Ross Rinehart

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Logical Reasonings / 10.11.17

A. For those preparing for the December LSAT: Our tutoring sale is still up and running! From today until Friday, October 13 at 6:30 pm PT, we’re offering 20% off any tutoring purchases. Just enter the promo code FALL20 at checkout! Blueprint LSAT

B. For those who took the September LSAT: Dave Killoran from PowerScore predicts that LSAC will be releasing your score tomorrow, probably around 4:30 pm ET. @DaveKilloran

C. Even if your score isn’t as great as you hoped it would be, remember: neither your LSAT score nor your law school determines your value as a person. Case in point: a professed NYU Law grad acted like a racist jerk on the L Train and earned a cup a soup thrown at his face by rapper Princess Nokia. Above the Law

D. But some law schools are still class acts. Florida State University School of Law is welcoming 35 law students who were displaced from the University of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. National Jurist

E. For those who live more than 100 miles away from the nearest LSAT testing center and want to request that LSAC establish a “nonpublished test center” closer to you, tonight is the last night to put in that request (which, since this is a 1986, LSAC requests be done by fax). Oh, and the total cost for that request is $465. LSAC

Logical Reasonings / 10.10.17

A. Our fall tutoring sale is still ongoing! For this week only, you’ll receive a 20% discount on all tutoring purchases with the promo code FALL20! Blueprint LSAT

B. This weekend, McDonalds offered very limited quantities of “Szechuan Sauce,” a previously forgotten McNugget dipping sauce that was part of a promotion for the 1998 Disney film Mulan. You may ask, reasonably, who cares? Well, fans of the Cartoon Network show Rick and Morty, which referenced the sauce in an episode earlier this year. They cared a lot. When the fans couldn’t get the sauce on Saturday, they threatened a class action lawsuit, so McDonalds is bringing the sauce back. I guess this is the power of the legal system working for the people? AV Club

C. In what is actually a good use of the legal system, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is offering free legal help to victims of the Las Vegas shooting. ABA Journal

D. If any law students or future law students are terrified of a law professor cold-calling them about an assigned case, here are some tips about how to best read a legal case. Above the Law

E. In “presidential” news, when someone refers to your administration as an “adult day care center,” obviously you respond with the most childish taunt possible. NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 10.9.17

A. We kicked off our fall tutoring sale today. We are offering 20% off all tutoring purchases from now until Friday, October 13 at 6:30 pm PT. This is the last discount on tutoring that we’ll be offering before the December LSAT, so don’t miss out! Promo code FALL20 at checkout. Blueprint LSAT

B. In honor of Columbus Day, a reminder that he was a genocidal maniac who believed that the Earth was shaped like a giant pear and had a nipple at the top. New Yorker

C. Looks like inter-SCOTUS squabbles are developing between rookie Gorsuch and big chief Roberts. CNN

D. And … unrelated? … Gorsuch has to share an office with a creepy elk’s head from Scalia’s hunting endeavors. Associated Press

E. A compelling case that USC’s Gould School of Law is the ugliest law school in America. Above the Law

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Our Fall Tutoring Sale is On! 20% Off All Tutoring Purchases!

Hey, LSAT studier. Pull up a chair, let’s have a chat. Mondays, am I right? I know.

All right, enough with the small talk. You must have a lot on your plate right now. Classes, work, organizations to which you are a contributing member, familial responsibilities, trying to find time for bae. To say nothing of this whole studying-for-the-LSAT business. I don’t know how you do it.

