Tag Archive: logical reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 4.6.18

A. If you’re interested in all the glitz and glamour of a very specific type of contract law, here are the best law schools for entertainment law. Above the Law

B. The NY Times takes its periodic look into the GRE vs. LSAT showdown, in case you missed it the last times they talked about this. NY Times

C. The Washington Supreme Court rejected the recommendation of the state bar and will allow a woman with past felony convictions take the bar exam. Seattle Times

D. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Gross. ABA Journal

E. Also today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: You mustn’t fall into a “fit of histrionics.” Courthouse News

Logical Reasonings / 4.5.18

A. Above the Law discusses the “brain drain” affecting law schools. However, recent data suggest that this may be over. Law school applicants with good LSAT scores are way up this year. Above the Law

B. The GRE can add Chicago-Kent College of Law to its list of conquests. For whatever reason, the GRE schools are mostly clustered in New York and Illinois. Perhaps, like the archetypical American frontiersperson, the GRE is moving westwards across this great nation. Chicago-Kent College of Law

C. If this Pennsylvania DA were a character in a police procedural, most would probably say he was a little over the top and implausible. In real life, law enforcement doesn’t seem to have that problem. ABA Journal

D. Trump claims to not be aware of his attorney’s payment to Stormy Daniels. If that’s true, apparently Michael Cohen missed the day in law school where they tell you that you don’t have make voluntary, unilateral payments on behalf of your client. Washington Post

E. LeBron James is really locked in for these upcoming NBA playoffs. He’s so amped up and competitive he’s brining in-all-likelihood frivolous copyright claims at Nick Saban. ESPN

Logical Reasonings / 4.4.18

A. Spivey Consulting gives a run down on the act of double depositing — keeping your spot open at more than one law school you’ve been admitted to by placing a multiple deposits down — and how law schools would likely respond to someone who did this. If you’re in the fortunate position of being able to do this, it’s a good read. Spivey Consulting

B. Internationally-inclined aspiring attorneys: NYU Law just got $20 million to support a global legal studies program. ABA Journal

C. Meanwhile, Harvard Law is taking steps to fight against the mental health issues that affect too many law students and lawyers. The Harvard Crimson

D. The Student Debt Diaries lad discusses the legal and cultural shifts that would need to occur to make Trump’s proposed plan of making student debt easier to discharge through bankruptcy a feasible solution to the student debt crisis. Above the Law

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (file under: This Goes Without Saying): If you’re suspended from practicing law, you can’t just … start practicing law again. Legal Profession Blog

Logical Reasonings / 4.3.18

A. LSAC just posted data on the February 2018. Feb test takers went up 13.6% from last Feb, but that increase was lower than the 18.1% overall increase in test takers in 2017-18. For whatever reason, way more people took the December test than usual last year. LSAC

B. A helpful list of all the Top 50 law schools that accept the June exam, if you’re still hoping to get admitted to law school for the 2018-19 academic year. Powerscore

C. One is the loneliest number, and now “lawyer” is the loneliest profession. ABA Journal

D. Here’s one way to get your malpractice case thrown out: save a juror’s life by performing CPR. Bonus points if you were the original drummer for the Offspring. SF Gate

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (file under: But They Shouldn’t Have To): Don’t go to the press to diss a client. Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 4.2.18

A. Harvard Law was the victim of what … I think … is probably? … an April Fool’s Day prank from Lindsay Lohan. @LindsayLohan

B. A lawyer answers the question everyone has about Stormy Daniels: is there a sex tape is returning money enough to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement she signed? Above the Law

C. Con Law go-to-guy Erwin Chemerinsky outlines the travel ban case SCOTUS will hear later this month. ABA Journal

D. It’s probably not a good sign for your case when a juror actually faints after watching video of your alleged misdeeds. KSAT

