Logical Reasonings / 3.22.18

A. USNWR has a handy, if a bit too real, set of graphics on the cost and payoff of attending law school. U.S. News & World Report

B. Savannah Law School, a for-profit law school, is going out of business after 2018. And its affiliate John Marshall Law School in Atlanta may be too. Above the Law

C. Prominent legal analyst beef alert! The Daily Beast

D. A appellate decision was reached in the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit — which has lasted way longer than that song’s prominence or Robin Thicke’s relevance — upholding much of the trial court’s decision in favor of the Marvine Gaye estate, who argued that “Lines” was just a rip off of “Got to Give It Up.” Courthouse News

E. The President is down a lawyer today, as the lead counsel for the Mueller investigation resigned. N.Y. Times

Logical Reasonings / 3.21.18

A. Mike Pence’s daughter apparently goes to Yale, which is ranked, like, thirteen spots highe than the trash law school Tiffany Trump attends. Law.com

B. A UC Irvine 1L wasn’t going to let a little thing like pregnancy keep her from class. She used a robot to attend while she was on bedrest. ABA Journal

C. The bench got heated at oral arguments today between Justice Kennedy and Justice Sotomayor. Above the Law

D. Meanwhile, Justice Ginsburg is out here talking about her scrunchie collection. Wall Street Journal

D. Lawyers: exalt your new God, Lindsay Lohan, who is now the spokesperson for Lawyers.com. Jezebel


Blueprint’s Guide to LSAT Testing Centers

The LSAT is supposed to be the great equalizer for law school applicants. It’s tough for admissions officers to compare a mechanical engineering major at MIT with a 3.6 GPA to a communications major with a 4.2 GPA at Central Nowhere University. But everyone, allegedly, takes the same LSAT. So it’s theoretically fair to compare someone who got a 160 to someone who got a 152. The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) takes great care to “equate” each LSAT, to ensure that, for example, a 160 on one LSAT administration means the same thing as a 160 on a different LSAT administration. So everyone takes the same LSAT, no matter which administration you take or where you take the exam.

Logical Reasonings / 3.20.18

A. Maybe a more relevant list than the newly released U.S. News & World Report rankings? CNBC compiled the law schools whose graduates make the most 10 years after graduating. CNBC

B. Before getting that paper, you have to actually go through the gauntlet of law school, where you have to tough things like party in New Orleans during a moot court competition. Above the Law

C. Or, instead of making tons of money, you could be a law professor! Here, an anonymous law professor muses on the murky future of legal scholarship. Above the Law

D. If you do become an trial attorney though, you can get pointers from almost instantly forgotten movies that came out six months ago. ABA Journal

E. No matter what, go above and beyond what is expected, like paying for a $25,000 video of your client taking a lie detector test, in which she admits to having an affair with POTUS. Wall Street Journal

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The LSAT vs. The Bar Exam

The formal part of your legal education is book-ended by two exams. At the front, the LSAT and, at the end, the bar exam. While you’re probably familiar — or in the process of becoming familiar — with the LSAT, the bar exam is foreign to most applicants and law students. This post is going to compare and contrast the LSAT with the bar exam to help demystify what’s ahead.