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Logical Reasonings

A. The deans of UC Hastings, USD, and UCLA law schools published a joint op-ed in the LA Times, urging California to raise the “cut score” on its notoriously difficult bar exam. LA Times

B. To be fair, not everyone is on board with these deans’ plans … least of all many Californian lawyers. LA Times

C. For what It’s worth, the California Supreme Court is looking into this. ABA Journal

D. In case you were wondering, the law school that’s increased its tuition the most over the last five years is Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Not cooley. https://abovethelaw.com/2018/12/the-law-school-with-the-largest-tuition-hike/

E. And finally, for today’s installment in our recurring series They Don’t Teach You That in Your Professional Ethics Class: You cannot offer hush money to an adult film actress during your client’s presidential campaign without disclosing the payment as a campaign contribution, then lie to Congress about contact between your client’s campaign and a foreign adversary, and also commit a multitude of crimes related to tax and bank fraud, and then selectively cooperate with a special investigation into your former boss and now current U.S. President. You’ll get three years in prison and be forced to pay $2 million in restitution. NY Times

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