Blueprint LSAT Blog: Legal Life

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Legal Field Trips: Personal Injury Law

To complete our series on various legal practices areas, we’re going to dive into the much maligned world of personal injury law. Personal injury lawyers are often pejoratively referred to as “ambulance chasers” because they — more in myth than fact — are thought to follow ambulances to the scenes of accidents in order to

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Legal Field Trips: Corporate Law

Over the last few weeks, we’ve done quick primers on securities law, criminal law, and appellate litigation. Today, we’re going to break from the emerging trend of focusing solely on the litigation side of practice and jump over to corporate work. As a quick caveat, I am not as familiar with corporate law and most

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Legal Field Trips: Appellate Litigation

For the last couple weeks, we’ve been doing a series on various areas of the law. So far, we’ve covered securities law and criminal law. This week we’re going to take up appellate litigation. While this is a relatively niche area, it is another one that a lot of people seem to talk about before

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Legal Field Trips: Criminal Law

Last week we kicked off a new series of posts covering various fields of the law. We started off in Wall Street, with a quick primer on securities law. This week, we’re going to move on to discuss criminal law. I’m sure everyone reading this has watched Perry Mason, Law & Order, or some other

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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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