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Logical Reasonings / 1.2.14

A) LSAC is releasing 2013 December LSAT scores today. Comment here with your thoughts. Most Strongly Supported.

B) The year is off to a good start for immigrants in California hoping to practice law. San Francisco Gate.

C) There’s now one fewer federal judges who blogs, bringing the total back to zero. ABA Journal.

D) Technology is only going to get bigger this year. Here are some tech legal cases to look forward to. ars technica.

E) Here’s how Isaac Asimov (50 years ago) envisioned 2014 would look like. No mention of . Open Culture.

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The LSAT as a Law School Requirement: In For the Long Haul

Earlier this month, Rutgers Law made headlines after being fined $25k for waiving the LSAT requirement for some students. Since 2006, the school allowed up to 10 percent of each admitted class to skip the LSAT. Before you get too jealous, the students who didn’t have to take the LSAT were admitted based on their scores on a different graduate school admissions test (the GRE, GMAT or MCAT), so they still got their fill of standardized testing.

The ABA actually does allow law schools to use tests other than the LSAT, but the schools have to seek permission from the ABA and establish that whatever test they’re using is a “valid substitute” for the LSAT. Rutgers Law was apparently following the maxim that “it’s easier to seek forgiveness than to ask for permission,” so when they applied for permission in 2012 — six years after beginning their policy — the ABA stuck them with the fine.

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Relax Today if You’re Taking the December LSAT Tomorrow

‘Twas the night before the LSAT, and all through Blueprint HQ
We’ve crossed all of our appendages, wishing good luck to you!

… And that’s why I’m not a poet. But seriously, in case you didn’t know, the December LSAT is tomorrow — at least for those not buried under a sheet of ice.

For those of you who are facing the beast tomorrow, you should be taking today off from studying. You should assemble all of the materials you’ll need for the test, and if you haven’t already done so, you should also take a test drive to your December LSAT testing center to make sure that there won’t be any unexpected problems.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.5.13

A) The censure of Rutgers School of Law probably won’t change anything. Law Schools will still use LSAT scores. Wall Street Journal.

B) Android’s latest operating system doesn’t care much for the LSAT, either. Business Journal.

C) Harvard Law School is far from Hollywood. That didn’t stop one filmmaker. Above the Law.

D) There is such thing as space law. And you could be the next space lawyer. Geekosystem.

E) R. Kelly and Benedict Cumberbatch. Together at last. Huffington Post.

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December LSAT Deadline Rundown: Last Chance to Register

Today is your final chance to register for the December LSAT. You’ll have to do so over the phone or online through the LSAC website.

You should know that the December LSAT is probably going to be your last chance to get an LSAT score in time for this application cycle. So, if you don’t register for the December LSAT, then you’re probably going to have to put off law school for a year.

If you’ve been studying for the December LSAT for the past two months, but for some reason haven’t registered for it yet, you need to do so immediately. Also, if you know you won’t get another chance to study for the LSAT, you should go ahead and register for the December LSAT.

There is still a lot of time left for you to improve your LSAT score.

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1 Month Until the December LSAT: Practice LSAT Scores OK?

The December LSAT is coming up in exactly one month. Seriously, look at a calendar. If that thought makes you panic, look at it this way: you still have a full month to go before the December LSAT.

Many Blueprint LSAT Prep students have recently taken their second LSAT practice test. You may be wondering how much that test says about how well you’ll perform on the LSAT in a month. The perhaps surprising answer is that it doesn’t say very much at all.

I’ve had plenty of students whose LSAT score stayed the same or even dropped a little on the second LSAT practice test, and who then went on to see very large gains. I’ve also had students whose LSAT score has shot up right away. Either way is fine. If you’re not happy with your LSAT score on the second LSAT practice exam, there’s no reason to worry.

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LSAC Releasing 2013 October LSAT Scores Today

*UPDATE: There were 101 questions on the 2013 October LSAT. The LSAT curve was -12 for a 170, -19 for a 165, -28 for a 160, and -46 for a 150. See below for a screenshot of the 2013 October LSAT score conversion chart.

It always starts with the gray icons.

As we know, LSAC tends to release LSAT scores a day or two earlier than estimated. Well, LSAC estimated 2013 October LSAT scores would be out on Oct. 30, and today is Oct. 28. Sho nuff, reports are in that icons on the LSAC website have turned gray — meaning that LSAC is gearing up to release LSAT scores throughout the day.

We’ll keep you posted with more info (such as the LSAT curve), so stay tuned.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.28.13

A) Today, a lot of people got their October LSAT scores. If it wasn’t as high as you were hoping, here are your next options. Law Admissions Lowdown.

B) If law school isn’t in the cards, you can always live a life of crime and then become a lawyer and get your own show on NBC. ABA Journal.

C) A federal judge has ruled that Texas’ new abortion limits are unconstitutional. USA Today.

D) Meanwhile, there’s a new development in the Aaron Hernandez case — and it involves another NFL player. CNN.

E) If the release of October LSAT scores wasn’t enough to signal fall’s arrival, this video of dogs playing in piles of leaves definitely is. Huffington Post.

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Savor the Final Weekend Before October LSAT Scores Are Out

Heads up, folks: 2013 October LSAT scores are officially scheduled to come out this Wednesday. But they are likely to come out as early as Monday, since the LSAC likes to release LSAT scores a few days before their deadline.

This will be your last weekend of ignorant bliss or nervous anticipation. You will probably have a few LSAT-themed nightmares, and you might not be so pleasant to be around.
So, if you’re looking to save your sanity or your personal relationships, it might be a good idea to spend this weekend doing something productive, like working on your law school personal statement.

If you need some help getting started on your personal statement then, Anna Ivey, former dean of admissions at the University of Chicago Law School, has some great advice for you on how to approach law school personal statement questions.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.23.13

A) A law school professor predicts LSAT scores are going to negatively affect bar exam scores. We’ll see how confident he is when Vegas releases the line. ABA Journal.

B) Law school reform is not out of the discussion. But it’s also not in. Student Loan Ranger.

C) Here’s an idea you may not have considered to help pay law school debt: sell your childhood memories. Harvard Crimson.

D) Headline court case alert: A Kennedy cousin is getting a new trial for a 1975 killing. USA Today.

E) The Great American Beer Festival seems like a nice place…for Triumph to poop on. Team Coco.