Ross Rinehart

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Using Practice Exams to Experiment with Your Approach

I broke my hand recently. Well, technically, I broke my hand two-and-a-half weeks ago, then spent the next fortnight icing my swollen hand and swelling my dumb head with false hope that my hand wasn’t broken.

When I finally got it checked out by a doctor, I found out there are two ways to deal with a potentially broken hand. The first way is to get it checked out immediately, allowing a medical professional to set it and ensure that it heals properly. But then you have to spend about a month in a cast.

Logical Reasonings / 11.10.17

A. There’s still time to RSVP and attend tomorrow’s Southwestern Law Day in Los Angeles. You’ll get a ton of great information on the LSAT, law school, and becoming an attorney. Plus we’ll be there, raffling off free tutoring hours and giving out $400 discounts to our classroom course. Southwestern Law

B. If you can’t make it tomorrow, make sure to RSVP to the two webinars we’re hosting next week. On Thursday, November 16th at 6 pm PST we’ll be talking law school admissions, and on Saturday, November 18th at noon we’ll discuss the LSAT. If you attend, you’ll get a $300 discount on our classroom course and a $75 discount on our to all attendees. Blueprint LSAT

C. 84 years old and still spry as they come. Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes quick with the first written opinion of the October 2017 Supreme Court term. Associated Press

D. A rundown on who benefits and who loses in new GOP tax plan. Among the likely pertinent issues for readers, the student loan deduction is still in place, although small law firms and large universities do not see the big breaks. Washington Post

E. Need a way to pay for law school? Try having a twin, being conventionally attractive, and shilling for fitness products on Instagram, like these German sisters. You’re your weekend is as glamorous as it is remunerative. The Sun

Logical Reasonings / 11.9.17

A. This Saturday, stop by Southwestern Law Day at the historic Bullocks Wilshire building of Southwestern Law School. We’ll be raffling off free LSAT tutoring and giving away $400 discounts to our classroom course. RSVP right here. Southwestern Law

B. If in person events aren’t your thing, then RSVP to one (or both) of the webinars we’re hosting on Thursday, November 16th and Saturday, November 18th. We’ll be covering law school admissions and the LSAT. If you attend, you’ll get a head start on the law school application process and also get a $300 discount on our classroom course and a $75 discount on our to all attendees. Blueprint LSAT

C. St. Johns University School of Law will now accept the GRE as well. That’s eight schools now, for those keeping track at home. Above the Law

D. Ralph Nader, a Harvard Law grad, dropped bars at a speech to Harvard Law Students, whom he accused of being a bunch of corporate sell outs. The Crimson

E. Meet Brett Joseph Talley, the fourth Trump judicial nominee to earn a “not qualified” designation from the ABA, who hunts ghosts in his spare time. Bloomberg BNA

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Don’t forget — this Saturday is Southwestern Law Day

A reminder to all of those who will be in Los Angeles this weekend: On Saturday, Southwestern Law School is holding the appropriately named Southwestern Law Day. That’s a whole day, from 1:30-6:30 pm, for prospective law students to learn about getting into law school, succeeding as a law student, and what it’s like being an attorney.

Logical Reasonings / 11.8.17

A. We’ll be hanging out at Southwestern Law Day in Los Angeles this Saturday, so stop by, say what’s up, enter a raffle for free LSAT tutoring, and get a $400 discount on our classroom course. RSVP right here. Southwestern Law

B. We’ll also be hanging out on the internet next Thursday, November 16th and Saturday, November 18th, where we’ll be holding webinars on law school admissions and the LSAT. Every virtual attendee will receive a $300 discount on our classroom course and a $75 discount on our to all attendees. And you don’t even have to leave the privacy of your own home. Blueprint LSAT

C. A bunch of wonks and pundits debate what last night’s Democratic sweep means. Politico

D. Is the federal government’s potential blocking of the AT&T and Time Warner major a sign of creeping authoritarianism or good old fashioned anti-trust policy? Vox

E. The 44th president, after his presence created a huge scene in the courthouse, was not selected to serve on a Chicago jury. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 11.7.17

A. This Saturday we’ll be at Southwestern Law Day in sunny LA, where we’ll be holding a logic games workshop, raffling off some gratis tutoring hours, and giving out a $400 discount on our classroom course to all attendees. RSVP and drop by to say, “Hi”! Southwestern Law

