Tag Archive: lsat logic

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Justin Bieber launches devastating assault on logic.

A few weeks ago we considered how a variety of celebrities would fit in as attorneys. Aaron Rodgers, for example, who at one point considered foregoing his football ambitions to focus on getting into law school. Or George Clooney, whose wife is such a brilliant attorney that he may be able to pass the bar right now, just based on intellectual osmosis across the pillow. This week we consider Justin Bieber.

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LSAT Logic: If You Read This, Then You’ll Be Awesome At Conditional Statments

No discussion of conditional statements would be complete without a thorough review of sufficient conditions. Luckily, and entirely coincidentally, that’s the topic of today’s post in our ongoing review of diagramming LR questions.

Simply put, the sufficient guarantees the necessary. As long as the sufficient condition is satisfied, the necessary must follow. For example:

“If you study hard, then you’ll do well on the LSAT.”

To illustrate this relationship, we’ll want to diagram the above with the sufficient condition leading to the necessary condition, in the form of:

Suff. —> Necc.

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Applying LSAT Logic to Coverage of the Trayvon Martin Case

George Zimmerman’s bond hearing on second-degree murder charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin was this morning; the judge, Kenneth R. Lester Jr., set bail at $150,000. In the months to come, the courts will assess the evidence against him. Should the case make it that far, a jury will eventually decide whether Zimmerman is guilty. Up until now, coverage of the case has revealed a web of conflicting accounts and personal attacks. We won’t try to figure out exactly what happened the night of February 26; instead, let’s look at some of the questionable logic that has come up in coverage of the case.

Zimmerman’s background and alleged racism. Some have claimed that Zimmerman wasn’t motivated by racial bias, and have cited as evidence his Hispanic background and his work with minority children.