Tag Archive: logical reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 8.6.18

A. Don’t forget to RSVP to the webinars we’re hosting tomorrow. The first is on the LSAT and will begin at 11 am Pacific on the dot. And the second is on Logic Games, which will begin at 5 pm Pacific. If you digitally attend either, we’ll hook you up with promo codes good for $300 off any Blueprint classroom course and $75 off for the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. As the ABA continues to debate whether it’ll get rid of the requirement that law schools use a standardized test for admissions, 58% of pre-law students in a recent survey claimed they want the requirement to be maintained. This may be the most egregious case of the pot calling the kettle black … but … still … 58% of pre-law students are apparently nerds. Above the Law

C. The LSAT Prep Book — which does not license real LSAT questions from LSAC but instead comes up with its own — wrote some questions that were not particularly kind to the current president. This ruffled the feathers some right-leaning pre-law types, but we’re honestly more upset that one the supposed LR questions included asked students to identify the answer choice the author would agree with. That’s not a real LR question, bruv. The College Fix

D. Constitutional law guy Erwin Chemerinsky runs down some under-the-radar Supreme Court cases from this term. ABA Journal

E. In his latest main segment, John Oliver waded into the power wielded by prosecutors. YouTube

Logical Reasonings / 8.3.18

A. Make sure to RSVP to the webinars on the LSAT and Logic Games we’re hosting next Tuesday at 11 am PDT and 5 pm PDT, respectively. Attend either, and you’ll get promo codes good for $300 off any Blueprint classroom course and $75 off for the first month of an online course subscription! Blueprint LSAT

B. LSAC plans to have ten — 10! — LSATs administered per year by 2020 and plan to have a digital version of exam by 2019. Law.com

C. Four out of five dentists recommend Crest toothpaste, but only one out of five lawyers recommend the GRE. National Jurist

D. Median salaries for law grads are up! Due in no small part to the salary increase many big firms instituted this year. ABA Journal

E. The judge in the Manafort case sounds like one stern dude with a droll wit, telling the attorneys to “rein in” their facial expressions and eye-rolling, and openly mocking the evidence offered by both sides. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 8.2.18

A. We have two webinars next Tuesday that you can RSVP to here! Attend either, and you’ll get promo codes good for $300 off any Blueprint classroom course and $75 off for the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Good news, soon-to-be-legal-job-seekers: according to NALP, last year there was an increase in the percentage of law school grads who got jobs … the first time that’s happened since 2008. NALP

C. It should be noted, however, that most of the growth was in Big Law hiring, and that the number of jobs available actually decreased. Law.com

D. Nonetheless, some people are willing to do whatever it takes … like this grad who lived in his car to complete his third year. Above the Law

E. A new study shows that recreational use of the of Adderall — a staple of law school study sessions — won’t add all that much to the learning process. Psychology Today

Logical Reasonings / 8.1.18

A. There’s still a little bit of time left before the Early Bird Sale flutters away! You have until tonight at 11:59 pm PDT to take advantage of the $300 discount on any Blueprint classroom course with the promo code earlybird300, or the $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription with the promo code earlybird75. Blueprint LSAT

B. More from the going-law-school-advice content farm, this piece focusing on making sure you have a realistic conception of the day-to-day life of an attorney before embarking on your legal education. Above the Law

C. And if you’re a masochist for real talk, here’s even more frightening advice on the same topic. Above the Law

D. But with statistics like these, you can see why the above advice is salient. ABA Journal

E. The latest update from the Mueller investigation: The Trump team’s “collusion is not a crime” defense lasted all of two days before going back to the demand that Sessions “stop this Rigged Witch Hunt [sic]” — forgetting of course that since Sessions recused himself from the investigation, he isn’t able to interfere with, much less end, it. CNBC

Logical Reasonings / 7.31.18

A. There’s one day left to take advantage of the Early Bird Sale! Until Wednesday, August 1st at 11:59 pm PDT, you can get $300 off any Blueprint classroom course with the promo code earlybird300, or $75 off the first month of an online course subscription with the promo code earlybird75. Blueprint LSAT

B. LSAC reported the data for the 2017-18 application cycle, and it was competitive out there. Applicants rose 8% over last year, with dramatic increases for students who scored above a 165. Law.com

