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Friday, September 7, 2012

Study Shows Why Lawyers Are So Smart - WSJ.com

Going to law school can be a life-changing experience. A new research paper says just studying for the law school entrance exam alters your brain structure—and could make you smarter.

Intensive study for the Law School Admission Test reinforces circuits in the brain and can bridge the gap between the right and left hemispheres, according to neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, in findings reported last week in the online journal Frontiers in Neuroanatomy.

Those changes can improve reasoning ability and may increase a person's IQ score, the researchers said.

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I was wondering how I got so smart. --TS

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Anyone entering law skool now is committing financial suicide and must be dumb as a rock with all the information available regarding the horrific job prospects and massive non-dischargable debt.

Posted by: anon | Sep 7, 2012 10:47:45 PM