Tag Archive: T14

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Choosing a Law School: How Much Does Location Matter?

After you’ve combed through your stacks on stacks on stacks of acceptance letters, you’re on to one of the trickiest parts of the law school application process (after the Mauve Dinosaur game, of course): actually picking a school.

Among the myriad factors you’ll want to consider is location, location, location. Are you hoping to move back to your small town to practice after graduating? Are you dying to get out of suburbia? Itching to get to the Big Apple? Sunny California?

If so, it can be advisable to try and select a law school near your target area. For example, if you want to live and work in Los Angeles, then picking USC over Georgetown may make sense, despite the latter’s higher rank (lots to be said for the fickleness of rankings anyway — but you get the idea here).

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Logical Reasonings / 7.27.15

A) The California bar exam is being shortened from three days to two, allowing JDs to start the post-bar heavy drinking a full day earlier. Above the Law

B) Conan is being sued for allegedly stealing jokes from Twitter. Hollywood Reporter

C) Here’s one take on a firm’s policy against hiring graduates from T14 schools. Break in to Big Law

D) Donald Trump – who has been vehemently outspoken against illegal immigration – is now an artistic inspiration for piñatas. Lovely! CNN

E) Bostonians breathe a sigh of relief in unison, as Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics has been pulled. Boston.com

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The 2016 US News Law School Rankings Are Here

US News and World Report just released their all-important law school rankings — a momentous occasion that will affect law school applications, admissions and hiring for the next year. We’ll have tons of analysis over the coming days, but for now here are the Top 150 law schools, along with their movement in the rankings.

Hat tip to Spivey Consulting, which was the first to report the new rankings.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.5.15

A) It’s officially law school ranking season. Here are the top 10 schools for “Value and Quality of Education” and “Job Accessibility.” Make of that corporate-speak what you will. Above the Law

B) A new podcast for prospective and current law students shows what legal life is really like. US News and World Report

C) One of the T14 law schools has a new dean… Click to end the mystery. jdMission

D) The State Department is reviewing Hillary Clinton’s e-mails for public release. Let’s see how many times she used the word shitstorm. Wall Street Journal

E) Seth Meyers explains teen slang (and giggles). Vulture