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RSVP to Our Webinar: “Everything You Need to Know About the July LSAT”

For the first time ever, there will be an LSAT administered in July 2018. This test administration has been shrouded in mystery. What time will it start? Will the test be released? How should I adjust my study schedule for it? If I want to retake after the June LSAT, will I still have time to sign up for the July test?

Logical Reasonings / 4.17.18

A. We have a quick, 30-minute webinar coming up next Wednesday, April 25. We’ll be teaching you everything you need to know about the brand-new July LSAT. And all attendees will receive a discount code good for $300 off Blueprint’s live, classroom course. You just have to RSVP at the link to the right! Blueprint LSAT

B. The GRE scored a major victory yesterday, with the American Bar Association’s legal education committee recommending that the ABA lose its rule requiring that law schools use a specific standardized test for admissions. Law.com

C. In an supremely ironic twist, Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch was the deciding vote in the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate the law that requires that immigrants get deported for “crimes of violence.” CNN

D. Today the Supreme Court also considered a case that could shake up online retail. The case asks whether online sellers can be forced by states to collect state sales tax. LA Times

E. If you think England’s lawyers (excuse us, barristers) are even stodgier than the ones here, here’s your proof. A London law school course apparently docks points for students who wear single-breasted suits, “kinky” boots, and “colourful” socks or who “swig” from water bottles. Legal Cheek

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Legal Field Trips: Securities Law

Many law students and applicant generally profess a desire to “be a lawyer” but have no real understanding of what practice area they want to work in. We’re going to kickoff a new series that provides a quick primer on certain fields of law. Naturally, this isn’t going to be an exhaustive study of life as an “x” lawyer, but it’ll help give you some insight into how the actual practice of law works.

Logical Reasonings / 4.16.18

A. LSAC did pre-law students a huge solid today by releasing its official guide to ABA-accredited law schools. You can find information on admissions standards, programs, financial aid and more through its database. LSAC

B. If you plan on going to law school to get that money at a so-called Big Law firm, and need some counter-arguments to use against your skeptical friends, here’s a defense of working in that space. Above the Law

C. The Wall Street Journal‘s op-ed page argues against punishing the career prospects of people based on what they wrote in college. On the one hand, this might not be necessary, given how hyper-conscious of word choice and semantics colleges students are now. On the other hands, there’s the stuff that pretty much everyone puts up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram … Wall Street Journal

D. Well wishes to the family, friends, and colleagues of David Buckel, a leading LGBTQ rights attorney and environmental activist who was found dead as part of an environmental protest. NY Daily News

E. After her instantly iconic HBCU-themed Coachella performance on Saturday, Beyoncé announced a $100,000 scholarship to be awarded to four students at Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman Universities. Variety

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The Typical Argument Types Typically Go Wrong on the LSAT

Describe questions (questions that ask of an argument’s “method of reasoning” or how the argument “proceeds”) have kind of a funny place on the LSAT. On the one hand, they’re not terribly common. You might see a couple on test day, or you might just as easily not see any at all. But the skill they test, describing reasoning with the subject matter abstracted out, is important to a lot of things on the LSAT.