Category Archive: Logical Reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 8.22.17

A. Tonight at 11:59 ET is the last opportunity you have to upload your admissions ticket photo to take the September LSAT. Here are the guidelines for doing so, straight from the horse’s mouth. LSAC

B. Tonight at 11:59 ET is also the last opportunity you’ll have to request a change for your test center or test date (doing so will cost a cool $100) or a to get a partial refund when withdrawing from the September LSAT (you’ll get $50 back). LSAC

C. Tonight is not the last opportunity you’ll have to RSVP to the two webinars we’re hosting on August 30th, but why put off to tomorrow what will reserve you a space to receive valuable information on the LSAT, law school admissions process, and in-class and online discounts today? Blueprint LSAT

D. And for our LA buds, you should sign up for the event we’re holding at Southwestern Law School on Saturday, September 9th from 4-6 pm. It’s on on law school admissions and the LSAT, parking is free, and all attendees get $400 off a Blueprint course and a fee waiver to apply to Southwestern. RSVP here. Southwestern Law

E. Finally, a Brooklyn Law professor has an … interesting take on the eclipse. The Atlantic

Logical Reasonings / 8.21.17

A. Don’t forget to RSVP to the two webinars we’re hosting on August 30th. The first, from noon to 1 pm PDT will be an overview of the LSAT, and the second, from 6 to 7 PDT, will address law school admissions. Attendees will receive a $300 discount on a live Blueprint classroom course or $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. And for our Southern California pals, we’ll be hosting an event all about law school admissions and the LSAT at Southwestern Law School on Saturday, September 9th from 4 to 6 pm. Parking is free and all attendees get $400 off a Blueprint course and a fee waiver to apply to Southwestern. RSVP here. Southwestern Law

C. So RSVP! Planning ahead is important. For instance, if you didn’t see the eclipse today, you’ll have to wait until 2024 to see another one. LA Times

D. And if you don’t plan ahead, you might blow your entire budget, just like the Secret Service. USA Today

E. Finally, a criticism of the LSAT’s predictive value received a rebuttal. Ironically, these two articles would together make quite the antithesis passage on the LSAT itself. National Jurist

Logical Reasonings / 8.18.17

A. Don’t forget to RSVP to the two webinars on the LSAT and law school admissions process on August 30th. Knowledge is power, and the $300 discount on a live Blueprint classroom course or $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription that you’ll receive is purchasing power. Blueprint LSAT

B. A task force on lawyer well being, which was formed in response to a study that found 40% of law students felt they need mental health help, offered some recommendations on how law schools can create a better culture for stressed out or depressed students.

C. A case study of the murky waters of legal ethics: should Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch speak to a conservative groups at Trump International Hotel, two weeks before hearing the case on the Trump travel ban? Experts are divided. NY Times

D. The ACLU, which has defended the speech rights of Neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan in the past, will no longer defend the speech of groups protesting with firearms. Wall Street Journal

E. Finally, Steve Bannon, whose very face is the definitive rebuttal to the white nationalist impulses he kindles, has been removed from his position as a White House strategist. This weekend, let’s all celebrate good news where we can find it. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 8.17.17

A. We’re putting on a show–two webinars on the LSAT and law school admissions process on August 30th, to be exact. RSVP now to reserve your digital seat, and to receive $300 off a live Blueprint classroom course or $75 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. After yesterday’s story about the 18-year old 1L, here’s a toddler that’s ready to take him on. KMOV

C. A novel idea from a law professor: law schools should have to maintain a threshold employment level to keep their accreditation. ABA Journal

D. With TV big shot Shonda Rhimes’ move to Netflix, are we in store for the first bingeable law show? Above the Law

E. Maybe you’re having a hard day hitting the books for the September exam. Maybe one of the many other reasons to be bummed right has got you down? Maybe a quick, incredibly juvenile laugh, can help. MLB

Logical Reasonings / 8.16.17

A. After yesterday’s news that Charlotte Law School–a failing for-profit institution that has shown a Rasputinian ability to evade death–would finally be closing, the North Carolina attorney general made it official. Washington Post

B. Meet the 18 year old try-hard who will be attending George Washington University this fall as a 1L (OK, sorry, that was the age and bitterness speaking–props to this kid). Above the Law

