Tag Archive: students

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The People You Meet In Law School

Law school is a lot like high-school. There are lockers, people carry backpacks, and everyone knows about everyone else’s business. We all know that high-school has certain defined social groups (see “The Breakfast Club”). This post is going to discuss the types of people that you meet at law school, both good and bad.

Now, we all know the classic variety of law students — the “gunners.” These are the students who stay late after class to talk to the professor, raise their hand for every volunteer question (and, evil of all evils, ask questions in the last two minutes), and brag about spending every waking moment in the library studying.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.22.15

A) Sorry Facebook, but hand all of it over. WSJ

B) #lawlibpickuplines – ’nuff said. Above The Law

C) Writing is a big thing for prelaws. Here are some resources to help you improve that skill. Pen and Chisel Blog

D) Law students make great pageant contestants. We ain’t mad. Above The Law

E) Who doesn’t love puppies? BuzzFeed

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Logical Reasonings / 6.12.15

A) Three things that law students can learn from chess champion Garry Kasparov. (Besides what it’s like to lose to a supercomputer.) Above the Law

B) The ABA is meeting to discuss whether law students should get school credit for paid externships, among other things. National Law Journal

C) Salon has some suggestions for how to fix what’s broken in the law profession. And they think a lot is broken.

D) The Pope is setting up a special court at the Vatican to address the mishandling of sexual abuse cases. Wall Street Journal

E) Robots aren’t any better at predicting Supreme Court decisions than humans. Sorry, Terminators — better luck next time. FiveThirtyEight

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Logical Reasonings / 4.16.15

A) More law students are failing the bar exam than ever before, and the explanation might not be pretty. Bloomberg

B) How is law school like the Chillow? Apart from both being super chill, obvs. Forbes

C) I guess it’s not surprising that a magazine called Entrepreneur thinks law school should teach entrepreneurship.

D) Gun sales are down. Hooray!* Wall Street Journal

E) 10 genius recipes. Nothin’ fancy, just good food. Food52

*Please don’t hunt me down, gun owners.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.19.15

A) 8 life hacks for law school students. Barrister on a Budget

B) Uh oh, troubled law school is offering buyouts to tenured professors– OH NO! THAT’S INFILAW’S ENTRANCE MUSIC! Above the Law

C) A Harvard study says which law school classes are most useful when you start your legal career. LawSchooli

D) Can President Obama ignore the Supreme Court if they rule against Obamacare? Wall Street Journal

E) Relive what the world was like #BeforeTwitter. @Midnight

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Logical Reasonings / 12.10.14

Here’s a gift guide for the law student in your life. (If the law student in your life is you, you’re out of luck.) Pen and Chisel

A UCLA law professor is under fire for a controversial (read: astoundingly insensitive) exam question. Above The Law

More students are pushing for law schools to delay their final exams. Wall Street Journal

A Harvard business profressor and law school grad flipped out on a Chinese restaurant (and got the law wrong in the process). Slate

22 pictures that prove the future is now. Some of these are mindblowing. (But it won’t really be the future until your mind can get literally blown, and then reconstructed.) Buzzfeed

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Logical Reasonings / 10.2.14

Don’t be afraid to ask for help in law school. About.com

The pros and cons of taking time off before law school. Pro: Backpack through Europe? Con: Be that guy who backpacked through Europe. Law School Lowdown

Imagine a world without student loans. Dear God… it’s beautiful. US News & World Report

Behind bars, law students find their first clients. Harvard Law Record

The first trailer for the new Pixar movie is here, and the internet loves it. (So do I.) io9

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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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Studying with Victoria: Counting down to the October LSAT

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m trying to avoid looking at anything that has the date on it. Sometimes this is problematic, like when I’m trying to write the date on my notes and I can’t remember what it is. October 9th is coming up a little too fast for my tortoise-like preferences and I’m caught between wanting it to be test day already so I can just get the darn thing out of the way (like ripping off a band-aid) and trying to come up with scenarios in which I steal the TARDIS and/or Hermione Granger’s time-turner. Apparently the only time machines I can think of are British. If my life were an internet meme, it would look like an adorable puppy with sad eyes and a caption written in Impact font reading “PLZ CAN I HAS MOAR STUDY TIME?!!1!”