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LSAT Prep Lessons Learned from the Sixers’ Losing Record

This past Saturday night, the Philadelphia 76ers clobbered the Detroit Pistons by the score of 123-98. By beating the Pistons, the Sixers avoided the ignominy of breaking the record for the longest losing streak in NBA history. They can take a little comfort in the fact that they only tied the record for the longest losing streak at 26 games. Not that it’s ever a good thing to be tied with the just-lost-LeBron 2010-2011 Cavs.

The Sixers’ ineptitude is expected and not entirely unintentional. At 16-58, they’ve won more games by now than some predicted for the entire season, thanks in part to a surprising 3-0 start to the season that included a convincing win over the Miami Heat. Let’s just say things have gone downhill since then.

But that’s all part of the plan.

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Sweet 16: LSAT Inspiration from the Best of March Madness

March Madness is upon us and for you that probably means the start of June LSAT prep. For many, March Madness means the NCAA basketball tournament . The Big Dance. It began with 68 schools competing to become national champion, but after a thrilling first few rounds, that number is now down to the Sweet 16.

We here at Blueprint LSAT Prep believe there are lessons to be learned from the Sweet 16, especially from the successes of some schools, the “Cinderella” stories. Drawing inspiration from these overachievers could be just what you need to succeed on LSAT test day!

If you’re not familiar with how the tournament field is structured, each school is assigned a seed between (1) and (16) in one of four brackets: South, West, East and Midwest.

Here are the remaining competitors:

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Why Everyone Pursuing a Legal Career Should Watch Suits

In the iconic Superman comic series and film, Clark Kent strips off his workplace attire to perform heroic acts. “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive,” Superman has graced the American cultural psyche for decades because his physical powers, by the very definition of his name, exceed those of a normal human.

The television series Suits gives us a Superman for the modern era—only this time, the protagonist puts on his suit to kick epic ass. The very title of the show is a double entendre that references both the suave apparel of these legal warriors and their weapon of choice, the lawsuit. But in the realm of motions, briefs, and crisp, impeccable tailoring, the hero isn’t a guy who can outdo a bullet or a train. It’s a guy who can outdo a brain—most brains, actually.

The protagonist of the show, Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams), is a genius with a photographic (aka “eidetic”) memory of every legal text he’s ever read.

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And the LSAT Scores of This Year’s Oscar Nominees Are…

The Oscars are this weekend, and we here at Blueprint LSAT Prep know you’re probably obsessing about your February LSAT score. Maybe it’s time you take a break, check out some of this year’s nominated films, then obsesses over how well these actors would do if they sat for the exam as the characters they portrayed in their Academy Award-nominated roles.

Wait, what? That last sentence was really long and that’s super random and you don’t have time for that? Well, that’s okay, we got super random and did the work for you!

In no particular order, here are this year’s Oscar nominees and our LSAT score predictions:

Actor: Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club

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Taking LSAT Inspiration From the Winter Olympics in Sochi

Unless you’ve managed to avoid television, social media and talking to anyone over the past few weeks, you know that the Winter Olympics are in full swing. Although the LSAT is far from an athletic endeavor, there are a number of lessons that LSAT students can learn from the athletes (and Bob Costas) competing in Sochi.

LSAT Inspiration to Take From the Winter Olympics I: Don’t get discouraged

One of the most popular images to come from the Winter Olympics is Ashley Wagner’s pouty face after receiving a lower than expected score in the women’s short program of the figure skating team competition. While I hope this is not the case, I’m sure many students probably make similar (albeit less dramatic) faces when they receive their LSAT practice test scores. However, like Wagner, these students should not be discouraged and should continue working hard.

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Which U.S. Presidents Would’ve Earned a 174+ LSAT Score?

I have a carny’s talent: I can predict a person’s LSAT score after the briefest of encounters. I once saw the Baldwin brothers at an In-N-Out Burger. Alec Baldwin is a 170, and Stephen is a 126.

So, in honor of Presidents’ Day—that great American holiday designed to keep us from taking a day off for each of our great presidents—I bring you my rundown of the top presidential LSAT scores.

The Presidential 174+ LSAT Score Club

A 174 LSAT score puts you above the median at every law school. It’s the stuff of dreams, and nightmares. Here are the presidents who would have made it into this exclusive club:

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Why the LSAT is a Terrible Valentine

It’s brainy, articulate, and financially successful, but don’t be fooled. The LSAT would be a crappy valentine.

Here are a few reasons why the LSAT should stay at home by itself on February 14.

Why the LSAT is a Terrible Valentine I: It won’t make you feel pretty

At the start of your date, the LSAT will ask to see your photo ID and a horribly bland recent passport photo of you. No matter how gussied up you got that night, it will only think of you as you look in the fluorescent lighting of these somber bureaucratic snapshots.

Why the LSAT is a Terrible Valentine II: It is inappropriate

The LSAT will make you pay no less than $165 for this night of romance, and it will make you swear never to repeat anything it says to another living person. If that doesn’t make you feel dirty, well…

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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 LSAT (And Chinese Food) Is Like a Box of Chocolates

Last week, I wrote about the thrill of success when studying for the LSAT or speaking Chinese (and, as it turns out, I’m defining “success” quite loosely here). Sometimes, you’ll experience that exhilarating moment where you take a leap and it turns out that you can fly – you get -0 on a Reading Comprehension passage for the first time, or you do ten Necessary questions in a row and get them all correct.

I wish, for your sake and for mine, that LSAT prep was always about such happy moments. However, that is not the case – as you probably know, LSAT prep is not all sunshine and roses. Sometimes it will be full of small victories and triumphant moments, but…

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s LSAT Flaws Will Crack You Up

In case you haven’t heard, Toronto mayor Rob Ford recently admitted to smoking crack. His staffers have gone to the police with concerns about his alcohol abuse, which includes drinking and driving and swilling vodka bottle after vodka bottle in high school parking lots. His driver has been arrested on drug dealing charges. Is Ford going to resign? His answer is an emphatic no. And unless he’s convicted of a crime, there’s nothing anyone can do to remove him from office.

Toronto holds a special place on the LSAT. LSAC is often keen on reminding LSAT test takers that the LSAT is used for Canadian law schools, too. As a result, I’d wager that Toronto is one of the most used names for a variable in the LSAT Logic Games section. We’ll take a look here at some of the flawed logic surrounding Mayor Ford’s situation: