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2015 U.S. News and World Report Law School Rankings Out

It’s that time of year again—the US News and World Report‘s annual law school rankings have arrived. As the biggest authority on rating academic institutions in the United States, the US News rankings are a subject of much consideration and consternation for prospective law students, law school administrations, and legal employers alike. For you, the prospective law student, these rankings could mean big things for your future admissions and job prospects. So let’s dive in and take a look, shall we?

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The T14

Surprise, surprise: the Top 14 schools have once again reasserted their place at the top. From Yale (1st) to Cornell and Georgetown (tied for 13th), the T14 has pretty much stayed the same, with a few minor revisions.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.11.14

A) In case you haven’t heard, the 2015 US News and World Report law school rankings were released today. US News and World Report.

B) Plenty of people are talking about this year’s law school rankings. Above the Law.

C) No lawyer deserves to have to sit in a deposition room with Justin Bieber. ABA Journal.

D) The Senate is not happy with the NSA. Then again, no one is. NBC News.

E) If President Obama thought Bill O’Reilly was a tough interview, Zach Galifianakis and his two ferns have some questions. Funny or Die.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.10.14

A) Merry US News and World Report law school rankings eve! Above the Law.

B) Somebody surveyed jurors to hear what they think about lawyers. Survey says… Lawyerist.

C) The Supreme Court says thanks, but no thanks to “boobies” bracelets. Huffington Post.

D) As each day passes until the Malaysia Airlines jet is discovered, more and more theories arise. Yahoo! News.

E) Mad about Daylight Savings Time? You will be after reading this. Gothamist.

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Watch Out For Upcoming Law School Application Deadlines

Before you can apply to law school, you must know how much time is left to submit. We’ve passed the early application deadline at most law schools, but it’s far from too late to apply for a regular decision (for the most part). However, the clock to submit law school applications is ticking.

To give you an idea, here are the upcoming law school application deadlines at the top 10, mid 5 and bottom 5 law schools — based on the 2014 US News and World Report law school rankings.

Note: This is just a general outline of upcoming law school application deadlines. Make sure to double check with the law schools to which you will apply, for many of them are giving extensions and making other exceptions — especially following another drop in LSAT test-takers and the fiasco from the December LSAT.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.18.13

A) Next year’s US News and World Report law school rankings might have a few shakeups. ABA Journal.

B) To stave off low enrollment numbers, law schools are getting creative. KARE 11.

C) It’s not fun to watch paint dry. But it is fun to discuss the legality of it. Legal Newsline.

D) If you really want an inside look at America’s justice system, just get yourself arrested. The Atlantic.

E) Everything you need to know about 2013, all in one illustration. Mario Zucca Illustration.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.22.13

A) The law schools atop US News and World Report’s rankings have been there long before US News and World Report. ABA Journal.

B) The InfiLaw System, the law school version of the University of Phoenix, is raking in the money. Inside Counsel.

C) USC Law is also getting in on the online market. Los Angeles Times.

D) Detroit’s bankruptcy trial kicks off tomorrow (assuming the city can afford a lawyer). NBC News.

E) America: Land of the free, home of preposterous state laws. Visual.ly.

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Logical Reasonings / 9.23.13

A) Sometimes it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day — like when you’re trying to balance law school applications with schoolwork. Law Admissions Lowdown.

B) Even teenage geniuses have trouble with law school debt. Los Angeles Times.

C) Of course, college students could always pay their way through school by winning eating competitions — like this guy. Yahoo! News.

D) Finally, there’s something that can help you forget about your first LSAT score. Newser.

E) Finally, someone has unveiled how US News and World Report ranks colleges. The Onion.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.6.13

A) The LSAT has long been blamed for the lack of diversity in the legal profession. One law school professor isn’t so sure about that. National Law Journal.

B) Not everyone is a fan of US News and World Report. Above the Law.

C) Law, Judd Apatow, and “I Heart Boobies!” bracelets. It makes sense. Wall Street Journal.

D) Benghazi is back in the news. The U.S. has filed its first charges. USA Today.

E) Curiosity has been on Mars for a year. Here are some highlights. The Onion.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.31.13

A) US News and World Report has new law school rankings based on efficiency. But how efficient are they? JD Journal.

B) If you want to become a lawyer, one thing you can’t forget is that a lot of people aren’t going to like you very much. Lawyerist.

C) Painting a fake crosswalk has to be the lamest form of street art. Still kind’ve cool, though. Newser.

D) Kindergarten graduations are usually pretty chill. Not this one. CNN.

E) Putting your pet in a cone of shame doesn’t have to be depressing. It can be hilarious. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.15.13

A) Harvard Law School just turned on the nitro for juniors seeking admission. Wall Street Journal.

B) Northwestern law school professor Steve Harper has a new book about law school. Its theme: lower your expectations. PBS.

C) US News and World Report’s law school rankings take another hit. National Law Journal.

D) No surprise here. Jodi Arias found eligible for the death penalty. USA Today.

E) Are you ready to graduate? These 30 cats and dogs sure aren’t. BuzzFeed.