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Logical Reasonings / 7.21.14

A) View your LSAT score how law schools will see it. Law Admissions Lowdown

B) Not all law schools will be affected by upcoming potential changes to the LSAT requirement. Central Florida Future.

C) Don’t know how you’re going to pay for law school? Better start praying. Above the Law.

D) You can find anything in a Goodwill — including, apparently, human skulls. ABA Journal.

E) Someone collected the 43 funniest GIFs of all time. Warning: head may explode from laughing. BuzzFeed.

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Your First Practice LSAT: Take It, Grade It, Embrace It

The September LSAT is approximately two and a half months away. Whether you’re enrolled in an LSAT prep course or studying on your own, it’s time to get down to business. First up? Taking your first practice exam.

If you’ve never studied for the LSAT before, your first practice exam will be what we call a “cold” exam. You’ll have no idea what to expect, you may have never seen a logic game before, and no matter how smart you are, you’re probably not going to do very well. Why? Unlike the SAT, you’re not going to roll out of your bed and ace the LSAT on your first try. The SAT is more of a general aptitude test, whereas the LSAT requires you to possess a very particular set of skills (just like Liam Neeson).

So why go through this torture?

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Blueprint LSAT Prep Instructor: Why I’m Going to Law School

Yuko Sin is an instructor and blogger for Blueprint LSAT Prep. He is starting at Columbia Law School this fall, and will be writing a series of law school-related posts about his experiences. Stay tuned!

There are about 300 law schools in the United States, and getting into at least one of them is pretty easy. But, for many, going to law school is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea.

Still, going to law school can also be a good idea. I’ll tell you how I made my choice to go, and I’ll share some links to help you decide whether law school is right for you.

The Personal Reasons: Why Law?

In 2006, near the height of the law school boom, I went into my undergrad thinking I’d continue on to law school out of some vague ideas about a proclivity for writing and debate in high school.

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What to Do If Your June LSAT Score Came Back Lousy

Today on the LSAT blog: a guest post by Law School Expert Ann Levine, the former director of admissions for two ABA-approved law schools and the author of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert and The Law School Decision Game: A Playbook for Prospective Lawyers.

If you are disappointed in your LSAT score, you need to start by putting it in perspective. Is your LSAT score really, objectively lousy (for example, in the 130s) or is it lousy based on your abilities, or lousy compared to what a particular law school accepts? If it’s simply that all of your friends did better, or that it won’t give your parents bragging rights, then that’s probably reason to book an hour with a therapist. But if it’s disappointing because of its impact on your goals, here are some strategies to consider:

1. Evaluate reasons for your poor performance.

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LSAC Releases 2014 June LSAT Scores: How’d You Do?

You might want to turn off the World Cup and check your email.

LSAC has just released the first batch of 2014 June LSAT scores. If you haven’t received yours yet, don’t panic. LSAC releases LSAT scores in random batches throughout the day. You might get yours at noon. You might get it at midnight. The important thing is, you’re getting it.

So, what stands out about the 2014 June LSAT?

First, let’s start with the curve. The 2014 June LSAT (101 questions) featured an LSAT curve of -13 — meaning you could miss 13 questions and still get a 170 LSAT score.

You could have missed 20 questions for a 165, -29 for a 160, or -46 for a 150.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.27.14

A) Bored while waiting for your June LSAT score? Maybe you should apply to law school. Above the Law.

B) It’s easy to get a degree from New Hampshire School of Law. Just be Bob Dole. Greenfield Reporter.

C) Luis Suarez’s lawyer is ready to take a bite out of his client’s suspension from the World Cup. ABA Journal.

D) For a guy who doesn’t want people to pay attention to him anymore, Shia LaBeouf sure is making a lot of noise. Huffington Post.

E) All the familiar faces are morphing. Digg.

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3 Bits of LSAT Prep Inspiration From Watching the World Cup

Whether you call it football or soccer, the World Cup is an exciting time to be a sports fan (or an incredibly disappointing time—I’m looking at you, Spain). All across the world, fans are draping themselves in flags and team colors, painting their faces, and cheering for the team. If you’re an LSAT prep student, even if you don’t like sports there are lessons to be learned from this momentous occasion.

LSAT Prep Inspiration From the World Cup I: Take Nothing for Granted

Spain, the defending World Cup champion, has been eliminated from the tournament after a pair of losses. The powerhouse team’s implosion is the most remarkable story to come out of Brazil thus far, and it mark the first time in history that a defending champion has ever been eliminated so quickly.

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Inside a Mock Law School Admissions Committee Meeting

Last week, Hank attended a handful of events at the 2014 Pacific Coast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (PCAPLA) Conference and blogged about them. This is part 1 of 3.

There was one resounding theme at the PCAPLA Conference Mock Law School Admissions Committee Meeting last Thursday on the campus of Southwestern Law School:

It ain’t just about the numbers.

In a room of dozens of pre-law advisors from all over the country, Southwestern Law Assistant Dean of Admissions Lisa Gear and a panel of admission committee members from the University of San Diego School of Law, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, San Francisco School of Law and Santa Clara Law School discussed the applications of three students vying for admission.

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2014 June LSAT: To Cancel Your LSAT Score or Not to Cancel

So you took the June LSAT Monday. It wasn’t the dreamlike experience you hoped it would be. Now you’re wondering, “Should I cancel my LSAT score?”

We’re here to help.

First, let’s go over what it means to cancel your LSAT score and how to do it. LSAC has to receive your cancellation request within six days of the LSAT. You can send your request by fax or overnight mail; there’s no way to cancel your LSAT score online. LSAC tells you exactly what you need to send to cancel your LSAT score.

If you cancel your June LSAT score, law schools will see that you took the exam and canceled, but they won’t ever know what you would have scored.

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2014 June LSAT Morning Cometh: Staying Positive, Patient

So after months of studying, practice tests and hard work, you’ve finally taken the 2014 June LSAT. This should be cause for celebration, but maybe you’re not in the most jovial mood. Maybe things didn’t go smoothly for you yesterday. Maybe you’re worried about your LSAT score. And then there was that damned Logic Game. (“What the flip was that, LSAC?!”)

We wouldn’t blame you if these thoughts were running through your mind today. But keep one thing in mind: you’re not the only one. Were you a bit shaky in section 1 yesterday because of the nerves? So were other people. Did you have a less-than-stellar proctoring experience? Chances are someone else’s was worse (read some of the comments from yesterday’s 2014 June LSAT Instant Recap!). And that brutal fourth Logic Game? Yep, join the club.