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A Look at the June 2017 LSAT: Reading Comprehension

This week, we’re breaking down the just-released June 2017 LSAT. For a look at the Logical Reasoning section, check out yesterday’s post. Today, let’s dive into everyone’s favorite section, Reading Comprehension. The June 2017 LSAT had a fairly tough Reading Comprehension section. Here’s my breakdown of the hardest passage, which was something special. The rest

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A Look at the June 2017 LSAT: Logical Reasoning

June LSAT scores came out last week. When scores come out, we LSAT instructors get a chance to look at the test. It’s pretty much like Christmas morning for us, and it comes three times a year. Aren’t we lucky? I woke up early to work through the Logical Reasoning sections this morning, and here’s what I thought of that part of the test. Check this blog for analysis of the other sections in the coming days.

Logical Reasonings / 7.12.17

A. Drinking a lot of coffee to power through those marathon LSAT or bar studies? Well another coffee study says that’s a healthy habit. Popular Science

B. After blowing their budget, the Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law set up a crowdfunding page to provide stipends for its recent grads as they prepare for the bar. If you feel like helping a hungry, stressed J.D., now’s the time. USEED

C. Jim Harbaugh, coach of the Michigan football team, is apparently a huge proponent of equal access to legal services. M Live

D. The rancor in the White House has affected even Trump’s personal lawyers, who are now frustrated that the President is listening to Jared Kushner, not them, on advice regarding the Russia investigation. NY Times

If you’re obsessed with the number 3 but hate driving to the grocery store, boy, is there a new business for you. Grub Street

Logical Reasonings / 7.11.17

A. You have until August 2nd to sign-up for the September 16th LSAT, but across the nation, LSAT testing centers are already filling up. Wondering what you should do? We got you. Blueprint LSAT

B. The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed a federal suit against Trump, alleging that he violated several Twitter users’ First Amendment rights by blocking them on Twitter. LA Times

C. If you’re planning to take the bar in California, you may be in luck. In an unprecedented move, the California Supreme Court stripped away the California bar examiners’ ability to set the passing score for the exam, and may choose to reduce the state’s abnormally high passing score. Above the Law

D. Trump Jr., either acting against the advice of his lawyer or acting on terrible advice, published an email exchange between him and the Kremlin-affiliated lawyer he met with during the campaign. In doing so, he may have admitted to some light federal crimes. Washington Post

E. NY Times columnist David Brooks wrote an article over the weekend about how “social barriers” like the inability to pronounce Italian meats are bigger concern to working-class people than systemic issues like, I don’t know, wage stagnation. He’s paying the price for it on the social media channels. Vox

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The Logical Rose-ning Section: Your Recap of The Bachelorette, Episode 6

Rachel Lindsay is a practicing attorney who once took the LSAT. And you, dear reader, are an aspiring attorney who will soon take the LSAT, Rachel Lindsay is also an aspiring married person, serving as the Bachelorette on this season of The Bachelorette, the love story these depraved times deserve. And you, dear reader, may also be an aspiring married person? Either way, you definitely have at least a few things in common with Rachel. So every Tuesday, we’re going to be tracking Rachel’s romantic journey on The Bachelorette, and see what we can learn about love, loss, and the LSAT. Welcome back to the Logical Rose-ning Section.