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Logical Reasonings / 6.21.18

A. ETS just released a study that concluded the GRE can predict law school performance just as well as the LSAT. Not to get all ad hominem, but ETS makes the GRE. Wiley Online Library

B. Many law students who crushed 1L might be looking to transfer to greener pastures now that it’s summer. Here are some advice on doing just that. Above the Law

C. The President of the American Bar Association will visits Texas-Mexico border to see how attorneys can help in family re-unification. ABA Journal

D. Meanwhile, an attorney who’s already on the border, as a member of the ABA’s asylum project, describes representing asylum-seeking Central Americans. ABA Journal

E. The price you pay for stuff on Amazon might go up a little bit, courtesy of the Supreme Court. CNN Money

Logical Reasonings / 6.20.18

A. If you make your career decisions based entirely on “prestige,” here are the 100 most prestigious law firms, according to Vault. Vault

B. Thomas M. Cooley law school — considered to be one of the worst law schools in the nation, and perhaps not coincidentally the school that gave Michael Cohen his J.D. — published its own law school rankings, proclaimed itself the second-best law school in the nation, and then advertised that illustrious ranking at a minor league baseball game. Above the Law

C. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Don’t refer to your ex-client as a member of an “angry feminist cabal.” Legal Profession Blog

D. Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown is suing the Milwaukee Police Department after he was violently arrested over a parking violation in January; body cam footage from the arresting officers does not suggest that Brown posed a threat, and a Facebook post by one of the officers suggest the officer had a thing for arresting NBA players for parking violations. Deadspin

E. Canada became way more ~chill~ today. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 6.19.18

A. Just a reminder: today’s the deadline for those registered for the July LSAT to change their test date, location, or withdraw for a partial (some would say paltry) refund. LSAC

B. Next year, the January, March, and July LSATs will be “nondisclosed,” while the June, September, and November tests will be disclosed. @DaveKilloran

C. 75 former U.S. Attorneys from both sides of the aisle condemned Jeff Session and his “Zero Tolerance” policy of separating children from their asylum-seeking parents. Huffington Post

D. And over 10,000 Lawyer Moms did the same, and are planning a Day of Action to protest the family separation policy. Above the Law

E. Some Tuesday #inspiration: This septuagenarian just passed the Texas bar exam and is now racking up pro bono hours. Law.com

Logical Reasonings / 6.18.18

A. Tomorrow is the deadline for July LSAT takers to change their test date or location, or withdraw for a partial refund. LSAC

B. If you combine registration for the June and July 2018 exams, there’s been a 36% increase in test takers over the June 2017 exam. @Official_LSAT

C. Bankruptcy judges are becoming a little more forgiving in canceling student loans. Wall Street Journal

D. Bermuda attorney Marc Davis got some good publicity when a video of him helping his daughter at her ballet recital went viral. ABA Journal

E. The Supreme Court punted on partisan gerrymandering today, failing to reach the merits on either case it decided today. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 6.15.18

A. Aside from used mattresses, hotel lotion, and Chick-Fil-A franchises, what else did EPA administrator Scott Pruitt use his position to secure for himself and his family? How about a seat at UVA Law for his daughter. NY Times

B. Harvard Law is being sued after its own review of its admissions policies raised concerns that the policies harmed Asian-American applicants. Boston Globe

C. Canada had its own Masterpiece Cakeshop-style case with a suit concerning a proposed evangelical law school. The Supreme Court of Canada decided theirs the opposite of how we decided ours. CBC News

D. Paul Manafort, still awaiting trial, is now going to jail after his bond was revoked for witness tampering. Washington Post

E. But Rudy can’t fail with his legal advice for Manafort: just wait and maybe get pardoned the president whose campaign you managed. Vox

Logical Reasonings / 6.13.18

A. Last warning: tonight is the last night to sign up for the July LSAT. LSAC

B. Pro-tip: Try to not accrue over a mill in student debt. Wall Street Journal

C. A law student discusses how weird and not-at-all comforting it is to sit in a Con Law class and confront the racist decisions and justifications the Supreme Court has made. Above the Law

