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    Bar Exams, Law Schools

    Washington D.C. Adopts Uniform Bar Exam

    D.C. is the 20th jurisdiction to adopt the UBE.

    9 Comments / / Feb 9, 2016 at 5:31 PM
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    Bar Exams

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    / Feb 5, 2016 at 12:38 PM
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    Bar Exams

    Having trouble getting enough MBE questions right?

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    Bar Exams

    HAVING TROUBLE MAKING SENSE OF YOUR BAR REVIEW COURSE?

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    / Feb 5, 2016 at 12:24 PM
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    Bar Exams, Law Professors, Law Schools

    The Trouble With Bar Results

    Finger-pointing at the bar exam taker and law school is fun, but we need a deeper understanding of where the problems lie.

    / Jan 12, 2016 at 3:16 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.04.16

    * Guess what? Science says political incorrectness is an insincere sham. Sounds about right to me. [The Denver Post]

    * How are Law and Order: SVU and law school exams the same? The both desperately try to wedge current events into their same old, boring fact patterns. In related news, expect both to soon feature the issue of spousal privilege when the wife of a celebrity accused of rape is forced to give testimony against him. [The Guardian]

    * Can the Netflix show Making a Murderer actually lead to a pardon? Probably not, but it’ll make you feel better about the binge watching you did over the holidays. [Time]

    * This is why China’s new counterterrorism law is terrifying for tech companies doing business there. [Slate]

    * The ABA has released the full, school-by-school bar passage rates for 2014. Which school was the best? More interestingly, which was the worst? [Bar Exam Stats]

    * Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York State Court of Appeals is retiring. He took a larger view of the law, where getting justice was not about money. [Guile Is Good]

    29 Comments / / Jan 4, 2016 at 5:04 PM
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    Bar Exams

    Retaking The Bar Exam This February? Read This!

    For July 2015, all first time New York bar exam takers had a 70% pass rate. All test takers (first time plus repeat takers) combined for just a 61% pass rate. So clearly repeat takers had a much lower pass rate than did their peers taking the exam for the first time. What this does […]

    / Dec 3, 2015 at 11:29 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.30.15

    * Delaware bucks the trend of declining bar passage rates! Not such good news for Ohio. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * Yeah, you’ve got tax law to blame for the terrible Star Wars prequels. [Federal Tax Blog]

    * A second juror in the Sheldon Silver case tries to get out of jury deliberations. Judge denies it, the juror will do their “best or whatever.” [Wall Street Journal]

    * The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court just named 5 attorneys as public advocates. Get the scoop on who they really are. [Ars Technica]

    * Ayelette Robinson, a former corporate lawyer turned actress, is featured on a new podcast. [Hsu Untied]

    * You wanna fix the problem of chronic overwork, stress, and dissatisfaction in Biglaw? Then LEAVE. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    16 Comments / / Nov 30, 2015 at 5:17 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.23.15

    * There is life after a failed bar exam. Here’s how to make it through. [The Anxious Lawyer]

    * Get the full breakdown of the results of the California bar exam. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * “Mayor of Roanoke not racist, says Mayor of Roanoke,” and really, do you need a better source than that? [Lawyers, Guns and Money]

    * Ugh, the discovery of employee text messages — it’s gonna get messy. [Law and More]

    * Get some *free* CLE credit for an online session on legal project management. [Practical Law]

    * It sucks, but being too busy really does make you better at your job. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    32 Comments / / Nov 23, 2015 at 5:47 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 11.17.15

    * A true model of what political discourse should look like in this country: West Point cadets and Bard College students squared off in a debate over individuals’ right to privacy over national security concerns. [Huffington Post]

    * The debate over bail reform in New York gets real, and some judges get angry. [Wise Law NY]

    * Oof! Which Massachusetts law school saw a 14% drop in its bar passage rate? And other trends from the latest states to release its bar exam results. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * Lawyers fighting the good fight, and standing up for your right to wear a pasta strainer over your head in your driver’s license photo. [Boston Globe]

    * So it looks like the Supreme Court will be revisiting the reproductive choice rights set forth in Roe, but how did we get here? [RH Reality Check]

    * Tom Hanks plays a lawyer that can predict the future. [Guile is Good]

    34 Comments / / Nov 17, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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    Bar Exams, Biglaw, Law Schools

    Are Lawyers Getting Dumber? The Question May Matter More Than The Answer

    A great way to fight this narrative is to create a distance between the minority of law schools engaged in unethical admissions and retention practices and everyone else.

