Tag Archive: law school tuition

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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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Logical Reasonings / 4.14.14

A) Trouble with LSAT Logical Reasoning? Here are some tips. Law Admissions Lowdown.

B) When it comes to law school tuition, haters gonna hate. Above the Law.

C) Tomorrow, Google Glass goes on sale to the public. Legal experts already have headaches. ABA Journal.

D) The trial is set to begin for the Florida man accused of shooting a fellow moviegoer for texting. CNN.

E) The Masters were pretty great this year, but the Mini Masters were better. Digg.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.26.13

A) George Mason University School of Law freezes tuition for the next three years. Finally, a law school that understands law and economics. National Jurist.

B) Chillax with a cup of coco and recap the most important legal stories of 2013. ABA Journal.

C) The future of the law school library is very bleak indeed as most do legal research electronically. What does this mean for law school rankings? Wall Street Journal.

D) Best believe it – one of Detroit’s few burgeoning industries is tourism. People are visiting from as far as Europe to check out all of the abandoned factories, churches and schools. Los Angeles Times.

E) The best pranks pulled in 2013. These are epic. BuzzFeed.

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Law School Admissions Trend to Watch For: Lower Tuition

It was only a matter of time before a law school did it, and Arizona decided to be the trailblazer.

After years of falling application numbers, a law school finally cut its tuition.

Many law schools have frozen increases, and other have upped their scholarship offers, but no one has taken the step of lowering tuition — all in the face of far-above-inflation tuition raises over the past decade coupled with a decline in law school applicants.

At the University of Arizona, tuition will drop 11% in-state and 8% non-residents, bringing the tuition to $24,381 and $38,841, respectively. Completely reasonable.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.9.12

A) We received the first submission in our video contest yesterday. Check it out, and see if you can top it. There’s a free LSAT prep course on the line, people! Facebook.

B) Unemployment numbers are the lowest in four years. Where do law school grads fit in? CBS News.

C) Now for some good news: More and more people are supporting the idea of lowering law school tuition. Above the Law.

D) The saga of the chicken McNugget that looks like George Washington is not over. The highest bidder ($8,100) has backed out. Sioux City Journal.

E) Here’s a live webcast of a litter of kittens, in case you are a cuteness voyeur. Hello Giggles.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.24.12

A) The second drawing for $50 in our Facebook sweepstakes was yesterday. (Congrats, James!) That means there’s only one more drawing left, so sign up now if you haven’t already. And be sure to follow us on Twitter and +1 us on Google+ for additional entries. Facebook.

B) When it comes to law school applications, quality trumps quantity. At least, that’s according to James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. University of Arizona.

C) Here are some law school tuition growth numbers. (Hope you’re sitting down.) JD Journal.

D) That world-record stack of pancakes from a few days ago wasn’t the world record. In other words, the record waffled. (Rimshot!) Huffington Post.

E) Heads up, zombie fans. Osama Bin Laden’s back from the dead (in Hollywood). Movie Line.

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Flawed Logic: A Response to the New York Times’ David Segal

New York Times reporter David Segal has made somewhat of a splash over the past year talking about the state of legal education and how, to bluntly paraphrase, it sucks. You can check out what he has to say here and watch a short interview with him here.

If you don’t want to watch the video or wade through a 5-page New York Times article (though if you can’t make it through that, law school might be a rude awakening), the long and short of it is that he believes law schools, the ABA, and the US News and World Report rankings have created something of a self-interested scam with perverse incentives.

The ABA is both the professional organization representing lawyers, as well as the group that oversees accreditation of new schools (while technically the accreditation arm is an independent organization, many don’t believe in the separation).