Tag Archive: ABA accreditation

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Logical Reasonings / 3.24.15

A) US News & World Report thinks one reader shouldn’t take the LSAT for a third time, but your circumstances may differ.

B) This list of the country’s most expensive law schools includes five schools in the T14 and TWO SCHOOLS THAT ARE UNRANKED?!?!?! Above the Law

C) Choose a law school using ABA data and statistics (aka not rankings). Prelaw Guru

D) Taylor Swift called out the Princeton Review for misquoting her. Ya got burnt, PRev. Billboard

E) A new nonstick coating could save waste, help industry, and, most important, looks coooooool. New York Times

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Logical Reasonings / 11.14.14

We give some tips on studying during the December LSAT time crunch. Ivey Files

Should you join the Bar Association during law school? About.com

A disgraced law school dean shares videos of his poetry about strangers. <-- The best sentence I’ve ever written. Above the Law

Justices Scalia and Thomas are unhappy that SCOTUS declined to hear cases striking down five gay marriage bans last month. Also, apparently Buzzfeed does things that aren’t like thisBuzzfeed

Ted Cruz knows nothing about the internet. Fortunately, The Oatmeal does. The Oatmeal

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Logical Reasonings / 9.9.14

Law students are in a fight for paid internships. Business Week

Suffolk Law School offered buyouts to ALL tenured faculty. Maybe they’re just rebooting. You know, Suffolk Law School: The New Class. ABA

Hey, did you see our new LSAT score increase study? Blueprint

The newest US News & World Report undergraduate rankings just came out. It’s like Christmas… for people obsessed with numerical categorization of institutes for higher learning. US News & World Report

College Humor just released their own competing Coolest College Rankings. I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say they know a thing or 630 about coolness. College Humor

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Logical Reasonings / 8.26.14

Today is the regular registration deadline for the September LSAT. Sign up ASAP! LSAC

8 Tips for law school 1L’s. Related: My 1 tip for 8L’s is that you’ve been in law school way too long. Above The Law

A professor explains the potential impact of the ABA’s new practical experience requirements on law schools and law students. The GW Hatchet

An interesting overview of the legalities of internships in the entertainment industry. If you haven’t heard, Hollywood runs on the tears of interns. DL Reporter

Billy Eichner was the best part of the Emmys. HuffPo

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Logical Reasonings / 7.10.14

A) The ABA Fan Club just lost another member. Forbes.

B) Donald Sterling, classy as ever. ABA Journal.

C) When you get that coveted Biglaw, make sure you squeeze as much dough out of it as possible. Above the Law.

D) According to a jury, the Los Angeles Dodgers were 25% responsible for Brian Stow’s death. CNN.

E) The internet loves Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. New Republic.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.6.14

A) People are still abuzz about Above the Law’s 2014 law school rankings. Above the Law.

B) Shocking a witness with a trick pen is going to cost one lawyer $1,000. ABA Journal.

C) The ABA is assembling another task force to straighten out law schools. Wall Street Journal.

D) The Supreme Court knows what free speech is. It’s whatever they agree with. New York Times.

E) Bet you’ve never seen Tibetan monks breakdance. Until now. Sort of. Gothamist.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.1.14

A) The ABA is getting rid of the LSAT? Man, of all days to announce something like this… The Faculty Lounge.

B) In non-April Fool’s news, UGA School of Law is offering a new graduate program. The Red and Black.

C) Sonia Sotomayor has what it takes to become the “people’s justice.” Wall Street Journal.

D) A New York student has been accepted to all eight Ivy League universities. His safety school is Hogwarts. Washington Post.

E) The newest movie on Netflix will have your mouth watering. Business Insider.

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Why the ABA’s Latest LSAT Proposal is a Bad Idea

The ABA might make it easier for certain applicants to get into law school without taking the LSAT.

Currently, you don’t really need to take the LSAT to get into law school. A law school can admit an applicant using some other admissions test, but it has to get permission first or pay a fine later. This alternative admissions procedure is rarely used, which is probably why you haven’t heard of it.

The ABA is thinking about implementing the following changes to its LSAT requirement:

Up to 10% of a law school’s class may be admitted without an LSAT score.

You can qualify for admissions without an LSAT if, (1) you are an undergraduate looking to apply to your alma mater’s law school, or (2) you want to get some sort of joint degree like a JD-MBA.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.27.14

A) The ABA wants some changes to the LSAT, but there’s no telling if any of them will happen. The Faculty Lounge.

B) Be careful if you attend George Mason law school. Vigilantes sometimes burst into classrooms and pepper spray professors. Huffington Post.

C) Running back Ray Rice has been indicted for aggravated assault. USA Today.

D) That new bride who pushed her husband off a cliff? She’s going to prison for a long time. CNN.

E) Cute alert! This young girl in Kyrgyzstan is really into church music. Yahoo! Screen.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.18.14

A) This law school is very proud to have received an A in practical training. Liberty University.

B) Remember: If you’re ever hungry in court, just eat your documents. Lowering the Bar.

C) Which lawyers are the happiest? Probably not the ones you’d expect. ABA Journal.

D) A famous TV pitchman is heading to prison. He should arrive in 6-8 weeks. CNN.

E) Nobody told me last week’s GIFs were the best of all time. Funny or Die.