Logical Reasonings / 7.2.15

A) Above the Law’s take on Bloomberg’s “Top 10 Most Underrated Law Schools.” (Hint: They don’t like it.) Above the Law

B) Stanford announced that tuition will be free to anyone from families that makes less than $125,000 per year. If only law schools would follow suit! Second Nexus

C) The Justice Department is investigating whether airlines colluded to keep flights full and ticket prices high. Ouch. The New York Times

D) Are you sick of hearing about the Duggars yet? Well, too bad, because it was just announced that one of the victims of Josh Duggar’s molestation is suing him. Buckle your seatbelts, everyone. InTouch Weekly

E) Just in time for the long weekend, The Atlantic investigates day drinking and concludes that low-alcohol beer is the best choice for drinking all day. Bottoms up! The Atlantic

Jul 2, 2015 - 2:41 pm - By Greg Nix
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June 2015 LSAT Scores Released

Yesterday was a big day in LSAT World, as the scores for the June 2015 LSAT were released late in the day.

Here’s how the curve broke down:
-10 for a 170
-26 for a 160
-44 for a 150

This means that you could’ve missed 10 questions and gotten a 170, and so on and so forth. Also of note is the fact that it was not possible to get a 179, 175, or a 122 on this exam.

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Jul 2, 2015 - 7:04 am - By Laura Santoski
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What Do Millennials Really Want?

I’ve got an unfortunate bit of news for you prestige-hounds in the audience: The palatial “corner office” may be on its way out. While this is surely a source of chagrin for baby-boomer lawyers nation-wide, Nixon Peabody’s DC offices are confident it will be a boon for millennials.

That seems to be the target of a vast new office design campaign taking hold in major cities throughout the country. Perhaps in imitation of California’s start-up culture, many firms are opting to throw out the classic model of imposing marble reception desks with modest associate setups and coruscating , large-windowed, partner offices. In its place is a more democratic, open, and communal office environment focused on equity and collaboration. In the case of Nixon Peabody, the aesthetic is completed with a massive wall of television sets, which fill the quixotic millennial’s bright, wide eyes all day long with tales of the firm’s pro bono beneficence.

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Jul 1, 2015 - 6:25 pm - By Robert Seaney
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Logical Reasonings / 7.1.15

A) A jury ruled that the former University of Iowa Law dean didn’t politically discriminate when she said “no thanks” to a conservative who wanted to join the faculty. ABC

B) Here are the “10 most underrated law schools” based on an alternative ranking system developed by a law professor, as compared to USNWR. Campbell Class of 2019? Bloomberg

C) The California legislature has been busy lately. Today, a law takes effect that guarantees paid sick leave to all full-time and part-time employees. USA Today

D) A study found that most major law firms don’t give very much money to support legal aid. Too busy redesigning their offices, presumably. The New York Times

E) Tonight, Venus and Jupiter will appear closer together than they have in almost a decade. National Geographic

Jul 1, 2015 - 11:57 am - By Greg Nix
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Cliffs Notes: Supreme Court Edition

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last week (or have somehow managed to avoid social media completely), you might not know that the Supreme Court has made some extremely important decisions. Or, perhaps you’ve been inundated with countless, unsolicited opinions on those decisions. Worry not about sounding uninformed in front of your friends, because we’ll give you a quick summary of a few of the Supreme Court’s recent rulings.

First and foremost, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Court determined that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right protected under the Fourteenth Amendment. I would feel remiss in not including the following passage from the majority opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy:

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Jun 30, 2015 - 6:41 pm - By Philip Mayer
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