Tag Archive: courts


A Primer on Disability Law

A student at University of Oregon Law School has sued the school for failing to accommodate his disability. In related news, Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos seemed unaware in her confirmation hearing what federal disability requirements were for disabled students (although the context was primary school). Now seems like a good time to discuss the basics of disability law, primarily focusing on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Logical Reasonings / 9.3.14

In the best team up since the Superfriends, we did a survey with Above The Law! Check out their analysis. Above The Law

Avoid these 3 LSAT Reading Comprehension pitfalls. Also, all the other pitfalls. US News & World Report

The ABA is looking for crazy law school stories. ABA Journal

An EU Court just defined “parody.” Can’t wait to hear the Weird Al song about this. Wall Street Journal

Now you can put a GoPro on your pet. Please note: I said can, not should. NPR

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Logical Reasonings / 7.29.14

A) These law schools had the highest median LSAT scores last year. US News & World Report.

B) The law school curriculum continues to adapt to modern times. Inside Counsel.

C) Looking for a Supreme Court fantasy league? Don’t join this guy’s. ABA Journal.

D) It was a winning day in court for Jesse Ventura. Washington Post.

E) “Tissues” is such a boring term. We should start calling them “sneeze paper.” Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.17.14

A) Mid-rank law schools are getting even easier for admittance. The American Lawyer.

B) Meanwhile, these mid-rank law schools are seeing the largest gains in employment. Above the Law.

C) Sherlock Holmes is headed to the Supreme Court. CNN.

D) Court budgets have tightened, and poor defendants have felt the pinch. Wall Street Journal.

E) As if it hasn’t been a big enough week for Weird Al fans, here’s all 49 of his music videos, ranked. Spin.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.3.14

A) There’s a problem with law school merit scholarships. Forbes.

B) Being a court reporter isn’t fun…until you quit. Above the Law.

C) Remember that Subway-footlongs-aren’t-footlongs case? It’s settled. Wall Street Journal.

D) There’s an ocean on one of Saturn’s moons. But is there life? CNN.

E) As if skydiving weren’t dangerous enough, now we have to worry about meteorites. Digg.

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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.

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A Look Back at a Weird Week in Court Cases

We here at Blueprint LSAT Prep like to keep you informed. And not just about law school admissions and LSAT stuff, but also the goings on in the world of law.

Legal cases sometimes make their way into the news, usually because a famous person is involved, but sometimes, and this is pretty rare, no celebrities are involved and the case is just so weird and crazy-sounding readers will click on the headline anyway. This past week there were three such stories: suing your parents for tuition, upskirting and blackout gambling. Let’s do a recap!

Attention: Eighteen-year-old private school rebels! Rachel Canning of New Jersey tried suing her parents for the cost of her tuition and her future college education. How does that happen? Well, her parents cut her off financially. She said she was kicked out of the house, but her dad argues she voluntarily moved out, “because she didn’t want to follow their house rules concerning curfew and chores.”

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Logical Reasonings / 2.12.14

A) As the law school offers start pouring in (they’re on the way), make sure you pick the right one. Huffington Post.

B) Law school can be a hectic place, but you’re never too busy to fall in love. Above the Law.

C) The former mayor of New Orleans was found guilty of corruption. CNN.

D) In other political court news, Rand Paul is suing President Obama and the NSA. CBS News.

E) Pigs can’t fly. But their cameras sure do. Digg.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.30.14

A) Let’s talk about what everyone was up to over winter break. Harvard Law School, you go first. The Harvard Crimson.

B) Amanda Knox was found guilty again by an Italian court. Luckily for Knox, there’s pretty much nothing to worry about. Slate.

C) A judge in Florida is now without a gavel after sending the wife in a divorce proceeding a Facebook friend request. Wall Street Journal.

D) No surprise here: Eric Holder says the U.S. will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. ABA Journal.

E) Math is hardly ever funny, unless the equation involves cats and owls and the answer is meowls. Mandatory.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.15.14

A) That huge decline in law school applications? All part of Syracuse’s plan. Wall Street Journal.

B) There was a small court decision yesterday that could have huge ramifications on the future of the internet. The Motley Fool.

C) The creator of Beanie Babies won’t be going to prison. Good thing, too, because there’s no way he could choose which cute Beanies to bring. CNN.

D) The “Don’t Tase Me, Bro” guy went to law school, but now he’s got a new gig. Complex.

E) You’ll be blizted with laughter after checking out these hipsterized NFL logos. (That joke is ironically funny.) Kissing Suzy Kolber.