Tag Archive: Harvard Law School

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Logical Reasonings / 3.14.16

A. It’s Pi Day 2016! Have you hugged your favorite non-repeating, non-terminating decimal today? NPR

B. After weeks of unrest and debate, Harvard Law School has decided to drop its seal, which celebrates a slaveholding family. Progress! Patch

C. North Carolina officials are considering charging Donald J. Trump with incitement after one of his supporters sucker punched a protestor. Think Progress

D. Paramount and CBS are suing a group making an unauthorized, fan-funded Star Trek movie. We say to those entertainment behemoths, “Live short, and suffer.” CNBC

E. Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he’s withdrawing most Russian forces from Syria. Putin was quoted as saying, “We won! No questions, please.” Reuters

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Slavery and Symbolism at Harvard Law School

As you may have seen in coverage from The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law School is considering changing its seal. In a social climate laden with cheeky editorials about excessive PC culture on college campuses – or, for that matter, in an election dominated by The Donald – it comes

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Logical Reasonings / 2.19.16

A. An Illinois voter has brought a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Rafael “Canadian Ted” Cruz to run for the highest office in the land. Sucks to be Ted, eh hoser? CNN

B. Kris Jenner is worried that Kanye is damaging the Kardashian brand. In relevant analogy news, she’s also worried that adding tires to that dumpster fire over there is going to make it smell bad. Reality TV World

C. The Justice Dept. has called Apple’s refusal to unlock an iPhone in connection with its investigation into the San Bernardino terror attacks is a “marketing strategy.” Steve Jobs must be so proud. From hell. The New York Times

D. Harvard Law School is suing Washington state over its Medicaid drug practices. Yes, you are correct when you note that Harvard Law School is nowhere near Washington State. Boston Business Journal

E. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart will host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. We hope that The Rock wears Kevin Hart in a Baby Bjorn for the entire show. The Los Angeles Times

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Chik-Fil-A School-of-Law

Banker Sandy Weill recently withdrew the generous donation he’d made, out of the goodness of his altruistic little billionaire heart, to Paul Smith College after he learned that the school could not change it’s name to Weill-Smith College. Not wanting to find himself similarly disappointed, Charles Widger, a successful hedge fund manager, explicitly stipulated that Villanova Law School should become the Villanova Charles Widger School of Law in exchange for his $25 million donation.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.25.16

A. Three scary dudes (think murder, torture, and kidnapping) escaped from Men’s Central Jail in Orange County, California. The escape included cutting through rebar. Looks like all the jail guards need to be sacked. L.A. Times
B. Remember that Mizzou professor that said she needed “some muscle” to deal with journalists documenting campus protests? She’s been charged with assault for grabbing a journalist’s camera. USA Today
C. Harvard Law School has closed an investigation into what they deemed a hate crime – someone placed black tape over the portraits of many black faculty members – without naming a suspect. The Daily Caller
D. Former employees are suing Disney, alleging that the company replaced them illegally with lower wage workers brought in from other countries. The New York Times
E. The first voting for the 2016 election is just a week away! Ack! The Hill

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Logical Reasonings / 11.24.15

A. Now you can play all the video games at once. Thank you science guys. IFL Science
B. A hearing tomorrow could decide whether your fantasy football league goes to jail. Forbes
C. A case of vandalism at Harvard Law School is being investigated as a hate crime. The Harvard Crimson
D. Do you trust US News & World Report to give you LSAT advice? We’ll let you decide. USNRW
E. The ACLU is suing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for refusing state benefits to Syrian refugees. Talking Points Memo

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Logical Reasonings / 5.29.14

A) As if having Mindy Kaling as your commencement speaker wasn’t cool enough, now Harvard Law School grads have pie charts. BostInno.

B) This season’s Bachelorette is finding love…with her law degree. Above the Law.

C) A good way to get rid of your law office: house a fugitive. ABA Journal.

D) No movie is as scary as what these folks must’ve felt when the glass floor at the top of the Willis Tower cracked. Washington Times.

E) Yep, 50 Cent’s first pitch was officially the worst ever. Washington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.23.14

A) Cheer up. The legal job market is improving. National Jurist.

B) There used to be a time when no one would question going to Harvard Law School. Kids these days. Above the Law.

C) The FCC is considering a net neutrality fast lane…whatever that means. New York Times.

D) Everyone has an opinion on the Second Amendment. Here’s the First Amendment’s take. Washington Post.

E) Happy 450th birthday, William Shakespeare! Thanks for these 13 gifts. Business Insider.

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#TBT: The Best Law School Commencement Speech Ever

On May 13, 2007, Charlie Munger gave a memorable keynote speech at USC Law School’s commencement ceremony. While he is especially well known for his work as an investor and longtime associate of Warren Buffet, Munger began his career as a lawyer, graduating from Harvard Law School in 1948.

However, Munger did not deliver the typical go-get-‘em oratory packed with inspiration and lofty ideals of justice. Instead he offered up the most practical and realistic advice he could distill after 83 years of living. What is perhaps most striking and refreshing about his speech is the simplicity of the values and practices that he found indispensable to a successful life.

Here are a few highlights:

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Logical Reasonings / 4.4.14

A) As of now, law schools are the only place to learn about law. Maybe that ought to change. Huffington Post.

B) Brooklyn Law School is having a sale…on tuition. Above the Law.

C) Well, this is a relief. Harvard Law School’s “human skin” book isn’t really bound by someone’s epidermis. Gawker.

D) There’s already a front-runner to replace David Letterman. Huffington Post.

E) A boss with the body of a baby. How does SNL do it? NBC.