Tag Archive: prelaw

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The Necessity of Law Internships

Look. You could go to law school because you’re a humanities major and that’s just what humanities majors do. Or, you could get some work experience at a law firm before you take the plunge into law school. Law school is not for everybody. Neither is practicing law.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.11.15

A) How should pre-laws and law students spend their summer vacation? This article will help you make sure it’s good enough for a back to school essay. Above the Law

B) Law school applications are down 2.5% from this time last year. Wall Street Journal

C) Here are the best law schools for networking, according to students and alums. Business Insider

D) Why one writer is glad she gave up on her dream of going to law school. The Week

E) Check out the trailer for Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s legitimate Lifetime movie, A Deadly Adoption. Vulture

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Logical Reasonings / 2.25.15

A) How LinkedIn can be useful to prelaws. Pen and Chisel

B) A top law school is overhauling its budget at the same time its dean is stepping down. Take it, Bowie! Above the Law

C) Elena Kagan cited Dr. Seuss in a Supreme Court decision today, possibly the reason Samuel Alito’s heart grew three sizes. Slate

D) Happy birthday, here’s a cake shaped like Saul Goodman. Legal Cheek

E) Parks and Recreation ended last night and now the world is a sadder place. Maybe this oral history of the show can help fill the void. Uproxx

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Logical Reasonings / 2.12.15

A) How can you prove your devotion when reapplying to a law school? Ivey Files

B) Prelaw students need to learn professionalism before law school. Ms. JD

C) This spectacularly long and winding legal brief – filled with gout, dead cats, and divorced house guests – is the legal equivalent of “my dog ate my homework.” Above the Law

D) ^That guy could use this advice on becoming a better writer as a lawyer. Lawyerist

E) The Onion hails Fifty Shade of Grey for avoiding Hollywood cliches…

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The Year in Prelaw News

We all know that the biggest news of 2014 was the return of French Toast Crunch. That announcement is exciting, to be sure, but don’t forget that 2014 brought some highlights in the world of law school applications as well. The year provided data galore – Employment data! Bar passage data! LSAT data! And, of course, it provided some pretty great memes too.

To refresh your memory, here’s a list of the biggest law school-related news of 2014:

The narrative to which we’ve become accustomed is that numbers in general are down, and 2014 was no exception to that rule. The number of law school applications dropped 8 percent from last year, totaling a decline of 37 percent since 2010.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.12.14

PreLaw Magazine honors 25 law schools for their innovative clinics. PreLaw

It seems law schools are becoming more accepting of transfer students. The American Lawyer

A new Stanford study has some ideas on how to close the gender gaps at law schools. Stanford News

TestMasters and Test Masters are in some kind of legal battle. Better just stick with Blueprint. National Law Journal

Usher’s new single is available exclusively in Honey Nut Cheerios boxes being sold at Walmart. So if you thought art was dead… you were right. Billboard

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Another Slide: 2014 June LSAT Test-Takers Down 9.1%

The number of people taking the LSAT has dropped yet again.

If it seems like you’ve read that sentence before, it’s because you probably have. With the exception of a slight uptick in February 2014, the number of people taking the LSAT has steadily declined since October 2010. As I wrote when the December LSAT numbers were released, the decrease in people taking the LSAT is likely good news for people applying to law school now. Fewer people taking the LSAT means fewer law school applicants, which means less competition both for admittance and for scholarships. The good news, however, doesn’t stop there.

According to an article published in the Winter 2014 issue of PreLaw Magazine, though estimates of the exact time-frame vary, there could be more jobs than law school graduates as early as 2016.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.13.13

A) Here’s Blueprint LSAT Prep’s own Matt Riley talking LSAT for beginners in this fall’s edition of PreLaw Magazine. PreLaw Magazine.

B) Ah, a list of books your law school professors think you should read. The gift that keeps on giving (headaches). Above the Law.

C) Loyola Law School is so vogue. Apparel News.

D) You’d care if it was your tenure. Inside Higher Ed.

E) If you know anyone who received an acceptance letter from Fordham recently, you might want to show them this. ABC News.