A) The legal job market is still looking grim. Especially in California. Sacramento Bee.
B) If there’s one thing that looks bad on your law school résumé, it’s bird beheadings. LA Times.
C) Ah, the eternal question remains: Does yoga belong in schools? Huffington Post.
D) A judge in Illinois was charged with possession of heroin. At least he’s not the mayor. USA Today.
E) You won’t wish you were at Cannes if you saw what other movies are debuting there. Guardian.
Consider this the sequel to Monday’s LSAT blog post. Or at least, its gritty reboot.
Over on the Blueprint LSAT Prep Facebook page, we are running a new contest that involves posting a quote from a law-related film and having our followers guess which movie it’s from. Originally, we gave away a $50 discount off a summer Blueprint online LSAT course or $100 off our summer live LSAT class to the first person to comment with the correct answer. After some thought, we’ve decided to open things up to give more people a chance to win. Here’s the update:
After we post the quote on the Blueprint LSAT Prep Facebook page, followers will have a set amount of time to comment with the movie title.
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May 23, 2013 - 6:57 pm - By Hank
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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.
The Harvard Crimson, amongst others, has recently sought to once again cast doubt upon the utility of the Socratic method in law school. Among the reasons for this doubt is the fact that the Socratic method seems to decrease female participation in class. While this may be the case, I agreed with Above the Law that the Socratic Method can be intimidating across the board and that focusing on gender seems misguided at best.
Cold-calling and putting students on the spot with difficult follow-up questions is not a wholly ineffective means of legal training. For those who plan to pursue trial or appellate work, thinking on one’s feet in the face of authority can be a valuable skill. If it is a professor’s aim to hone this skill in class, then by all means continue on with the Socratic method.
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May 22, 2013 - 6:27 pm - By Alex Davis
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A) Fewer people are interested in law school. Not if law schools have anything to say about it. Above the Law.
B) Meanwhile, one law school is giving rejected applicants a second chance. National Law Journal.
C) Word to the wise: don’t tweet about that hit-and-run you just committed. Yahoo!.
D) Michelle Obama may have dated the IRS’ top watchdog in law school. Wait’ll Fox News hears about this. Daily Caller.
E) Enough with all the believable crap you’ve heard today. Here’s some unbelievable goodness. Digg.
May 22, 2013 - 3:50 pm - By Hank
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