Tag Archive: loans

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Student Loan Servicer Navient Gets Smacked By The Feds

On Wednesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed suit in federal district court against Evil Corp. — er, Navient — the largest student loan servicer in the nation.

Before we get into all that evil, a little background: Navient is a spinoff of Sallie Mae — a quasi-governmental entity that holds and services student loan debt — and it’s the largest student loan servicer in the nation.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.22.15

A) Your law school personal statement doesn’t have to be too deep, but it should at least be mistake-free. jdMission

B) More student loan options: Know when it’s best to postpone your payments. US News & World Report

C) On the importance of career planning. Ms. JD

D) A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard and bookkeeper is standing trial in Germany, in one of the last Nazi trials we’re likely to see. New York Times

E) John Oliver is good at destroying stupid things. This week he took on patent trolls. Above the Law

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Logical Reasonings / 4.21.15

A) How do you write a Letter of Continued Interest? US News & World Report

B) So apparently Law School Parents’ Weekend is a thing. Why is that weird? “Because you are a grown-ass adult, that’s why. You are totally and autonomously capable of scheduling your own visits from Mommy and Daddy.” Above the Law

C) The Senate is finally going to vote on Attorney General-nominee Loretta Lynch. Wall Street Journal

D) Student loans. If those words gave you the shivers, here’s a helpful rundown of all possible repayment options. Huffington Post

E) The underground tunnels beneath Disney World are surprisingly boring looking, but kind of cool nonetheless. Messy Nessy Chic

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Logical Reasonings / 4.8.15

A) Everyone knows law school is expensive. The federal government may be the only ones who can help, and the solution might be giving out fewer student loans. Is that irony? Washington Post

B) Author Keith Lee talks about the transition from law school to practicing lawyer. Lawyerist

C) So someone calculated the debt-per-job ratio at five lower tier law schools, and the results might make your eyes bulge. Above the Law

D) A little-noticed provision in the federal budget may help resolve the conflict between national and state marijuana laws. New York Times

E) This “Honest College Rejection Letter” is as funny as it is sad. McSweeney’s

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Logical Reasonings / 4.1.15

A) How to decide what law school is best for you. Or some helpful hints, at the very least. Law School Toolbox

B) One law school might be in trouble with the Department of Education over their student loan policies. Above the Law

C) Three tips for organizing your life during law school. Ms. JD

D) The Wall Street Journal interviews a Better Call Saul writer on how they write convincing legalese. I’d be more interested in how they get Bob Odenkirk’s hair to do this.

E) The internet’s best April Fools’ pranks. (Your enjoyment of this will depend on your feelings of corporate winking). Buzzfeed

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Logical Reasonings / 2.5.15

A) A new study shows there’s no correlation between law school clinical training and job offers (unfortunately). Get a good score on your LSAT, kids. Above the Law

B) A new study says diversity is lacking at top law schools, and I, for one, am shocked. US News & World Report

C) Here’s a solid student loan repayment primer. If it looks scary, well, that’s all the more reason to get the most scholarship money you can. Huffington Post

D) Net neutrality is almost inevitably headed back to court. Wall Street Journal

E) Left Shark is King of the Internet. All hail Left Shark. Chive

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Logical Reasonings / 12.11.14

A) Good proofreading can help you create an immaculate law school application. Girl’s Guide to Law School

B) Last minute tips for law school finals. Maybe Yuko and Philip should take note. Law School Toolbox

C) Michigan State Law is trying to help its students understand and manage loan debt. Real swell of ’em. Above The Law

D) Gun control advocates are losing the battle for public opinion.
Washington Post

E) I need a comedy fix after that last link. how about the 11 Best Stand-Up Specials of 2014? Vulture