Category Archive: News

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Law School Applications Are Up …

At the risk of sounding like I’m trying too hard to relate to the youth of America, I’ve been playing a lot of battle royale video games lately. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this new gaming craze, a battle royale is basically the same concept as the hunger games — a number of players are dropped onto an enclosed space, which shrinks over time, and they attempt to survive until all the other players are eliminated.

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Does Studying for the LSAT Make You Smarter? Science Says So …

I love the Rocky movies. I am a particularly big fan of the training montages. Every time Rocky punches some sides of beef, chases a chicken, or runs up a snow-covered mountain, I feel ready to take on the world. Rocky then uses his peak physical conditioning to defeat all challengers.

It turns out, training for the LSAT has a similar effect on your brain as Rocky’s training had on his body.

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Introducing our Live Online Course!

For years, Blueprint has strived to offer the best LSAT prep, whether you’d prefer to learn in a classroom or at your own pace from the comfort of your home. So we’ve offered live classroom courses at major markets all across the nation, for students who want a consistent schedule and the option to ask questions to an instructor who knows the LSAT inside and out. And we’ve also offered, for those who like to go at their own pace or who can’t make it to a classroom a few times each week, an on-demand online course, which covers the same material as the classroom course, but through online videos students can access at any time.

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The LSAT Will Be a Digital Test Starting in September 2019

Are you planning on applying to law school within the next couple years? If so, LSAC dropped a bomb for you today. You should probably sit down for this. Or, you know, you can stand but, at the very least, try to grab onto something to stabilize yourself from the unrelenting, explosive power of this news.

The LSAT is going completely digital in September 2019.

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Cell Phones Will Be Permitted at Certain Test Centers for the September 2018 Exam

After twenty-seven years of a hardline position on cell phones, LSAC is finally softening its approach. Maybe.

For pretty much the entire history of the LSAT, cell phones were strictly verboten in LSAT test centers. From the Zach Morris-endorsed juggernauts in the early 90s, to the iconic Nokia bricks at the turn of millennium, to the bedazzled Motorola Razrs of the early aughts, to the BBM-enabled BlackBerrys that prefigured the current objects of our collective screen addiction, cell phones have always been prohibited at test centers. In fact, they still are. But for the September 2018 LSAT, LSAC is launching a pilot program at some test centers that will allow test takers to bring their phones into the room.

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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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10 LSATs a year? Here’s how they should be scheduled

LSAC has said that you’ll have the option to take the test in almost every month, with the exception of May and December; however, we feel that this proposed schedule lacks imagination. So, in the event that LSAC would like to reconsider its testing schedule, here are some alternatives:

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The LSAT, Still the King of Law School Admissions

Have you heard? The LSAT is back. It was almost gone as we knew it, but now it’s emphatically here and stronger than ever.

I suppose if you’re currently neck deep in fallacies and scenarios as you study for the September exam, the LSAT is extremely here and in no need of coming back, so maybe a little context is necessary.

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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.

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Supreme Court Round Up!

The Supreme Court has been on quite a tear lately, rifling off several important decision. This post is going to summarize some of the major cases. At the very least, getting a lay of the legal landscape will allow law school-bound students to sound somewhat informed heading into the semester.