For all of you pre-law students interested in learning more about the LSAT, law school, practicing law, and ScoreItUp LSAT Prep courses, I routinely give FREE workshops at local Universities. Here are the upcoming ones (at UCI, CSUF and Chapman University): Continue reading
Right now, the economy and the market for lawyers has picked up substantially. As a result, we are seeing the first uptick in law school enrollment that we have seen in many years. The strengthened economy is good news for would-be lawyers. The fact that law school enrollment is still low by historical standards also is good news. Continue reading
Like any other country, we have numerous controversial laws. Abortion. Criminal sentencing. Employment discrimination. The list goes on. Continue reading
The number of LSAT-takers sitting for the most recent LSAT – June 2017 – increased a whopping 20% compared to June 2016, one year ago. That is a stunning increase, and the largest percentage increase for any test administration in over 15 years. Continue reading
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