Tag Archive: law school applications

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Logical Reasonings / 1.15.14

A) That huge decline in law school applications? All part of Syracuse’s plan. Wall Street Journal.

B) There was a small court decision yesterday that could have huge ramifications on the future of the internet. The Motley Fool.

C) The creator of Beanie Babies won’t be going to prison. Good thing, too, because there’s no way he could choose which cute Beanies to bring. CNN.

D) The “Don’t Tase Me, Bro” guy went to law school, but now he’s got a new gig. Complex.

E) You’ll be blizted with laughter after checking out these hipsterized NFL logos. (That joke is ironically funny.) Kissing Suzy Kolber.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.13.14

A) As we near the 150th birthday of American legal education, it’s time to talk about the next 150 years. Huffington Post.

B) If you do the crime, you must pay the time…disclosing so on your law school applications. Law Admissions Lowdown.

C) Getting a job after law school isn’t impossible. But it also ain’t easy. Mashable.

D) The Supreme Court is about to get real busy. A case on presidential appointees will do that to you. CNN.

E) Missed last night’s Golden Globes? These dozen GIFs will catch you up. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.8.14

A) If someone left you a tip for $5,000, what you spend it on? That’s exactly right: law school applications. LAist.

B) Here’s what law school deans are predicting for 2014. Dang, no bring-your-dog-to-class day. LinkedIn.

C) Be your own boss? Pfft. Try being your own law firm. Lawyerist.

D) Some law schools are trying to move online, and William Mitchell College of Law is leading the way. National Jurist.

E) Car keys? Where we’re going (five years from now), we don’t need…car keys. Time.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.31.13

A) This Wednesday the Affordable Care Act takes full effect. Also, 2 million have already signed up (a much needed recovery following the disastrous rollout). Los Angeles Times.

B) Here are the best law firms to work for according to survey responses. If you haven’t already, start networking. Above the Law.

C) If you haven’t submitted your law school applications yet, stay on track with these three tips. Law Admissions Lowdown.

D) Target is the target again for another holiday snafu. If you have a Target holiday gift card, make sure it was properly activated. Kansas City Star.

E) Have a Happy New Year! Oh, and if you have a hangover tomorrow, don’t try any of these hangover cures. BuzzFeed.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like One Month Before the LSAT

2013 is very nearly over. That means the February LSAT is coming up fast.

The holidays might not have been the best thing for your February LSAT studies. If you’ve been warmed by the yuletide glow lately and not so much by the, uh, glow of the LSAT, that’s OK. There’s still time. It’s normal for the holidays to get in the way.

The key is to get back on your study plan now. Figure out where you are and what you need to get done, and start this weekend. All the good holiday stuff is over, anyway. The food is eaten, the presents are unwrapped, and the fruitcake is going stale. Actually, on second thought, the fruitcake might never go stale. Consider your return to LSAT studies as an early New Year’s resolution.

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HLS is for Lovers…of Applying Late

Harvard is causing quite a stir this year. As announced on their garish blog, they will be accepting the February LSAT for applicants who want to begin law school this upcoming fall.

Their stated reason is the postponement of the LSAT for many test-takers due to winter storms throughout the country. And many people are saying that’s most likely the case.

However, there is another, vocal group who insists that they’re accepting later applications to make up for the decline in applicants – a decline of 11% again, continuing the recent downward trend.

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The Top Law School Stories of 2013

In case you haven’t been on the internet lately, 2013 is almost over. It’s been an interesting year for law school news, so I’ve rounded up some of the more interesting stories for you.

Top Law School Stories of 2013 I: Law School Applications At 30-Year Low

Law school applications are still plummeting. But this is good news for anyone who still wants to go to law school. There’s less competition trying to get into your ideal school, and you might even get some money thrown at you.

Top Law School Stories of 2013 II: Obama Says Law School Should Take Two Years

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Coming Up Thursday: A Law School Admissions Reddit AMA

With the arrival of the new year, another spring of law school admission limbo awaits. Will you get into the law school of your dreams? Are you destined for one of your safety schools? Should you give it all up and move to Amish country?

These are all pertinent questions you’ll need to ask as you send in your law school applications and await your fate.

Luckily, Blueprint LSAT Prep is here to help.

We’re hosting a Reddit AskMeAnything (AMA) on Thursday, Dec. 19, hosted by Blueprint LSAT Prep veteran instructor and Harvard Law grad Matt Shinners. Matt has been helping students get into law school for almost a decade and has firsthand knowledge of the law school application process.

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The LSAT as a Law School Requirement: In For the Long Haul

Earlier this month, Rutgers Law made headlines after being fined $25k for waiving the LSAT requirement for some students. Since 2006, the school allowed up to 10 percent of each admitted class to skip the LSAT. Before you get too jealous, the students who didn’t have to take the LSAT were admitted based on their scores on a different graduate school admissions test (the GRE, GMAT or MCAT), so they still got their fill of standardized testing.

The ABA actually does allow law schools to use tests other than the LSAT, but the schools have to seek permission from the ABA and establish that whatever test they’re using is a “valid substitute” for the LSAT. Rutgers Law was apparently following the maxim that “it’s easier to seek forgiveness than to ask for permission,” so when they applied for permission in 2012 — six years after beginning their policy — the ABA stuck them with the fine.

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The December LSAT Score Wait: Time to Finish Applications

Many of you braved bad proctors, small desks, storms, and, yes, even earthquakes to sit for the 2013 December LSAT. It’s a huge accomplishment. In fact, I’m writing this with a speech recognition program so I can slow clap while writing it. Can you hear it start to speed up? Well, I assure you it is.

My software tried to transcribe the crescendo, so back to serious business.

You should be proud of finishing the LSAT, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about the rest of the law school application process. We’re already in December, so it’s time to light a fire under you.

First off, if you want to apply for the current law school admissions cycle, it’s important to get through the list I’m about to give you ASAP.