Tag Archive: rankings

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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

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Logical Reasonings / 2.23.15

A) This list of law schools ranked by biglaw hiring is led by Columbia and Penn — a departure from the typical list-topping Harvard-Yale-Stanford triumvirate. Above the Law

B) Answering some questions about yourself can help you decide on the best LSAT prep strategy. Prelaw Guru

C) How to deal with negative feedback in law school. Assuming “tears” aren’t an option. About.com

D) John Oliver brings the gavel down on the corruption behind elected judges. Rolling Stone

E) Nothing will ever be funnier than this guy slipping on snow for nine straight seconds. Especially for those of us who live in Los Angeles. YouTube

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Logical Reasonings / 2.4.15

A) Six study tools the might change your life. Click it click it click it. (Seriously, good advice though.) Law School Toolbox

B) Can lawyers from modestly ranked law schools make like Tom Brady and Malcolm Butler, and climb all the way to the top? Above the Law

C) The increase in law school transfers is getting some deans hot and bothered. Inside Higher Ed

D) A jury found Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht guilty on all 7 charges. Slate says he was done in by a Libertarian idealism that significantly outdistanced his criminal savvy.

E) Children of the 90’s, our favorite commercials have just been taken to their logical extreme. AV Club

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Logical Reasonings / 1.16.15

A) Law school applications are down 8.5% compared to last year, and over 30% since 2012. Basically, law schools are about as full as Kirk Cameron’s birthday party. Wall Street Journal

B) However, December LSAT administrations increased (ever so slightly) for the first time since 2009. And maybe Kirk Cameron’s friends were all just out of town? LSAC

C) All this shrinkage means law schools are competing for students that they would never even have thought about before. Inside Higher Ed

D) Top law firms organized by law school pedigree. If you’re into biglaw, it’s pretty interesting. If you’re into categorized words and numbers, it’s even more interesting. Above The Law

E) SpaceX’s booster crash is like a real life Michael Bay movie. And Elon Musk has a pretty good sense of humor about it. Slate

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Logical Reasonings / 11.24.14

Another law school ranking, another first-place finish for Yale. Business Insider

Mapping out law school expenses before you submit your applications can help you figure out where to apply. US News & World Report

ATL is calling bull on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s new legal job numbers. Above the Law

A crowdsourced list of the most interesting things students learned during law school. Reddit

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig crack each other (and me) up. Buzzfeed

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Logical Reasonings / 10.22.14

The best law schools for making money. Cash money milionaires, y’all. Above The Law

But wait! A high post-law school salary still might not make you rich. I retract the previous link. Bloomberg

LSAT and GPA medians for the class of 2017. Check out the competition. LawSchooli

The Koch Brothers did something… not evil? Good for the poor? Huh? Wall Street Journal

Is President Obama smooth enough to steal this guy’s girlfriend? Probably. DailyDot

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Logical Reasonings / 10.15.14

The best law school facilities. Turns out the University of Memphis is basically Stark TowerPreLaw Magazine

A law school dean turns a judge’s sexist joke into a teachable moment. Above The Law

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, currently closing down its Michigan campus, ranks itself the second best law school in the country. LOLOLOLOLOL. Cooley.edu

SCOTUS blocks some Texas aborition regulations. Wall Street Journal

It’s not TV, it’s HBO… and soon we (maybe might possibly sometime) be able to get it without a TV! All further questions answered here. Vulture

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Logical Reasonings / 10.13.14

The benefits of law school for a public policy career. US News & World Report

If you’re anxiously awaiting your September LSAT score, check out this timetable for previous score release dates. Manhattan LSAT

A New York law professor talks about the Uniform Bar Exam. Above The Law

That’s enough, Pumpkin Spice! Wall Street Journal

The best school rankings list yet… Clickhole

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A Better Way to Measure Law School Job Numbers

Determining the “best” law schools has been a hotly contested field over the last few years, with everyone wanting to get a piece of the ranking action. U.S. News & World Report is the most common ranking system, incorporating various factors including selectivity, perception by peers, and job placement.  Above the Law has its own rankings with a much greater emphasis on employment outcomes, while Law.com created rankings focused on LSAT score, employment, and journal citations.

When it comes to students actually deciding which school to attend, however, employment prospects reign supreme. In a survey earlier this month, just over half of Blueprint LSAT students said that they valued “Prestige of Law School/US News & World Report ranking” above other factors when deciding which law school to attend, in part because they think attending a prestigious school will lead to a better job.

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Logical Reasonings / 9.9.14

Law students are in a fight for paid internships. Business Week

Suffolk Law School offered buyouts to ALL tenured faculty. Maybe they’re just rebooting. You know, Suffolk Law School: The New Class. ABA

Hey, did you see our new LSAT score increase study? Blueprint

The newest US News & World Report undergraduate rankings just came out. It’s like Christmas… for people obsessed with numerical categorization of institutes for higher learning. US News & World Report

College Humor just released their own competing Coolest College Rankings. I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say they know a thing or 630 about coolness. College Humor