A) At least one New York Times reporter is still not a huge fan of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas. The New York Times
B) But on the other hand, some people weren’t such big fans of the NYT’s article. Above the Law
C) James Woods is trying to sue an anonymous Twitter user for $10 million for writing mean tweets about him. Hollywood Reporter
D) In North Dakota, police can now use drones to shoot beanbags. Wait, what? Ars Technica
E) Sometimes, bears just want to splash around in a swimming pool too, you know? WHDH
Five years ago, LSAC rolled out an evaluation service. Evaluations are like letters of recommendations—those who know you judge your personal capabilities based on what they have seen of you—but in quantified form. There are questions within categories such as intellectual skill and task management, and, for each question, evaluators must select from the same answer choices: Below Average (Bottom 50%), Average (Top 50%), Good (Top 25%), Very Good (Top 10%), Excellent (Top 5%), Truly Exceptional (Top 1–2%), and Inadequate Opportunity to Judge. Evaluators also had space in each category (up to 750 characters) to make comments.
Back then, three schools required evaluations: Albany Law School, University of Detroit Mercy, and University of Montana.
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It’s job season for rising 2Ls. It’s a stressful time for pretty much anyone. But, I’ve been hearing a lot of hilarious stories, so I’m going to share some with you.
The Ronald Reagan Library
I was interviewing with a big firm in the City. They’re known for being especially left leaning in an industry that’s itself very liberal to begin with. So I walk into a partner’s office for my second interview of the day, and there’s presidential memorabilia everywhere. Pez dispensers, bobble heads, buttons, and a huge map marked with what are probably the birthplaces of US presidents.
She asks me, “So, where’re you from?” I tell her I’m from this small town in California.
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Aug 28, 2015 - 10:01 am - By Yuko Sin
Tags: interviews, law school, law school life, Legal Jobs
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