Logical Reasonings / 2.13.19

A. Ever wondered why you can’t use mechanical pencils on the LSAT? LSAC is afraid you might put tiny cameras in there to record … stuff? Like, a bunch of sweaty pre-law types, we guess? At any rate, let’s have a moment of silence for the thousands of trees who sacrificed their beauty to become LSAT-required wooden pencils. ABA Journal

B. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, so here’s a little pillow talk for all you star-crossed lovers — you know, to set the ~mood~ — try asking your SO how much student debt they have. Above the Law

C. Above the Law also reminded their readers about the worst-case scenario interruption of the 2008 California bar exam. Above the Law

D. Forbes ruminates on the future of law schools. Forbes

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You That in Your Professional Ethics Class: You can’t just, like, pretend to have a kid, and pretend that the kid has cancer, in order explain away a low LSAT score. And then you can’t use that same lie again to get a continuance for your trial. And then use the same lie twice more. People will eventually catch on. ABA Journal

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Valentine’s Day Logic Games!

With February 14th just around the corner, love is in the air. But if you’re studying for an upcoming LSAT, the love you bare is surprising, unexpected. You don’t want to admit it to yourself, but the feeling is undeniable — you’re falling in love with logic games.

Admit it: You totally are, you amorous, analytical, thing, you.

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Time to Start Prepping for the June LSAT

It’s heating up out there—I mean, I guess not if you live anywhere on the East Coast. The end of the Spring Semester will be here before you know it and that means the June LSAT is looming over the horizon. This year, the June LSAT will be extra special because it’s the last time everyone will take a paper LSAT (you know, because the LSAT is going digital in July and whatnot). According to an official-nonofficial Blueprint poll across social media, 30% of students plan to take the June 2019 LSAT. Many just don’t want to go through the uncertainty that a new digital LSAT brings. If this is you, it’s time to starting thinking about June test prep.

Logical Reasonings / 2.8.19

A. Yikes — the company that operates Western State College of Law at Argosy in Irvine, California was placed under receivership, which means that students still haven’t gotten their student loan disbursements; many are struggling to pay for living expenses. Above the Law

B. Speaking of the financial realities of attending law school, LSAC just posted an in-depth discussion of that very issue. LSAC

C. Memes that are funny if — and, in all likelihood, only if — you’re a law student. Above the Law

D. Over on Law:Fully, a profile on Mamadou Jawo, a law student at the University of Wisconsin from small West African country The Gambia. Law:Fully

E. Con Law authority Erwin Chemerinsky sees recent SCOTUS decisions as a harbinger of a very conservative future. ABA Journal

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Finding the Tools to Succeed When Studying with ADHD

Half the battle of studying for the LSAT can be about finding a study strategy that works for you. I have the “inattentive” subtype of ADHD, which generally manifests as limited attention, distractibility, forgetfulness, and procrastination. If these sound like obstacles to success on the LSAT, you’d be right. But the LSAT holds significance in my life for a different reason. I believe the LSAT was the first time that I found study and test performance strategies that truly allowed me to achieve my full academic potential.