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Logical Reasonings / 9.22.17

A. If you’re studying for the December LSAT, Blueprint’s last round of classes are starting this weekend, and we have many more classes already underway. Check out the classes here and use promo code PLUS11 to save 11%. Blueprint LSAT

B. The Dept. of Education just lowered the Obama-era evidentiary standard recommended to universities dealing with sexual assault on campus from “preponderance of the evidence” to “clear and convincing evidence.” These may sound like meaningless words, but by 1L, you’ll get why this is a big deal. Dept. of Education

C. You got to give it up to the students at Howard University — they know how to heckle a speaker. USA Today

D. The future does not look very bright for big law firms. Above the Law

E. And the same can be said of Graham-Cassidy: looks like McCain is ready to DDT the health care bill, which may make it DOA. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 9.21.17

A. Another law school — the University of Hawai’i’s, in fact — has decided to start accepting the GRE. Above the Law

B. If you’re looking for a good value law school that will give you a solid shot at getting a job upon graduation, here are the law schools with the most improved employment rates. National Jurist

C. The Trump Administration got with another law suit, this from California to stop construction of the border wall. ABA Journal

D. And a defamation lawsuit against Trump got some support from law professors. The Hollywood Reporter

E. A useful list on how to best contribute to relief efforts following the recent earthquakes and hurricanes. Meanwhile, please just chill for a little bit Mother Nature. Vox

Logical Reasonings / 9.20.17

A. Above the Law gives presumably nervous and stressed 1L’s some tough advice: In addition to learning all this crazy stuff about the law, you have to start finding your career ASAP. Above the Law

B. Good news for those 1Ls though: the demand for in-house attorneys is apparently on the upswing. Law.com

C. Mueller’s request for documents relating to Trump’s actions in the White House is the strongest signal yet that the special investigation encompasses the White House. NY Times

D. But … could White House counsel assert attorney-client privilege? Reuters

E. Finally, how to best send aid to our neighbors to the south following the earthquake in Mexico. Bustle

Logical Reasonings / 9.15.17

A. We’re gonna take a break from our normal news round up and have a little fun. First, we went ahead and googled “fennec fox” for you, because it is objectively the cutest animal. Fennec Fox

B. Speaking of animals, did you know that otters hold hands when sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other? Does that not melt your icy, LSAT-hardened heart? Mother Nature Network

C. Here’s a rough approximation of what you’re going to do to the LSAT tomorrow. The Raid Redemption

D. Here’s what you’re gonna look like after the exam. A Cool Ass Dog

E. And just for something a little bit practical, here are LSAC’s rules about the day of the exam. Remember to bring your admissions ticket, an ID, plenty of wooden pencils, an analog watch, and a snack and bev (20 oz. or fewer, plastic or juice box only). Leave your phone, vape, guns, and sleeved erasers at home. Good luck! LSAC

Logical Reasonings / 9.14.17

A. The California Bar has some harsh words for the California Supreme Court, which wants to lower the minimum passage requirement for the California Bar Exam. ABA Journal

B. Protests are alive at even the top law schools, as students at Harvard Law are protesting the transgender ban in the military as JAG officers recruit on their campus. The Harvard Crimson

C. Some tips for how those with a legal background can help Florida recover from Hurricane Irma. Daily Business Review

D. The “master negotiator” is close to a deal with the congressional Democrats to renege on his campaign promises and executive order and protect DREAMERs from deportation with little in return … which, I mean, thank goodness. Bloomberg

E. The makers of the popular sparking beverage LaCroix won’t reveal what’s in it. They call the sugar and GMO-free flavoring the beverage’s “essence” — hopefully it’s not LaCroix-sonous. Grubstreet

Logical Reasonings / 9.13.17

A. When a law school dies, it doesn’t make a whimper. It makes a gasp that reveals that there was a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged that the law school’s parent company may have defrauded taxpayers of $285 million. NY Times

B. The ACLU has brought a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of warrantless searches of smartphones, tablets, and laptops at border crossings. ABA Journal

C. Berkeley Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky also wrote a brief that contends that Trump’s pardon is Sheriff Joe Arpaio is an unconstitutional use of the president’s pardon power. ABA Journal

D. The Supreme Court, however, continues to block lower court’s decisions that stymie the Trump Administration and matters that benefit the Trump Administration. Today, they blocked a lower court’s order for Texas to redistrict the state’s congressional map. SCOTUS Blog

E. The CEO of SoFi, the big time student loan refinancing start up, has resigned due to lawsuits that claim he engaged in sexual harassment in the workplace. Apparently a little too much Social, not enough Finance. NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 9.12.17

A. SCOTUS just put on ice a Ninth Circuit Court decision that said that Trump’s travel ban — which remember, only applies to those without “bona fide” connections to U.S. citizens — couldn’t bar refugees with legitimate offers from resettlement agencies or sponsors. So now a bunch of refugees who thought they could come to U.S. now can’t all because no one knows what the hell “bona fide” means. Washington Post

B. Hopefully the U.S. will at least be more generous to those affected in the Caribbean by Hurricane Irma, who are in “dire” need of resources. Miami Herald

C. In the federal trial of the police officers who were involved in the death of Freddie Gray, the result is as sad as it is predictable. NY Times

D. Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that granted same-sex married couples federal rights and protections, passed away today. NY Times

E. Meet the iPhone X, which is like the old iPhone but bigger and without a home button. CNET

Logical Reasonings / 9.11.17

A. This is the basically the last possible moment to RSVP to the two webinars we’re hosting tomorrow, September 12th. So what are you waiting for? Do you hate reliable information on law school admissions, helpful guidance on the LSAT, or receiving $300 discount on an in-class Blueprint LSAT course and a $75 discount on the first month of an online subscription course? If so, we can’t help you. If not, sign up right here! Blueprint LSAT

B. After the 9th Circuit Court loosened the restrictions of the so-called revised travel ban to admit refugees with an offer from a resettlement agency, Justice Kennedy said, “Not so fast people who need immediate humanitarian relief.” The rest of the Supreme Court is expected to address the issue soon. Reuters

C. After two law professors wrote a dog whistle-y op-ed, law students are trying to bar these professors from teaching 1Ls. Above the Law

D. Sort of proving the above students’ point, university officials at University of North Carolina voted and will now ban students from litigating civil rights cases as part of the legal clinics at the UNC law school. ABA Journal

E. Being called the Fyre Festival of anything seems to be the big insult of 2017. A New York pizza festival has just earned that dubious honor. Grub Street

Logical Reasonings / 9.8.17

A. Tomorrow, we’re holding a big event at Southwestern Law School in sunny LA, and if you haven’t yet reserved your space, now is the last chance. We’re going to be giving an overview of the LSAT and the law school admissions process, raffling off prizes, and offering choice hors d’oeuvres. Oh and by attending, you’ll get a $400 discount on our classroom course. RSVP right here. Southwestern Law

B. Or, perhaps you’re more of an inside person? In that case, from the comfort of your own home, you can get great info on the LSAT and law school admissions process, and get a $300 discount on the in-class Blueprint course or a $75 discount on the first month of an online subscription course, by RSVPing and attending either of the two webinars we’re putting on Tuesday, September 12th. Blueprint LSAT

C. The Justice Department filed a brief in defense of the baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding, which feels as unnecessary as it does discriminatory. ABA Journal

D. The legacy of the now-deceased Charlotte School of Law: The bar passage in North Carolina rose significantly following the school’s closure. Above the Law

E. Maybe these Equifax executives need to lawyer up? They sold $2 million worth of Equifax stock days after the breach but well before the breach was disclosed to the public. Work hard this weekend to crush the LSAT, and soon you’ll be able to represent (or take down) clients just like this. NPR

Logical Reasonings / 9.6.17

A. To our SoCal buds who prefer free food, prizes, info on the LSAT and law school admissions, and $400 discounts to Blueprint’s LSAT course to stifling heat: RSVP to Saturday’s event at Southwestern Law School. Southwestern Law

B. If you’re not in Los Angeles — or if you’d prefer to not leave your home — but still want some sweet discount action: RSVP and attend one (or both!) of the two webinars we’re putting on next Tuesday, September 12th and you’ll get a $300 discount on the in-class Blueprint course or a $75 discount on the first month of an online subscription course. Blueprint LSAT

C. Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system, discusses what the UC law schools are doing to develop a new wave of public interest lawyers to battle this administration’s end to programs like DACA. Washington Post

D. One of the largest law firms in the world, Latham & Watkins, is representing Equality California and seven transgender service members in a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s military transgender ban … LGBT Weekly

E. … And this probably bad news for the federal government, which is taking L after L defending its policies the Supreme Court. Empirical SCOTUS