C. Working Mother partnered with the ABA to put together a list of the 50 best law firms for women. Working Mother

D. Jayne Reardon, the executive director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission, argues that we have maybe reached a tipping point with the Uniform Bar Exam, and that may make state-specific bar membership a thing of the past. ABA Journal

E. The Paul Manafort trial began today — here’s an overview of what it’s expected to cover. NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 7.30.18

A. Our Early Bird Sale is still ongoing! Get $300 off any Blueprint classroom course with the promo code earlybird300, or get $75 off the first month of an online course subscription with the promo code earlybird75. Blueprint LSAT

B. Apparently, students who took the July LSAT can to register for the September exam until July 31st. @DaveKilloran

C. Students at Arizona Summit Law School — which will soon lose its ABA accreditation — may be able to complete their J.D. at the nearby Arizona State Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, a bargain that was surely acquired by making a deal with the Sun Devil. Above the Law

D. Prince’s estate is suing a domain names dealer for cybersquatting on prince.com. They tried artistformerlyknownasprince.com, but Nothing Compares 2 the old URL. Law.com

E. Ginsburg is giving herself at least five more years. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 7.27.18

A. Before you hop onto a Bird scooter and fly into an early weekend, don’t forget about our Early Bird Sale. With the promo code earlybird300 you can get $300 off any Blueprint classroom course and with the promo code earlybird75 you can get $75 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. A compelling case that Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is the greatest law school movie of all time. @MarkJKings

C. On the importance of keeping your head up after the bar exam, advice that’s equally apropos of the LSAT … Above the Law

D.. Plus, keeping your head up can help you keep your eyes on the prize: the salary you can expect as an attorney, which USNWR has helpfully charted. U.S. News & World Report

E. The Department of Education has a new proposal that would make student loan borrowers seeking debt relief under the “borrower’s defense” would need to prove their school knowingly misled them. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 7.26.18

A. Our Early Bird Sale is still ongoing to help you get an early start on the November LSAT. From now ’til next Wednesday, you can get $300 off any Blueprint classroom course with the promo code earlybird300 or $75 off the first month of an online course subscription with the promo code earlybird75. Blueprint LSAT

B. The Colorado bar exam got delayed for a little bit today due to a leak in the ceiling, turning the exam into a … wet bar (sorry). ABA Journal

C. Above the Law provides some more advice on the On Campus Interview process at law school, this time on the celebratory portion — receiving an offer from a firm. Above the Law

D. Much like indie music and film, the indie law school may be a dying. Law.com

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Judges can’t just make up fictitious cases to put on their dockets to look busy. South Florida Sun Sentinel

Logical Reasonings / 7.25.18

A. Everybody know’s that (Early) Bird (Sale) is the word … so we’re offering $300 off any classroom course with the promo code earlybird300 and $75 off the first month of an online course subscription with the promo code earlybird75 through next Wednesday. Blueprint LSAT

B. Here’s a depressing little chart showing just how low the acceptance rates are at the top law schools in America. U.S. News & World Report

C. Because ou can never get enough advice on whether law school is Worth It. Above the Law

D. The National Jurist outlines the details on the legal ed’s most notable merger of 2018 — University of Illinois, Chicago’s purchase of John Marshall Law School. National Jurist

E. Aspiring lawyers: it’s not very commonplace to tape your client and then release said tapes. Who knows what could happen if, say, the FBI got them and then they were published by every news media outlet? CBS News

Logical Reasonings / 7.24.18

A. Tomorrow at 9 am we’re holding an Early Bird Sale to help you prep for the November LSAT. You’ll get $300 off any classroom course with the promo code earlybird300 and $75 off the first month of an online course subscription with the promo code earlybird75. Blueprint LSAT

B. Best of luck to all those who are taking the first day of bar exam today! It sure is testing season right now … Law.com

C. …Which means it’s also a great time to remind everyone studying for either the bar or the LSAT that these exams are challenging and they are not a measure of your self worth. Above the Law

D. U.S. News & World Report has some tips for pre-law types who plan to use their J.D. to pursue a career in politics. U.S. News & World Report

E. North Carolina Central University’s law school almost lost its ABA accreditation, but will get to keep it. But I want to focus on this article’s grave causation fallacy, arguing that the school keeping its accreditation will help its students to do better on the bar exam (when in fact students doing well on the bar exam helps the school keep its accreditation). WUNC