Logical Reasonings / 9.24.18

A. Last week reports emerged that Yale Law School professor Amy Chua would counsel female students interviewing for a clerkship with Judge Kavanaugh that he preferred his clerks to have a “certain look.” Chua has categorically denied these accusations. Above the Law

B. Some Yale students don’t buy that though. Huffington Post

C. The magazine Golf Digest helped free a New York man wrongfully convicted of murder. He had been serving time — and making detailed golf illustrations — since 1993. Golf Digest

D. A tentative deal has been reached for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee this Thursday. NY Times

E. Also, Deborah Ramirez, an acquaintance of Kavanaugh at Yale, has come forward to accuse the nominee of sexual misconduct in college. The New Yorker

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A Complete Guide to When Stronger or Weaker Answers Are “Better”

For some kinds of Logical Reasoning questions, stronger answers are better. For others, weaker answers are better. Are you having trouble keeping track of which ones are which? If you’re trying to memorize it one question type at a time, all of this will get much easier if you understand one simple rule. Here’s the fundamental principle.

Logical Reasonings / 9.21.18

A. Pro-tips on how to use the Career Services Office while in law school. Above the Law

B. A new study concluded that earning a high salary was not among the four most-cited reasons for pursuing law school. An alternative conclusion? No one’s willing to say earning a high salary is among the main reasons they’re pursuing law school. Law.com

C. Yale Law School students are protesting how the school has handled the Supreme Court nomination of one of its alums. Above the Law

D. And some representatives are using the ongoing nomination controversy as an opportunity to dust off their hacky jokes about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Charleston Post Courier

E. And then the President finally weighed in. NY Times

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Which Field of Law Is Right for You? LSAC Will Tell You

The LSAC updated its site with new features to help prospective law students learn about their legal career options. I think the highlight of LSAC’s new features is easily their BuzzFeed-style quiz, where instead of revealing Which Famous Chris is Your Soulmate? or What % Millenial Are You?, LSAC claims their quiz will tell you what field of law is right for you. As an aspiring lawyer, I took the LSAC legal career quiz and I’m ready to tell you about it.

Logical Reasonings / 9.20.18

A. Yale Law professors Amy Chua — she of Battle of the Tiger Mom infamy — and Jed Rubenfeld would allegedly advise their female students to dress “model-like” to help the students earn clerkships with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Guardian

B. And now Yale Law School is desperately playing clean up after reports that some of its faculty members are giving wildly inappropriate advice. Above the Law

C. Harvard Law School also has to answer for Kavanaugh-related misdeeds, at least according to four current students who took the institution to task for paying the judge $27,490 for 9 days of teaching. Harvard Law Record

D. In super relatable news, some dude is suing Duke Law because he doesn’t want to take the LSAT. Duke Chronicle

E. Finally, to make sure you’re abreast on all the developments of boat law: In trying to console a Tropical Depression Florence survivor, President Trump pointed to a yacht that washed ashore near the survivor’s flooded home and noted that the the survivor that perhaps “got a nice boat out of the deal.” Clearly, Trump is very clueless a-boat the law, but fortunately he has a crack team of attorneys like Rudy Buoy-iani, Ty Bobb, and Michael Rowin’ to help clarify matters. The Hill