Tag Archive: law schools

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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 / 6.12.14

A) If clerkships are your thing, you should apply to these law schools. Above the Law.

B) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has a better vocabulary than Shakespeare? Objection! ABA Journal.

C) As a juror, you have one job. Make sure you write down the correct verdict. Wall Street Journal.

D) Tesla isn’t worried about competitors. In fact, it released its battery patent so other companies can use it. Bloomberg.

E) The Onion has a new BuzzFeed-inspired spinoff, and it is, in a word, perfect. Clickhole.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.6.14

A) Get a job after graduating from one of these law schools, and debt won’t be a problem for long. Above the Law.

B) You gotta fight…for your right…to beat Monster in a lawsuit, which the Beastie Boys did. Huffington Post.

C) Heads up to lawyers: Saying “Go ahead and disbar me” will probably result in your disbarment. ABA Journal.

D) Here’s all the info you need about the top 350 law firms in the country. National Law Journal.

E) It’s the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The photos are still haunting, and the beaches are still there. New Republic.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.3.14

A) Oy! Here are the UK’s top-ranked law schools, if’n you wanna get your JD across the pond. The Guardian.

B) Watch out, public defenders. Judges in Florida will knock you out. Above the Law.

C) Our relationship status with laws: it’s complicated. Wired.

D) Dan Marino has withdrawn his name from a concussion lawsuit against the NFL, saying the whole thing was an accident. CBS Sports.

E) As if June weren’t an awesome month already, turns out it’s loaded with unofficial holidays. Mental Floss.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.22.14

A) Taking your second LSAT in June? Statistically, you’re in good shape. US News & World Report.

B) Not everyone is excited about LSAC’s recent disability discrimination settlement. Above the Law.

C) Which law schools are overrated, and which are underrated? Math has the answer. ABA Journal.

D) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was right(?). FiveThirtyEight.

E) Yearbook quotes can be very inspirational. And hilarious. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.29.14

A) If graduating with the least amount of debt is your focus, you should apply to these law schools. US News & World Report.

B) Here’s a preview of what to expect at one of those law schools. Above the Law.

C) Adam Silver is the hero of the NBA. He was also a lawyer. Wall Street Journal.

D) Cross examination scenes can be the best on TV. Or the worst. Lawyerist.

E) Finally, someone made some GIFs that’ll teach you something. Heavy.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.10.14

A) Breaking: Someone’s unhappy with law schools. Los Angeles Daily News.

B) When lawyers get married, they do it big. At least this couple did. Above the Law.

C) Katherine Heigl is suing a drugstore over a tweet. Somewhere along the way, she falls in love. Wall Street Journal.

D) There’s a lot of legal feuding behind the “Dueling Banjos.” ABA Journal.

E) Take a closer look at the next host of The Late Show. Huffington Post.

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Starting with the June LSAT, LSAC to Score Writing Samples

We’ve heard rumblings about a potential change regarding the LSAT writing sample section for quite some time, and today LSAC announced that beginning with the June LSAT the writing samples will now be scored.

The structure of the exam remains the same. The writing sample will appear as the final section and just as before, examinees will be presented with a decision prompt and provided two criteria for making a decision. However, the essays will now be scored from 1-5. LSAC stated on its website that scoring for the section will be based on factors including but not limited to, “argument structure, clarity, persuasiveness, grammar and punctuation.” Spelling was not listed, but some have already hinted that misspelled words could lower one’s score under the clarity and/or grammar criterion.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.6.14

A) In the last few years, the median LSAT score at law schools has dropped significantly. In other words, a high LSAT score has never been more valuable. ABA Journal.

B) One of the most underrated perks of being a lawyer: Getting to hit other lawyers with your briefcase. Above the Law.

C) Busy week for all the lawyers in Massachusetts handling the legality of “upskirt” photos. CNN.

D) Take it easy on ambulance chasers. Law Street Journal.

E) Worried about oversleeping on LSAT test day? Get this new app that wakes you up to the smell of bacon. Yahoo.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.3.14

A) Even law schools are admitting that now is the best time to apply. GW Hatchet.

B) Of course, you should never apply to law school unless you’re serious about attending. Law Admissions Lowdown.

C) Kudos to Yale Law for defending Vietnam veterans battling PTSD. ABA Journal.

D) Watch those Facebook posts. It could cost you $80,000. Wall Street Journal.

E) The In Memorium section of last night’s Oscars had several glaring omissions. Vulture.