C. It’s been a tough year for Berkeley Law, which already fell out of the top ten in the USNWR rankings for the first time since 2005, and now will have to find $2 million to trim from its budget. ABA Journal

D. In other news, twice sympathizing with Nazis twice may be what it takes to lose the support of the GOP … USA Today

E. … and the business community. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 8.15.17

A. Charlotte Law School–the for-profit diploma mill that misled its students with employment statistics, had its access to federal aid revoked, then maybe was posed for a comeback story as recently as last week–will close down immediately. Bloomberg

B. If you’re a small class size kind of person, USNWR has a list of law schools with the smallest class size. Though, as we all know, it’s not the size of the class, but how you use it. U.S. News & World Report

C. Law professors discuss teaching constitutional law in the age of Trump, and realizing the constitution might not be as settled or satisfactory as they previously thought. NY Times

D. Speaking of which, the Department of Justice has requested the IP addresses of 1.3 million users who have used DreamHost, a Los Angeles-based web platform that’s been used to organize anti-Trump protests. DreamHost

E. And finally, some advice for 1Ls on how to shake imposter syndrome. Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 8.14.17

A. On the LSAT, if you missed the cut-off to sign up by two days, no one should cut you any slack. Same should be true of denouncing Nazis. NY Times

B. But it’s cool … Trump is demonstrating his commitment to fighting against violent extremism … by cutting funding to a program literally called Countering Violent Extremism. The Hill

C. … Oh and he’s also demonstrating his commitment to fighting against racism in all its forms by “seriously” considering pardoning Sheriff Joe, who was convicted of contempt for ignoring a court order to stop detaining people just because he suspected they were undocumented immigrants. ABA Journal

D. It’s all enough to make your head spin. So a Harvard Law professor weighed in on what’s it like to teach constitutional law in the age of Trump. Above the Law

E. In other legal news, the jury ruled in favor of Taylor Swift’s countersuit against the former country radio DJ who groped her. Her earnings? A cool $1. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 8.11.17

A. Two law professors, from Penn and USD, penned an op-ed in which they yell at clouds, problematically. Philadelphia Inquirer

B. The ABA is going to hold off on implementing a proposal that would allow law schools to report full-time positions offered through the school as non-school-funded positions, after many raised issues concerning transparency. ABA Journal

C. A federal case on campaign financing in state elections–in Alaska, of all places–may be the next big money-in-politics case, argues Slate. Slate

D. The Trump administration’s latest defense of the travel ban in federal appellate courts: please don’t listen to what the dithering old man said about the ban. Reuters

E. Hopefully Kim Jung-un will take that advice too, and this whole nuclear annihilation thing will deescalate. NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 8.10.17

A. A day of Dos and Don’ts. First, LSAC offers some Dos and Don’ts for the photo upload requirement. Do: Look straight into the camera and be very handsome, serious, professionally attired. Don’t: Wear stuff that makes you look like a molly dealer at a third-rate rave. @Official_LSAT

B. Do: Clarify your boss’s statements in a way that makes him seem less unhinged and hell-bent on starting the nuclear apocalypse. Don’t: Further goad a rogue nation into using recently-developed nuclear missiles. NY Times

C. Do: Read up on some major law school “Don’ts” so you don’t make the same mistakes so many new law students do. ABA Journal

D. Do: Law schools need law review anymore? Maybe they don’t. Above the Law

E. Don’t: Encourage children to purchase firearms as part of their back to school shopping. KPRC Houston

Logical Reasonings / 8.9.17

A. USNWR has some ideas on how to avoid writing a really dumb-sounding personal statement. U.S. News & World Report

B. The two-day National HBCU Pre-Law Summit will convene next month at Bennett College and North Carolina A&T State University to help increase the number of black law students. Diverse Education

C. Being an attorney is a demanding profession. Case in point: after Monday night’s finale, reigning bachelorette and current civil defense attorney Rachel Lindsay is already back to work. Above the Law

D. Five transgendered, active duty service members have filed suit to block the implementation of Trump’s three tweet plan to prohibit transgendered people from serving in the U.S. CNN

E. We’re now officially into the kicking-doors-down part of the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia, with reports coming out that law enforcement searched former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s home in late July. Washington Post