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Why the LSAT is a Terrible Valentine

It’s brainy, articulate, and financially successful, but don’t be fooled — the LSAT is a crappy valentine. So, though Valentine’s Day be a product of the Hallmark corporation that no one really enjoys, it’s still probably better to spend it with an actual human being than your LSAT studies.

Don’t believe us? Here are a few reasons why the LSAT will make a subpar date on February 14th.

1. The LSAT won’t make you feel pretty
At the start of your date, the LSAT will ask to see your photo ID and a horribly bland recent passport photo of you.

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Will the September LSAT Continue the Forgiving Curve Trend?

Curves. What a pointy, harsh, angular world it would be without them. And we can also thank them for their help boosting our scaled scores on the LSAT year after year. Recently, however, the LSAT seems to be reaching new heights on the Curvaceous Scale. The December LSAT had a -14 curve for a score of 170, and the June LSAT curve was -13.

Can we expect further blossoming of this trend, or is it soon to deflate?

While it would be a logical fallacy to assume a future outcome on the basis of past performance, we can entertain ourselves with speculation all we like. First, a little background on LSAT curve statistics.

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All Aboard! The June LSAT Registration Deadline is Tomorrow

Attention: the June LSAT train is leaving the station.

If the firm lodging of your nose in LSAT books has prevented you from registering thus far, now is the time to dislodge that schnozzle and point it toward LSAC’s website. Tomorrow, May 16, is the final registration deadline for the June test. As Kool and the Gang so wisely advise, “If you really want it, get down on it.”

Wait, you say – can’t I take a chance on a walk-in registration on the day of the test?

No, not allowed ever.

Keep in mind that May 16 is the late and absolute last registration deadline and that your registration must be completed online by 11:59 p.m. or by telephone within business hours.

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Mother’s Day Card Messages for LSAT Prep Students

If you’re preparing for the LSAT, your mother isn’t just any mother. She’s the mother of a decently functioning young adult whose plans for the future go beyond watching the next episode of Game of Thrones. For such an exceptional feat of parenting, she deserves special credit. This Mother’s Day, show your mom that you care, LSAT-style.

Here are some heartfelt logical messages (is that a paradox?) you can include in her Mother’s Day card:

· “If it is true that you are my mom, it can be properly inferred that I love you.”

· “All available evidence provides the strongest support for inferring that you are the best mom ever.”

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The Importance of Diet and Exercise in Your LSAT Prep

For most people preparing to apply to law school, the LSAT is not their only responsibility. Many work full-time jobs or are still finishing their undergraduate degrees, among other activities. So with days that are already packed with to-dos, exercise and nutrition can easily get pushed to the bottom of the list.

And yet, our bodies are the vehicles through which we learn, experience emotions, and process stress, and few things (aside from sleep) could help us do that more successfully than fitness and a healthy diet.

This predicament is not unique to individuals. Many businesses find themselves in similar situations, in which the pressure to continue producing a high level of output delays needed improvements in infrastructure that could actually maximize efficiency, reduce expenses, and raise income.

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#TBT: The Best Law School Commencement Speech Ever

On May 13, 2007, Charlie Munger gave a memorable keynote speech at USC Law School’s commencement ceremony. While he is especially well known for his work as an investor and longtime associate of Warren Buffet, Munger began his career as a lawyer, graduating from Harvard Law School in 1948.

However, Munger did not deliver the typical go-get-‘em oratory packed with inspiration and lofty ideals of justice. Instead he offered up the most practical and realistic advice he could distill after 83 years of living. What is perhaps most striking and refreshing about his speech is the simplicity of the values and practices that he found indispensable to a successful life.

Here are a few highlights:

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Why Everyone Pursuing a Legal Career Should Watch Suits

In the iconic Superman comic series and film, Clark Kent strips off his workplace attire to perform heroic acts. “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive,” Superman has graced the American cultural psyche for decades because his physical powers, by the very definition of his name, exceed those of a normal human.

The television series Suits gives us a Superman for the modern era—only this time, the protagonist puts on his suit to kick epic ass. The very title of the show is a double entendre that references both the suave apparel of these legal warriors and their weapon of choice, the lawsuit. But in the realm of motions, briefs, and crisp, impeccable tailoring, the hero isn’t a guy who can outdo a bullet or a train. It’s a guy who can outdo a brain—most brains, actually.

The protagonist of the show, Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams), is a genius with a photographic (aka “eidetic”) memory of every legal text he’s ever read.

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An LSAT Fairy Tale to Help You Live Happily Ever After

Once upon a time…on National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

In the story of Hansel and Gretel, the two siblings survive their temporary enslavement and attempted cannibalism by a sugar-wielding witch and return home to their father, who had much regretted his decision to leave them in the woods to die (twice).

“Just because I abandoned you in a forest in the hopes of liberation from your voracious resource consumption, it doesn’t mean I don’t love you,” he assured them.

“It’s okay,” said Gretel. “We know you were doing your best as a dad. Let’s just move on. Can we get takeout?”

And they all lived happily ever after.

But how did those happy lives unfold? Did Hansel and Gretel go through a gawky pre-adolescent phase?


Why the LSAT is a Terrible Valentine

It’s brainy, articulate, and financially successful, but don’t be fooled. The LSAT would be a crappy valentine.

Here are a few reasons why the LSAT should stay at home by itself on February 14.

Why the LSAT is a Terrible Valentine I: It won’t make you feel pretty

At the start of your date, the LSAT will ask to see your photo ID and a horribly bland recent passport photo of you. No matter how gussied up you got that night, it will only think of you as you look in the fluorescent lighting of these somber bureaucratic snapshots.

Why the LSAT is a Terrible Valentine II: It is inappropriate

The LSAT will make you pay no less than $165 for this night of romance, and it will make you swear never to repeat anything it says to another living person. If that doesn’t make you feel dirty, well…