Tag Archive: us news and world report

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Logical Reasonings / 4.16.13

A) Law school application numbers might be down, but some school still has to receive the most. US News and World Report.

B) Standard & Poor’s is none too pleased with standalone law schools. Above the Law.

C) A poisonous letter was sent to the US Capitol, but thankfully intercepted by authorities. CNN.

D) Don’t sniff at these seven myths about allergies. Huffington Post.

E) Going to the gym sucks. Especially for these people. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.19.13

A) Check out this post on Ann Levine’s blog about our new LSAT book, The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games. Law School Expert.

B) You can never be too informed when considering law school. US News and World Report.

C) Here’s a list of the top 10 most popular law schools in the country. But remember: It’s not a popularity contest. US News and World Report.

D) Florida Coastal School of Law is trying something called “assured outcomes” that is assured to raise some eyebrows. Inside Higher Ed.

E) Breaking news: News anchor proposed to on live TV. Latest development: She said yes. CNN.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.5.13

A) The future of law schools is dependent on the future of law firms. The Atlantic.

B) But here’s four ways law schools should change, anyway. US News and World Report.

C) In other late-breaking news: lawyers are confident and rich. National Law Journal.

D) How can North Korea expect us to take its missile program seriously when it hasn’t figured out Final Cut Pro? Washington Post.

E) The Lakers need to trade Dwight Howard for this kid right now. Daily Dot.

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Law School Transparency Unveils Own Law School Rankings

When it comes to ranking law schools, US News and World Report dominates the picture to the extent that their rankings are often referred to without even being mentioned by name. It’s common to hear, for example, that Harvard is ranked No. 3, without any discussion of who ranked Harvard No. 3 or why. Prospective law students and their parents and friends often perceive these law school rankings as objective fact. While some objective factors do figure into these rankings, the weighting of these factors reflects the subjective decisions of the editors who compile the rankings.

If you’re planning on going to law school, odds are that it’s because you want to become a lawyer (I hope I’m not making any big assumptions here).

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Logical Reasonings / 11.6.12

A) Don’t listen to the naysayers. Law school is a good idea. Business Insider.

B) There are other fish in the sea. And other law school rankings besides US News and World Report. Above the Law.

C) Oh, look. We’re electing a president today. Yahoo! News.

D) We can’t all be astronauts. But we can all be voters. ABC News.

E) In case you just awoke from a coma, here’s a graphic novel-style summary of how the election’s gone up to this point. Guardian.

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Logical Reasonings / 9.21.12

A) Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas is not a fan of US News and World Report’s law school rankings. Seattle PI.

B) Here’s some inspiration for those of you tired of LSAT prep: the list of highest-paid lawyers in the country. Above the Law.

C) If there isn’t a band named Amish Hate Crimes, there should be. CNN.

D) Mitt texts. Slacktory.

E) Think iPhone’s are expensive? Try buying a cell phone in 1989. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.22.12

A) Remember the billionaire inventor of Spanx who bombed her LSATs? Meet Deepti Sharma Kapur, who was in the middle of studying for the LSAT when she came up with the concept of FoodToEat. Betabeat.

B) Is our education system so poor it’s threatening our national security? Condoleeza Rice says so. Time.

C) Congratulations, John Marshall Law School. You topped a list made by US News and World Report. Too bad that list is the top 10 law schools that lead to the most debt. US News.

D) And here are the top 10 law schools that lead to the least debt. Go, Georgia State! US News.

E) Out of more than 10,000 educators surveyed, only 7 percent said they see standardized testing as being essential. Another 82 percent said their school’s break room totally needs better snacks. Good.is.