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What the Recent Increase in LSAT Test-Takers Really Means

About 200 more people sat for the February LSAT in 2014 than for the February 2013 LSAT. What does this mean? Are law school application numbers on their way to recovery? Probably. Will law school admissions become more completive? Yup.

Here’s a closer look at the ramifications of the recent increase in LSAT test-takers:

The Legal Market Is Improving

The legal profession, like most others, hasn’t been doing so hot since the 2007 financial crisis. Law firm hiring fell, as did real salaries. Many college graduates responded by not taking the LSAT, and not applying to law school.

However, things are getting better.

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The Role of Luck on the LSAT (and How to Prepare for it)

Today, all across the US and Canada (this is an LSAT blog, after all), many people of Irish heritage and not-one-bit-Irish heritage alike will celebrate St. Patrick by wearing green, drinking things that are green but aren’t normally supposed to be (If I must drink something green, make it a Chartreuse and soda), and generally carousing about town getting utterly plastered.

Nonetheless, it makes for a good excuse to discuss the role of luck in the LSAT. For the most part, the LSAT is a predictable test. Practice tests will generally give you a good gauge of where you stand. But at the margins, chance can play a role on LSAT test day. Here are some ways it can factor in.

How Luck Plays a Role on the LSAT I: The experimental section

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Logical Reasonings / 3.17.14

A) The news is spreading about the recent increase in LSAT test-takers. Wall Street Journal.

B) Meanwhile, deans are still scrambling with their placement in the US News and World Report law school rankings. Boston Business Journal.

C) For some students, all that matters is how much money they’ll make after graduation from law school. List list is for them. Above the Law.

D) Excited for March Madness? Not as much as the lawyer who’s suing the NCAA. ESPN.

E) A “Shamrock Shake” rattled Los Angeles this morning — and no one felt it more than the news anchors. DIgg.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.13.14

A) Just another friendly reminder that Blueprint LSAT Prep launched a brand new website with one-of-a-kind free resources. Blueprint LSAT Prep.

B) Folks are still talking about this week’s new US News and World Report law school rankings. Wall Street Journal.

C) The 1.1% increase in February LSAT test-takers is also making headlines. Above the Law.

D) Authorities have identified the drunk driver who killed two people at SXSW. CNN.

E) If your mom is on Facebook, you’ll definitely get these GIFs. Huffington Post.

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LSAT Test-Taker Numbers Up For First Time Since 2010

Blueprint LSAT Prep’s new website wasn’t the only big news of the day.

Today LSAC updated its LSAT test-taker data, and the number of February LSAT test-takers was 19,499 — up 1.1% from last year. LSAT administrations for the year were down 6.2%, but the rise in February LSAT test-takers was the first increase since the June 2010 LSAT. For those counting at home, that breaks a streak of 14 straight LSAT administrations in decline.

Here’s the complete LSAC chart:

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Reader Q: What’s the Most Difficult Type of LSAT Question?

Last week on Twitter, a reader asked us what type of LSAT question is the most difficult. That’s actually a trickier question than you may think, for a couple reasons: First, there’s plenty of variation within each question type. There are easy and really hard questions among every question type. And secondly, it depends a lot on the LSAT test-taker. You probably have your own personal favorites and least favorites.

But answering tricky questions is how we roll here, so here are our contenders for the most difficult LSAT questions – and how to tackle ‘em.

The Most Difficult Type of LSAT Question I: Laura says LG rule substitution questions

You know those questions on LSAT Logic Games where it asks you to replace one of the rules in the game with a new rule that has the safe effect?

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Logical Reasonings / 3.5.14

A) Good news, Washington DC LSAT test-takers: enrollment at capital-area law schools is above average. Washington Post.

B) Divorce is hard. Especially when part of the settlement is paying half of your daughter’s law school expenses. NJ.

C) Next time you read a disgusting internet comment, remember: It could be a judge who wrote it. Above the Law.

D) The SAT just got a whole lot more difficult. USA Today.

E) We use BuzzFeed links on here all the time, but Conan has a point: they seem to be running out of ideas. Team Coco.

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Enjoy Your Final Weekend Without a February LSAT Score

February LSAT scores are supposed to come out March 5. Right now, you probably feel like Leonardo DiCaprio waiting for an Oscar. And just like DiCaprio, you’re probably gonna have to keep waiting this weekend.

LSAT scores are typically released a few days before they’re scheduled to come out. The LSAC likes to play with your emotions like that. But, they probably won’t come out more than two days early. I predict you’ll get your February LSAT scores this Monday.

But, you should keep checking until then, just in case. To check, you’ll need to log in to your LSAC account, and navigate to your “LSAT Status” page. If the icons in the “LSAT Documents” table have turned gray, then the February LSAT scores are coming out!

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Logical Reasonings / 2.26.14

A) Being a lawyer’s great and all, but it’s nothing compared to opening a grilled cheese and wine bar. ABA Journal.

B) Aaron Hernandez is taking his frustrations out on fellow inmates. CNN.

C) Way to go, 60 law schools. You made the honor roll. National Jurist.

D) Looks like there won’t be any new As I Lay Dying albums for a while. Washington Post.

E) No worries if you forget breakfast on LSAT test day. Just stop by…Taco Bell? Forbes.

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Taking LSAT Inspiration From the Winter Olympics in Sochi

Unless you’ve managed to avoid television, social media and talking to anyone over the past few weeks, you know that the Winter Olympics are in full swing. Although the LSAT is far from an athletic endeavor, there are a number of lessons that LSAT students can learn from the athletes (and Bob Costas) competing in Sochi.

LSAT Inspiration to Take From the Winter Olympics I: Don’t get discouraged

One of the most popular images to come from the Winter Olympics is Ashley Wagner’s pouty face after receiving a lower than expected score in the women’s short program of the figure skating team competition. While I hope this is not the case, I’m sure many students probably make similar (albeit less dramatic) faces when they receive their LSAT practice test scores. However, like Wagner, these students should not be discouraged and should continue working hard.