Tag Archive: harvard

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Stanford and the LSAT part ways.

Troubled times in Newtown, PA. Troubled times, indeed. We brought you the news a couple of weeks ago that Harvard was opening the door equally to applicants with GRE scores as well as the traditional applicant with an LSAT score.

Well, Stanford did them one better in an announcement last night as everyone was going off to Friday night fun: Stanford will accept the GRE only. Here’s the first sentence of their press release.

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Harvard Law School moves forward on race. Hopefully.

The 2015-2016 saw Harvard Law School embroiled in some challenging debates over race and diversity. In the fall, portraits of tenured black faculty members in the main building were defaced with black tape, and in the spring semester an organization of students and faculty called Royall Must Fall led a movement to change the Harvard Law School crest, which had its origins in slavery.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.13.16

A. NFL legend Lynn Swann — a man who’s name is nearly 50% n’s — will take over as USC Athletics Director. The Los Angeles Times

B. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has slathered a bit of lipstick on a real pig of a law. USA Today

C. The Philly Cheesesteak just got a little tastier thanks to the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Mmmmm, cheesesteak. CBS News

D. In a bit of perhaps too-honest explanation, the Porcellian Club — a 225-year-old Harvard secret society — has explained that it can’t admit women because its members might not be able to restrain themselves from sexually assaulting female members. Say what? Mother Jones

E. And here are some very cool surrealist paintings by Polish artist Igor Morski. Bored Panda

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Celebrities Who Don’t Have a Law Degree (But Should)

Any idea what the brilliant Natalie Portman would be like as a lawyer? Perhaps Emma Watson? Maybe David Duchovny? With their degrees from some of the most prestigious universities (*cough * Harvard, Brown, and Yale *cough*) there’s no doubt they could all double as impressive legal professionals.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.9.15

A) Law Admissions Lowdown tracks some trends to watch in 2015. US News & World Report

B) Enter Above the Law‘s caption contest by celebrating the misery of a couple Stanford Law students…

C) The new Systemic Justice class at Harvard Laws aims to examine “common causes of injustice in history and ways to use law and activism to even the field.” Problems? In the justice system? Unheard of! Boston Globe

D) President Obama wants to eliminate the routine use of filibusters in the Senate. And I’d like to romance Kate Upton on the diamond beaches of Unicorn Village. I’m not sure which one’s more likely. Wall Street Journal

E) The twenty worst movies to watch with your parents. (Apart from the slideshow of their trip to Napa.) Mashable

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Logical Reasonings / 1.30.15

A) A new law school personal statement gets the jdMission treatment. Great analysis for those of you finalizing your application. jdMission

B) Apparently you don’t even need to meet a girl to get her number, if you go to Yale Law. Above the Law

C) One of the key advocates for law school transparency takes Harvard to task for not fully disclosing job numbers, among other problems. Harvard Law Record

D) If you haven’t seen this lawyer get arrested for doing her job yet, it’s pretty messed up. Above the Law

E) The winner of this Super Bowl snack bracket would also have won the What-I-Bought-For-Lunch-In-Middle-School-When-My-Parents-Thought-I-Was-Eating-Something-Of-Nutritional-Value bracket. Deadspin

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Logical Reasonings / 12.10.14

Here’s a gift guide for the law student in your life. (If the law student in your life is you, you’re out of luck.) Pen and Chisel

A UCLA law professor is under fire for a controversial (read: astoundingly insensitive) exam question. Above The Law

More students are pushing for law schools to delay their final exams. Wall Street Journal

A Harvard business profressor and law school grad flipped out on a Chinese restaurant (and got the law wrong in the process). Slate

22 pictures that prove the future is now. Some of these are mindblowing. (But it won’t really be the future until your mind can get literally blown, and then reconstructed.) Buzzfeed

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Logical Reasonings / 12.9.14

Which elite law schools are conservative and which are liberal? Fivethirtyeight

How law professors can help out failing schools. I can’t imagine every prof would be excited about taking out the trash, but then again when I had to do it to get my allowance I sucked it up and (usually) did. Above The Law

One grand jury protest is taking place on the portraits of Harvard Law School professors. ABC News

Portland is suing Uber to halt operations. Sorry, industrious hipsters with an ironic tandem bicycles. Wall Street Journal

Grumpy Cat has earned $100 million. The world is a horrible place. Hollywood Reporter

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Logical Reasonings / 10.16.14

The net cost of law school has remained flat since 2010, and could start dropping. Huzzah! National Jurist

Should you stay in law school if you don’t want to be a lawyer? Click here to read a bunch of different versions of “probably not.” Reddit

28 Harvard Law profs blast the school’s new sexual assault procedures. ABA Journal

America’s worst colleges. A fun and depressing list. Funpressing? Washington Montly

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly clash over white privilege. MIDDLE AGED WHITE MEN TO YOUR BATTLE STATIONS! HuffPo

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Logical Reasonings / 9.23.14

Oh hai gurl! Ms. JD is looking for its next Writers In Residence. Ms. JD

How morally conscious Harvard law students talk themselves into biglaw. Above The Law

The head of a major university says higher ed must improve. My unrelated plan…
Step 1: Improve.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: PROFIT!
US News & World Report

A new, impenetrable barrier to prevent fence jumpers at the White House. Wait, is impenetrable one of those words that means the opposite of what you think it does? Slate

Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper pledged to cut soda calories by 20%. So now they’ll only make you sorta obese. Huffington Post