Ross Rinehart

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Logical Reasonings / 6.8.18

A. Your weekend assignment: sign up for one (or both!) of the two free webinars we’re hosting next Tuesday, June 12. We have one on the law school admissions process at noon PDT and another on the LSAT at 6 pm PDT. You know you’ll want all that guidance we’re offering, and you’ll definitely want the $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom courses and the $50 discount on the first month of an online course subscription we’re giving to all attendees. Blueprint LSAT

B. Perhaps after realizing its enormous blunder with scheduling the July LSAT and the September LSAT registration deadline on the same day, LSAC will offer a full registration refund to July LSAT who signed up for the September test who are satisfied with their July score. LSAC

C. Above the Law explains why its decision to smite Yale Law School in its most recent rankings shouldn’t be as surprising as many believe. Above the Law

D. Trump, who is taking to his pardon power like a three-year old who has just learned the power of the word “no,” is considering pardoning the late Muhammad Ali … whose conviction for evading the Vietnam draft was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. Washington Post

E. It’s official: Reese Witherspoon will once again don the sequined pink bikini of Elle Woods in 2020 for what will probably be called Legally Blonde 3: Blonde Ambition . @reesewithersoon

Logical Reasonings / 6.7.18

A. RSVP to the two free webinars we’re hosting next Tuesday, June 12. First up is one on the law school admissions process, at noon Pacific. Later that day, we’ll have one on the LSAT at 6 pm Pacific. Attend either, and we’ll give you promo codes for $300 off Blueprint’s classroom courses and $50 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. The first episode of The Jabot, one of the few legal podcasts to not focus on unsolved murders, has expert advice staying healthy and happy in law school. iTunes

C. As a 1L, you’ll be carrying around enormous books. Like, seriously, impossibly enormous books. Here’s a list of backpacks up to the task, none of which is your cute little Fjallraven. Law Schooli

D. (Some) Big Law firms moving the starting salary up to $190K probably sounds great to you, but here’s a little rain for your parade. Above the Law

E. Sending a gif to give someone a seizure can be considered battery, per one federal judge. It’ll also make you the lamest mark at the prison where you’ll serve your sentence. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 6.6.18

A. A friendly reminder to reserve your spot for the two free webinars we’re hosting next Tuesday, June 12. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to begin studying for the LSAT or apply to law school, and we’ll give out discounts good for $300 off Blueprint’s classroom courses and $50 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Events for summer associates at some big law firms will no longer, and I quote, put the lit in litigation. ABA Journal

C. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, the guy who sentenced Stanford rapist Brock Turner to a six-month sentence and then had the gall to compare that decision to Brown v. Board of Education, was voted off the bench yesterday. He’s the first California judge to be recalled in 86 years. San Francisco Chronicle

D. Trump will appeal the court decision that the First Amendment prevents him from blocking people on Twitter. BuzzFeed

E. Speaking of free speech, while the NFL’s anthem policy won’t violate the First Amendment, it may violate several state constitutions, according to one law prof. Slate

Logical Reasonings / 6.5.18

A. RSVP for and attend the two free webinars we’re hosting next Tuesday and you’ll get, in addition to expert guidance on the LSAT and law school admissions, $300 off Blueprint’s classroom course or $50 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. UPenn will be accepting the LSAT, GRE, and the GMAT for next year’s applicants. With so many wonderful tests to choose from, however will an applicant choose? Above the Law

C. Good news for those big law-bound: starting salaries are now $190,000. Bloomberg Big Law Business

D. A discussion on how law schools are failing students of color. The Nation

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: If you plotted to defraud Social Security for $550 million and then fled to Honduras, don’t go a Pizza Hut there. You’ll get trash pizza and you’ll get caught. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 6.4.18

A. You have a few hours left to take advantage of our Spring into Summer Sale. Until midnight Pacific Time, get $300 off any Blueprint classroom course with promo code GET300, or get $50 off the first month of an online course subscription with promo code GET50. Blueprint LSAT

B. Next Tuesday, we’ll be hosting free webinars — they’re like seminars, but piped directly to your phone or laptop using the power of the world wide web — on the Law School Admissions Test and the law school admissions process. If you RSVP and attend either, we’ll hook you up with discounts on Blueprint’s classroom and online courses. RSVP at the link! Blueprint LSAT

C. The Supreme Court finally handed down its decision on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. In a narrow 7-2 ruling that rested mainly on the religious animosity Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission expressed, the Court ruled that Colorado could not punish the eponymous cake shop for refusing to make a cake for a gay couple’s wedding. Washington Post

D. With Trump again threatening to pardon himself, Vox got law school profs far and wide to weigh in on whether he can do that. The consensus: who the hell knows, we’ve never had to ask these crazy questions before. Vox

E. Finally, Reese Witherspoon will again don the pink power suits of Elle Woods for Legally Blonde 3. Deadline

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Last Call for Our Spring Into Summer Sale!

