Logical Reasonings / 8.29.14

Can iterative learning help you through law school? If this were an iterative blog, I would write that same sentence again. Above The Law

‘Practice-ready’ matters to young lawyers as much as law firms. Wall Street Journal

Will American University sue drop outs who were on scholarship? Lawyers, Guns & Money

Anna Ivey’s 15 law school recommendation tips. I’ll add #16: Feeling cranky? Eat a snack… wait, that’s a pre-school tip. Ivey Files

Miley Cyrus and Beyonce as Shakespearean sonnets. If truly you did wish to win my hand, you should have graced it with a wedding band. Slate

Aug 29, 2014 - 12:52 pm - By Greg Nix
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3 Ways To Make Your Law School Application Stand Out

Every outstanding law school application package has a common quality: extreme thoughtfulness. Nothing is submitted haphazardly – everything has a purpose, and everything adds something new to the law school admission committee’s understanding of your experiences and perspective.

Here are three places where you can concentrate your efforts:

1. The law school personal statement is your best opportunity to shine. It allows you to add context to your experiences, to draw a thread through your activities and decisions, and to show growth and focus. This is your best possible interview because you get to pick each word in advance – what an opportunity!

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Aug 28, 2014 - 6:55 pm - By Contributing Writer
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Logical Reasonings / 8.28.14

Is it time to stop telling people “don’t go to law school?” Lawyerist

A helpful guide to law school scholarship opportunities for minorities. Get get get get get get that paper. Ms. JD

The managing partner of a major law firm embezzled $30 million. Well, that’s one way to get get get get get get that paper, I suppose. Above The Law

An appeals court overturned 16 Amish beard cutting criminal convictions. More impressive, the court overturned them all without a single volt of electricity. NPR

Unpopular Police Officer Thinking About Committing Racially Motivated Offense For A Little Support. The Onion

Aug 28, 2014 - 12:42 pm - By Greg Nix
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Maximizing the Last Month of LSAT Preparation

It’s the final countdown (until the September LSAT). With just one month of study time remaining as of today, now is a great time for students to take stock of their progress and evaluate the best ways to proceed with their studies.

Where You Should Be
When I took the LSAT, I carefully kept up with my Blueprint course and saw some improvements fairly early on, but I was never sure if I was improving quickly enough. In retrospect, here’s what I would’ve told myself one month out from the exam to calm my nerves:

First off, don’t worry too much about performances on practice tests. You should see your biggest improvements in the final two weeks before the exam. If you’re not where you want to be at this juncture, you can use that as motivation to study harder, but don’t let yourself panic.

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Aug 27, 2014 - 6:02 pm - By Philip Mayer
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Logical Reasonings / 8.27.14

Undergrad class choices matter on law school applications? So much for my Rhythmic Gymnastics minor. US News

Why law school rankings matter more than for other programs. T14 or bust! Forbes

Law school in Canada is much different. Above The Law

Who’s who in the trail of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell. All very interesting, but my question is “Who are they wearing?” Wall Street Journal

The best of Lionel Hutz, Attorney at Law. Works on contingency? No, money down! Above The Law

Aug 27, 2014 - 12:45 pm - By Greg Nix
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