Tag Archive: Miscellaneous

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The June 2010 LSAT: Get Ready for the Waiting Game

The cancellation deadline for the June test has officially come and gone. If you took the test and didn’t pull out yet, then you’ve got a score coming your way fairly soon. It’s actually scheduled to be emailed to you two weeks from today, on Monday the 28th, but if history is any judge, it might end up coming out a week from Friday. The fact that you have to wait up to three weeks for your score seems cruel, especially considering that it’s graded on a damn scantron. I know. The time between now and then can seem like an eternity, but you can no longer fret about whether or not you should cancel. The stones have been cast and there is nothing you can do anymore.

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Rod’s June 2010 LSAT Recap: Why I Might Start an Alpaca Farm

I hope that everyone survived the logical whiplash of Monday’s exam, and I suspect that many of you have burned, incinerated, and/or dropped your LSAT books off of a tall structure (that last method of destruction is actually pretty lame. I mean, your LSAT books aren’t going to shatter into a million pieces when they hit the ground, someone’s just going to have to pick them up). To those of you who are done with the LSAT forever, I congratulate you. I know that you are all dying to know how my test day went, and I shall spare no detail (except any intellectual property of the Law School Admissions Council, of course).

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Time for the Crystal Ball: June LSAT Predictions

I have developed a bad habit.  You see, about a year ago, I began making predictions about upcoming LSAT administrations.  It turns out that LSAT students are highly interested in the topic.  And it has gone rather well so far.  I predicted that the curve for the September test last year was going to be rather forgiving.  I also went out on a limb and predicted that the same would be true for the December LSAT.

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LSAT Test Day: What to Eat

We’re less than one week away from ¡THE BIGGEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE!, and one of the most important things to do is eat right on Monday. And this is coming from a guy who eats M&Ms for breakfast everyday (in a bowl with milk, with a spoon), so believe me, I’m serious. You’re about to get a three-hour long brain humping courtesy of the good people of Newtown, PA, and you need to be on your feet. So not eating breakfast is really not an option. You want something that is going to stick with you, so granola and yogurt is probably a better option than Cap’n Crunch. Eggs are probably a good idea, hash browns maybe not so much. Coffee is obviously important, but be careful to not drink too much or you’ll have to constantly pee. I have a sort of nutty student with a Capri Sun-sized bladder who developed a system of “tea shots,” where she brews 2 ounces of extra strong tea so that she gets the caffeine without the liquid. I had another who swore by those 5-Hour Energy shots that you get in gas stations. The important thing is that you’re fully alert and energized for when section one begins, so plan out your morning consumption in advance.

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NYC LSAT Seminar this Wednesday

Time for some shameless self-promotion! For all you New Yorkers thinking about taking the LSAT, Blueprint will be having a free LSAT seminar on Wednesday, hosted by myself. We’ll be discussing everything having to do with the LSAT, including scoring, strategies, timelines, and the test’s importance in the law school admissions process (spoiler: it’s important). This is also your chance to meet a real live Blueprint LSAT instructor in all of his chiseled-good-looks glory. I’ve been teaching this godforsaken test for quite some time now, so I can answer any questions you might have. As an added bonus, everyone who shows up will be eligible for some sweet, sweet LSAT course discounts.

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How to Work Full Time and Take the LSAT

Growing up, I was just your average Korean girl. Great grades, piano and flute lessons, tutoring younger students, sports, and dreams of being a lawyer/doctor/something lucrative and socially impressive filled my life. I graduated from UCLA, had a brief stint at a “fun job”, and then got my first big girl job at a medical malpractice insurance company. After working there for a couple years, I decided that the next logical step in my big girl life was to get ready to go to law school.

Initially, I tried to prepare by buying a prep book from the bookstore and taking it to the beach to study. Three skip-and-go-nakeds and two tan shades darker, I realized that I needed something a bit more structured to prepare for this test. After furiously researching my options (i.e. asking a friend and doing no further research), I enrolled myself in Blueprint.

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An Update from the Land outside LSAT Study

We’re just over two and a half weeks from the June LSAT. This signifies a number of things, but most important is that you are probably in a blind panic and have not seen the sunlight in well over three days.

When last you visited the wide world of outside, Tiger Woods was still making headlines for bedding over 100 women out of wedlock. The NBA Playoffs were going on. You still had vestiges of sanity.

A lot has happened since then. Tiger’s been pushed aside to an extent, in favor of Lindsay Lohan going to jail. The NBA Playoffs are still going on. You are currently chewing on your hair and mumbling about contrapositives.

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Why You Should Take the LSAT Immediately, if not Sooner

Some people see the glass half-empty, while others see it half-full. I myself typically just chug the whole thing then fill it up again. Philosophical positions aside, a new wave of half-empty sensibilities has breached the legal community in recent weeks. The Wall Street Journal has recently published an article detailing the dire straits of employment among 2010 law grads. The next day the ABA journal presented basically the same piece but with comments enabled, which ended up being far more interesting and informative than the article itself. The shock value centerpiece was the story of Fabian Ronisky, a Norhwestern Law Graduate who, unable to procure any sort of legal position, has resorted to selling media online at his parents’ house. (I’m pretty sure I went to high school with the pariah in question, but like any righteously paranoid, self-protecting law student should, he doesn’t have a facebook account, so that pretty much exhausts my investigation on that matter).

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Studying with Rod: Starting to Freak Out about the LSAT?

You know it, I know it. We all know it. It is less than a month until the LSAT. What if I were to tell you that you could get an extra TWENTY DAYS of studying, in addition to seeing one of the most beautiful places on Earth? “I would be interested, Rod, verrrry interested.” There is a way. You have until midnight eastern time (that’s 6:00 PM for you Hawaiians out there) on May 16th to change your testing location. Now I’m not talking about switching your location from downtown LA to the Inland Empire (though that would be exciting, and scenic), I’m talking about packing up that suitcase with some flip flops and dingo repellent and heading to New Zealand to take your LSAT. And here are 5 undeniably awesome reasons why:

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Even Boxers go to Law School

Odds are, if you’re reading this, you’re either in law school or are in the process of going to law school. I’m sure, given the prospect of tremendous debt and the overall idea of entering a profession where most people are geared to hate you, that you are feeling a little bit of trepidation about your choice. But the more I think about it, the more I’m starting to figure that you should not be worried at all. After all, if news reports indicate anything, it’s that everyone, including your favorite pitcher, some silly reality TV star, and likely your grandmother are all going to law school. Since all of the cool kids are doing it, there’s really going to be no one left to hate you, and everyone will have equal levels of enormous debt.