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What an episode it was! Actually, the "season finale" of #HTGAWM comprised two back-to-back episodes, but that doesn't matter. We figured out who killed Lila, what the deal was with (former law student) Rudy Walters, and why you shouldn't mess with Frank.

The season ended on a cliffhanger, and another murder, meaning The Gang will be back next season for more hijinks. But if they're 2Ls, why will they still be taking Annalise's class? Is this going to turn into a "Saved by the Bell" situation where The Gang is in law school for five years?

Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT.

Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the ABA did change its rules in August to allow schools to admit up to 10 percent of students in an entering class without taking the LSAT. There's a bunch of caveats, though.

Have you always wanted to compare different ABA-accredited law schools' numbers? Do you have a strange affinity for Excel? Well, now you can put both of your odd hobbies together!

The American Bar Association has made available its "509 disclosures" -- all the self-reported numbers that ABA-accredited schools have to provide every year -- online and in Excel spreadsheet format. You can get 509 sheets for each of the 202 ABA-accredited law schools in the United States, or -- and this is where we had some fun -- you can get spreadsheets on a variety of different metrics (like undergraduate GPA, cost of attendance, and attrition), compare schools to each other, and discover trends.

Let's have fun with statistics -- together!

You're at the end of a law firm job interview and everything's going well. You smiled at all the right times, appeared interested, and shook hands like a pro. Just don't screw up these last few minutes and you might actually have a shot at this job.

Then the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" Uh oh. Questions for you? What if you don't ask the right questions? Or any questions? Should you even ask questions?

To start, yes, it's a good idea to ask questions at the end of an interview. It looks like you're engaged and interested, plus you also get substantive questions answered. So instead of suddenly sweating from every part of your body, relax and take a look at these questions that you actually should be asking:

While we've taken our shots at the "practice-ready" curriculum and "JD advantage," if you're at a law school where those buzzwords percolate, chances are your job prospects aren't that awesome (otherwise, the career services office would be talking about actual practice jobs, not "sort of law-related" jobs).

You've made your bed. No use crying over spilt milk. And other cliches. Lots of lower-tier law schools are trying to make their students attractive by giving them other skills. So prepare yourself for some intensive training in ... accounting?

The Special Guest Star parade continues in this week's episode of "How To Get Away With Murder" as Annalise's mother, played by Emmy winner Cicely Tyson, pays a visit. Basically everyone thinks she should get another Emmy for her performance here as well. (Turns out there are skeletons right next to Sam's old suits in Annalise's closet.)

This episode sets us up for the two-hour season finale next week -- and it pulls no punches setting us up for the big question: Has Goth Girl been punking The Gang the entire time?

The law school bubble has claimed another victim. You'll remember that, last year, the self-appointed second-best law school in the country, Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (which is unranked by those barbarians at U.S. News), closed its Ann Arbor campus because of lagging enrollment.

Cooley, nevertheless, remained alive. In Minnesota, however, there will soon be one less ABA-accredited law school as Hamline University School of Law has announced it plans to merge with William Mitchell College of Law.

Well, this is a new one in the annals of Lawyers Behaving Badly, and maybe the worst in the category of Judges Behaving Awfully: A state court judge in Jackson, Mississippi, finds himself deservedly in trouble for allegedly "knocking down, slapping and kicking" a mentally disabled black man.

Oh, and did we mention he used a racial slur against this disabled black man after he knocked him down and kicked him?

Junior associate, senior associate, partner -- it's great to have titles, but these days, you can make up your own title to inflate both your self-importance and your outward appearance of importance.

As they say in writing class, "Show me, don't tell me." Your title might say you're a "senior" whatever, but how do you know when you've finally "arrived" at your firm? The Law Firm hierarchy will tell you.

Well, they found Sam -- or what's left of him, anyway. After Sam's sister, Hannah, learns about his demise, she gets all accuse-y with Annalise. Now every lawyer in town -- nay, every person in town -- thinks she killed Sam.

In the meantime, there's some baloney about a search of a shipping container that everyone thinks was super-illegal, but was really totally fine, but because this show's technical adviser (assuming they even have one) never even cracked open so much as a bar review guide, it's aaaaall unconstitutional.

Everyone's having a breakdown and You Won't Believe What Happens Next.