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

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Thinking About Retaking the LSAT?

September LSAT scores are due back at the end of the end of the month, and if you were among the many who capped off your summer by taking that test], you may now be facing the quintessential existential conundrum of whether to retake the test in November. If so, here are some things to ponder while you twiddle your thumbs awaiting your score:

Logical Reasonings / 9.19.18

A. A survey asked almost 25,000 undergrads and 1Ls what they thought about law school. And many said it’s too long, too expensive, and doesn’t focus enough on the actual work of attorneys. Maybe law schools will listen? As they say, 25,000 freshmen can’t be wrong. Above the Law

B. A former University of New Hampshire law student is suing the school for $5.3 million. He alleges that after he withdrew from the school following a code of conduct violation, the school gave him a Catch-22-style method of resolving the code violation: he could request a hearing to investigate the handling of his the code violation, but only after he re-enrolled in the school … which the school forbade him from doing, because of the outstanding code violation. Law360

C. More results from state bar exams, but these are a little less dreary. Mississippi’s bar passage rate was 58.8% for the July 2018 exam. That doesn’t sound great, but only until you learn that they had a 36% passage rate in February 2017. Mississippi Litigation Review

D. On a more positive tip, here’s a podcast on how to say happy and balanced in law school. ABA Journal

E. A Yale grad student railed against the Yale Law School for being number one in both the USNWR rankings and the producing-Supreme-Court-nominees-with-serious-sexual-misconduct-allegations rankings. Above the Law