    17 Comments / / Nov 6, 2015 at 3:29 PM
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    Bar Exams, Law Schools

    Bar Exam Failure Rates: The Worst Is Yet to Come

    To keep money flowing, many schools dramatically lowered admissions standards beyond any acceptable standard.

    28 Comments / / Nov 3, 2015 at 4:32 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 11.02.15

    * An amazing look at the exact way lawyers should NOT handle cleaning up their reputation after a PR snafu. [Techdirt]

    * Even more bad bar results news, with Charleston School of Law taking a particularly bad hit. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * A single lawyer — a divorce lawyer no less — cannot bring the NSA to its knees. Color me surprised. [Ars Technica]

    * Attention new lawyers! Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s a list of online resources to make your day easier. [Associate’s Mind]

    * A detailed look into the how-tos of complying with U.S. anti-corruption laws while conducting business in India. [Forbes]

    * Here’s what a real Biglaw partner does in a day — or at least what Christina Martini, Chair of DLA Piper’s Chicago Intellectual Property Practice Group does when a camera is following her around. [Big Law Business/Bloomberg]

    https://youtu.be/mwbmQctfeNc

    13 Comments / / Nov 2, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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    Continuing Legal Education / CLE

    Bridge the Gap CLE: What Is It?

    With the New York 2015 July Bar Exam results being released this week, New York is welcoming thousands of new attorneys to the profession. While the bar exam marks the end of your law school experience, learning never stops for attorneys. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) is mandatory for all New York attorneys. Newly admitted New […]

    / Oct 30, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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    Bar Exams, Law Students

    July’s New York Bar Exam Results Are Out

    The New York Bar Exam Results for the July 2015 bar exam were just released! If you took the New York Bar Exam in July, you can now find out if passed. You should have received an email overnight with the verdict, but you can also find out if you were successful by going here and […]

    / Oct 27, 2015 at 12:08 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.26.15

    * More bar exam results! Which school saw its passage rate take a 15 point hit? [Bar Exam Stats]

    * This is the right way to break up a protest at Planned Parenthood: with a smiling clit cartoon. [Slate]

    * How we can rethink the history of slavery and the Constitution. [Berkeley News]

    * Maybe Judge Stevens is onto something — the Supreme Court to take on the issue of racial bias in jury selection. [Gawker]

    * Hillary wants to keep marijuana illegal — is this her version of she “didn’t inhale?” [Al-Jazeera]

    * Kickstarter class actions. What hell hath we wrought? [Associates Mind]

    * In this corner we have the Oregon Attorney General. In the other we have vitamin giant GNC. Who will win this battle royale? Not so fast — it’s a trick question since one side’s dietary supplements were laced with illegal drugs. [Vox]

    * The latest in The Atlantic’s series on the Reconstruction. [The Atlantic]

    / Oct 26, 2015 at 5:43 PM
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    Law Schools

    Making Fun Of This Struggling Law School

    Let’s just pile on this sad situation with a cheapshot.

    24 Comments / / Oct 26, 2015 at 5:22 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.12.15

    * Gun control advocates finally seem to have the monetary resources to take on the NRA. [New Yorker]

    * This is how to deal with Biglaw induced rage. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * A commentator’s take on the double standard pervading the cases against misleading law school advertising [The Legal Watchdog]

    * Colorado and Arizona bar results are in, still more bad news. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * That’s a no-go on copyrighting yoga poses. [Overlawyered]

    * Let the countdown to the unsealing of Bill Cosby’s latest deposition begin! [Gawker]

    * Reforming the world of debt collection. [Pacific Standard]

    30 Comments / / Oct 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM