Tag Archive: june lsat

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Logical Reasonings / 6.2.15

A) See Above the Law‘s law school rankings broken down by each criterion.

B) A Purdue student shares her experiences studying for the June LSAT, and what she thinks of the law school admissions process so far. The Exponent

C) A law school applicant who wanted his undergraduate grades from the 1970s changed to reflect grade inflation will not take his case to the Supreme Court. ABA Journal

D) A federal appeals court rejected a challenge to the EPA’s air pollution limits. To sum up, things that have equal judicial standing: a guy complaining about his college grades and people who don’t believe in climate change. Wall Street Journal

E) If Apple adopted this Hamburglar-esque Apple Watch mascot, I would seriously consider purchasing one. Funny or Die

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Logical Reasonings / 4.20.15

A) We gave Pen and Chisel four reasons why taking the June LSAT is a good idea.

B) This Q&A with a legal recruiter includes: Should you go to law school? Should you drop out of law school? What’s the average lawyer’s workday like? Girl’s Guide to Law School

C) What are some of the hidden benefits of wearing the same thing everyday? For one thing: closet space. Ellevate

D) Just over a year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentencing trial is about to begin. Here are five things to know. Wall Street Journal

E) I couldn’t even tell you why I love this Onion article so much: Mysterious Crate Arrives From London.

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Spring Courses Starting This Week!

Spring is here. The snow is melting, the swallows are returning to Capistrano and the drunks are pulling their finest greens out of the closet.

Another sure sign of spring: our first round of prep classes for the June LSAT are starting up. If you want to get studying lickety-split (that’s an Irish term, right?), check out one of these courses that start this week.

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The June LSAT Retake Study Plan

The February LSAT just happened, and you’re already thinking of June. Maybe you took the LSAT and you just know it didn’t go well. Or maybe you decided you weren’t ready to have an LSAT score, so you pulled out at the last minute. Either way, you want to make sure things go better in June. There’s plenty of time between now and then; in fact it’s a dangerous amount of time. If you put off thinking about the June LSAT, it’ll sneak up on you.

It’s therefore important that you plan out how you’ll study for your retake. Plan out a rough schedule; you can always adjust it later.

Start with a break. Get the LSAT off your mind. You’ve been studying hard, and now you need to just back off and let what you’ve done sink in.

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Law School Application Season Opens Soon: Are You Ready?

As July comes to a close, we are still a couple months away from law schools opening up the application season. Despite this, potential applicants should start working on their materials now in order to put themselves in the best position to succeed in the coming cycle. This post will specifically address two groups of applicants—first, students who took the June LSAT and are satisfied with their scores and, second, students who are planning on taking the September LSAT.

For both groups, if you haven’t done so already, sign up for the Credential Assembly Service offered through LSAC. Then, begin collecting letters of recommendation and requesting transcripts. Letters of recommendation are, obviously, contingent on recommenders and, as such, they are outside of the applicant’s control. Thus, requesting these letters early on will help make sure that there are no uncontrollable delays in your application.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.18.14

A) Fewer June LSAT test-takers? That’s great news for those who took it. Above the Law.

B) If you’re facing a judge, maybe wear something besides a shirt with her face on it. ABA Journal.

C) The former dictator of Panama is suing over his appearance in a Call of Duty video game. Businessweek.

D) Coming soon to Boston University School of Law: the Lawyering Lab. National Jurist.

E) Happy Slothsgiving, everyone. BuzzFeed.

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Another Slide: 2014 June LSAT Test-Takers Down 9.1%

The number of people taking the LSAT has dropped yet again.

If it seems like you’ve read that sentence before, it’s because you probably have. With the exception of a slight uptick in February 2014, the number of people taking the LSAT has steadily declined since October 2010. As I wrote when the December LSAT numbers were released, the decrease in people taking the LSAT is likely good news for people applying to law school now. Fewer people taking the LSAT means fewer law school applicants, which means less competition both for admittance and for scholarships. The good news, however, doesn’t stop there.

According to an article published in the Winter 2014 issue of PreLaw Magazine, though estimates of the exact time-frame vary, there could be more jobs than law school graduates as early as 2016.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.14.14

A) More people are agreeing that the decline in June LSAT test-takers could be good news for law school applicants. Wall Street Journal.

B) The question is: Who is to blame for the decline in LSAT administrations? Above the Law.

C) When it comes to law school, international students have plenty of options. Law Admissions Lowdown.

D) Iowa has proposed eliminating the bar exam for in-state law school grads. Good or bad idea? ABA Journal.

E) LeBron’s decision was so big, it overshadowed a number of other major NBA announcements. Clickhole.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.11.14

A) June LSAT test-takers were down 9.1% from last year. Law.com.

B) Law school enrollments are also down, but salaries are up. US News University Directory.

C) Non-traditional students shouldn’t have a tougher time applying to law school. Above the Law.

D) Any lawyers want to take on John Boehner’s suit against President Obama? Here’s his case. Vox.

E) Drones aren’t all bad. In fact, some take pretty rad photos. NPR.

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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.