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What You Need to Know About Law School Scholarships

In 2012, President Obama told a group of college students: “Check this out, all right? I’m the president of the United States. We only finished paying off our student loans about eight years ago.” That means the President and First Lady were well into their careers, with a combined resume of civil rights attorney, law professor, politician, author, nonprofit director, dean of students, big-law lawyer, and more before they paid off their law school and undergrad loans in their forties. If you needed a clear picture of how law school loans could hang over you, even throughout a successful career … there you go. During my own law school application process, I was deeply concerned about how law school loans could inhibit me from pursuing a public interest law career, but I’m here to share my own success in the law school scholarship application process to encourage you to take advantage of the same programs.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.3.15

A) SHOWDOWN: Above the Law helps one law school applicant decide between a full ride scholarship and a more prestigious law school.

B) Double your ATL, double your fun: A Drexel law professor is under investigation for sending her class a video of… well, let’s just say it rhymes with gray nil meads.

C) Some alumni of a small-town law school believe the only way to save it is to make it not a small-town law school. Inside Higher Ed

D) Alabama has decided claims of elder abuse in relation to the publication of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird sequel are “unfounded.” Wall Street Journal

E) A detailed analysis of possibly the most plagiarized joke of all time. Splitsider

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Logical Reasonings / 4.2.15

A) More wise words on the necessity of negotiating your scholarship award. PreLaw Magazine

B) It may be 40 years old, but The Paper Chase is still a realistic look at law school. Above the Law

C) If you’re still waiting on law school admissions, it might be best to just kick back and relax. Ms. JD

D) For the first time in U.S. history, a woman has been convicted of feticide. Washington Post

E) A man who hates April Fools live-blogged April Fools and it’s glorious. The Guardian

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Logical Reasonings / 3.31.15

A) Should you go to the highest ranked law school you get into? Or a less renowned school that’s offering you a bigger scholarship? Girl’s Guide to Law School

B) Finding healthy ways to deal with rejection is key in any graduate school admissions process. US News & World Report

C) We know you wake up in a cold sweat thinking about your law school applications. But did you know admissions counselors have their own nightmares? The Chronicle of Higher Education

D) SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia must have a set of brass balls, because this is a pretty loaded declaration. Slate

E) The “best” o’ the Bieber roast. Rolling Stone

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Logical Reasonings / 1.15.15

A) Law school scholarships are overwhelmingly merit-based, and not need-based. National Jurist

B) A troubling report from Yale connects law school stress and depression. Above The Law

C) How to cope with bad law school grades. Surprisingly, Jack Daniels is nowhere on the list. Law School Toolbox

D) What the new rules on Cuba mean for Americans. Lots of very interesting and potentially impor– AW SCREW IT, RUM AND CIGARS, BABY!!! Wall Street Journal

E) A genius just turned 23 Twitter accounts into a thrilling (and grisly) Choose Your Own Adventure story. AV Club

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How to Get Law School Scholarships

With law students in such high demand, it’s a better time than ever to be thinking about scholarships. Everyone knows that law school is expensive, so I’ll go out on a limb and guess that aspiring students would like to spend less on their legal educations if possible. But how does one obtain mythical scholarship dollars?

There are two rather obvious options: obtaining financial aid directly from your school, and obtaining it through outside organizations.

1. Scholarships From Your School
You’re probably already aware that schools might offer you financial aid when they accept you. However, many prospective law students don’t know that you can attempt to negotiate additional financial aid, or even ask for aid in circumstances where you weren’t offered any.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.12.14

A) 7 ways to keep law school costs down. Ms. JD

B) The Magic Number: How many law schools should you apply to? And here I thought the magic number was 32. Barrister on a Budget

C) A black law professor is suing his former school for racial discrimination. Above The Law

D) A Canadian “electro-industrial” band has invoiced the U.S. government $666,000 for using their music to torture detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The lesson as always? Just use Spotify. The Guardian

E) The Onion weighs in on Columbia’s decision to push some final exams. The Onion

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Logical Reasonings / 11.20.14

New labor statistics make the future job market look great for current law students. But is it real improvement or just fuzzy math? ABA Journal

What judges around the world wear. Hint: weird stuff. Lawyerist

The decline of bar exam scores has sparked some fierce debate. Wall Street Journal

A grad student is suing UConn over a scholarship bait-and-switch. Hartford Courant

An entertainment legend passed away last night. If you don’t know who Mike Nichols is, it’s time to learn. New York Times

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Logical Reasonings / 11.18.14

If you’re working on your law school personal statement, I highly recommend checking out this series of reviews over. jdMission.

Five major reasons (and the science) behind procrastination. I would have posted this sooner, but you know. The Muse

A helpful primer on types of law school scholarships from a terribly named blog. How2WinScholarships

This joining of two biglaw firms is less a merger, and more an annexation. Wall Street Journal

How to say “I am Groot” in 15 languages. This is what the internet was invented for, people. Vulture

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Logical Reasonings / 9.30.14

How to get started on your law school personal statement. Pen and Chisel

Despite the risks of student loan debt, students continue to enroll in law school. New York Observer

Hey, did I just write something about risks of student loan debt? Here’s an eye-opening horror story. Above The Law

Well, this seems like a good time to brush up on some scholarship opportunities available to law students. US News & World Report

7 famous dogs from the 90’s that are definitely dead. ClickHole