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The Revenge of LSAC

We told you a few months ago about the beginning of what is now a law school admissions trend (if two counts as a trend, that is): law schools accepting the GRE in lieu of the LSAT. If you’re reading this blog, you likely know that the GRE is the standardized test those going on to graduate school — rather than a professional school, like like law school — take. It tests math and verbal skills, whereas the LSAT tests logic and argumentation.

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A Brief Rundown of the Law School Admissions Timeline

“Tick-tock,” says the applications timeline clock. “Stop ticking,” says the law school applicant.

Today’s post is a rundown of when you should be doing what when it comes to applying for law school starting in Fall of 2017. (If you’re looking to start this coming Fall and have yet to get the ball rolling, this post is also for you, because you’re too late, bucko, and it’s Fall 2017 for you, also.)

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Logical Reasonings / 1.4.16

A. Carly Fiorina redefined political pandering for a generation this past weekend. Is it true that even bad PR is good PR? Gawker
B. Touro College Law School in New York sent out acceptance emails to people who NEVER EVEN APPLIED. Desperation is a turn off, Touro. Everyone knows this. Above the Law
C. A Federal judge is forcing LSAC (the people who make the LSAT) to pursue legal claims for copyright infringement in California, way across the country from Newton, PA. The Legal Intelligencer
D. Airbnb renters totally trashed a home in Oakland on New Year’s Eve. Not cool, guys. Srsly. CBS News
E. Aaaaaaaaand, here’s Channing Tatum lip synching Let It Go in an Elsa costume. You deserve it. (We’ll let you interpret that however you’d like.) YouTube

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LSAC to Aspiring Lawyers: Drop Dead

Last week, the eighty-or-so people who took the December LSAT in Santa Barbara received an email from LSAC (the people who administer the LSAT), that their scores had been lost. The basic gist of the story is that UPS lost the packages, which were apparently left in a dropbox, not even at the nearest staffed shipping facility.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.30.15

A. Doggerland is the Atlantis of the North Sea, and scientists are trying to find out more about this sunken land. Wired
B. The December LSAT is this Saturday! Always a good idea to review the maddeningly complex, ever-changing list of things dos and don’ts when it comes to test day. LSAC
C. When is an agreement a treaty? Depends on whether or not you like it. ABA Journal
D. Why did NOBODY tell us that the Hermanator was making a comeback?? Mashable
E. You can now radically alter your experience with Google across its many platforms. Jedi or Sith? Choose. Google

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Preparing for the LSAT With an LSAC Fee Waiver

The Fourth of July may have passed, but I’m here to help you continue celebrating a different kind of freedom – freedom from law school application and LSAT prep expenses. Aww yiss.

Step 1: Apply for an LSAC Fee Waiver

If you can’t pay to take the LSAT, LSAC may waive your LSAT and CAS fees. Visit the LSAC website to apply. Be forewarned that it’s generally considered very difficult to get an LSAC fee waiver – LSAC says on their website that “[o]nly those with extreme need should apply.” I’m not sure exactly how they define “extreme need,” but you’ll have to submit your tax forms and anything else LSAC wants, and the whole application process may take several weeks. If you’ve already paid your LSAC fees, you can’t get that money back, but as far as I can tell you can still ask for a fee waiver (in case you’re thinking about taking more LSATs, or you want the SuperPrep book).

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Law School Applications Drop Again

LSAC, that bastion of prelaw-related data, recently released application numbers the 2014-15 law school cycle. The results are in, and law school applications continue to fall. The number of law school applicants is down 2.5% from this time last year, and the number of applications is down 4.7%. Law school hopefuls applied to an average of six schools each.

Although those percentages may seem small, it’s notable because the number of people considering law school – including those taking the LSAT, those applying to law schools, and those actually enrolling – has been in a freefall for the past five years or so. Law schools, which are increasingly feeling the financial pinch as fewer folks break their piggy banks to go to law school, are responding by reducing class sizes and cutting faculty.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.1.15

A) Here’s a guide to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (known as CAS to us hip cats). U.S. News and World Report

B) Why is Yale only number 5 in Above the Law‘s new law school rankings? It all comes down to jobs.

C) Will grad school help you become a D.C. power player? Probably not as much as simple hard work will. Roll Call

D) Caitlyn Jenner just broke President Obama’s Twitter record for fastest account to one million followers. Business Insider

E) Coldplay’s fake Game of Thrones musical is fantastic and I wish it was real… Watch it, even if you’re a Coldplay hater. Funny or Die