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How to Choose an LSAT Test Date

Choosing your LSAT test date is like falling in love. How do you know you’re ready?

You just know. When you know you know.

But actually that’s kind of paradoxical, because if you’re presupposing that you know, of course in that case you would know. But what does that even mean? Couldn’t you think that you know, even though you don’t know, because you’ve never known so you don’t actually know what it feels like to know?

Luckily, there are other guides you can use to determine when you’ll be ready to take the LSAT. Many people are probably wrestling with this question as the deadline to register for the October test is now just a month away. Take the October test or wait until December? Here are some factors to consider:

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December LSAT: Instant Recap

We may not know much about the December LSAT, but we do know that it is over.

Today thousands of law school hopefuls filled LSAT testing centers across the country in hopes of earning an LSAT score that will catapult them into law school admission paradise. Were you one of them? What did you think?

So far, the consensus seems to lean towards a pretty standard LSAT overall. Some folks thought an RC section on perfuming was kind of hilarious, while others found it tough going. Likewise, an LG involving rugs was either cake or a real time-burner.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.14.14

We give some tips on studying during the December LSAT time crunch. Ivey Files

Should you join the Bar Association during law school? About.com

A disgraced law school dean shares videos of his poetry about strangers. <-- The best sentence I’ve ever written. Above the Law

Justices Scalia and Thomas are unhappy that SCOTUS declined to hear cases striking down five gay marriage bans last month. Also, apparently Buzzfeed does things that aren’t like thisBuzzfeed

Ted Cruz knows nothing about the internet. Fortunately, The Oatmeal does. The Oatmeal

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One Month Until the December LSAT

We’ve got about a month until the December LSAT. That doesn’t sound like a lot of time. In some ways, it isn’t. If you haven’t really started studying yet, you’re probably better off setting your sights on a later LSAT.

But this blog post is for those of you who have been studying. You’ve been working hard, but you’re not where you need to be yet. And now, holy ****, there’s only a month left.

A month is longer than you think it is.

Think of it this way: you’re cooking up a tasty LSAT meal (I promise, the analogy gets better). At this point, you’ve chopped a bunch of garlic and onions, and maybe diced some vegetables, too. You mixed up a marinade, and maybe there’s some chicken in it, sitting in the fridge. Perhaps you went all out and even made your own stock.

The point is: you’ve done a bunch of work, but you wouldn’t want to eat anything that’s in front of you (unless you’re a fan of raw marinated chicken with raw garlic on top). Even so, all the work you’ve done will contribute to the finished product. Sometimes it takes more work to prep the ingredients than to put it all together.

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Will the September LSAT Continue the Forgiving Curve Trend?

Curves. What a pointy, harsh, angular world it would be without them. And we can also thank them for their help boosting our scaled scores on the LSAT year after year. Recently, however, the LSAT seems to be reaching new heights on the Curvaceous Scale. The December LSAT had a -14 curve for a score of 170, and the June LSAT curve was -13.

Can we expect further blossoming of this trend, or is it soon to deflate?

While it would be a logical fallacy to assume a future outcome on the basis of past performance, we can entertain ourselves with speculation all we like. First, a little background on LSAT curve statistics.

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Aaron Cohn’s 2014 February LSAT Predictions

The February LSAT is coming up this weekend, so as usual it’s time for us to predict what delights it’ll hold. I’m honored to take over the LSAT predictions (I didn’t know you were allowed to do it if you’re not named Matt), but I also feel lucky: since the February LSAT is undisclosed, no one will be able to prove me wrong. It’s a nice way to start off, as I get my powers of clairvoyance back into shape.

2014 February LSAT prediction I: Logic Games

The December LSAT had a harder than usual Logic Games section. None of the games was all that bad on its own, but only one was truly easy. Of the others, one was standard but hard, one was a bit unusual and moderately hard, and the last one was typical and moderate.

On the February LSAT, I’d expect a return to the recent trend: one killer game, with the other three being easy-to-moderate and fairly standard. The December LSAT had two rule substitution questions, whereas usually there’s no more than one. Expect a break from those.

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How I Got My 180 LSAT Score: Kevin’s June LSAT Story

Today’s guest post on the LSAT blog is from Kevin, a student in Blueprint LSAT Prep’s online course who earned a 180 LSAT score on the June LSAT. This is how he did it.

My junior year at UC Irvine, I was forced to confront the LSAT, which I dreaded. I had always felt that I could do well in school if I put in the effort, but that the LSAT tested some sort of natural intelligence that couldn’t really be improved, regardless of effort. That’s why I was devastated when my first practice test score came out to be 152. I knew I had my work cut out for me.

Rising to the challenge, I gave up partying with my fraternity — turning down illustrious parties like Booze Cruise and Blackout — to focus on studying. Every day, I would sit myself in the library for 4-5 hours to watch Blueprint’s video lessons and do the corresponding homework. After slaving away for an entire quarter, I finally got to Practice Test 2.

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Watch Out For Upcoming Law School Application Deadlines

Before you can apply to law school, you must know how much time is left to submit. We’ve passed the early application deadline at most law schools, but it’s far from too late to apply for a regular decision (for the most part). However, the clock to submit law school applications is ticking.

To give you an idea, here are the upcoming law school application deadlines at the top 10, mid 5 and bottom 5 law schools — based on the 2014 US News and World Report law school rankings.

Note: This is just a general outline of upcoming law school application deadlines. Make sure to double check with the law schools to which you will apply, for many of them are giving extensions and making other exceptions — especially following another drop in LSAT test-takers and the fiasco from the December LSAT.

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Beat the Deadlines: Register for the February LSAT Today

The December LSAT is so last year. The test is taken and LSAT scores are out. Whether you’re disappointed in your December LSAT score and looking toward the February LSAT, or you’ve been planning on the February LSAT all along, some important deadlines are coming up. Most importantly:

Today is the regular registration deadline for the February LSAT. It’s the deadline for your registration to be received, so you’ll have to do it online. Or by phone if anyone still does that.

If you miss today’s February LSAT deadline, you can still register online until January 17, but it’ll cost you an extra $70 for late registration. So get yourself registered today unless you enjoy making donations to LSAC.

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Weighing Your December LSAT Score: Is a Retake in Order?

In the wake of last week’s release of 2013 December LSAT scores, I’ve been seeing one question over and over: Should I retake the LSAT in February?

You’ll need to decide quickly, because tomorrow is the early registration deadline for the February LSAT; you can also register late by mail by Jan. 14, but you’ll still need to make up your mind ASAP, because LSAC has to receive your registration by the 14th (and you’ll have to pay an additional fee to register).

So let’s say that your December LSAT score fell short of your hopes and expectations, and you’re unsure whether you should try again on the February LSAT. Here are a couple questions to ask yourself: