being a lawyer. These people love being lawyers. ABA Journal.

D) Sorry Harvard. You are not number one any more. Looks like the University of Chicago Law School has you beat as the largest producer of partners in big law firms. The Careerist.

E) This is the best flash mob ever! BuzzFeed.