Tag Archive: student loans

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Logical Reasonings / 8.12.15

A) Preparing for the October LSAT? Check out this great deal on our awesome online course. Blueprint LSAT

B) Aside from your beloved teddy bear, here are the non-obvious things to bring with you for your first year of law school. Law School Toolbox

C) Michael Jordan is in court – and during jury selection, when asked if anyone considered Jordan his or her personal idol, only one potential juror said yes. We’ve come a long way since the days of Space Jam. ESPN

D) Hillary Clinton recently released a plan that involves lowering student loan interest rates – but here’s the downside. NPR

E) Here are some tips for viewing the best meteor shower of the year tonight. iO9

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Logical Reasonings / 2.6.15

A new report shows that unconscious racial bias may be the cause behind the lack of diversity within the legal profession. Above the Law

A great read with tips on balancing your student loan payments with your retirement savings. Yes, you’re all going to get old one day… Above the Law

The Silk Road trial may have set a dangerous precedent regarding the use of unlawfully obtained evidence being presented in trial. Gizmodo

The only thing ruining the English language is YOLO. io9

Nobody, not even Katy Perry, can suppress the beautiful phenomenon that is Left Shark. Above the Law

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Logical Reasonings / 2.3.15

A) A handy, dandy law school application timeline. And it’s free — extra dandy. Prelaw Guru

B) How to transform anxiety into achievement on a standardized exam. Above the Law

C) Are student loans bad for your health? Well, they’re bad for everything else so why not that, too? The Atlantic

D) Florida tried to make teen sexting illegal, but instead made the crime impossible to prosecute. Oh Florida, is there anything you can’t fuck up? Reason.com

E) Mayonnaise-gate 2015. WHERE DO YOU STAND??? Slate

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Logical Reasonings / 10.3.14

The 10-week LSAT prep plan from Blueprint and Ann Levine. Law School Expert

3 more law school study tips. I’ll add a fourth: reading with sunglasses on will really “cool” up your study time. Law School Toolbox

California’s worst-performing law school illustrates the moral hazard of federal student loans. City Journal

The University of Toldeo Law School is lowering tuition to attract more students. Unfortunately still located in Toldeo, though. Toledo Blade

“Pig in Australia Steals 18 Beers from Campers, Gets Drunk, Fights Cow.” BEST. HEADLINE. EVER. Gadling

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Logical Reasonings / 10.2.14

Don’t be afraid to ask for help in law school. About.com

The pros and cons of taking time off before law school. Pro: Backpack through Europe? Con: Be that guy who backpacked through Europe. Law School Lowdown

Imagine a world without student loans. Dear God… it’s beautiful. US News & World Report

Behind bars, law students find their first clients. Harvard Law Record

The first trailer for the new Pixar movie is here, and the internet loves it. (So do I.) io9

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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

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Logical Reasonings / 9.18.14

Some great tips on minimizing your student loan debt. Ms. JD

Is it a good decision to go to law school if you don’t want to be a lawyer? “It depends.” Student Appeal

What part of your personality steps forward as a lawyer? I bet it’s the “lawyer-y” part. Above the Law

A BUSINESS ONESIE?! Yes, a business onesie. Lawyerist

13 XTREME businesses that are in no way extreme. College Humor

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Logical Reasonings / 7.3.14

A) A judge who got in a fistfight with a defendant has returned to the bench after a month of paid leave. ABA Journal.

B) The Faculty Lounge has ranked law schools based on LSAT scores and employment data. The results? Surprisingly similar to the USNWR rankings. The Faculty Lounge.

C) Could the Hobby Lobby decision open the door to student loan forgiveness? TylerCoulson.com.

D) According to a recent report, LSAT test-takers generally do better on their second try than on their first or third. US News.

E) And the latest in intergalactic news: “Supreme Court Rules JCPenney Allowed to Sacrifice Employees to Appease Cthulhu.” Moonmont Chronicle.

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Obama’s 2-Year Law School Proposal May Not Be Necessary

Lately, much has been made about the high cost of legal education. Many law school graduates are being greeted with a difficult job market and a mountain of student loan debt. One proposed solution to the issue of cost has been the elimination of a year of law school. The rationale is twofold. Firstly, most law students would likely tell you that they did as little as possible during their 3L years. Secondly, by lopping off a third of law school, you would also lop off a year’s worth of tuition.

Well now President Obama has gotten in on the action, suggesting that law schools look into the elimination of the 3L year. The reactions have been mixed. As far as the potential efficacy of this approach to cost reduction, I can speak only to my own experience as a law student.


Logical Reasonings / 8.7.13

A) The University of California is about to give away its research for free. Take that, Sallie Mae! Tech Crunch.

B) IBR plans can help you pay off student loans. Don’t know what that is? You’re not alone. Business Week.

C) A beauty pageant winner in Utah was arrested after throwing bombs out of a car. She’s been charged with one count of Monopoly and one count of Mario Kart. CNN.

D) A New York man was arrested after trying to sell his girlfriend’s baby online for $100. That’s definitely going to damage his seller rating. Yahoo! News.

E) Kids aren’t so bad. At least, not these 17. BuzzFeed.