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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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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 / 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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The Top Law School Stories of 2013

In case you haven’t been on the internet lately, 2013 is almost over. It’s been an interesting year for law school news, so I’ve rounded up some of the more interesting stories for you.

Top Law School Stories of 2013 I: Law School Applications At 30-Year Low

Law school applications are still plummeting. But this is good news for anyone who still wants to go to law school. There’s less competition trying to get into your ideal school, and you might even get some money thrown at you.

Top Law School Stories of 2013 II: Obama Says Law School Should Take Two Years

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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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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.