Logical Reasonings / 1.18.19

A. Today is the last day to upload your admission ticket photo to LSAC, so please don’t forget to follow the rules and upload your most professional selfie. LSAC

B, LSAC’s latest podcast breaks down the numbers — like, what’s the number of students who are taking the LSAT this year and applying to law school, and will that number go up or down in the future? LSAC

D. The year is young but we already have a contender for 2019’s most innovative idea for law school. Above the Law

C. On the importance of grit in legal education. Above the Law

E. We also have a contender for ad of the year. YouTube

Logical Reasonings / 1.17.19

A. Good for Texas A&M School of Law, maybe less good for people planning on going to Texas A&M School of Law. That school improved its median LSAT score more than any other law school since 2010. Above the Law

B. An Australian law professor surmises that junior attorneys are an “endangered species” at law firms, since their work will be increasingly automated. So … get those checks while you can, young lawyers. Legal Cheek

C. On the other hand, some discussions of the career opportunities for young attorneys are taking a rosier outlook. Above the Law

D. Who says lawyers aren’t fighting the good fight? This attorney just won a lawsuit against Ticketmaster after the corporation refused to refund the $2300 Hamilton tickets the lawyer accidentally purchased. With a clear sense of perspective, the attorney called the victory “Hamiltonian.” Clearly the courtroom is the room where it (justice) happens. Texas Lawyer

E. The California bar exam results were dreadful, and people are still wondering how it could have happened. National Jurist

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Will the Digital LSAT Change Law School Admissions?

To put it politely, the legal industry is not exactly known for its rapid adaptation to change. In light of that fact, with the recent changes to the LSAT — the shift to a digital format and the addition of twice as many testing dates per year — there are seismic shifts happening in the prelaw world this year.

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A New Day in LSAT: A New Test Calls for a New Online LSAT Course & Updated LSAT Prep

2019 is a year of change in the world of LSAT, not the least of which is the move to a tablet-based test and a take-home Writing Sample. Law school applications are also on the rise and the GRE is still trying to be “a thing.” Elsewhere, people are busier than ever and sacrificing quality for the sake of flexibility is becoming the norm.

At Blueprint, we’re at the forefront of the LSAT and the law school admissions process as a whole. Our online platform has been setting standards for online LSAT prep for years and our methodologies have been helping students average 11-point score increases. Still, we heard our students’ need for more modern, affordable, and flexible LSAT prep. The LSAT is changing, so we are too. Introducing: The new Blueprint Online Anytime Course.

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Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the Digital LSAT

After years of “will they/won’t they,” LSAC has finally decided to enter the 21st century and move away from the paper-and-pencil LSAT beginning in July 2019. We can grumble, we can complain, we can blame Gen Z, but love it or not, the LSAT digital revolution is coming. LSAC has been slowly releasing information bit by bit, and although we’ve diligently reported all the latest developments, it can still be a lot to digest at once. So, we’ve determined the top five things you need to know about the digital LSAT, regardless if you’re a seasoned LSAT vet or you’re taking the test for the first time this year.