Ross Rinehart

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Logical Reasonings / 7.20.18

A. For all the July test takers, here’s a list of what you can and cannot bring into the test center. LSAC

B. A reminder for people taking the next LSAT: Monday’s the deadline to sign-up for the September exam. LSAC

C. Don’t forget to consult with our reviews of test centers before signing up! Blueprint LSAT

D. Ever wonder where your registration fee goes? Well, for test takers this year, it may go to attorney fees LSAC allegedly owes to California.

E. File this away for later: tips on the all-important on-campus interviews — or OCIs, for short — in law school. Above the Law

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The Only Predictions You Need for the July LSAT

It’s amazing how fast they grow up. They, of course, being new LSATs. This Monday, July 23, LSAC will, like a shamanic baboon lifting a newborn lion cub above its head, unveil the brand new July LSAT. It’s hard to believe this moment has arrived already.

Logical Reasonings / 7.19.18

A. NYU joins the GRE train. Above the Law

B. A Wichita attorney — known for his TV ads in which he rides a bull — got the horns from the U.S. Attorney’s office, which charged him with launching cyberattacks on his online critics. The Wichita Eagle

C. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: If you’re in charge of shepherding the new medical marijuana industry in Oklahoma, you can’t pretend to be a cannabis advocate and send threatening emails to yourself. NewsOK

D. Andrew Cuomo, New York’s governor, is ready to approve the state’s acting attorney general’s request to bring the Trump Foundation to Trial. Business Insider

E. The U.S. Court of Appeals on the 9th Circuit upheld a block on the implementation of the transgender ban in the military. The trial is set for April 2019. The Hill

Logical Reasonings / 7.18.18

A. Cornell Law just announced a pilot program — limited to just twenty acceptances — that will allow students to apply with the GRE or GMAT. Above the Law

B. Why make a law school when you can take a law school? The University of Illinois, Chicago is acquiring the private law school John Marshall Law School. The News-Gazette

C. A discussion of Bird law — no, not that bird law. Instead, it’s a discussion of the potential for police abuse of the helmet laws that govern the rent-by-iPhone electric scooters populating San Francisco, Los Angeles, and, in all likelihood, a city near you. Above the Law

D. For some, bigger is not always better, so Vault ranked the best midsize and boutique law firms to work for. Vault

E. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh apparently claimed he wanted to “put the final nail” in ruling that upholds the constitutionality independent counsel like Robert Mueller and, not to get all ad hominem, Kenneth Starr, under whom Kavanaugh worked. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 7.17.18

A. Apparently, people still love the LSAT. Take that GRE. Kaplan

B. A dispatch from the desk of our sister news round-up, the Logical Rosen-ings: Josh Rosen, rookie quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals and vocal critic of the NCAA’s student athlete system, teamed up with a partner of Weinberg Gonser LLP and a USC law student to propose a model that would allow NCAA athletes to be paid for their labor. Yahoo Sports

C. Tiffany Trump, the world’s most prominent law student and the least prominent Trump, may not be returning to Georgetown for her second year, if her social media is to be trusted. Washington Post

D. A former employee of the ABA made out like A Bandit, Allegedly — taking $1.3 million from the organization. Law360

E. The struggling law school, Thomas Jefferson Law is soliciting funds over on AmazonSmile. Above the Law

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).

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

Logical Reasonings / 7.11.18

A. Apparently, not many current college students want to go to law school, which bodes will for the outlooks for those of you who do. Business Wire

B. A great many ofYale Law students past and present decried the school’s press release that touted the nomination of its alum, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. Above the Law

C. Another Ivy — Cornell Law School — is looking to see if it can sue ICE officers. Observer

D. Good news for those bound for public interest law: salaries are up. Not that those who go into public interest care about money. ABA Journal

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Don’t pack heat on the bench. Chicago Sun Times

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A Requiem for the Must Be False Question

We all know the people who write the LSAT have very little chill, dedicating their life’s work to constructing what can sometimes feel like an obnoxiously difficult exam. But did you know they were actual MURDERERS?

OK, don’t take that literally. They’re not murders in any legal sense (as far as we know … ). Technically, they’re not even murders in the figurative sense I’m getting at. But, after pouring over the Logical Reasoning sections of the last few LSATs, like any good gumshoe detective, I realized that the writers of the exam have left one Logical Reasoning question type on life support: the once mighty(-ish) Must Be False question.