After Memorial Day, it usually feels unquestionably summery. But even though we’re a week past that holiday, it still feels like the summer of 2018 is a ways off. The usual signifiers of summer haven’t quite appeared yet. By this point, there’s usually a consensus, can’t-miss summer blockbuster that captures the popcorn- and candy-addled imaginations of movie goers. But this year, Solo kind of came and went, and Jurassic World: Fallen World … the less said about that unfortunate attempt to cash in on Millennial nostalgia, the better.

Logical Reasonings / 6.1.18

A. Our Spring into Summer Sale is going strong, and will continue to go strong all through the weekend. Get $300 off any Blueprint classroom course with promo code GET300, or get $50 off the first month of an online course subscription with promo code GET50. Blueprint LSAT

B. We will also be holding free webinars on the LSAT and the law school admissions process on Tuesday, June 12. Those will set up you up very nicely to start studying for the test and apply to law school. Oh, and we’ll be giving out even more discounts on Blueprint’s classroom and online course to all attendees. RSVP to the right. Blueprint LSAT

C. LSAC just launched its free LSAT study resource, Khan academy. Reviews for the Beta version were mixed, but you can Khan check it out and come to your own Khanclusions. Khan Academy

D. LSAC also just announced how many people are currently signed up for the brand-new July exam, and it’s not that many! However, between July and June this year, overall registration is up from June last year. @Official_LSAT

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: If you’re a judge, and a dry cleaners loses your pants, you can’t sue the dry cleaners for $54 million. Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 5.31.18

A. Our Spring into Summer Sale has sprung. Between now and Monday, June 4 at midnight Pacific, get $300 off Blueprint’s classroom course with promo code GET300 or $50 off the first month of an online course subscription with promo code GET50. Blueprint LSAT

B. If you want to learn a little about the LSAT or law school admissions before springing for a class, check out the two free webinars we’re holding Tuesday, June 12. We’ll be giving out great information and even more discounts on Blueprint’s classroom and online course. RSVP here! Blueprint LSAT

C. Above the Law just dropped their annual law school rankings, which are driven primarily by how many graduating students get jobs. As such, these rankings are more volatile than most, and this year, there’s a brand new number one law school. Above the Law

D. Here’s a profile of a recent law school grad who led a charge to focus on student well-being and sobriety while at Marquette Law School. ABA Journal

E. Some Thursday #inspiration, via Briana Williams, a single mother who just graduated from Harvard Law. She started a final, went into labor during the final, and then finished the final. USA Today

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Our Spring Into Summer Sale Starts Now!

Spring … have you ever noticed how the name of that season is a verb? Spring is a time of action, of change, of transition. It’s the time when things happen: winter thaws, foliage blossoms, and — if you’re like me or 23 million other Americans — ragweed pollen allergies boom. Just as “fall” activates the transition from warm to cold, spring is when the climate must undergo its dutiful transition from the slums of winter to the heights of summer.

Logical Reasonings / 5.30.18

A. We just announced two free webinars that we’ll be hosting on Tuesday, June 12. The first will be at noon Pacific, and will cover the law school admissions process. The second will be held at 6 pm Pacific, and will cover the LSAT in all of its infamy. Attend either, and you’ll get a discount code good for $300 off our classroom course and $75 off the first month of an online subscription. RSVP right here: Blueprint LSAT

B. Troubled San Diego law school Thomas Jefferson School of Law is expensive, unlikely to help its students pass the bar or secure jobs, and on probation with the ABA … but hey, at least it has a shiny new campus! Above the Law

C. SCOTUS gave good news to men going through a mid-life crises with something to hide: cops need a warrant to search a motorcycle parked on a driveway. ABA Journal

D. In a lawsuit, Charter Communications will allege that a Columbia law professor conspired with private companies like Google and the NY attorney general’s office to investigate and indict the cable giant. Finally, a cable vs. cabal showdown. The Hollywood Reporter

E. A former English teacher from Georgia returned a letter from Trump filled with many grammar corrections. Nobody show her his Twitter feed … CNN