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So Far, Fewer People Have Taken the LSAT This Year

Admissions consultant Mike Spivey tweeted that LSAT takers for June, July, and September are down 4.9% from last year (which only included a June and September test). If this trend continues into November — which is by no means a certainty, as there was a huge spike in December test takers last year — this could impact the application cycle in several ways.

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Beleaguered Law School Arizona Summit Reaches Its Nadir

Growing up, I used to wish that my school would magically disappear, leaving me free to play around all day without any responsibilities. Well, for law students at Arizona Summit, that childhood dream is quickly becoming an adult nightmare.

In case you missed it, the latest in beleaguered law school news is that Arizona Summit will not be holding classes this fall semester.

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Get a Wealth of Knowledge and Discounts at Next Week’s Webinars

With summer winding down, the November LSAT is quickly approaching, as is the start of Blueprint’s LSAT classes. For those of you with any uncertainty or nagging doubts about what the LSAT entails or how to go about applying for law school, Blueprint has two webinars to help you assuage your concerns. Both webinars will be held on next Wednesday, August 22nd.

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Good News/Bad News with the Current Legal Job Market

All potential law students should keep themselves apprised of the ever-changing status of the legal job market. After all, the vast majority of students do not begin law school with a job waiting for them on the other side. Recently, there have been a number of important developments, both good and bad, which this post will cover.

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The Best Low-Key Legal Movies

This Tweet thread about how Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a the best law school movie without any lawyers got me thinking about other movies that bring up legal issues without being about law school or lawyers. This post is going to cover some best low-key legal movies.

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Prepping Early Pays Off for LSAT

If you’re in the market for an LSAT course, I have good news! Today, at 9am, Blueprint is starting an Early Bird Sale for the November LSAT. The sale will run until Wednesday, August 1, and it offers $300 off classroom courses and $75 off the first month of an online course subscription. All you have to do is enter the promo code earlybird300 for the classroom discount and earlybird75 for the online discount.

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A Glossary of Legal Jargon You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask About

People often say that attending law school and familiarizing yourself with legal thinking is like learning a new language. One aspect of the process that makes it so unfamiliar is the prevalence of unfamiliar terms and phrases. In the interest of avoiding any potential embarrassment for incoming law students, this post is going to provide a glossary of common terms in the legal profession.

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Meet Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Nominee

Yesterday, President Trump announced his pick to fill the empty Supreme Court seat created by Justice Kennedy’s retirement — he chose Brett Kavanaugh. While any Supreme Court pick is significant, this one is especially important given its potential to swing the Court further to the right. As a result, we’re dedicating a post to providing some background on Judge Kavanaugh.