Logical Reasonings / 9.7.18

A. Best of luck to everyone taking the September 2018 LSAT. You got this.

B. Don’t forget to double check all the test day rules and regulations, and also get your admissions ticket, ID, no. 2 wooden pencils, analog wristwatch, and everything else ready to go. LSAC

C. According to LSAC CEO Kellye Testy, the quality of applicants is improving. But don’t let that intimidate you — the quality is improving because of people like you. TaxProf Blog

D. And if you’re still nervous, calm your nerves with these ~chill~ images. Blueprint LSAT

E. Finally, as far as “news” for today goes: Nike unveiled its new “Kaepernaugh” ad campaign, just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Robert Bork confirmation hearing. Above the Law

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September 2018 Test Takers: You’re Going to Kill It Tomorrow

It’s a busy day for those taking the September LSAT: They have only one more day until their months-long nightmare has ended.

Based on my experience teaching the LSAT, almost no one feels ready for test day when it finally arrives. After all, there’s always something else you could have studied if you’d had just a little more time; you didn’t get around to reviewing Must Be True questions containing exactly 3.5 conditional statements, and what if LSAC decides to make this test one based entirely on Must Be True questions???!!!

Logical Reasonings / 9.6.18

A. Here’s a list of all the classes attorneys wish they could have taken in law school. Unsurprisingly — since law schools don’t exactly excel in this area — nearly every entry relates to the practical aspects of being a lawyer. Above the Law

B. Incoming Yale Law School students hoping to take a class with contracts prof and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother author Amy Chua will be unable to do so. Above the Law

C. The increasingly truculent Kavanaugh confirmation hearings continued today. Senator Corey Booker released confidential documents relating to Kavanaugh’s views on affirmative action, Roe v. Wade, and other matters — a move that could result in his ouster from the Senate. NBC News

D. CNN published a long list of all the White House officials who denied writing that wild NY Times anonymous op-ed. These officials find themselves in a logical bind though. They denied writing the op-ed to CNN. But if CNN is indeed fake news to the White House and that the opposite of what CNN reports is true, it follows that, in the mind the President, they could be admitting to writing the op-ed. CNN

E. Serial, the podcast that taught your mom about podcasts were and taught you about the criminal justice system, will head back to the courtroom for its third season, which begins September 30. @Serial

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Dispatches from Law School: First Two Weeks as a 1L

My law school orientation began August 22, so I’ve officially experienced two weeks of law school orientation and classes as a 1L. My year before law school was filled with current law students and lawyers providing ominous and contradictory clues about the first year law school experience: “It was the worst year, but it’s supposed to be that way” or “I hated 1L — it was the best year of my life.” While it’s still very fresh in my mind, I’m here to provide at least a few more concrete details about my experience of the very beginning of law school.

Logical Reasonings / 9.5.18

A. Tonight at 11:49 pm Pacific is your very last chance to get $300 off our classroom course (with promo code LABORDAY300) and $75 off the first month of an online course subscription (LABORDAY75). Blueprint LSAT

B. Florida Costal School of Law appears to be on its last legs, and may soon meet the same fate as sister schools Charlotte School of Law and Arizona Summit School of Law. ABA Journal

C. Because you Brett-er be informed about the Supreme Court Kavanaugh-minee, follow along with day two of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings here. ABA Journal

D. There are a number of legal issues that affect Twitch users … a digital gaming platform of which I am definitely aware and have used and am not too old to understand. Above the Law

E. Sometimes, when you’re a Hollywood A-lister running a health and wellness brand, you make scientifically dubious claims about an egg that you put … well, that’s not important … but then California prosecutors bring a consumer protection lawsuit against you and you have to settle for the $145,000. Buzzfeed News