Logical Reasonings / 10.6.17

A. Don’t forget — next week we’ll be offering 20% off all tutoring purchases. Stay tuned. Blueprint LSAT

B. Today what was surely a group of old white men made another decision that will affect millions of women. The Trump administration announced it would limit federal requirements that employers provide birth control coverage in their health plans. This will surely set off a new round of lawsuits against the administration. NY Times

C. Sessions also wrote a memo arguing that Title VII protection does not extend employment protection to transgendered people, but remained mum on whether it should protect the job of a Keebler elf impersonating a human being. ABA Journal

D. The power of the free speech: a man who was arrested for disorderly conduct for flipping off his pastor got his conviction overturned with a First Amendment argument. Atlanta-Journal Constitution

E. AOL will finally shut down AOL Instant Messenger, the O.G. chat app. Away messages with Dashboard Confessional lyrics at half mast this weekend, everybody. Tech Crunch

Logical Reasonings / 10.5.17

A. Psst, if you’re in need of some one-on-one tutoring for the December LSAT with some very good-looking knowledgeable tutors, we got you covered. Next week we’re offering 20% off all tutoring purchases. Blueprint LSAT

B. Here’s LSAC’s statement on the madness that was the September 2017 LSAT. LSAC

C. In the opposite of a testing headache, Oregon lowered the cut score for its bar exam and the passage rate shot up from 58 to 79 percent. Above the Law

D. Another law school ranking dropped today. This one ranks all the law schools in the world. In an upset, Duke snatches the number one spot, followed by Standard and Yale. USA! USA! USA! Take that University of Melbourne. Times Higher Education

E. Lawmakers are looking into the legality of “bump stocks,” which are attachments that turn semi-automatic firearms to nearly-automatic firearms. Business Insider

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There Were A LOT of Horror Stories from the September 2017 LSAT

Imagine this: You, a proud Idahoan, have spent months preparing for the LSAT, which the Law School Admission Council said would be held on Saturday, September 16, the year of our Lord Kellye Testy two thousand and seventeen, and would begin promptly at 8:30 am, Mountain Daylight Time. You purchased a not-inexpensive admission ticket, which again repeated the precise time at which you would report to your testing center at Boise State University. You studied vigorously to prepare for the test.

Logical Reasonings / 10.4.17

A. Things are going great in Puerto Rico apparently, with Trump jump shooting rolls of paper towels to a crowd. Sure, just use those to mop up the remnants of a hurricane. NY Times

B. Trump may soon be tossing out termination papers to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who reportedly called Trump “a moron.” Politico

C. Trump isn’t the only one throwing paper around: Ivanka and Donald Jr. reportedly avoided fraud in New York charges after their attorney slid an envelop of cash into the campaign headquarters of the New York D.A. Propublica

D. For special counsel Robert Mueller’s ever-growing legal team, they now have a guy researching “pre-emptive pardons,” just in case Trump tries to paper over any criminal wrongdoings from his campaign. ABA Journal

E. At least you can still save some paper — next week we’re offering 20% off all tutoring purchases. Blueprint LSAT

Logical Reasonings / 10.3.17

A. The Washington University School of Law — that’s the one in St. Louis, not Seattle — just announced that it too will accept the GRE. National Jurist

B. While the California Supreme Court decides whether to drop bar score requirements, California law school deans dropped bars. Those deans absolutely excoriated the study the California Bar used to determine whether it should lower the “cut score” for the notoriously difficult California Bar Exam. Above the Law

C. For law students who are looking to make some coin during law school (and maybe avoid having to take out a pricey bar study loan), here is a list of the highest paying part-time jobs. Vault

D. Alternatively, a law student could work full time and pursue law school part time. USNWR weighs the pros and cons of doing that. U.S. News & World Report

E. SCOTUS’s new term continues today with oral arguments on a gerrymandering case. The decision, like many, will come down to Justice Kennedy, who remained gerry-mum-dering during arguments. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 10.2.17

A. Incredibly tragic news from Las Vegas last night. Here’s how you can help. LA Times

B. The Supreme Court’s new term kicked off today with oral arguments on whether businesses can force employees to resolve pay and working condition disputes in arbitration. Washington Post

C. And the new guy on the bench is apparently already annoying the other justices. New Yorker

D. A new study shows that a juris doctorate, unlike justice itself, is unfortunately not blind in whom it benefits. ABA Journal

E. What was already a terrible day of tragedy involved one more heartbreak to wreck you. Tom Petty is hospitalized and in critical condition. Rolling Stone