For 70 years, the LSAT has been a rite of passage to legal education, a test designed to gauge students’ ability to learn the law.
But its dominance could change. Beginning this fall, Harvard Law School will allow applicants to submit their scores from either the Graduate Record Examination or the Law School Admission Test.
The significant change in admissions, a pilot program at Harvard, is part of a broader strategy to expand access. Because many students consider graduate school as well as law school, and because the GRE is offered often and in many places worldwide, the decision could make it easier and less expensive for people to apply, school officials said.
Harvard’s decision was announced this week, just before the arm of the American Bar Association that accredits law schools considers changing its standards to allow tests other than the LSAT.
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From LawSchoolToolBox about an approach to learning for law school students. We find this interesting, because our “Diagrams and Flowcharts” sections of our study guides are a small attempt at visual learning.
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We recently sat down with Kipp Mueller, co-founder of SketchyLaw, an innovative visual review supplement for law school and bar exam students. Using hand drawn original video scenes, SketchyLaw aims to help students review and remember important legal concepts in a unique way. We spoke to Kipp about the story of SketchyLaw, how it works, and why he thinks law students will benefit from signing up.
SketchyLaw is structured as a “freemium” program, meaning we have several videos you can access for free and if you pay a small fee, you get access to the full curriculum. Our goals are to be student friendly, cheap, and easy to use. We don’t try to nickel and dime our students; we just have one simple price. At the end of the day, the program was made by law students, for law students.
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London Law Lectures has updated its recordings for Criminal law with he following:
Jurisprudence & Legal Theory: Outlines, Diagrams, & Exam Study Sheets
Jurisprudence: Outlines, Diagrams, and Study Sheets is a collection of outlines and diagrams as an aid to the study of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory. Designed to help you get the big picture of the theories, jurists, and philosophical and historical background of the subject. Use the diagrams to see an overall picture of each subtopic before you begin reading your texts, to organize your notes, and to review and revise. Prepare for your exams by using them to test your knowledge on the details.
This book covers the following topics:
- Introduction to Jurisprudence
- The Nature of Legal Theory
- Hobbes, Bentham, and Austin: Imperative Theory
- Natural Law Theory
- HLA Hart’s The Concept of Law
- The Rule of Recognition
- Hart’s Defenses Against Natural Law Theory and Fuller
- Raz’s Theory of Law: Service Conception
- Practical Reason
- Kelsen’s Theory of Law: Norms and Delicts
- Dworkin’s Theory of Law
- Marxism and Marxist Legal Theory
- Feminist Legal Theory
Law School Toolbox asks the following excellent question: “Why not just wait until the end of your course or the second half of the course to start outlining?” A recent post offers these three reasons:
- The process of trying to outline a legal topic will force you to discover whether or not you understand that legal topic.
- Chances are you will get more help from your law professors if you approach them early in the semester.
- Doing a complete and concise outline will ensure you receive the highest grades you are capable of on law school exams!
Good reasons, and some more fine advice in this post, which you can read by clicking below:
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New recordings from Lond Law Lectures:
PROPERTY LAW: Co-ownership of property This series of lecture presentations by Gianni Vuolo covers the law relating to express and implied co-ownership of land, including the special rules applicable to co-ownership of a family home. Duration 125 minutes. For more information please CLICK HERE FOR MORE
LAW OF TRUSTS: Creation of Express Trusts In this lecture presentation Gianni Vuolo considers the creation of express trusts with the focus on declarations of trust. Duration 50 minutes. For more information please CLICK HERE FOR MORE
By Gianni Vuolo, full time lecturer and examiner of Property Law, Law of Contract and Criminal Law. Currently teaches on the LLB programme at SOAS, University of London.
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