Tag Archive: pre-law

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Logical Reasonings / 10.29.15

A. Last night’s CNBC GOP Debate in one gif. New York Times

B. Harvard Law School launches a project that makes the entire collection of U.S. case law available online, for free, to anyone with an Internet connection. Harvard Law Today

C. Taylor Swift is involved in a messy lawsuit with a former radio host. USA Today

D. Students working their way through college is becoming the norm. CNBC

E. The GOP versus the media. Blueprint LSAT Prep Youtube

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The Necessity of Law Internships

Look. You could go to law school because you’re a humanities major and that’s just what humanities majors do. Or, you could get some work experience at a law firm before you take the plunge into law school. Law school is not for everybody. Neither is practicing law.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.6.15

A) Looking for some summer reading material? Check out this law professor’s list of recommended reading for students entering law school. Washington Post

B) The ABA keeps accrediting law schools, people keep talking about whether some schools should be closed, and the world keeps turning. Bloomberg

C) From law student to… EDM legend? NextShark

D) More and more companies are saying “you’re fired” to Donald Trump. ABC

E) After 97 years, the name “Elsa” is back on the list of top 500 most popular baby names. Thanks, Frozen. The Sky Times

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Logical Reasonings / 6.11.15

A) How should pre-laws and law students spend their summer vacation? This article will help you make sure it’s good enough for a back to school essay. Above the Law

B) Law school applications are down 2.5% from this time last year. Wall Street Journal

C) Here are the best law schools for networking, according to students and alums. Business Insider

D) Why one writer is glad she gave up on her dream of going to law school. The Week

E) Check out the trailer for Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s legitimate Lifetime movie, A Deadly Adoption. Vulture

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How Should Pre-Laws Spend Summer Vacation?

Summer’s just around the corner, which, for the prelaw, means that you have plenty of time to beef up your law school application. If you’re taking the LSAT, you’ll be spending some time studying for the LSAT, though not all your time studying for the LSAT (despite what you may have been led to believe, vitamin D insufficiency does not automatically add ten points to your LSAT score). And if you’ve already taken the LSAT, you need to figure out what to do for the summer. Should you get a part-time gig at a law office, or should you do something unrelated to the law, so you can show admissions offices that you have outside interests?

For the most part, law school admissions is based on three components: your GPA, your LSAT score, and the “character and individuality” factor.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.27.15

A) Three gap year jobs that help prepare students for law school. Not to be confused with “three law school jobs that help students afford the Gap.” US News & World Report

B) A college senior writes about how to approach the “pre” part of pre-law. Ms. JD

C) It’s come to my attention that last week when I posted “Five Charts That Show You Should Apply to Law School This Year,” I didn’t link to the correct article. One million apologies. Here it is. Bloomberg

D) The world has a new highest-grossing law firm. Surprisingly, it’s not produced by Marvel. Inside Counsel

E) A CSI: style breakdown of Nicki Minaj’s appearance at a bar mitzvah. Grantland

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Logical Reasonings / 2.25.15

A) How LinkedIn can be useful to prelaws. Pen and Chisel

B) A top law school is overhauling its budget at the same time its dean is stepping down. Take it, Bowie! Above the Law

C) Elena Kagan cited Dr. Seuss in a Supreme Court decision today, possibly the reason Samuel Alito’s heart grew three sizes. Slate

D) Happy birthday, here’s a cake shaped like Saul Goodman. Legal Cheek

E) Parks and Recreation ended last night and now the world is a sadder place. Maybe this oral history of the show can help fill the void. Uproxx

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Logical Reasonings / 2.12.15

A) How can you prove your devotion when reapplying to a law school? Ivey Files

B) Prelaw students need to learn professionalism before law school. Ms. JD

C) This spectacularly long and winding legal brief – filled with gout, dead cats, and divorced house guests – is the legal equivalent of “my dog ate my homework.” Above the Law

D) ^That guy could use this advice on becoming a better writer as a lawyer. Lawyerist

E) The Onion hails Fifty Shade of Grey for avoiding Hollywood cliches…

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The Year in Prelaw News

We all know that the biggest news of 2014 was the return of French Toast Crunch. That announcement is exciting, to be sure, but don’t forget that 2014 brought some highlights in the world of law school applications as well. The year provided data galore – Employment data! Bar passage data! LSAT data! And, of course, it provided some pretty great memes too.

To refresh your memory, here’s a list of the biggest law school-related news of 2014:

The narrative to which we’ve become accustomed is that numbers in general are down, and 2014 was no exception to that rule. The number of law school applications dropped 8 percent from last year, totaling a decline of 37 percent since 2010.