E. Steven Bochco, who wrote and produced the 80s series LA Law — and who, let’s be honest, sent a lot of people to the legal profession and probably deserved some royalties from law schools — passed away at 74. The Hollywood Reporter

Logical Reasonings / 3.30.18

A. After word got out that student loan officials misappropriated $1 mill in student funds, Howard University students are understandably peeved. BuzzFeed

B. The real March Madness begins, just in time for April. The NCAA lost its summary motion in the massive class action against it, and will now have to defend its student-athlete system on the merits. Above the Law

C. Stephen Reinhardt, a giant on the 9th Circuit, has passed away. LA Times

D. Jurors acquitted the widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter on the charge of aiding her husband in the 2017 terrorist attack. NY Times

E. The former Big Law attorney who pled guilty for making false statements during the special counsel probe is begging to get a reduced sentence. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 3.29.18

A. An appeals court has ruled that Adnan Syed — the subject of the season 1 of Serial, the true crime podcast that launched a thousand true crime podcasts — deserves a new trial for his 2000 murder conviction, on the basis of ineffective legal counsel. NPR

B. There’s a huge student loan scandal enveloping Howard University, and at the center of it is a third-year law student … uh, make that an almost certainly former third-year law student. Essentially, financial aid staffers at Howard Law awarded themselves fake grants and scholarships to embezzle nearly $1 mill from student funds. Heavy.

C. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: If you excessively berate an expert witness, or make baseless accusations that said witness forged documents, you’ll get slapped with a $50K fine. ABA Journal

D. Also in Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Apparently you can have a 15-minute minimum billing policy. Legal Profession Blog

E. Allllssooo in Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (jeez, lawyers get your act together): You can get thrown in jail for telling a judge she is “disrespectful to the people of Palm Beach” and that “something is wrong” with her. Palm Beach Post

Logical Reasonings / 3.28.18

A. New data on the 2017-18 law school admissions cycle is in. Applications are up 9% and applicants are up 8.6% from this time last year. A big change, to be sure, but not as dramatic as was reported back in December. Spivey Consulting

B. If you’re looking for a legal job, you’ll need a cover letter. Here are some tips. Above the Law

C. After retired Justice John Paul Stevens wrote a NYT op-ed urging students protesting gun violence to demand a repeal of the Second Amendment, the ABA asks: how would you change the Constitution? Us … well, we’d change the font. ABA Journal

D. So Trump’s attorney floated the idea of pardoning Manafort and Flynn. Here are some admittedly bad explanations as to why an attorney would do that. Washington Post

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics class: if you’re a lawyer already charged with shooting at another attorney, you can’t also run a meth lab. Oregon Live

Logical Reasonings / 3.27.18

A. Not to dwell too much on the U.S. News rankings, but here’s the list of the schools with the highest median LSAT scores. U.S. News & World Report

B. Or, if you want another metric with which to judge law schools, here are the law schools ranked on their acceptances rate. Spivey Consulting

C. LawProfBlawg writes a eulogy for the soon-to-be shuttered Savannah Law School, which promised to transform legal education before being, per the Prof, “killed due to short-sightedness.” Above the Law

D. Linda Brown, the “symbolic center” and daughter of the named plaintiff in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education, passed away. Washington Post

E. The kids are all right, and have some big ideas. Teens are planning to sue the federal government to address climate change. The New Yorker

Logical Reasonings / 3.26.18

A. With the president insisting that he’s not having any trouble finding a lawyer, Above the Law helpfully compiled a list of all the attorneys known to have decided not to take on the leader of the free world as a client. Above the Law

B. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: You shouldn’t show up to a disciplinary hearing drunk. Legal Profession Blog

C. Also Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Probably not a good idea to hire someone with a history of embezzlement and then put that person in charge of the law firm’s money. ABA Journal

D. After the Savannah Law School announced plans to shut down, students filed a class action law against the school. Savannah Now

E. Finally, here are some tips to help law students get their LinkedIn pages correct. Above the Law