Tag Archive: us news rankings

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Logical Reasonings / 3.14.14

A) This real-life Saul Goodman has an unconventional marketing strategy: “Trust me, I may have a law degree, but I still think like a criminal!” Above the Law.

B) Matthew McConaughey recounts losing a lawsuit for being too handsome. ABA Journal.

C) Federal judge Richard Kopf, recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, learns about the “black” market for pot in Colorado. Hercules and the Umpire.

D) Charting the rankings of the top 50 law schools over the past 5 years. LawyerWrit.

E) Due to a “scheduling conflict,” Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling interrupt Jimmy Kimmel Live to… sell knives? YouTube.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.13.14

A) Just another friendly reminder that Blueprint LSAT Prep launched a brand new website with one-of-a-kind free resources. Blueprint LSAT Prep.

B) Folks are still talking about this week’s new US News and World Report law school rankings. Wall Street Journal.

C) The 1.1% increase in February LSAT test-takers is also making headlines. Above the Law.

D) Authorities have identified the drunk driver who killed two people at SXSW. CNN.

E) If your mom is on Facebook, you’ll definitely get these GIFs. Huffington Post.

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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 / 3.10.14

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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Interview: Law School Expert Ann Levine Fields Admission Qs

Today on LSAT blog: An interview with Law School Expert Ann Levine. Ann has worked as a law school admissions consultant since 2004, and before that as a Director of Admissions at two ABA-accredited law schools. She’s also the author of The Law School Admission Game and The Law School Decision Game. She fielded some questions from Blueprint LSAT Prep instructor and Most Strongly Supported blogger Yuko Sin about choosing the right law school, the downside of law school rankings, and what law schools really look for in applicants.

Yuko Sin: How should an applicant decide which law schools to apply to?

Ann Levine: There are three questions to ask yourself when choosing law schools to apply to:

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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 / 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.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.13.13

A) You only have one week left to submit to Blueprint LSAT Prep’s video contest. Hurry, or you might miss out on the free LSAT prep course we’re giving away. Facebook.

B) Folks are still talking about yesterday’s release of the new US News & World Report law school rankings. Wall Street Journal.

C) They’re still counting votes in Florida, but it looks like there’s a new Pope. CNN.

D) Everybody settle down. There are no renegade Ukrainian dolphins with weapons strapped to their heads. Escapist Magazine.

E) Need help concentrating on your LSAT prep? Chomp on some gum. Discovery.