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The Big Takeaway From LSAT Scores at Top Law Schools

The Wall Street Journal made a splash this past week by doing an ever-so-scientific study by comparing the LSAT medians from three years ago with the new numbers. Above The Law expanded on the study with a few more top law schools.

What did they find?

Not much has changed. Yale Law School didn’t budge at all. Harvard’s numbers are down one point; and it was only Columbia’s 75th percentile that dropped down. Chicago’s bottom fell out a bit — two points to 167. Berkeley. UVA and Michigan also saw a single-point decline in their respective 25th percentiles.

So, for the most part, a point here or there. Which means it’s just as hard to get into a top law school, right?

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Logical Reasonings / 7.1.13

A) LSAC released June LSAT scores four days early! BuzzFeed.

B) Due to shrinking law school application numbers, some schools (like Seton Hall) are having to cut staff. Above the Law.

C) Congress did nothing to stop student loan rates from doubling starting today. Here’s what it means for you. CNBC.

D) Now seems like a good a time as any to ask, “Is the Supreme Court a majoritarian institution?” Balkinization.

E) This is either the worst news graphic ever, or the best. Either way, I’m hungry for tires. Huffington Post.

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2013 June LSAT Scores Coming Out Today

Happy Monday to all you June LSAT test-takers out there.

Four days ahead of schedule, LSAC has released the 2013 June LSAT scores. The June LSAT curve is -11 for a 170 and -27 for a 160 (meaning that’s how many questions you could have missed to retain that LSAT score). Here’s a screenshot of the June LSAT score conversion chart:

The infamous grey icons appeared on LSAC’s website early this afternoon, and sure enough, shortly thereafter the first batch of June LSAT scores came out. Remember: If you don’t receive your June LSAT score right off the bat, don’t panic. LSAC releases LSAT scores in completely random batches throughout the day. It can take several hours for all the LSAT scores to come out.

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On the Lookout: 2013 June LSAT Scores Due Out This Week

What’s the most important thing happening in the good old U.S. of A. this week? No, it’s not Independence Day; it’s the release of June LSAT scores, which is slated to happen on Friday, July 5.

As if June LSAT score release day wasn’t anxiety-inducing enough, there are a couple wild cards in play that will really make you feel like you need a stiff drink. For one thing, although LSAC will release LSAT scores no later than Friday (barring a natural disaster), LSAC has also been known to release LSAT scores as much as a few days early. In this case, it seems unlikely that LSAT scores will be released on the Fourth (not because LSAC cares about ruining your holiday, but because they will be too busy drinking beer and doing logic games with their friends), so if you don’t have your June LSAT score by Wednesday night you can relax until Friday.

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Above the Law Unveils Inaugural Top 50 Law School Rankings

Legal blog Above the Law has always had the reputation of telling it like it is. Whether calling out weird law school teaching assistants or discrediting breakdowns of diverse law schools, Above the Law has thrived on being brutally honest.

That’s why it’s no surprise that Above the Law’s first foray into law school rankings follows the same approach.

Today, Above the Law unveiled its inaugural top 50 law school rankings. From the start, it’s clear what separates their law school rankings from others: An emphasis on job placement. The end of Above the Law’s introductory paragraph says it all: “The time has come for a law school ranking that relies on nothing but employment outcomes.”

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It’s Time to Transition into June LSAT Prep Mode

Now that February LSAT scores are out, the June LSAT looms ahead. If you’re planning on taking the June LSAT, it’s okay if you haven’t done much of anything yet. As time goes by, your inaction will become less and less OK. Kind of like a 40-year-old showing up to work in a high schooler’s wardrobe: what once looked perfectly normal starts to work against you.

First of all: go to LSAC’s website and register for the June LSAT. Do it as soon as you can. The earlier you register, the better the choice of June LSAT testing centers you’ll have. Getting your pick of June LSAT test centers now will keep you from having to spend the night before the June LSAT in some godforsaken motel by the freeway somewhere, listening to the regular clientele entertain their clientele. More importantly, once you’re registered for the June LSAT you can circle June 10 on your calendar as the day you’ll take the June LSAT.

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LSAC Releasing February LSAT Scores Today, On Schedule

LSAT score release day is always stressful. The uncertainty. The waiting. The drinking.

Right on schedule, LSAC is releasing February LSAT scores today. I always feel like February LSAT score release day is even more stressful than the other LSAT score release days. With every other LSAT administration, you can go back over your test, see what went wrong, and beat yourself up for those stupid mistakes. Demoralizing? Yes. But not nearly as stressful as just getting a number and forever wondering what went wrong.

I’ve got a few more of you drinking now, don’t I?

The February LSAT is a weird beast, so the advice I give to those receiving their February LSAT scores today is also going to be a bit wonky.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.5.13

A) St. Louis University’s interim law school dean has already resigned, citing his own political incorrectness. STL Today.

B) Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer got his butt chewed out by a judge. He’s going to be in even deeper trouble when he finds out he’s Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer. ABC News.

C) The lead singer of heavy metal band Lamb of God has been acquitted in the death of a fan who died after being pushed off stage. NBC News.

D) If you bet that Hugo Chavez would die before LSAC released February LSAT scores, you may collect your winnings. CBS News.

E) If you thought the sample PSAs in the Blueprint LSAT Prep video contest were cheesy, check out these anti-drug ads by the Rolla, Missouri, Police Department. BuzzFeed.

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LSAC to Release February LSAT Scores this Week

Good morning, children. If you took the February LSAT several weeks ago, this is going to be an important week because LSAC should be releasing your LSAT score sometime between now (right now! go check your email! not there? damn!) and Wednesday. The actual LSAC-estimated release date is on Wednesday itself, but they often send ‘em out early (assuming it’s not hurricane season).

How will you know when your February LSAT score’s ready? Well, LSAC actually emails you as soon as it’s available, so there’s no need to constantly refresh your LSAC homepage. Those of you on the east coast who had your February LSAT postponed due to inclement weather should also be getting an email along with everyone else, but only time will tell for sure. At any rate, it’ll be a very Spartan correspondence that matter-of-factly tells you what your February LSAT score was, along with its percentile.

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How Would This Year’s Oscar Nominees Fare on the LSAT?

The Oscars are this weekend, so we here at Blueprint LSAT Prep will all be tuning in to watch the film industry collectively pat itself on the back. But who will win? Who will lose? Why should you care?

All good questions, so, using the powers of the LSAT, we’re here to answer them. Sort of.

Here are our predictions of how the fictional characters portrayed would do if the awards were based on their LSAT scores, and whether or not the actor actually deserves the Oscar. Which seems as good a measure as any, considering what a subpar year this was for movies.

Supporting Actor: Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones) — Lincoln

This one is pretty obvious, as Stevens is already a lawyer, and was one of the most important members of congress in the history of America.