Logical Reasonings / 3.26.15

A) 9 tips for applying to law school as an underrepresented minority. US News & World Report

B) Strong writers have no excuse for picking a weak law school personal statement topic. jdMission

C) One law student applied for a clerkship in a federal court that doesn’t exist, and the internet put her on blast. Oopsie. Above the Law

D) Russia wants to build a highway from London to New York. Yes, a highway. This song seems appropriate. CNN

E) R.I.P. Kim Kardashian… ‘s platinum blonde hair. Entertainment Tonight

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:58 pm - By Greg Nix
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LSAT Instructor: The Second Semester Blues

J. Peterman: Bad news, people. Peggy is home sick.
Elaine: Oh, please.
J. Peterman: She’s stuffed up, achy, and suffering from intense malaise.
Elaine: Oh, come on, we all have intense malaise. Right?

Second semester of 1L is notoriously rough.

January.

You get your first semester’s grades. Back in November, a professor pointed out that none of us were used to being B students, but a fair chunk of us would become B students. The curve demands Bs, and a lot of ‘em. Even if you beat the curve, you’re bummed for your friends that didn’t, but deserved to.

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Mar 25, 2015 - 6:40 pm - By Yuko Sin
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Logical Reasonings / 3.25.15

A) Which law schools got the most applications last year? I’m glad you asked. Above the Law

B) Ms. JD recently held their seventh annual conference aimed at increasing gender equality in the legal profession. Check out the recap from Eileen Conner.

C) Law School Toolbox on how to get comfortable before your first semester of law school. This is all good advice, but isn’t the real answer just SuperCouch?

D) Less than a year after his return from Taliban custody, Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl faces court martial and life in prison. Wall Street Journal

E) Tom Cruise clinging to things is the hip, new meme. Uproxx

Mar 25, 2015 - 2:20 pm - By Greg Nix
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Is the LSAT Bouncing Back?

LSAC recently released data about the February LSAT, and the number of people who took the February exam increased by 4.4% (as compared to the number of test-takers in February 2014) — one of the biggest percentage increases in years.

This isn’t the only increase we’ve seen recently – in February 2014, the percentage of test-takers increased by 1.1% over the previous February test, and the percentage of people who took the December 2014 LSAT increased by 0.8% relative to December 2013. The jump in February test-takers is significant mainly because it’s so much larger than those other increases. It’s also worth noting that this is the first time in over five years that the number of test-takers has increased in two consecutive test administrations.

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Mar 24, 2015 - 6:01 pm - By Laura Santoski
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Logical Reasonings / 3.24.15

A) US News & World Report thinks one reader shouldn’t take the LSAT for a third time, but your circumstances may differ.

B) This list of the country’s most expensive law schools includes five schools in the T14 and TWO SCHOOLS THAT ARE UNRANKED?!?!?! Above the Law

C) Choose a law school using ABA data and statistics (aka not rankings). Prelaw Guru

D) Taylor Swift called out the Princeton Review for misquoting her. Ya got burnt, PRev. Billboard

E) A new nonstick coating could save waste, help industry, and, most important, looks coooooool. New York Times

Mar 24, 2015 - 2:30 pm - By Greg Nix
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