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From the Archives: Handling Multiple Law School Offers

If you applied for admission to the law school class of 2017 you might now find yourself in the enviable position of having to make a decision between multiple offers of admission (yay you!). For the sake of this LSAT blog post, let’s say that you have it narrowed down to two schools. According to Anna Ivey, it’s not a great idea to put down multiple deposits for law school admission. It just confuses those bureaucrats in the law school admissions office anyway. So what’s a soon to be law student to do? Make a f*%#ing decision!

All veiled cussing aside, I’m going to attempt to make your law school admissions decision just a tad bit easier with a list of possibly relevant factors:

Handling Multiple Offers for Law School Admissions Tip I: Location, Location, Location

I know it’s a cliché, but location can be incredibly important in your decision.

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How to Stay Sane and Sharp the Week of the February LSAT

Is your desk covered in eraser dust? Are you having nightmares about mis-bubbling Scantrons? Then welcome to the final week before the February LSAT! This week will be all about staying sane and sharp.

Here’s how:

Staying Sane For the February LSAT

To keep your sanity before the February LSAT, you will take Thursday and Friday off. Many of you will be tempted to do some more studying. Don’t. I’ve often seen students improve by several points after taking a few days off. I’ve also seen overworked students break on LSAT day. Your brain just needs some time off.

We don’t want any surprises during the February LSAT — or before. So this week I want you to drive to your LSAT test center.

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See If You Can Piece Together This SOTU LSAT Logic Game

Today is National Puzzle Day! So the LSAT blog is giving you the chance to celebrate in the true spirit of this nerdy day. That’s right: we’ve got an original LSAT Logic Game for you to piece together.

If you’re nursing a hangover from last night’s State of the Union drinking game (I did a shot every time Obama said “wage”), give yourself three bonus points. Here we go:

Nine bills, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I, were negotiated during a secret meeting of congressional leaders. The following details about the negotiations have been leaked:

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New Caption Contest, Plus Our Instagram T-Shirt Winners

Step right up! Step right up! Put your skills to the test for your chance to win fabulous prizes!

(And don’t worry. Unlike most carnival games, Blueprint’s aren’t rigged.)

It’s time for another LSAT blog caption contest. Take a look at the image below and write a funny LSAT or law school-related caption in the comments. Check out some of our past caption contest winners to get a feel of what we’re looking for.

This one’s definitely worth entering, too, because we’re giving the first-place winner a $300 discount off one of Blueprint’s spring 2014 live LSAT prep classes or $100 off our spring 2014 online LSAT prep course. We’ll announce the winner next week right here on the LSAT blog.

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Four LSAT Prep Study Tips for MLK Day Weekend

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coming up Monday, today, for most people, is the start of a long weekend. If you’re prepping for the February LSAT (three weeks away!), you need to spend this time wisely. Here are some tips:

Long Weekend LSAT Prep Tip #1: Don’t worry about your practice LSAT scores

This is not the time to dwell on your practice LSAT scores. You are still about two weeks away from your best. I’ve seen plenty of students make double digit jumps in their practice LSAT scores during this time. So don’t freak out about not being above the median at Harvard just yet. Such worrying will only distract you from what you really should be doing: practicing.

Long Weekend LSAT Prep Tip #2: Work on your weaknesses

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2013 December LSAT Test-Taker Numbers Down 6.2 Percent

LSAC has released the stats for 2013 December LSAT test-takers, and – surprise, surprise – the number of people taking the LSAT is down yet again. This is the 14th straight LSAT to have a decline in test-takers compared to previous years, but whereas last December’s numbers were down by 15.6%, this year’s numbers are “only” down by 6.2%.

Blueprint LSAT Prep’s very own Matt Shinners analyzed this downward trend back in November, after the October LSAT numbers were released, and concluded that the reduction in test-takers was a good thing for everyone involved. He posited that law schools will need to either reduce their class sizes or start accepting applicants with lower GPA and LSAT numbers.

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Interview: Law School Expert Ann Levine Fields Admission Qs

Today on LSAT blog: An interview with Law School Expert Ann Levine. Ann has worked as a law school admissions consultant since 2004, and before that as a Director of Admissions at two ABA-accredited law schools. She’s also the author of The Law School Admission Game and The Law School Decision Game. She fielded some questions from Blueprint LSAT Prep instructor and Most Strongly Supported blogger Yuko Sin about choosing the right law school, the downside of law school rankings, and what law schools really look for in applicants.

Yuko Sin: How should an applicant decide which law schools to apply to?

Ann Levine: There are three questions to ask yourself when choosing law schools to apply to:

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LSAT in Real Life: Finding Flaws in the Affluenza Defense

If you’ve been living under a rock (or studiously avoiding news articles on this story, as I had been unti I sat down to write this LSAT blog post), you might not have heard about the “affluenza” hoopla that hit the news last week.

Here’s the quick rundown of the story: A 16-year-old boy in Texas was driving with a BAC level three times the legal limit when he lost control of his truck and killed four nearby pedestrians. When he was on trial for manslaughter, the defense attorneys argued that he needed rehabilitation, not jail time, because his wealthy parents hadn’t taught him a sense of personal responsibility. A witness for the defense said the kid had “affluenza” – he’d been taught that money could solve any and all problems.

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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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2013 December LSAT Blog Carnival

The internet is a wonderful tool. Not only can you use it to further your knowledge in literally any area (say, quantum entanglement)or to connect with any other person in the world, but it also has a ton of awesome reactions from people who took the 2013 December LSAT.

Let’s take a look at a few, shall we?

For starters, if you thought all those December LSAT testing centers that closed due to inclement weather was an unfortunate situation, read this Tumblr’s encounter of a no-show proctor.

Hani here was ready for his December LSAT — and has the Ziploc bag mirror selfie to prove it.

Meanwhile, Bree-zy went with the triple GIF to express her up-and-down December LSAT test day.