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Logical Reasonings / 9.4.13

A) One law school admitted 22 percent more applicants this year. Question is, did it sacrifice its admission standards to do so? Above the Law.

B) New York Law School is jumping on the 2-year bandwagon. Crain’s.

C) When it comes to law school applications, you have to stand out in a pile. Just make sure it’s for the right reasons. Huffington Post.

D) Remember that Montana judge who dished out a 30-day sentence to the teacher who admitted to raping his student? Turns out that punishment was so light it might be illegal. USA Today.

E) A new skyscraper in London is reflecting sunlight and melting cars. That’s what we get for letting an ant be an architect. National Geographic.

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No Matter Your LSAT, It’s Law School Application Time

If you’re studying for the October LSAT, it’s a good bet that any part of your law school application (aside from the exam) isn’t the closest to your mind right now. That said, the specter of law school application submission draws nigh, and as they say, “Fortune favors the prepared.”

If you have any free time, doubtful though that is, you can at least get the ball rolling by signing up for the Credential Assembly Service (“CAS”) offered by LSAC. The CAS is the means by which you will submit applications electronically to all the law schools on your list. You can even start filling out your basic information (date of birth, SSN, etc), but don’t worry about going any further than that until you’re done with the October LSAT. You may even wish to wait to submit any applications until after receiving your LSAT score.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.29.13

A) We’ve got three awesome law school application workshops next weekend in LA, Irvine and Berkeley, and Blueprint LSAT Prep students get $50 off. Don’t miss out. Facebook.

B) Folks are pretty darn happy to work in BigLaw these days. Above the Law.

C) Smoke ’em if you got ’em. The Justice Department says it will not interfere with Colorado and Washington’s recent legalization of marijuana. New York Times.

D) Good idea of former NFL players settling their concussions dispute before their brains forget what money is. Chicago Tribune.

E) Stock photography isn’t just helpful. It’s hilarious. Huffington Post.

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Announcing Blueprint’s New Partnership with Ivey Consulting

Good news, future lawyers. Your journey to law school just got a whole lot smoother.

Blueprint LSAT Prep is proud to announce a new partnership with Anna Ivey Consulting that will see former University of Chicago Law School Dean of Admissions Anna Ivey and her team of experts handle our numerous law school application consulting packages.

This is especially good news for Blueprint LSAT Prep students because they score a special discount on every package. Plus, Blueprint LSAT Prep students can attend on of Anna Ivey’s three upcoming law school application workshops for only $200, as opposed to the normal $250 fee.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.22.13

A) Here’s a continued discussion on how low law school application numbers are affecting LSAT scores. Above the Law.

B) Today, President Obama unveiled new plans for ranking colleges. The question is, should it apply to law schools, as well? Above the Law.

C) A Harvard Law School professor is taking over an India’s top business school. Businessweek.

D) Here’s an interesting twist in the Bradley Manning case: he wants to be a she. Washington Post.

E) This convocation speech should be all the inspiration you need to graduate from any school. YouTube.

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Topic X: What a Law School Application Essay Should Cover

Today’s guest LSAT blog post is from Anna Ivey, founder of Ivey Consulting — which has partnered with Blueprint LSAT Prep to take over all of our law school application consulting. Blueprint students get a discount on all 1-on-1 application consulting packages, so check them out now.

Here’s a question I hear all the time: “Should I write about [topic X] in my law school application essay?”

That’s the wrong question to be asking, but I completely understand why people ask it: essay prompts in law school applications can be bewildering.

Here’s a real example of what a non-bewildering essay prompt looks like:

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Logical Reasonings / 8.21.13

A) Here’s how low application numbers are affecting LSAT scores at top law schools. Wall Street Journal.

B) Remember the admission scandals at Villanova and the University of Illinois? The deans were finally disciplined. National Law Journal.

C) If you’re interested in sports law, you should check out what Chapman Law School is up to. Forbes.

D) The Fort Hood shooter gave no defense in his trial. CBS News.

E) Someone turned the old hit game show Are They Hotdogs Or Are They Legs? into a blog. Hot-Dog Legs.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.19.13

A) Cooley Law School is in the headlines again. This time, the law school is thinking of raising tuition and lowering admissions standards. Above the Law.

B) Meanwhile, other law schools are still targeting professor tenure to offset low application numbers. Washington Post.

C) If you’re a freshman in college, it’s not too early to start preparing the law school application process. Law Admissions Lowdown.

D) Robin Thicke is planning ahead by suing Marvin Gaye’s family to protect his hit “Blurred Lines.” Huffington Post.

E) These mugshots from the 1920s are very cool. Spooky, but cool nonetheless. imgur.

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Law School Résumé Tips: How to Format the Thing

Now that we know some keys to a great law school résumé, let’s take a look at the formatting and structure.

First off, the header. Your full name (no nicknames, Slick Rick), cell phone, e-mail address, and home address should be featured. Make sure your e-mail address is something professional – if you’re still QTluva69, it’s time to get a new Gmail address.

After that, it’s time for your academic information. This is, after all, an academic résumé, so this information should be listed first. The only exception is if you have 5+ years of impressive work experience. Even then, though, I’d still recommend putting the academic information up top.

Here, you should have your school, dates of attendance, degree granted, and GPA.

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Five Keys to a Great Law School Résumé

Writing your law school personal statement is a daunting task. But at least you can quickly realize that you don’t have to boil your entire life down into two pages – you can tell a single story that had a profound impact on you.

The résumé, on the other hand…

You have one page to tell me what you’ve done with your life. Go.

A lot of people view the law school résumé as superfluous. While it doesn’t carry the weight of other elements, it does represent a whole lot more. You’ll be showing the law school what type of student you are, what you spent your time doing, and what accomplishments you can list. It sets the tone of your life, and if it doesn’t create a good impression, admissions officers will be going through your law school application with a sour taste in their mouths.