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Daily Reader: Edition #234

Learn 82 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the steps leading up to a government shutdown and the two sides to the debate over whether law school really needs to be three years long.

1. Countdown to Shutdown: A Primer on Where Budget Wrangling Stands
The Atlantic, 9/30/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

The Atlantic: Countdown to Shutdown: A Primer on Where Budget Wrangling Stands

As of late Monday night, Congress is threatening to "shutdown" the U.S. government. What does that mean? And how did it get to this point? Read more and learn vocabulary words like anarchists, caucus, extorted, incur, placate, stipulation, and undermining.

2. Two-Year Law School Makes Perfect Sense
U.S. News, 9/30/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

US News: Two-Year Law School Makes Perfect Sense

Some critics argue that law schools should be cut down from three years to just two years to reduce the tuition burden for students. Read more and learn vocabulary words like assurance, exorbitant, invigorated, invokes, mutable, tandem, and unconscionable.

3. Two-Year Law School Would Not Build Practice-Ready Lawyers
U.S. News, 9/30/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

US News: Two-Year Law School Would Not Build Practice-Ready Lawyers

But other critics argue that two-year law schools would not be able to produce effective lawyers. Which side do you agree with? Read more and learn vocabulary words like cogent, cursory, exemplary, inculcate, momentum, predicament, and supplanted.

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