Logical Reasonings / 7.16.18

A. If you’re far away from a test center, don’t forget: Today’s the last day to request a nonpublished test center, which will allow you to take the September LSAT with relative convenience. LSAC

B. Some tips on applying early to law school. U.S. News & World Report

D. Donald Trump never went to law school, which is apparent based on his suggestion that Theresa May “sue” the EU to expedite Brexit. Vox

D. The ABA Pres has also taken Trump to task for removing the competitive hiring process for administrative law judges, following a recent Supreme Court decision that suggested that it was within the President’s power to do so. ABA Journal

E. An Ohio attorney was suspended for two years after he … well … was caught, um, misinterpreting the meaning of pro bono services? The Columbus Dispatch

Logical Reasonings / 7.13.18

A. A reminder for all of those way far away from any September test location: Monday’s the deadline to request a non published test center. LSAC

B. Some LSAT questions now have more than five options: when signing up to take the exam, there are now 11 gender identity options to select from. Above the Law

C. Some more sensible ideas on how to change legal education. ABA Journal

D. The Russia investigation seemed like it was lying dormant, but today Mueller indicted twelve more Russians. NY Times

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (File under: Well, technically you never took a Professional Ethics class). NJ.com

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Where in the World Should You Go to Law School?

If there’s one thing that ev-ver-ry-body had an opinion on during my law school application process, it was the location where I should be going to school. Since even those outside the legal field can relate to this aspect of the law school decision, you’ll no doubt hear numerous opinions during your own application timeline. But the reasons for choosing a location can vary. Knowing the main reasons for choosing one location over another can highlight how important the location will be to your law school experience. Here are some location factors that will top any law student’s list:

Logical Reasonings / 7.12.18

A. Want occasionally dispiriting answers to the question of whether law school was worth it? You’re in luck! Above the Law

B. Vermont Law just stripped fourteen of its nineteen law professors’ tenure, which will surely syrup — excuse me — stirrup some blowback by the American Association of University Professors. ABA Journal

C. SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s credit card debt, amassed after buying MLB season tickets, has raised some questions about his judgment, both for his spending habits and for his fandom of the hapless Washington Nationals. Washington Post

D. AI is coming for legal research. Legal Current

E. The Emmett Till case that galvanized the civil rights movement — in which two white men were acquitted of slaying the 14-year old boy by an all-white jury after an hour of deliberation — is being reopened. LA Times


Group Study! Group Study?

The LSAT is, by its nature, a solitary pursuit: just you and your trusty #2 pencil against the world, identifying errors in logic and determining which of the following could be true. But sometimes, LSAT-takers prefer to make their one-man (or -woman) wolf packs a little bigger by studying as part of a group. If you’ve been considering recruiting some fellow studiers for a thrilling night of LSAT prep, here are some pros and cons to consider.