Tag Archive: rankings

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Logical Reasonings / 3.24.15

A) US News & World Report thinks one reader shouldn’t take the LSAT for a third time, but your circumstances may differ.

B) This list of the country’s most expensive law schools includes five schools in the T14 and TWO SCHOOLS THAT ARE UNRANKED?!?!?! Above the Law

C) Choose a law school using ABA data and statistics (aka not rankings). Prelaw Guru

D) Taylor Swift called out the Princeton Review for misquoting her. Ya got burnt, PRev. Billboard

E) A new nonstick coating could save waste, help industry, and, most important, looks coooooool. New York Times

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Logical Reasonings / 3.16.15

A) How to narrow your list of target law schools using rankings and statistics. US News & World Report

B) The dean at University of Iowa College of Law is downplaying their decision to admit students without an LSAT score. Iowa City Press-Citizen

C) LSAC is still fighting efforts to make it easier for students with disabilities to take the LSAT. Stay classy, guys. National Law Journal

D) Can the recorded words of accused murderer (and HBO star) Robert Durst be used against him in court? Possibly. Will it help the prosecution? Possibly. Wall Street Journal

E) Here’s a sneak preview of all the jokes ripping Justin Bieber in his upcoming Comedy Central Roast. I’d feel bad for him if he weren’t Justin Bieber. Vulture

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Logical Reasonings / 3.13.15

A) Law School Rankings, part 423: Ordered by BigLaw Partners. TaxProf Blog

B) Law School Rankings, part 424: Ordered by Yield Rate (the percentage of accepted students who choose to attend). U.S. News & World Report

C) An unranked law school and its students are caught in a brouhaha over how best to prepare for the bar exam. (Yes, that sentence was an excuse to use the word “brouhaha.”) Above the Law

D) The federal judiciary wants to shorten appellate briefs. Lawyers do not. Wall Street Journal

E) NASA is going to tear the fabric of the universe to shreds. Or just invent a cool new space ship. Examiner

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The Law School Rankings Roundup

The release of the US News and World Report law school rankings always sets the internet abuzz, and this year was no different. With some shake-ups in the top 10, drops of over 25 spots further down the list, and the debut of a few new schools, concerned parties from all over the internet are weighing in with opinions and analysis.

With so much noise, it can be difficult and confusing to figure out what’s actually important, so we’ve collected some of the articles most relevant to pre-law readers.

Methodology: 2016 Best Law School RankingsU.S. News and World Report
With these particular rankings playing such a huge role in determining where many applicants decide to attend law school, you should at least know what goes into determining where schools place.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.12.15

A) One more US News rankings link: Who should and should not pay attention to law school rankings. Above the Law

B) A new study says that a law grad’s long-term earnings potential is recession-proof. Assuming they can get a job in the first place, of course. National Law Journal

C) Don’t mention your flaws in your law school personal statement, dum dum. jdMission

D) A jury ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrel infringed on Marvin Gaye’s copyrights for the song “Blurred Lines.” There’s some joke about the blurry lines of justice in there, but why bother? Someone else has probably already made it. Wall Street Journal

E) This is what Netflix looks like when it’s played on an original Nintendo. Slate

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Analysis: U.S. News Law School Rankings

U.S. News and World Report released its 2016 law school rankings yesterday, and it essentially looks like a huge game of chutes and ladders up in here.

Among the top tier of schools, the names remain familiar – for now. The top three schools are the same for the zillionth year in a row, although Stanford (formerly #3) moved up to share the #2 spot with Harvard. Whenever a school in the highest echelons of the rankings moves up or down, it’s treated as a Big Freaking Deal – but realistically, this change won’t make a huge difference, since Stanford hasn’t actually surpassed Harvard. They’ll get some bragging rights, sure, but essentially Stanford’s status is changing from “extremely well-regarded” to “still extremely well-regarded.”

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The 2016 US News Law School Rankings Are Here

US News and World Report just released their all-important law school rankings — a momentous occasion that will affect law school applications, admissions and hiring for the next year. We’ll have tons of analysis over the coming days, but for now here are the Top 150 law schools, along with their movement in the rankings.

Hat tip to Spivey Consulting, which was the first to report the new rankings.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.9.15

A) Spivey Consulting has a sneak peek at the top 20 law schools from this year’s US News & World Report rankings. Full results come out on Wednesday.

B) Amal Clooney (aka Mrs. George) will guest lecture at Columbia next spring. I’m suddenly jealous of Philip and YukoAbove the Law

C) How to prepare your mind and body before an exam. Picmonic

D) “Legal scholarship is in a terrible state,” says a legal scholar. UM, POT MEET KETTLE. Wall Street Journal

E) Tomorrowland seems like it will be cool. A second Ghostbusters reboot does not. (Via Vulture)

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Logical Reasonings / 3.5.15

A) It’s officially law school ranking season. Here are the top 10 schools for “Value and Quality of Education” and “Job Accessibility.” Make of that corporate-speak what you will. Above the Law

B) A new podcast for prospective and current law students shows what legal life is really like. US News and World Report

C) One of the T14 law schools has a new dean… Click to end the mystery. jdMission

D) The State Department is reviewing Hillary Clinton’s e-mails for public release. Let’s see how many times she used the word shitstorm. Wall Street Journal

E) Seth Meyers explains teen slang (and giggles). Vulture

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Logical Reasonings / 3.4.15

A) Why employers should ignore the US News law school rankings. (They won’t, though.) Above the Law

B) Your application personal statement will be stronger if you go in-depth on a couple of ideas, rather than give many cursory thoughts. jdMission

C) The New York Times just announced a new education initiative. Inside Higher Ed

D) SCOTUS heard arguments on the latest (serious) threat to Obamacare. The Washington Post has five takeaways, while the Daily Beast tries to read the tea leaves and predict which way Justices Kennedy and Roberts will vote.

E) Geico’s new Youtube ads are awesomely unskippable. Next Impulse Sports