Logical Reasonings / 9.15.17

A. We’re gonna take a break from our normal news round up and have a little fun. First, we went ahead and googled “fennec fox” for you, because it is objectively the cutest animal. Fennec Fox

B. Speaking of animals, did you know that otters hold hands when sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other? Does that not melt your icy, LSAT-hardened heart? Mother Nature Network

C. Here’s a rough approximation of what you’re going to do to the LSAT tomorrow. The Raid Redemption

D. Here’s what you’re gonna look like after the exam. A Cool Ass Dog

E. And just for something a little bit practical, here are LSAC’s rules about the day of the exam. Remember to bring your admissions ticket, an ID, plenty of wooden pencils, an analog watch, and a snack and bev (20 oz. or fewer, plastic or juice box only). Leave your phone, vape, guns, and sleeved erasers at home. Good luck! LSAC

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You Got This

Tomorrow is the September LSAT. No amount of freaking out will change that, so it’s best to accept it. Here’s why you shouldn’t be too scared.

You’ve come along way. Remember when you started studying? When logic games looked like an alien language? When it seemed like there were so many indicator words for necessary and sufficient conditions and you didn’t know how you’d ever get them all down? Those days are long gone.

Logical Reasonings / 9.14.17

A. The California Bar has some harsh words for the California Supreme Court, which wants to lower the minimum passage requirement for the California Bar Exam. ABA Journal

B. Protests are alive at even the top law schools, as students at Harvard Law are protesting the transgender ban in the military as JAG officers recruit on their campus. The Harvard Crimson

C. Some tips for how those with a legal background can help Florida recover from Hurricane Irma. Daily Business Review

D. The “master negotiator” is close to a deal with the congressional Democrats to renege on his campaign promises and executive order and protect DREAMERs from deportation with little in return … which, I mean, thank goodness. Bloomberg

E. The makers of the popular sparking beverage LaCroix won’t reveal what’s in it. They call the sugar and GMO-free flavoring the beverage’s “essence” — hopefully it’s not LaCroix-sonous. Grubstreet

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Only a fool would predict what’ll be on the LSAT. So here are our predictions …

All right, the time is upon us. We are T-minus 2 days until the September 2017 LSAT is unveiled to a nation of law school hopefuls and, in the case of the fine people who contribute to this blog, LSAT instructors.

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been studying for that moment for months on end. You’ve used past exams to guide your study. You’ve seen that, while there are only a few different kinds of Logical Reasoning questions, Logic Games, and Reading Comprehension passages that the LSAT returns to again and again, you never quite know which combination of those you’re going get on a given exam. The malevolent sorcerers who write this test can be quite unpredictable in that way.

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I’ve been academically dismissed following 1L. What should I do?

In this post, law school admissions expert Anna Ivey answers a student’s question about reapplying to law school following an academic dismissal.

Student: “I completed one year of law school in May 2017. However, I was academically dismissed due to poor test results. Currently, I am taking a year off from law school, but I am determined to complete law school and become an attorney. I am strongly considering retaking the LSAT before reapplying.”