B. If you want a discount but won’t be in Southern California, you’re still in luck. Next week, we’ll be hosting two webinars. On Thursday November 16th, Nick McIntosh will be covering the law school admissions from 6-7 pm PST, and on Saturday November 18th, Ross Rinehart will cover the LSAT from 12-1 pm. In addition to delivering some helpful knowledge, we’ll be delivering a $300 discount to all attendees. And you don’t even have to leave the privacy of your own home. Blueprint LSAT

C. Tonight is officially the last night to register for the December 2nd LSAT and to make any accommodations requests. Even if you’ve already registered, tonight is the last night to upload your admissions ticket photo. Make sure to adopt the visage of someone about to crush some logic games. LSAC

D. Kind of ironic that the artist with a multi-platinum album called Speak Now is out here trying to silence bloggers. So ironic that the ACLU is getting involved. Washington Post

E. Speaking of blocking internet speech, the dean of Berkeley Law has joined a brief with six other law professors arguing that Trump blocking Twitter critics is a violation of the First Amendment. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 11.6.17

A. If you’ll be in Southern California this Saturday (and you should be, the weather is still really good) and want to learn about law school, the LSAT, network with the lawyers of today and tomorrow, win prizes, and get a $400 discount on our classroom course, then RSVP for Southwestern Law Day! Southwestern Law

B. We are also holding two webinars next week, in which we will virtually pipe knowledge on both the law school admissions process and the LSAT into your cranium. On Thursday, November 16th, we’ll be covering the law school admissions from 6-7 pm PST. And on Saturday, November 18th, we’ll cover the LSAT from 12-1 pm. RSVP and attend either, and you’ll get $300 off a live Blueprint classroom course or $75 off the first month of a subscription to our online course. All without having to leave the comfort of your home. Blueprint LSAT

C. Don’t forget: Tomorrow is the deadline for late registration and accommodations requests for the December 2nd LSAT, and the last day to upload your photo for your admissions ticket. LSAC

D. Speaking of the LSAT, the ABA is “revisiting” the requirement that any law school that uses an admissions test other than the LSAT must show that the test is valid and reliable. ABA Journal

E. A look into the long-term effects of the GOP tax bill, which has nearly a third of all U.S. household’s taxes increasing by 2027. Vox

Logical Reasonings / 11.3.17

A. We have a ton of free events coming up in the next couple weeks. If you want to learn about the LSAT, law school admissions, or logic games, we got you covered. If you want to meet some of our instructors and learn about our course, we’ll be at campuses all across the nation. If you want to meet us virtually, RSVP to our upcoming webinars. So if you want to learn more (and get discounts on our courses to boot), check out our free events page. Blueprint LSAT

B. Above the Law has an interview with DJ Healy, a strikingly interesting Texas attorney. She’s a transgender partner at a big law firm, a top-rated IP litigator, and Hollywood producer. Above the Law

C. Looks like Jeff Sessions will be in some more hot water over his comments that he was unaware of the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia, now that former Trump policy adviser Carter Page testified that he told Sessions about traveling to Russia. CNN

D. Bowe Berghdal, the sergeant who mysteriously walked off his Army base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was imprisoned by the Taliban for five years (and was the subject of the second season of the Serial podcast), was recently dishonorably discharged by a military judge. He will, however, avoid jail time. NY Times

E. Vice answers one of the most pressing legal questions of our time. Can you smoke weed on the high (pun very much intended) seas? Apparently it’s chill if you, unlike T-Pain, are not on a boat. Vice

Logical Reasonings / 11.2.17

A. If you forgot to sign up for the LSAT last week, you are in luck — late registration has been extended to Tuesday, November 7th. @Official_LSAT

B. If you’ve sat in on a law school class before, you’ve surely the “gunner” type. Ultra-competitive, sits in the front, eager to inject their opinion into conversation. Here are the schools with the most “gunners.” Princeton Review

C. Forbes runs down the story of one Craig Cunningham, a “professional plaintiff” who hunts down and sues telemarketers in federal courts. Forbes

D. In a recently filed legal brief, Trump’s lawyers argue that referring to the women who accused him of sexual harassment allegations as “liars” is his “political opinion.” Washington Post

E. A peek into the noble and glamorous life of a public defender. WBEZ