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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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:
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.
Dual custody is something that we have grown accustomed to in a country with a high divorce rate. But tri-custody?! Take a look here at an unusual court decision giving custody to husband, wife, and the woman (neighbor) who bore the child.
It’s no mystery that the economy has been improving steadily since we slowly came out of the devastating recession a decade ago. Job growth tends to be the slowest thing to recover from a recession (a fact I learned from the LSAT!). Some good news, though, is that job growth appears on the rise too. […]