D. A look into how Sessions is using a loophole of immigration law to drastically change how immigration law functions. Slate

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (file under: No Doy): Don’t plagiarize over 1,000 words in a legal brief from the internet. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 6.12.18

A. Even if you missed our Admissions Webinar this afternoon, there’s still time to RSVP for the LSAT Webinar, which will take place at 6 pm Pacific tonight. All attendees will get a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom courses and a $50 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Another reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to register for the July LSAT. LSAC

C. And if you just took the June LSAT, you honestly may as well sign up for the July LSAT. Even if you decide you don’t need to take the July LSAT, LSAC will give you a full refund. LSAC

D. A University of Colorado Law professor really did his students a solid by giving them a multiple choice, open-internet final … with questions taken from the internet. Above the Law

E. In case you missed it over the weekend: the amazing story of the government officials whose job is literally just taping together pieces of paper that Trump ripped up after reading, because Trump can’t break the habit of tearing apart every piece of paper he reads. There’s a metaphor about democratic institutions in the wake of Trump, somewhere in this story … Politico

Logical Reasonings / 6.8.18

A. Your weekend assignment: sign up for one (or both!) of the two free webinars we’re hosting next Tuesday, June 12. We have one on the law school admissions process at noon PDT and another on the LSAT at 6 pm PDT. You know you’ll want all that guidance we’re offering, and you’ll definitely want the $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom courses and the $50 discount on the first month of an online course subscription we’re giving to all attendees. Blueprint LSAT

B. Perhaps after realizing its enormous blunder with scheduling the July LSAT and the September LSAT registration deadline on the same day, LSAC will offer a full registration refund to July LSAT who signed up for the September test who are satisfied with their July score. LSAC

C. Above the Law explains why its decision to smite Yale Law School in its most recent rankings shouldn’t be as surprising as many believe. Above the Law

D. Trump, who is taking to his pardon power like a three-year old who has just learned the power of the word “no,” is considering pardoning the late Muhammad Ali … whose conviction for evading the Vietnam draft was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. Washington Post

E. It’s official: Reese Witherspoon will once again don the sequined pink bikini of Elle Woods in 2020 for what will probably be called Legally Blonde 3: Blonde Ambition . @reesewithersoon

Logical Reasonings / 6.7.18

A. RSVP to the two free webinars we’re hosting next Tuesday, June 12. First up is one on the law school admissions process, at noon Pacific. Later that day, we’ll have one on the LSAT at 6 pm Pacific. Attend either, and we’ll give you promo codes for $300 off Blueprint’s classroom courses and $50 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. The first episode of The Jabot, one of the few legal podcasts to not focus on unsolved murders, has expert advice staying healthy and happy in law school. iTunes

C. As a 1L, you’ll be carrying around enormous books. Like, seriously, impossibly enormous books. Here’s a list of backpacks up to the task, none of which is your cute little Fjallraven. Law Schooli

D. (Some) Big Law firms moving the starting salary up to $190K probably sounds great to you, but here’s a little rain for your parade. Above the Law

E. Sending a gif to give someone a seizure can be considered battery, per one federal judge. It’ll also make you the lamest mark at the prison where you’ll serve your sentence. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 6.6.18

A. A friendly reminder to reserve your spot for the two free webinars we’re hosting next Tuesday, June 12. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to begin studying for the LSAT or apply to law school, and we’ll give out discounts good for $300 off Blueprint’s classroom courses and $50 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Events for summer associates at some big law firms will no longer, and I quote, put the lit in litigation. ABA Journal

C. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, the guy who sentenced Stanford rapist Brock Turner to a six-month sentence and then had the gall to compare that decision to Brown v. Board of Education, was voted off the bench yesterday. He’s the first California judge to be recalled in 86 years. San Francisco Chronicle

D. Trump will appeal the court decision that the First Amendment prevents him from blocking people on Twitter. BuzzFeed

E. Speaking of free speech, while the NFL’s anthem policy won’t violate the First Amendment, it may violate several state constitutions, according to one law prof. Slate