Most states, very understandably, are hesitant to pass “Good Samaritan” laws. Such laws, in theory, would make it a crime to fail to assist someone, even though you did not cause any harm to them. But the failure to have such laws can lead to frustrating results at times. Continue reading
The California Supreme Court recently stripped the California Bar examiners of their ability to determine who passes and fails the California Bar. That may spell some relief for future lawyers seeking to pass one of the toughest Bars (in terms of passage rates) in the nation. For more details, please take a look here!
For 22 years, Orange County has been paying back a massive debt caused by the County’s shocking declaration of bankruptcy in 1994. Today marked the final debt repayment. To see an article on the subject, please take a look here. For some important lessons to be learned, please see below. Continue reading
Are you a psychopath? It doesn’t necessarily mean you commit crimes, or are a serial killer. But there are certain traits that psychopaths/sociopaths have in common, and that can be seen in a brain scan. Continue reading
They are controversial, but law students, pre-law students, and law schools are often curious about the annual ranking of law schools by U.S. News and World Reports. As a general rule, there tends to be little movement in the top 20 law schools, but others can sometimes vary significantly. Take a look at the 2017 rankings here!
If you are interested in a fascinating and true legal case (admittedly with a grotesque premise), and if you haven’t already seen it, you owe it to yourself to watch Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop. Or read about it. If ever a case demonstrated the importance of the law, and of lawyers, this one is it! Continue reading
The most recent California Bar results are out. Law schools are evaluated (understandably), in part, on the success rate of their graduates sitting for the State Bar. Here is a link to an article showing the breakdown, per law school, of students’ bar passage rate at various California law schools.
Scoring in the top 1% on the LSAT is not easy, especially when one considers how challenging the competition is: i.e., one is competing against college students and college graduates planning on going to law school. Continue reading
ScoreItUp routinely provides data to students showing changes in the number of people taking the LSAT, since that data correlates closely with the number of people applying to law school. Here is the latest information: Continue reading
In a case analogized to the movie Gone Girl, a previously disbarred Harvard Law School graduate was sentenced to 40 years in prison for a bizarre and frightening kidnapping and torture case of an Orange County female resident. Read the details here.