Tag Archive: lsat scores

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What Would ‘Seinfeld’ Characters Get on the LSAT?

It’s time for the latest installment of What Would They Score on the LSAT, the Peabody-winning* series in which we speculate on what scores your favorite celebrities and fictional characters would get if they took the LSAT.

Today, I’d like to open up the vault and go back to a television classic: Seinfeld, the show about nothing. Seinfeld follows the wacky antics of four amoral New Yorkers – Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer. But then, if you don’t know that, Jerry might have a thing or two to say to you, because Seinfeld was the #1 show for 41 years* and has had a huge influence on television ever since.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.28.15

A) How do law schools view LSAT scores? U.S. News

B) Baltimore Law has a new “incubator” to help students transition into solo practice. No word yet on why they chose such a creepy name for it. National Law Journal

C) Turns out that, contrary to popular belief, syllabi may contain useful information after all. Above the Law

D) There is an Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest. The pictures are creeping me out a little. Boing Boing

E) The NFL is upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension – and saying he destroyed his cell phone during the investigation. Deadspin

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Logical Reasonings / 7.14.15

A) Brooklyn Law plans to reimburse students for part of their tuition if they haven’t found a full-time job nine months after graduation. The New York Times

B) A study by University of Colorado Law professors found that LSAT scores might be less indicative of law school performance than previously believed. Wall Street Journal

C) Notorious RBG explains why the liberal wing of SCOTUS wrote far fewer dissents than their conservative counterparts, as well as some other behind-the-scenes SCOTUS info. NPR

D) The story of a homeless Harvard Law grad in DC is calling attention to mental health treatment in the U.S. Washington Post

E) This guy looks happier playing his flute while listening to ZZ Top than I look about anything. Gawker

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June 2015 LSAT Scores Released

Yesterday was a big day in LSAT World, as the scores for the June 2015 LSAT were released late in the day.

Here’s how the curve broke down:
-10 for a 170
-26 for a 160
-44 for a 150

This means that you could’ve missed 10 questions and gotten a 170, and so on and so forth. Also of note is the fact that it was not possible to get a 179, 175, or a 122 on this exam.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.26.15

A) One law school admissions consultant shares his advice for when and how to show interest in your top choice schools. US News & World Report

B) Night law school is getting less “nighty” — is it still possible to work and get a law degree? Above the Law

C) Should you title your application’s personal statement? Perhaps my essay The Indubitable Uselessness of Titular Expression can help you answer that question. If not, Pen and Chisel has you covered.

D) The Silk Road trial continues, and it turns out it was the IRS(!) who first tracked down alleged mastermind Ross Ulbricht. Guess he shouldn’t have written all that “business heroin” off his taxes. Wall Street Journal

E) Why are movies released in January so terrible? Well, besides having names (and inexplicable ad campaigns) like Mortdecai, it seems they’re trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle. Five Thirty Eight

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Logical Reasonings / 8.12.14

Back to (law) school shopping guide! Mine starts and ends with a Ken Griffey Jr. trapper keeper. Above The Law

Your guide to understanding LSAT scores. In a practical sense, not an spiritual one. U.S. News & World Report

Charles Manson has a 25-year old “wife,” and it’s just as creepy as it sounds. CNN

Will Obama get to appoint another Supreme Court Justice? Magic 8 Ball says ‘Ask again later.’ Wall Street Journal

Paul F. Tompkins reflects on Robin Williams’s passing. Fusion

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Logical Reasonings / 7.29.14

A) These law schools had the highest median LSAT scores last year. US News & World Report.

B) The law school curriculum continues to adapt to modern times. Inside Counsel.

C) Looking for a Supreme Court fantasy league? Don’t join this guy’s. ABA Journal.

D) It was a winning day in court for Jesse Ventura. Washington Post.

E) “Tissues” is such a boring term. We should start calling them “sneeze paper.” Huffington Post.

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The Weekend Before the June LSAT: What to Do Now?

The June LSAT is three days away. In honor of all your pain and suffering, the LSAT blog is bringing you a support group for June LSAT prep survivors: Remaining Calm, Together.

If you’d like to share something with the group, leave us a comment. This is a safe place. Put on some flute music and relax.

You’re Done Prepping for the June LSAT

You did everything you could to prepare, two more days of frantic LSAT cramming will only hurt. Instead, give your brain two days to marinate and relax. Take a first-world shower. Bring a beer or two. Channel your inner Type B personality. It’s almost over.

I’ve seen a number of students improve their LSAT scores after a well-deserved break from studying. I’ve also seen too many students crash by pounding away at their LSAT prep tests until the last minute.

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Don’t Let UT Law School’s Nepotism Saddle You With Worry

At the University of Texas School of Law, friends and family of Texas state legislators are getting special admissions consideration.

The investigation into the matter has been halted, but a preliminary report found that one fourth of politically connected applicants were admitted despite GPAs and LSAT scores “well below” and “far below” the usual standards. These students produced four of the ten worst LSAT scores among all students since 2009.

What does this mean for you? Here’s my advice:

If your heart is set on UT School of Law and your GPA/LSAT scores aren’t up to snuff then perhaps you should try buddying up to a Lone Star lawmaker. You could send out a Facebook friend request or ask one to “please add me to your LinkedIn network.” It’s worth a shot.

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Justice Alito is Right About Law School and the LSAT… Sorta

In a recent profile, Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito recently held forth on the LSAT and on the U.S. News and World Report law school rankings. He’s not a fan. He feels differently about the Philadelphia Phillies.

The LSAT, he says, gets too much emphasis from law schools. He asks, “What in life is a multiple choice test?” He calls the U.S. News rankings “an abomination.”

I’ll readily agree with Alito that the U.S. News rankings get way more attention than they deserve. They often get treated as if they were incontrovertible fact, when really they’re just one magazine’s assessment based on its choice of factors. And some of those factors, such as expenditures per student, faculty-student ratio, and library size, have probably contributed to the high cost of legal education as law schools jockey to improve their standing.