Logical Reasonings / 11.12.18

A. Perhaps you’re at wits’ end trying to study for this November LSAT, and you’re cursing the name of LSAC and everyone involved in writing this tortuous exam. In that case, maybe you’d enjoy this schadenfreude. ABA Journal

B. After Trump appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general following Session’s forced resignation, many began questioning whether that appointment was constitutional. Here’s an overview of those arguments. ABA Journal

C. The indestructible RBG didn’t let a little slip and fall stop her from continuing her streak authoring the Court’s first signed majority opinion of the new term. Empirical SCOTUS

D. We learned last week that Amazon was selling facial recognition software to law enforcement. Apparently Amazon is going all in on law enforcement — now Amazon will produce recordings from an Echo device in a double-homicide trial. New Hampshire Union Leader

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (File under: Gross, no one should have to tell you not to do that). Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 11.9.18

A. It’s officially cuffing season. Both for lonely winter singles and for law schools. Michigan State University College of Law will officially merge with Michigan State University (yeah, they used to be unaffiliated … it’s complicated). ABA Journal

B. Tips on how to ask someone in your alumni network for a job, without being all thirsty about it. Above the Law

C. Speaking of jobs, here’s a rosy take on the future of “J.D.-advantage” jobs. Above the Law

D. Apparently Amazon is selling facial recognition software to law enforcement, giving new meaning to the term “prime suspect.” The Verge

E. An interesting wrinkle in this week’s midterm elections: a lame duck Texas judge released a bunch of juvenile defendants that appeared in front him on Wednesday morning — well, only the ones who promised to the judge that they wouldn’t murder anyone. Houston Chronicle

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Your Guide to the Updated 2019 LSAT Schedule

There’s a brave new world of LSAT opportunities for those students planning to take the test in 2019. Not only are students choosing among seven test dates, but they also have the option of taking the exam multiple times and (potentially) in different formats.

Logical Reasonings / 11.7.18

A. Students at William & Mary Law School were told to be “respectful” to a wealthy donor during the donor’s luncheon speech, in which the donor was completely disrespectful to anyone from another country or a one-parent household. Above the Law

B. Northwestern Law School is in dire financial straits and had to make significant faculty cuts. Law.com

C. We could have sworn that this had already happened. Are you sure this didn’t already happen? I mean, the byline says this was posted today, but we still don’t believe it. Anyway, Sessions is out as attorney general. Wall Street Journal

D. Net neutrality advocates were handed a major victory by the Supreme Court this week. NBC News

E. Boy Scouts wanted to be more inclusive by dropping “Boy” from their name. The Girl Scouts tre-foiled that plan real quick, bringing a IP suit against the boys. CBS News

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Predictions for the November 2018 LSAT

The November LSAT fast approaches, and the time has come for us to brush off our crystal ball and peer into its murky depths in order to bring you some predictions about what you’ll see on the November 2018 LSAT.