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Coming in August: Law School Application Workshops

Summer is in full swing — which means the law school application season will soon be heating up, too.

You can start applying as early as September, so we’re teaming up with Ivey Consulting to host a handful of law school application workshops on each coast a month ahead of time.

Led by Ivey Consulting founder and former dean of admission at the University of Chicago Law School Anna Ivey, these workshops will cover everything you need to know in order to submit your best application to law school — from the best time to apply, how to target law schools for applications, how to formulate the best personal statement, how to address any weaknesses you may have, how to procure your best letters of recommendation, and any other questions that may arise during the law school application workshop.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.21.14

A) View your LSAT score how law schools will see it. Law Admissions Lowdown

B) Not all law schools will be affected by upcoming potential changes to the LSAT requirement. Central Florida Future.

C) Don’t know how you’re going to pay for law school? Better start praying. Above the Law.

D) You can find anything in a Goodwill — including, apparently, human skulls. ABA Journal.

E) Someone collected the 43 funniest GIFs of all time. Warning: head may explode from laughing. BuzzFeed.

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Last Chance: Sign Up for a Summer Blueprint LSAT Course

The majority of Blueprint LSAT Prep’s summer classes for the September LSAT kicked off this weekend, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to sign up.

And don’t forget about Blueprint’s online LSAT prep course, which will be open for enrollment for a few more weeks.

If you prefer our classroom course, here’s a rundown of the most recent Blueprint LSAT Prep classes that have started. The final seats will fill up fast, so hurry and sign up for (instructor in parenthesis):

Washington DC LSAT Prep 2 (Mithun Selvaratnam)

Davis LSAT Prep (Daniel Austin)

Phoenix LSAT Prep (Dylan Gadek)

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Logical Reasonings / 7.18.14

A) Fewer June LSAT test-takers? That’s great news for those who took it. Above the Law.

B) If you’re facing a judge, maybe wear something besides a shirt with her face on it. ABA Journal.

C) The former dictator of Panama is suing over his appearance in a Call of Duty video game. Businessweek.

D) Coming soon to Boston University School of Law: the Lawyering Lab. National Jurist.

E) Happy Slothsgiving, everyone. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.17.14

A) Mid-rank law schools are getting even easier for admittance. The American Lawyer.

B) Meanwhile, these mid-rank law schools are seeing the largest gains in employment. Above the Law.

C) Sherlock Holmes is headed to the Supreme Court. CNN.

D) Court budgets have tightened, and poor defendants have felt the pinch. Wall Street Journal.

E) As if it hasn’t been a big enough week for Weird Al fans, here’s all 49 of his music videos, ranked. Spin.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.16.14

A) There’s nothing wrong with applying to law school. Just make sure you do a few things first. Above the Law.

B) Don’t expect to pay off all your law school debt in your first year on the job. JD Journal.

C) Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has a lot of friends. Wall Street Journal.

D) California’s death penalty is unconstitutional, a federal judge has decided. Los Angeles Times.

E) If you’ve ever seen a movie, you know it can’t be good news that a 260-foot crater has mysteriously appeared in Siberia. io9.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.15.14

A) A student at Washington and Lee Law School is making history. And doing interviews. Huffington Post.

B) A judge tossed a lawsuit brought on by the real-life Kramer. Wall Street Journal.

C) Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over the wreck that almost killed him. CNN.

D) Being part of a Greek organization can help you in your law school applications. Just leave out the word “paddle.” Law School Expert.

E) Don’t feel bad, dogs. Physics are ruff. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.14.14

A) More people are agreeing that the decline in June LSAT test-takers could be good news for law school applicants. Wall Street Journal.

B) The question is: Who is to blame for the decline in LSAT administrations? Above the Law.

C) When it comes to law school, international students have plenty of options. Law Admissions Lowdown.

D) Iowa has proposed eliminating the bar exam for in-state law school grads. Good or bad idea? ABA Journal.

E) LeBron’s decision was so big, it overshadowed a number of other major NBA announcements. Clickhole.

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Blueprint LSAT Prep Summer Courses Enrolling Now

Despite the return of the polar vortex, Summer is officially here.

That means it’s time to start preparing for the September LSAT, which is now less than three months away. A handful of Blueprint LSAT Prep classes have already begun, but we’ve got a slew of other locations that will be starting up real soon. Here’s the full list, along with their instructors and start date:

Berkeley LSAT Prep 2 (Phil Belleau): July 12

Miami LSAT Prep 2 (Matt Williamson): July 12

UCLA LSAT Prep 3 (Spencer Robins): July 12

Pasadena LSAT Prep 1 (Ross Rinehart): July 13

Palo Alto LSAT Prep (Phil Belleau): July 13

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Logical Reasonings / 7.11.14

A) June LSAT test-takers were down 9.1% from last year. Law.com.

B) Law school enrollments are also down, but salaries are up. US News University Directory.

C) Non-traditional students shouldn’t have a tougher time applying to law school. Above the Law.

D) Any lawyers want to take on John Boehner’s suit against President Obama? Here’s his case. Vox.

E) Drones aren’t all bad. In fact, some take pretty rad photos. NPR.