Logical Reasonings / 12.19.14

A) In the wake of historically low enrollment numbers, it seems fair to ask “Why aren’t law schools changing?” Above The Law

B) Speaking of historically low enrollment, Associate’s Mind goes in depth on the recently released numbers. Associate’s Mind

C) Dr. Dre gave holiday bonuses to everyone at his longtime law firm. I sense a branding opportunity here: Treats by Dre. ABA Journal

D) Nebraska and Oklahoma are suing Colorado over pot legalization, and it’s really harshing my mellow. Wall Street Journal

E) Ayn Rand reviews children’s movies. Need I say more? The New Yorker

Dec 19, 2014 - 1:59 pm - By Greg Nix
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The LSAT Prep Christmas List

~All I want for Christmas is my No. 2, sharp pencil.~

Right? Something like that?

What a thing to be studying for the LSAT over the holidays. Remember when this time of year was simple? When you anxiously awaited the arrival of Santa, instead of anxiously awaited a random Sunday in February?

But you can still get in the holiday spirit, even as you stress about the February exam. Take your Christmas list, for example. Instead of asking for Tiffany & Co., you could write Santa for a, uh… more practical kind of jewelry.

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Dec 18, 2014 - 6:16 pm - By Robert Seaney
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Logical Reasonings / 12.18.14

A) This essay written by a 3L looking back on her first-year law school self is a must read, and not just because she’s charmingly Austrailian. Survive Law

B) Some profs are dropping discussions of rape law from their criminal law classes due to complaints from sensitive students. ABA Journal

C) If the above story seems crazy to you because rape is a crime, you’re not alone. Above The Law

D) The lead guitarist from Blind Melon is now a legal associate with his JD from a T14 law school. Life is pretty strange, indeed. Wall Street Journal

E) Tonight is the last episode of The Colbert Report. Mourn with sixteen clips of him (hilariously) breaking character. Vulture

Dec 18, 2014 - 2:02 pm - By Greg Nix
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December LSAT: Final Summary

The deadline to cancel your December LSAT scores has passed, so if you took the test and haven’t canceled, you’re in for the long haul until scores are released. Much of the discussion in the week after the test centered on questions about canceling scores, so now that those discussions are out of the way, let’s take a more in-depth look at the test.

Often after an administration of the LSAT, there will be a lot of chatter focusing around one particularly difficult Logic Game or Reading Comprehension passage. That wasn’t quite the case for this particular test. This doesn’t mean that the test was easy, but it does generally indicate that there was nothing terribly unusual on any of the sections.

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Dec 17, 2014 - 6:40 pm - By Laura Santoski
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Logical Reasonings / 12.17.14

A) The big news of the day is the effort to normalize relations between the US and Cuba, and this White House fact sheet summarizes things nicely. WhiteHouse.gov

B) The ten best states for paying back your law school debt. States to live in, that is. The best state of being is probably “profitable.” Huffington Post

C) Established lawyers are looking down their noses at recent grads. Above The Law

D) A new model analyzing tidal patterns shows there’s a chance that three famed Alcatraz escapees could have possibly survived their attempt. Unforunately, it doesn’t analyze HOW COOL ESCAPING FROM ALCATRAZ IS. Washington Post

E) This dog was able to run for the first time in his life thanks to 3D printed prosthetic legs. Let this grow your heart, all you Grinches out there. The Dodo

Dec 17, 2014 - 12:59 pm - By Greg Nix
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