Tag Archive: student loans


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.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.24.13

A) Yesterday, a lot of suggestions were thrown around regarding how to fix law schools. Here’s the real solution(?). New Republic.

B) Even lawyers are living with their parents to save dough. ABA Journal.

C) Whoa, the Senate did something! And it’s about student loans! CNN.

D) Female lawyers have the spotlight in Detroit’s bankruptcy case. Detroit Free Press.

E) The following 10 words are among the most overused in the English language. What a travesty. Hello Giggles.

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Advice on Advice: Where to Get Info on Law School Loans

I’ve previously discussed law school debt on the LSAT blog from the viewpoint of those who have already taken it out and are living with the consequences, in a vain attempt to convince a few of you that it’s not the best idea. So go back and read those, if you haven’t already.

Done? Good.

If you’re still set on financing law school with student loans (and I’m sure 99% of those who are reading this are in that boat), it’s important to be well-informed as to what you’re signing up for. The above links will show you what life’s like living under that much debt, but it doesn’t give you a lot of information about the nuts-and-bolts of the process.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.1.13

A) LSAC released June LSAT scores four days early! BuzzFeed.

B) Due to shrinking law school application numbers, some schools (like Seton Hall) are having to cut staff. Above the Law.

C) Congress did nothing to stop student loan rates from doubling starting today. Here’s what it means for you. CNBC.

D) Now seems like a good a time as any to ask, “Is the Supreme Court a majoritarian institution?” Balkinization.

E) This is either the worst news graphic ever, or the best. Either way, I’m hungry for tires. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.28.13

A) A Rep. from Kansas says the Supreme Court justices couldn’t pass law school. He then failed a middle school math test. Salon.

B) Not so fast with that RIP Nelson Mandela post, University of Maryland Law School. Above the Law.

C) That actress who allegedly sent ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg has been indicted. CNN.

D) Student loan rates are set to increase next week. Unless the Senate acts fast. Huffington Post.

E) Too bad Aaron Hernandez is in jail. He’d really enjoy these infographics ranking NFL teams by their player arrests. Imgur.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.23.13

A) In your first year of law school, don’t mess around. You’ll thank yourself later when you crush the bar exam. US News and World Report.

B) Newest item on the menu at UChicago’s Law School Cafe: mouse droppings. Above the Law.

C) Sometimes it can take as long to fight your student loans as it would to pay them off. Wall Street Journal.

D) As if being analyzed on our LSAT blog wasn’t enough, Charles Ramsey is now being rewarded with a lifetime supply of free burgers. USA Today.

E) Now that we know it’s pronounced “jif,” let’s take a look at someone who knows how to make a good .GIF. My Modern Met.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.30.13

A) Fordham School of Law’s grading system is…off. Above the Law.

B) It is now punishable by law to unlock your phone. So don’t unlock your phone. The Atlantic.

C) Cue the Top Gun soundtrack. Student loan delinquency is approaching the danger zone. Los Angeles Times.

D) Chris Brown compared himself to Jesus. Everyone else still relates him to a bag of dirt. CNN.

E) Apple has some big plans for the next iPad. The Onion.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.10.12

A) The dean at Saint Louis School of Law has resigned, accusing the university of raiding funds. National Law Journal.

B) Don’t forget: You can always use that law degree to run a girls’ rock and roll camp. Oregon Live.

C) This law student dropped out and applied to work for the San Diego Padres 30 times. When they repeatedly said no, she wrote them a nice little letter. Deadspin.

D) Better pay off those federal student loans if you want social security when you retire. Market Watch.

E) Have you had your dolphin fix today? io9.

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Debt it Out: The Politics of Law School Student Loans

The issue of student loans recently came up in Congress as they considered whether or not to delay (or possibly get rid of) a rate increase on student loans from 3.4% to 6.8%. Both sides acted with their trademark maturity.

A rate increase when so many students are already struggling to make their minimum payments seems cruel, and yet who knows what our Congressmen are going to do. As it stands, though, the student loan debt crisis is definitely weighing negatively on the economy, as recent grads are unable to enter the career-force (I think I just created a new term). Without a large income or job security (such as it is, these days), these young people will start making the large purchases that drive our economy later in their lives. It’s an albatross around a generation’s neck, and it is affecting the entire country.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.8.12

A) This morning Matt Shinners wrote about the politics of student loans. It’s worth noting that if you don’t pay up, some schools will withhold your transcripts. Los Angeles Times.

B) Congratulations to you and your egos, class of 2012. Wall Street Journal.

C) “Write well and submit early” and you’ll have better luck in law school admissions. Law School Podcaster.

D) Now you can get that law degree in your pajamas! Inside Higher Ed.

E) A man in Nebraska has legally changed his name to Tyrannosaurus Rex. Despite the new moniker, area residents say they plan to continue to refer to him as Guy With Short Arms Who Roars And Stomps Naked Around Our Cornfields. NPR.