Tag Archive: Student

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Logical Reasonings / 7.22.15

A) Sorry Facebook, but hand all of it over. WSJ

B) #lawlibpickuplines – ’nuff said. Above The Law

C) Writing is a big thing for prelaws. Here are some resources to help you improve that skill. Pen and Chisel Blog

D) Law students make great pageant contestants. We ain’t mad. Above The Law

E) Who doesn’t love puppies? BuzzFeed

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Logical Reasonings / 4.16.15

A) More law students are failing the bar exam than ever before, and the explanation might not be pretty. Bloomberg

B) How is law school like the Chillow? Apart from both being super chill, obvs. Forbes

C) I guess it’s not surprising that a magazine called Entrepreneur thinks law school should teach entrepreneurship.

D) Gun sales are down. Hooray!* Wall Street Journal

E) 10 genius recipes. Nothin’ fancy, just good food. Food52

*Please don’t hunt me down, gun owners.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.19.15

A) 8 life hacks for law school students. Barrister on a Budget

B) Uh oh, troubled law school is offering buyouts to tenured professors– OH NO! THAT’S INFILAW’S ENTRANCE MUSIC! Above the Law

C) A Harvard study says which law school classes are most useful when you start your legal career. LawSchooli

D) Can President Obama ignore the Supreme Court if they rule against Obamacare? Wall Street Journal

E) Relive what the world was like #BeforeTwitter. @Midnight

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Logical Reasonings / 12.10.14

Here’s a gift guide for the law student in your life. (If the law student in your life is you, you’re out of luck.) Pen and Chisel

A UCLA law professor is under fire for a controversial (read: astoundingly insensitive) exam question. Above The Law

More students are pushing for law schools to delay their final exams. Wall Street Journal

A Harvard business profressor and law school grad flipped out on a Chinese restaurant (and got the law wrong in the process). Slate

22 pictures that prove the future is now. Some of these are mindblowing. (But it won’t really be the future until your mind can get literally blown, and then reconstructed.) Buzzfeed

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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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Studying with Victoria: Counting down to the October LSAT

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m trying to avoid looking at anything that has the date on it. Sometimes this is problematic, like when I’m trying to write the date on my notes and I can’t remember what it is. October 9th is coming up a little too fast for my tortoise-like preferences and I’m caught between wanting it to be test day already so I can just get the darn thing out of the way (like ripping off a band-aid) and trying to come up with scenarios in which I steal the TARDIS and/or Hermione Granger’s time-turner. Apparently the only time machines I can think of are British. If my life were an internet meme, it would look like an adorable puppy with sad eyes and a caption written in Impact font reading “PLZ CAN I HAS MOAR STUDY TIME?!!1!”

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The 20 People You’ll Meet in Law School

The new school year is just about upon us. Students across the United States will be back in classes in seven days, including yours truly. This week, as I wind down the very final days of summer and try to get back into the school mind-set, I have been spending some time considering my classmates. You see, law school attracts some interesting people (in all senses of the word) and I’ve missed some of those buggers over the past few months. So to celebrate their general awesomeness/entertainment value I bring you this non-exhaustive list of all the people you will ever meet in law school! (It’s non-exhaustive primarily so I can recycle the idea next time I am too lazy to come up with a real topic. Also, full disclaimer, I got my inspiration from this piece, which is both more original and funnier.)

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Top Ten Law School Fears, and Why You Shouldn’t Worry

Here we are, halfway through July, and for some of you it is less than a month away from THE START OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.  Yep, for students starting 1L in mid to late August, we are officially in the seventh inning stretch.  On the other hand, for those of us soon to be starting 2L, we are halfway through recovering from the miseries of last year, while eagerly anticipating the good parts we’ll get to relive next.

For those of you studying for the LSAT… enough wasting time, get back to it.

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Studying with Victoria: Puzzled by LSAT Logic

As our nation celebrated its 234th birthday with fireworks and apple pie, I bundled up in a sweater and did my lesson 1 homework because, after spending a semester translating Plato, I’m used to that not having a life feeling. And the sweater? The “sunny” part of “sunny southern California” is a lie, as is the phrase “June gloom.” It’s gloomy whenever it damn well pleases, which is most of the summer.

But I digress. The homework went well, and dare I say it, I actually enjoyed doing the logic games.  I won’t say that I breezed through each question, but I wasn’t banging my head against the table and cursing the day I decided to go to law school either. All in all, we’ll chalk that up in the win column.