Ross Rinehart

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Logical Reasonings / 6.13.18

A. Last warning: tonight is the last night to sign up for the July LSAT. LSAC

B. Pro-tip: Try to not accrue over a mill in student debt. Wall Street Journal

C. A law student discusses how weird and not-at-all comforting it is to sit in a Con Law class and confront the racist decisions and justifications the Supreme Court has made. Above the Law

D. A look into how Sessions is using a loophole of immigration law to drastically change how immigration law functions. Slate

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (file under: No Doy): Don’t plagiarize over 1,000 words in a legal brief from the internet. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 6.12.18

A. Even if you missed our Admissions Webinar this afternoon, there’s still time to RSVP for the LSAT Webinar, which will take place at 6 pm Pacific tonight. All attendees will get a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom courses and a $50 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Another reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to register for the July LSAT. LSAC

C. And if you just took the June LSAT, you honestly may as well sign up for the July LSAT. Even if you decide you don’t need to take the July LSAT, LSAC will give you a full refund. LSAC

D. A University of Colorado Law professor really did his students a solid by giving them a multiple choice, open-internet final … with questions taken from the internet. Above the Law

E. In case you missed it over the weekend: the amazing story of the government officials whose job is literally just taping together pieces of paper that Trump ripped up after reading, because Trump can’t break the habit of tearing apart every piece of paper he reads. There’s a metaphor about democratic institutions in the wake of Trump, somewhere in this story … Politico

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The Morning Cometh: The June 2018 LSAT Recap

Last night marked the beginning of the 2018-19 LSAT year. The Law School Admission Council, which writes and administers this exam, decided long ago in its infinite wisdom that it would use a June-to-May calendar year instead of the classic Gregorian calendar we use for pretty much everything else. Apparently, the knowledge that many law school candidates plan several months of their years around the test wasn’t enough for LSAC — it wanted the gravitational pull of the LSAT to be great enough to completely rearrange how we all understand linear time.

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Your June 2018 LSAT Instant Reaction

Congratulations to all of you brave souls who took the first LSAT of the 2018-19 LSAT season! Now that the exam is done, what to do? Well, you could celebrate extravagantly, like Alex Ovechkin following the Stanley Cup. Or you could celebrate solemnly and joylessly, like the Warriors following the NBA Finals. Or, you can unburden yourself, and chat about the exam you just took.

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