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Stanford and the LSAT part ways.

Troubled times in Newtown, PA. Troubled times, indeed. We brought you the news a couple of weeks ago that Harvard was opening the door equally to applicants with GRE scores as well as the traditional applicant with an LSAT score.

Well, Stanford did them one better in an announcement last night as everyone was going off to Friday night fun: Stanford will accept the GRE only. Here’s the first sentence of their press release.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.18.16

A. In a shocking development – by which we mean completely predictable – the quality of the incoming class at Yale between 2011 and 2015 did not diminish by any of the usual metrics, even though the quality of incoming students at most other schools dropped as the overall applicant pool shrank. JD Journal

B. Pope trolls Trump. Trump strikes back. Politico

C. If someone’s ever called you a Neanderthal, that person might not have been entirely wrong. (And, let’s be honest, you deserved it.) CBS News

D. It’s National Drink Wine Day. We thought that day was any day that ends in “y.” nationaldrinkwineday.org

E. In news of the idiotic and infuriating variety, a baby dolphin died when beachgoers pulled it from the water and paraded it around the beach to take selfies with it. The Telegraph

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Chik-Fil-A School-of-Law

Banker Sandy Weill recently withdrew the generous donation he’d made, out of the goodness of his altruistic little billionaire heart, to Paul Smith College after he learned that the school could not change it’s name to Weill-Smith College. Not wanting to find himself similarly disappointed, Charles Widger, a successful hedge fund manager, explicitly stipulated that Villanova Law School should become the Villanova Charles Widger School of Law in exchange for his $25 million donation.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.8.15

A. There’s still time to enroll in a Blueprint classroom course for the February exam. Blueprint LSAT Prep
B. The Yale professor who questioned the University’s decision to give Halloween costume guidelines to students has resigned her teaching post. Gawker
C. Ending a sentence with a period — you know, the thing you end a sentence with — is now considered rude. NY Mag
D. Texas A&M law school is lowering tuition. Yes, you heard that right, LOWERING. PR Newswire
E. Brownies! Brownies! Brownies! Huffington Post

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Celebrities Who Don’t Have a Law Degree (But Should)

Any idea what the brilliant Natalie Portman would be like as a lawyer? Perhaps Emma Watson? Maybe David Duchovny? With their degrees from some of the most prestigious universities (*cough * Harvard, Brown, and Yale *cough*) there’s no doubt they could all double as impressive legal professionals.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.1.15

A) Here’s a guide to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (known as CAS to us hip cats). U.S. News and World Report

B) Why is Yale only number 5 in Above the Law‘s new law school rankings? It all comes down to jobs.

C) Will grad school help you become a D.C. power player? Probably not as much as simple hard work will. Roll Call

D) Caitlyn Jenner just broke President Obama’s Twitter record for fastest account to one million followers. Business Insider

E) Coldplay’s fake Game of Thrones musical is fantastic and I wish it was real… Watch it, even if you’re a Coldplay hater. Funny or Die

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Logical Reasonings / 1.30.15

A) A new law school personal statement gets the jdMission treatment. Great analysis for those of you finalizing your application. jdMission

B) Apparently you don’t even need to meet a girl to get her number, if you go to Yale Law. Above the Law

C) One of the key advocates for law school transparency takes Harvard to task for not fully disclosing job numbers, among other problems. Harvard Law Record

D) If you haven’t seen this lawyer get arrested for doing her job yet, it’s pretty messed up. Above the Law

E) The winner of this Super Bowl snack bracket would also have won the What-I-Bought-For-Lunch-In-Middle-School-When-My-Parents-Thought-I-Was-Eating-Something-Of-Nutritional-Value bracket. Deadspin