Tag Archive: Miscellaneous

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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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If Law Schools Were “Harry Potter” Characters

Let’s be honest: Who hasn’t spent some time thinking about what character from Harry Potter each law school would be? What’s that – you haven’t? Well, luckily for you, I’m here with the comprehensive list of which character corresponds to each school. (For a completely arbitrary reason, I decided to look at only the top 10 schools. I apologize in advance if I insult anyone; don’t take it personally.)

1. Yale—Dumbledore

This is a pretty easy choice. Dumbledore is probably the wisest character in the Harry Potter universe. And he is a professor. Yale is the consensus number one school in the nation and it recruits the most impressive students, many of whom end up going into academia and becoming professors (see the parallel?).

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The (Fictional) Lawyers You Want on Your Team

To Kill a Mockingbird was the first “grown-up” novel I was forced to read in English class way back when, and now Atticus Finch is in the news again. The publication (under questionable circumstances) of Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman, has revealed a less pleasant side to the fictional lawyer. Let’s take this chance to go through some fictional lawyers and see whether you’d want them representing you.

Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird version). Representing someone that the town doesn’t want to see represented? Standing up for what’s right and presenting exculpatory evidence? These are all things you’d want to see out of your attorney. We can’t dock Atticus too much for failing to win the case; it’s fair to say the cards were stacked against him and he did the best he could.
Would you want him as your lawyer? 8/10

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Logical Reasonings / 7.22.15

A) Sorry Facebook, but hand all of it over. WSJ

B) #lawlibpickuplines – ’nuff said. Above The Law

C) Writing is a big thing for prelaws. Here are some resources to help you improve that skill. Pen and Chisel Blog

D) Law students make great pageant contestants. We ain’t mad. Above The Law

E) Who doesn’t love puppies? BuzzFeed


The Declaration of LSAT Independence

Earlier this week, LSAC released the June LSAT scores, effectively releasing those who took the exam from having to worry about they did over the holiday weekend. How sweet!

For many of you, the June LSAT will mark the last time you are forced to take a test without earplugs or carry a Ziploc bag with 3 or more non-mechanical no. 2 pencils. How… sad?

In honor of the 4th of July, we here at Blueprint LSAT Prep have penned a ‘historical’ document for those who’ve taken the LSAT and are declaring themselves free of its harsh rule.

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The LSAT can be as Easy as Pi(e)

Happy Pi Day, everyone!

As any good Family Guy fan knows, it’s a wonderful day for pie, or in today’s case, Pi. While we know that (thank God) there is no math on the LSAT, all that studying can work up a powerful hunger. And thus, it is with great pleasure that we present the following list of pies both sweet and savory to calm those Logical Reasoning-induced hunger pangs.

1. Buko Pie

Never heard of it? Can’t say I’m surprised. Buko pie is a traditional Filipino pie made with young coconut custard. Why choose this pie? Well, we all know that multicultural sensitivity is key to conquering Reading Comprehension (remember, historically marginalized cultures always win). There aren’t many better ways to work on that sensitivity than by becoming familiar with that most intimate element of foreign cultures, food.

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Saved by the Bell: the LSAT Adaptation

We’ll never understand how Screech, Zack, Lisa, and Mr. Belding all decided to simultaneously pick up from Indianapolis and move to Los Angeles. I mean, we understand why, just not how. That’s a whole lot of simultaneous moving, and we assume it shattered the Indianapolis public school system while simultaneously decreasing the city’s population by 32%.

However, we do know that they found a new home at Bayside in sunny California, and the rest is history.

We watched them grow up. We watched them laugh and love. Would Kelly and Zack get married? Would Screech and Lisa ever kiss? Would Jessie end up doing soft-core porn with Kyle Maclachlan?


Happy St. Patrick’s Day

We had a post.  It was beautifully written with substantive information and a subtle use of alliteration to reinforce important concepts.  Then, Matt Riley (yes, at one point it was O’Riley) passed the Guiness around the office.  We’re currently paying beer pong out of green cups, taking shots of Jameson, and listening to Galway Girl.  Until tomorrow, LSAT people.  Until tomorrow.  Or possibly the day after, depending on hangover conditions.

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Star Trek LSAT Scores

The LSAT is an insanely hard test.  Star Trek: The Next Generation is the greatest show of all time.  So I started to think about what would happen if these two titanic worlds collided.  This actually isn’t that implausible.  By the 24th century, most of our standardized tests will have been rendered obsolete.  Half the stuff on the MCAT will be irrelevant once we’ve got our hands on some of them sweet dermal regenerators and medical tricorders, and the GMAT will be useless upon society’s inevitable realization that business school is a scam and business students are hacks.  But the logic of the LSAT is eternal.  If you translated an LSAT into Greek and gave it to Socrates, he’d make it his bitch.  So in a mere 350 years it will be just as efficacious as it is today, methinks.

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Technology, ADD, and the LSAT

If you are reading this blog, then there’s a pretty good chance that you hope to get a great score on the October LSAT.  Summer classes are right around the corner, and you are cautiously optimistic because you have heard that the LSAT is hard. Like really hard. The truth is that the LSAT tests a very learnable set of skills, and will not seem as intimidating once you dive into the proper study methods and you learn to think the right way about the exam. The LSAT will test your ability to pick apart logical structure, make deductions, and at times will require you to organize large chunks of information. Make no mistake, this is going to take quite a bit of concentration and focus, which brings me to the point of this post.