Ross Rinehart

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Logical Reasonings / 2.15.18

A. Valentine’s Day may be over, but you can still take advantage of Blueprint’s Valentine’s Day sale. Until Friday at 6 pm PST, we’re still offering $200 any Blueprint classroom course with the promo code LOVEBP. Blueprint LSAT

B. And until Friday we’re still offering The Blueprint to Logic Games and The Blueprint to Reading Comprehension at a 40% discount over on Amazon. Amazon

C. Students at New York Law School who ask new student Miriam Weeks, “You look familiar … do I know you from somewhere?” will likely be embarrassed by her response. Above the Law

D. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Responsibility Class: If you’re charged with running a legal clinic at a top law school, you cannot embezzle nearly $200,000 from the clinic.

E. Trump’s travel ban, in its never-ending ping-ponging from circuit court to circuit court, was issued another blow today when the 4th Circuit ruled that the ban displays an animus towards the Islamic faith. NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 2.14.18

A. It’s Valentine’s Day, which means you either need to impress your significant other or console a lonely heart. The best way to do either? Make his/her/your law school dreams come true, at a
discount. As part of our Valentine’s Day Sale, we’re offering $200 any Blueprint classroom course with the promo code LOVEBP. Blueprint LSAT

B. Or you can grab one of our Reading Comp or Logic Games guidebooks on Amazon, which are discounted to $39.00 until Friday. Amazon

C. Her reputation may have taken a dint in the last year, but Taylor Swift’s courtroom success has continued well into the new year. A court threw out a copyright case brought by the songwriters who scored a minor hit in 2001 with 3LW’s “Plays Gon’ Play” against Swift’s use of the titular phrase in “Shake It Off.” The Hollywood Reporter

D. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Responsibility Class: If you’re a top attorney for ICE, you can’t steal the identities of the people your agency is about to deport. ABA Journal

E. A fun activity to do with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day: log-on to Black Mirror‘s terrifyingly dystopic Coach website, which will tell you exactly how much longer your relationship will last. The Verge


Valentine’s Day Cards for Your Law School-Bound Boo

No less than the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. said of love that it “is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” This is how we at Blueprint feel about the LSAT. The exam, an enemy we once sought to vanquish, is now not only a friend but an eternally beloved fixture in our lives. We write hosannas to each published LSAT, we admonish those who do not handle the test with the care it deserves, and we devotedly follow the exam’s every footstep. Love has transformed this test from foe to beaux, at least for those of us who instinctively diagrammed the great Reverend’s above quote.

Logical Reasonings / 2.13.18

A. Need a last minute Valentine’s Day gift, for yourself or your lovebird? How about the gift of a better LSAT score? Our Valentine’s Day Sale is up and running, and you can get $200 off on any classroom course with the promo code LOVEBP. The sale lasts until Friday, February 16th at 6 pm PST. Blueprint LSAT

B. You can also grab your boo some of our guidebooks on Amazon. Our guidebooks for both the Logic Games and Reading Comprehension sections are discounted 40% right now, for the all-time low price of $39.00. Amazon

C. 2002 Olympics gold medalist and 3L at UPenn Sarah Hughes is living the life of a boss. Currently, she’s taking some time off from her final year at law school to chill in Pyeongchang as part of the U.S. Presidential Delegation. Above the Law

D. Meanwhile, Trump’s proposed budget would be a major blow to law school financing, amending the current Pay As You Earn plan and eliminating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Maybe Sarah Hughes, as part of his Delegation, can talk some sense into him. CNBC

E. Hundreds of Los Angeles public defenders are protesting the appointment of an interim chief for the office, as the new boss has never tried a criminal case. LA Times

Logical Reasonings / 2.12.18

A. Our Valentine’s Day Sale is on! We want to show our love to everyone gearing up for the LSAT by giving out a $200 discount on any classroom course. From now until Friday, February 16th at 6 pm PST, enter the promo code LOVEBP when you enroll in one Blueprint’s classroom course and receive that token of appreciation. Blueprint LSAT

B. Or you can go onto Amazon this week and, as part of the Valentine’s Day Sale, purchase our Logic Games and Reading Comprehension guidebooks for the all-time low price of $39.00. Amazon

C. In what we hope is the start of a trend, Northern Illinois University College of Law announced that it will charge the same tuition to in-state and out-of-state residents. ABA Journal

D. Here’s the latest from the stats whiz at TaxProfBlog, who is projecting a big spike in law school applicants who scored above a 165 on their LSAT. TaxProfBlog

E. Shade queen Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted to liking “most” of her colleagues on the Supreme Court. Sounds harsh, but as any LSAT instructor will tell you, “most” could mean “all” … except when Gorsuch is involved. Then it definitely doesn’t include him. Above the Law

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The Morning Cometh: The February 2018 LSAT Recap

The February 2018 LSAT marks the start of the new year for LSAC and law school hopefuls — sort of. Based on some calendar chicanery from LSAC, they’re actually saying the new year is the start of the new year is in June 2018. It’s a long story, but sort of relevant for today’s purposes.


Get Your Beloved the Best Gift of All with Our Valentine’s Day Sale!

Ahh, Valentine’s Day is upon us. Yes, the bane of any bae’s existence. The nadir of dears. The consternation of copulation.

What are your plans? Are you literally going to going to be the most unimaginative person ever and go with chocolate and flowers? Think that’s really going to wow him or her? Are you scrap and fight for a table at a restaurant that will serve you and your beloved a prix fixe menu? That may sound sort of nice, but did you know that Valentine’s Day is commonly referred to as “amateur night” in the restaurant industry, in part because restaurants use the night to fleece inexperienced diners with an overpriced menu?

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Your February 2018 LSAT Instant Reaction

Many, many congratulations to all of you future lawyers out there who are just getting out of the February LSAT! Once those waves of excitement die down (seriously, no more LSAT studying for you, at least for a little bit!), we’d love to hear how it went for you! So before you indulge too much in your celebratory elixir of choice, drop us a comment below to share your experience in the LSAT today.

Logical Reasonings / 2.9.18

A. If you’re taking the February LSAT tomorrow, best of luck from all of us at Blueprint. Make sure you’ve reviewed the list of what you can and cannot bring into your test center tomorrow. LSAC

B. If you were planning on taking the exam at Valparaiso University, Northern Illinois University, or College of DuPage, then your LSAT has been postponed due to inclement weather. Keep an eye out for an email from LSAC with more deets next week. On the plus side, more study time! LSAC

C. We are not forgetful boyfriends at Blueprint — we remember Valentine’s Day and we’re giving you a gift: a $200 discount on any classroom course, starting next week. From Monday, February 12th at 9 am PST until Friday, February 16th at 6 pm PST, you can get that discount on Blueprint’s classroom course with the promo code LOVEBP. Blueprint LSAT

D. During that week we’ll also be discounting our Logic Games and Reading Comprehension course books to the all-time low price of $39.00 at Amazon. Amazon

E. If you’re already looking ahead to the July LSAT, then registration for that new exam will open in March. @Official_LSAT

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We’ve Just Added a Bunch of Classes for the New July LSAT!

When LSAC announced that it would administer, for the first time ever, a July LSAT this year, it threw us at Blueprint for a loop. I mean, for the entire time we’ve been providing the best LSAT classroom course available, there were always four exams a year: in February, June, September or October, and December. Year after year, we’d hold courses all across the nation to help countless students prepare for one of these exams. We had our schedules set. Like clockwork.