Tag Archive: laws

/ / / /

Logical Reasonings / 2.5.14

A) If you get kicked out of law school, it does no good to stock up on firearms and send threatening emails to faculty. Above the Law.

B) One of the few ways that law school is like undergrad: worthless elective courses. ABA Journal.

C) Meet Harvard Law Review’s 128th president. The Harvard Crimson.

D) Vote for the best law firm website of 2014. You know…if you’re into that sort of thing. Lawyerist.

E) Forget the Oscars. These are the best pictures of the year. The Atlantic.

/ / / /

Logical Reasonings / 1.24.14

A) Here’s how the ABA wants to change legal education. Kudos if you stay awake past page 40. American Bar Association.

B) The FBI finally arrested some of the wiseguys who pulled off the big heist in Goodfellas. Now go home and get your shinebox. CNN.

C) There’s a new show about lawyers called Rake. At least one viewer is ready to leave. Television Without Pity.

D) The NSA isn’t just breaking the law. It’s doing so “screamingly.” Forbes.

E) With another Super Bowl ahead, it’s time for another super hilarious Bad Lip-Reading. Huffington Post.

/ / / /

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.

BPPalex-lsat-blog-why-law-school-students-should-set-sights-tech-law
/ / /

How Technology Will Help You in the Legal Job Market

Technology isn’t going anywhere. Just about every law student in the country has at least a laptop and a smartphone. As the years continue to roll on, so too will the use of technology in the field of law. Tasks that used to take days and an army of attorneys, such as document review, now take far less time and manpower thanks to the use of assistive technology. It may seem as though technology is squeezing the legal market even further. For those savvy enough to prepare, this need not be the case.

While some may look at technology as the enemy, it is those who decide to make friends with it that will thrive. Knowing how to make efficient use of the software employed by law firms in executing their tasks is a sure way to make oneself an asset. In other words, while in law school, or at a summer job, it would behoove you to learn everything you can about assisted document review and other uses of assistive software in the legal context.

/ / / / / /

Logical Reasonings / 1.13.14

A) As we near the 150th birthday of American legal education, it’s time to talk about the next 150 years. Huffington Post.

B) If you do the crime, you must pay the time…disclosing so on your law school applications. Law Admissions Lowdown.

C) Getting a job after law school isn’t impossible. But it also ain’t easy. Mashable.

D) The Supreme Court is about to get real busy. A case on presidential appointees will do that to you. CNN.

E) Missed last night’s Golden Globes? These dozen GIFs will catch you up. Huffington Post.

/ / / / /

Logical Reasonings / 1.10.14

A) The first step to starting your own law firm right out of law school: Ignore the people who say you can’t. Business Insider.

B) Harvard Law School just got $10 million to divvy out for fellowships. ABA Journal.

C) That didn’t take long. Someone is suing Chris Christie over the bridge scandal. BBC.

D) Some lawyers have their work cut out for them regarding this case of an Indian diplomat who fled the United States after committing fraud. Bloomberg.

E) Everyone wants to know what the future holds. Here’s what to expect 100 quintillion years from now. io9.

BPPyuko-lsat-blog-scotus
/ / /

SCOTUS 2013 – A Retrospective

With 2013 almost behind us, we bring you some of the more interesting Supreme Court decisions of the year, and a look at what’s to come in 2014.

United States v. Windsor

In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court held that same-sex spouses are entitled to the same federal benefits as heterosexual spouses in states that allow same-sex marriage.

/ / / / /

Logical Reasonings / 12.12.13

A) Take all the Whoville presents you want, Mr. Grinch, but don’t mess with their lawyers. NPR.

B) If you want a job at a big law firm, you might want to apply to one of these law schools. Business Insider.

C) Don’t forget one of the big draws of working as a lawyer: $300K holiday bonuses. Above the Law.

D) Heads up, defense lawyers. You’ve got a new made-up disorder to use: Affluenza. NBC News.

E) Your aunt is sharing something on Facebook right now, and it’s probably one of these things. Shares From Your Aunt.

/ / /

Logical Reasonings / 12.10.13

A) Ah, finals week at law school. You can always count on someone screwing something up. Above the Law.

B) If you want to get a head start on your criminal law career, you should start watching The Wire. Wall Street Journal.

C) Before you graduate law school, you should become familiar with these essential court cases. The Guardian.

D) Here’s the perfect holiday gift guide for that special lawyer in your life. Law Street Journal.

E) This is definitely one of 2013’s best best-of-2013 lists. BuzzFeed.

/ / / / / /

Logical Reasonings / 12.5.13

A) The censure of Rutgers School of Law probably won’t change anything. Law Schools will still use LSAT scores. Wall Street Journal.

B) Android’s latest operating system doesn’t care much for the LSAT, either. Business Journal.

C) Harvard Law School is far from Hollywood. That didn’t stop one filmmaker. Above the Law.

D) There is such thing as space law. And you could be the next space lawyer. Geekosystem.

E) R. Kelly and Benedict Cumberbatch. Together at last. Huffington Post.