Logical Reasonings / 9.11.18

A. Get a good look at LSAC’s current website — tomorrow it’s all going to change. LSAC

B. A taxonomy of the professors you’ll probably have in law school. Above the Law

C. Berkeley Law School is considering completely removing the Boalt name — taken from 19th century mining baron, attorney, and racist belief haver John Henry Boalt — from its campus. ABA Journal

D. Some Oregon lawyers are taking the Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME — in which the Court held that nonunion members need not pay fees for collective bargaining costs — to get out paying their mandatory bar fees. Law.com

E. A loving ode to the guy with the gumption to charge his Juul while during a lecture, a Romeo and Juuliet for our depraved times. BuzzFeed News

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What I Wish I Knew About Logical Reasoning Before Taking the LSAT

This week, we’re going to do a series in which a bunch of LSAT veterans are going to discuss what they wish they knew before taking the LSAT. Today I’ll kick things off by talking a little about what I wish I knew before taking the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT.

Logical Reasonings / 9.10.18

A. Despite what her husband says, Kim Kardashian is not, in fact, currently in law school. Extra

B. If she were, she would need to develop these seven essential law school skills. Above the Law

C. And here’s a little more advice on one of those essential skills: outlining. National Jurist

D. Study those tips up for law school, because there won’t be enough jobs for everyone and you’ll need to get ahead — in August, the number of legal jobs dropped for the second straight month. Law.com

E. A new study issued by the ABA found significant biases against women and people of color in the legal profession. File this study under shocking but not surprising. ABA Journal

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The Morning Cometh: The September 2018 LSAT Recap

In the summer months, millions of people around the globe travel en mass to their local multiplexes to see the blockbusters that Hollywood has bestowed upon them. These films can feature superheroes, or they can be sequels to beloved dinosaur movies; they can feature superheroes, or they can be prequels to beloved space movies; they can feature superheroes, or they can be sequels to beloved spy movies; they can feature superheroes, or they can be sequels to beloved heist movies. In some rare cases, they can feature, well, The Rock, who is essentially a superhero anyway. The point is, when Hollywood knows it has to release a movie that will attract as many eyeballs as possible — movies that will be comprehensible to people not only in the Americas, but to those in Europe and Asia as well — it plays it safe, and goes with the classics that people know and love.

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Your September 2018 LSAT Instant Reaction

September test takers, congratulations! You woke up early, ate a nourishing breakfast, ambled over to your test center, checked in, fidgeted nervously as you waited for the test to start, completed five sections of intense multiple choice questions, and then wrote a short persuasive essay for some reason. And now finally — finally! — you can take a well-deserved rest. Or you can elect to drink deeply from the cup of life, imbibing sweet elixirs all night long. No matter how you decide to celebrate this achievement, you’ve earned it.