Logical Reasonings / 12.2.16

A. Find out where your preferred law school lines up on the ideological spectrum. Still want to go there? FiveThirtyEight

B. Hofstra Law School saw a 20% drop in bar passage over the tenure of Dean Eric Lane. As if that weren’t enough, just this week, Hofstra saw a 100% drop in the number of Deans named Eric Lane. Above the Law

C. The Writing Sample, ‘member that thing? That thing you’ll be doing early Saturday afternoon? US News & World Report

D. Area python dies after three months on new python fad diet, The Deer-A-Month Diet. Vox

E. Trump surrogate says, “There’s no such thing as facts anymore.” This presents a conundrum, for if that statement is true it implies that it is not true, since it asserts as a fact that facts don’t exist. Get ready for four-to-eight (or more) years of circular arguments. Talking Points Memo


The Perfect Snack for The December 2016 LSAT

We all know the most important part of the LSAT is your test day snack. It almost goes without saying. This post is going to cover the best, and worst, snack day options. Believe me, not all snacks are created equal — this is serious business.

First, let’s talk about some snacks that you should definitely not bring to the LSAT. I would recommend against bringing Red Bull, Five Hour Energy, or any other energy drink unless you are very used to taking practice tests with the jolt of liquid courage such beverages provide.

Logical Reasonings / 12.1.16

A. Here’s a little window into law school exams, which are coming fast and furious for some of our former students. Above the Law

B. There is still gender bias in law school admissions. Bloomberg

C. Democratic Senator from New Mexico Tom Udall is calling on President Obama to protect the Standing Rock protestors. The Huffington Post

D. Remember the civil war in Syria? Yeah, it’s still raging. CNN

E. As many of our students know, higher education in this country is a hot mess. Wait, no, just a mess. Forbes

Logical Reasonings / 11.30.16

A. Women make up about half of law school students, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve achieved full equality there or in the legal profession. The New York Times

B. A recent graduate of UC Hastings College of Law committed suicide after learning he’d failed the bar exam. Take care of your emotional health. As a law student and lawyer, that’s important. Above the Law

C. Tickets for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are on pre-sale now. Mashable

D. The Supreme Court is taking on an issue in immigration law that may have become a lot more important given the president-elect’s promises to deport millions of immigrants. NPR

E. The United States continues to see strong job growth. USA Today