Blueprint LSAT Blog: Legal Life

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Legal Field Trips: Securities Law

Many law students and applicants generally profess a desire to “be a lawyer” but have no real understanding of what practice area they want to work in. We’re going to kickoff a new series that provides a quick primer on certain fields of law. Naturally, this isn’t going to be an exhaustive study of life

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A Primer on Disability Law

A student at University of Oregon Law School has sued the school for failing to accommodate his disability. In related news, Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos seemed unaware in her confirmation hearing what federal disability requirements were for disabled students (although the context was primary school). Now seems like a good time to discuss the

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Amazon Echo and the Fourth Amendment

Our generation is used to giving up control over vast amounts of personal information. From Facebook check-ins to cell site location information, the police have readily ascertainable digital footprints to track virtually all of our movements. The question, which the Supreme Court will likely have to address going forward, is how much digital information can

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Trials of the Century: Bush v. Gore

Let’s just hope that we don’t have eight people only voting for president. The 2000 Presidential Election—where Bush beat Gore, taking 271 Electoral College Votes to Gore’s 266, but losing the popular vote by about 500,000 votes (at least officially) —brought us Bush v. Gore. An automatic machine recount revealed that the margin of victory

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Trials of the Century: The Lindbergh Baby Abduction

Charles Lindbergh Mural – San Diego Airport Charles Lindbergh, a completely unknown air-mail pilot, flew his way into history. He was the first person to complete a solo, nonstop flight from New York City to Paris. When he landed in Paris, a crowd of about 150,000 people were there to greet him. When he finally

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Trials of the Century: Alger Hiss

Alger Hiss (far right) in the waning days of WWII. Alger Hiss was, depending upon whom you believe, a Communist spy burrowed deeply in the Department of State or, alternatively, one of the earliest victims of the Red Scare that tore through the United States — promoted most ferociously by Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy —

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Trials of the Century: The Murder of Willie Earle

Willie Earle, a black man in his mid twenties, got picked up on a murder charge. The day before, someone—it could have been Earle, but that doesn’t matter—robbed a cab driver and stabbed him to death. By the evening of Earle’s first day in the county jail, a large crowd of about fifty men, mostly

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Intellectual Property Law and the Vulnerable Consumer

“Nobody’s more frustrated than me.” “I am running a business.” These statements were made by Mylan Health CEO Heather Bresch regarding the recent firestorm over Mylan’s role in the dizzying upward spiral of prices for medication, some of which — including the medication at issue, Epi Pen — can make the difference between life and

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