Logical Reasonings / 12.11.17

A. In case you’re really good at planning ahead for the LSAT, registration for the June 2018 LSAT is officially open. @Official_LSAT

B. Sad news from the 7th Circuit. In a 4-3 decision, the appellate court reinstated the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey of Making a Murderer. ABA Journal

C. SCOTUS has decided not not to take a case on a Georgia security guard who alleged she was harassed and fired because she is a lesbian, leaving open for now whether federal laws that ban gender-based discrimination also ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Reuters

D. However, oral arguments during today’s SCOTUS case suggest that states could soon have the ability to make sports betting legal. Above the Law

E. Netflix is notoriously tight-lipped when asked about how many people are watching certain shows. Except when it discovers that 53 users have watched the trashy Netflix original movie A Christmas Prince every single day for the past 18 days. Then it will gladly take to Twitter to mock those people. AV Club

Logical Reasonings / 12.8.17

A. Law school applications appear to up from last year. In a big, big way. Law.com

B. Just in time for most of the 2018 law school applicants, a couple of academics found a new way to rank law schools. Using their findings, Above the Law identified the 7 most “underrated” law schools for you to find some hidden value. Above the Law

C. The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Brooklyn is the second Brooklyn school this week to announce it’s accepting the GRE. Yeshiva University

D. Law school finals week can make it seem like the entire world is burning around you. Imagine then having to take your finals when wild fires are literally spreading around your school, as the students at UCLA Law did. Daily Bruin

E. Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett saved a choking dude’s life at a Chic-fil-A with the Heimlich maneuver, then presumably freed the dude’s mind by showing him the gustatory pleasures of combining Chic-fil-A and Polynesian sauces. Houston Chronicle

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December 2017 Post-LSAT Carnival

For those who have not yet experienced the full LSAT journey from diagnostic to Test Day, the days immediately following your official LSAT administration may sound like a long-awaited relief from constant studying. A time when you can finally pull your life back together and reconnect with the long lost friends from those good old days. before your test prep began.

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Tricky Ordering Rules

One of the keys to unlocking the LSAT Logic Games section is to represent the rules as visually and completely as possible. Most of the time, doing so is relatively straightforward, but there are some rules that are trickier to understand and visualize. Today, we’ll talk about some tricky rules you might see in Ordering logic games and how to approach them to squeeze every last bit of information out of them.

Logical Reasonings / 12.7.17

A. News for February LSAT takers: LSAC is removing the late registration period (where they give you an extra week to sign up for the LSAT, but make you pay an extra $100 for that privilege). Instead, there’s just one regular old registration deadline, which for the Feb test is January 4. @Official_LSAT

B. There’s a new morning radio show on SiriusXM where two Stanford Law profs, Krazy Karlan and the Bank Man (Pamela Karlan and Joseph Bankman) will dish out their legal hot takes. The Recorder

C. If you’re in the market to take over a law school, Florida Coastal School of Law just put its building on the rental market. The crazy thing is … the Florida Coastal School of Law is still in operation. This doesn’t bode well for its students … Above the Law

D. Here’s a piece on how fancy tech start-ups, not law firms, are attracting Millennial law grads. Corporate Counsel

E. On the other end of the legal spectrum, here’s a Detroit attorney who is sleeping in a makeshift shack while raising funds for a non-profit to help Detroit’s poor community. ABA Journal