Logical Reasonings / 2.27.19

A. ICYMI: WaPo has a summary of Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress. Washington Post

B. Also in Cohen news: the Florida Bar is investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz after he sent a tweet that threatened to expose Cohen’s alleged infidelities. CNN

C. Always read the fine print — a fresh-out-of-law-school attorney was sued when she attempted to leave a law firm after one year, breaching her three-year contract. Above the Law

D. Shockingly, it’s hard to hire an attorney who is a woman you’re Harvey Weinstein and, for good measure, you still refer to them as “skirts.” New York Post

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You That in Your Professional Ethics Class: Don’t take your issues with opposing counsel to your social media. ABA Journal

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One Month to Go Before the March LSAT

There’s just about a month to go until the March LSAT, and although that might sound like a terrifying proposition, a month is actually an eternity in LSAT time. No, not because time seems to stand still when you’re doing LSAT questions (or at least, not only for that reason) — but because a month allows you plenty of time to make significant improvements in your LSAT score, as long as you’re using your time wisely. Here’s how to use that final month to ace your LSAT.

Logical Reasonings / 2.25.19

A. The ABA Journal discusses the challenges many tech-savvy law school grads have entering a field that isn’t always eager to embrace new technologies. ABA Journal

B. It’s bar exam week in many states right now, so follow the social media of recent law school grads to get an early preview of the hell that awaits. Above the Law

C. The use of emojis in evidence in increasing exponentially — much the confusion of olds. So if you know how to interpret [large eyes] [high heels] [shoulder brush lady], you may have a place in the emerging field of emoji law. The Verge

D. Today in They Don’t Teach You That in Your Professional Ethics Class: If the exhibit you’re presenting to court involves manipulating images to show how one would make child pornography — just don’t. ABA Journal

E. Also Today in They Don’t Teach You That in Your Professional Ethics Class: Judges aren’t exempt from the no-bringing-weapons-into-a-courtroom rule. The Detroit News

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What Does This Answer Choice Even Mean?

Oscars last night I was struck how Academy voters selecting a Best Picture winner from a list of nominees isn’t all that different from an LSAT taker selecting a winner from a set of answer choices. In both cases, there are only a few choices to pick from. In both cases, it’s a hard choice. And in both cases, it’s pretty clear that a large percentage of people don’t quite understand every choice available to them.