Tag Archive: student loan debt

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Logical Reasonings / 9.30.14

How to get started on your law school personal statement. Pen and Chisel

Despite the risks of student loan debt, students continue to enroll in law school. New York Observer

Hey, did I just write something about risks of student loan debt? Here’s an eye-opening horror story. Above The Law

Well, this seems like a good time to brush up on some scholarship opportunities available to law students. US News & World Report

7 famous dogs from the 90’s that are definitely dead. ClickHole

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Logical Reasonings / 9.18.14

Some great tips on minimizing your student loan debt. Ms. JD

Is it a good decision to go to law school if you don’t want to be a lawyer? “It depends.” Student Appeal

What part of your personality steps forward as a lawyer? I bet it’s the “lawyer-y” part. Above the Law

A BUSINESS ONESIE?! Yes, a business onesie. Lawyerist

13 XTREME businesses that are in no way extreme. College Humor

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Logical Reasonings / 7.3.14

A) A judge who got in a fistfight with a defendant has returned to the bench after a month of paid leave. ABA Journal.

B) The Faculty Lounge has ranked law schools based on LSAT scores and employment data. The results? Surprisingly similar to the USNWR rankings. The Faculty Lounge.

C) Could the Hobby Lobby decision open the door to student loan forgiveness? TylerCoulson.com.

D) According to a recent report, LSAT test-takers generally do better on their second try than on their first or third. US News.

E) And the latest in intergalactic news: “Supreme Court Rules JCPenney Allowed to Sacrifice Employees to Appease Cthulhu.” Moonmont Chronicle.

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Obama’s 2-Year Law School Proposal May Not Be Necessary

Lately, much has been made about the high cost of legal education. Many law school graduates are being greeted with a difficult job market and a mountain of student loan debt. One proposed solution to the issue of cost has been the elimination of a year of law school. The rationale is twofold. Firstly, most law students would likely tell you that they did as little as possible during their 3L years. Secondly, by lopping off a third of law school, you would also lop off a year’s worth of tuition.

Well now President Obama has gotten in on the action, suggesting that law schools look into the elimination of the 3L year. The reactions have been mixed. As far as the potential efficacy of this approach to cost reduction, I can speak only to my own experience as a law student.


Logical Reasonings / 8.7.13

A) The University of California is about to give away its research for free. Take that, Sallie Mae! Tech Crunch.

B) IBR plans can help you pay off student loans. Don’t know what that is? You’re not alone. Business Week.

C) A beauty pageant winner in Utah was arrested after throwing bombs out of a car. She’s been charged with one count of Monopoly and one count of Mario Kart. CNN.

D) A New York man was arrested after trying to sell his girlfriend’s baby online for $100. That’s definitely going to damage his seller rating. Yahoo! News.

E) Kids aren’t so bad. At least, not these 17. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.24.13

A) Yesterday, a lot of suggestions were thrown around regarding how to fix law schools. Here’s the real solution(?). New Republic.

B) Even lawyers are living with their parents to save dough. ABA Journal.

C) Whoa, the Senate did something! And it’s about student loans! CNN.

D) Female lawyers have the spotlight in Detroit’s bankruptcy case. Detroit Free Press.

E) The following 10 words are among the most overused in the English language. What a travesty. Hello Giggles.

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Advice on Advice: Where to Get Info on Law School Loans

I’ve previously discussed law school debt on the LSAT blog from the viewpoint of those who have already taken it out and are living with the consequences, in a vain attempt to convince a few of you that it’s not the best idea. So go back and read those, if you haven’t already.

Done? Good.

If you’re still set on financing law school with student loans (and I’m sure 99% of those who are reading this are in that boat), it’s important to be well-informed as to what you’re signing up for. The above links will show you what life’s like living under that much debt, but it doesn’t give you a lot of information about the nuts-and-bolts of the process.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.1.13

A) LSAC released June LSAT scores four days early! BuzzFeed.

B) Due to shrinking law school application numbers, some schools (like Seton Hall) are having to cut staff. Above the Law.

C) Congress did nothing to stop student loan rates from doubling starting today. Here’s what it means for you. CNBC.

D) Now seems like a good a time as any to ask, “Is the Supreme Court a majoritarian institution?” Balkinization.

E) This is either the worst news graphic ever, or the best. Either way, I’m hungry for tires. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.28.13

A) A Rep. from Kansas says the Supreme Court justices couldn’t pass law school. He then failed a middle school math test. Salon.

B) Not so fast with that RIP Nelson Mandela post, University of Maryland Law School. Above the Law.

C) That actress who allegedly sent ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg has been indicted. CNN.

D) Student loan rates are set to increase next week. Unless the Senate acts fast. Huffington Post.

E) Too bad Aaron Hernandez is in jail. He’d really enjoy these infographics ranking NFL teams by their player arrests. Imgur.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.23.13

A) In your first year of law school, don’t mess around. You’ll thank yourself later when you crush the bar exam. US News and World Report.

B) Newest item on the menu at UChicago’s Law School Cafe: mouse droppings. Above the Law.

C) Sometimes it can take as long to fight your student loans as it would to pay them off. Wall Street Journal.

D) As if being analyzed on our LSAT blog wasn’t enough, Charles Ramsey is now being rewarded with a lifetime supply of free burgers. USA Today.

E) Now that we know it’s pronounced “jif,” let’s take a look at someone who knows how to make a good .GIF. My Modern Met.