Tag Archive: pre-law

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New Pre-Law Book Giveaway, Plus Caption Contest Winner

As you know, Blueprint LSAT Preparation recently gave away five free copies of our brand new LSAT book, The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games. If you missed out on the drawing, don’t sweat it. We’ve got another pre-law book giveaway to announce right here, right now.

This time, though, we’re giving away five free copies of Law School Expert Ann Levine‘s books The Law School Admission Game (two copies) and The Law School Decision Game (three copies).

Both books are great resources for applying to law school, covering everything from the factors you should weigh in choosing a school to what you can expect working for Big Law. See for yourself in this review of The Law School Decision Game.

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Law School Admissions Trend to Watch For: Lower Tuition

It was only a matter of time before a law school did it, and Arizona decided to be the trailblazer.

After years of falling application numbers, a law school finally cut its tuition.

Many law schools have frozen increases, and other have upped their scholarship offers, but no one has taken the step of lowering tuition — all in the face of far-above-inflation tuition raises over the past decade coupled with a decline in law school applicants.

At the University of Arizona, tuition will drop 11% in-state and 8% non-residents, bringing the tuition to $24,381 and $38,841, respectively. Completely reasonable.

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No Surprise: The ABA Votes to Keep the LSAT

Every few years, rumors start spreading about the ABA removing the LSAT from their requirements for all approved law schools. It starts as a whisper in a back alley, but it soon grows to a groundswell throughout the pre-law community.

The most recent rumor started when the ABA decided to revise its seven chapters of standards for law schools. That includes the chapter on the Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools, which includes the requirement that all applicants take an admissions test.

And now that the final vote has finally come down, we see the rumors quashed, yet again.

The committee voted overwhelmingly to keep the LSAT requirement for approved law schools.

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Things LSAT Students Should Do Before the World Ends

If you’ve recently submitted your law school applications you’re probably anxiously awaiting to hear back from your various dream schools. Your preoccupation with pending law school decisions can be so extreme that it becomes downright debilitating. The stress of waiting for admittance decisions may be preventing you from being a normal, productive human being. Many pre-law students around the country might even be wondering if they fit the criteria for a prescription to some OCD medication. Before we get too carried away, allow me to put things into perspective:

The world is going to end on December 21, 2012…

…at least according to the Mayan calendar. See, don’t you feel better? Instead of worrying about getting rejected by a law school, all you have to worry about is a violent apocalypse.

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Giving Thanks to the LSAT (and Our LSAT Prep Students)

In case you’ve had your head in LSAT prep books for so long you haven’t had a chance to look at a calendar, Thanksgiving is Thursday. And this year, there’s plenty to be thankful for.

For those of you who sat for the October LSAT like I did, you can be thankful for having that delightful experience behind you. For the December LSAT test-takers out there, you can be thankful for the fact that it’ll all be over in less than two weeks. And we can all be thankful for the remake of Red Dawn opening this weekend, only in theaters. It truly is a joyous time.

What about us LSAT instructors? Well, we have plenty to be thankful for, too. First and foremost, we’re thankful for the LSAT. We know, we know. How could anyone be thankful for the LSAT’s existence?

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Logical Reasonings / 10.29.12

A) Here’s the latest on Hurricane Sandy, which is still likely to cause unprecedented damage. CNN.

B) For future law students, a prelaw undergrad degree makes sense, right? Wrong. (Maybe.) US News.

C) On the bright side of things, crimes reported to police dropped 3.8 percent last year. Time.

D) Japanese McDonald’s customers are throwing fry parties. You’re invited, but you must bring a barrel of ketchup. Kotaku.

E) This story very well could have been written about the Blueprint LSAT Prep office staff. The Onion

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Survey: Prestige Most Important in Law School Decisions

We’ve spent a lot of time on our LSAT blog analyzing how law students think the upcoming law school application cycle will play out. We’ve spent more time terrifying our readers with the knowledge of exactly how much debt they’re taking on and how long it’s going to take for them to pay it back.

Now for something completely different!

I wish I was writing an article about how each member of Monty Python would score on the LSAT (answer: very well).

Instead, let’s take a look at the final piece of the Blueprint LSAT prep survey puzzle: what sources are influencing the decisions of students in their choice of law school.

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Logical Reasonings / 9.18.12

A) You already know employers might ask for your LSAT scores. Apparently some of them also want to know how you did on the SAT. Above the Law.

B) Remember, pre-law students: It’s a buyer’s market. Cocklebur.

C) A cab driver claims his fear of dogs prevents him from picking up blind customers. Fair? Discuss. Overlawyered.

D) Here’s the secret Romney video in full. Hope you have popcorn. Mother Jones.

E) More old timey photos need to be recolored like this. Whoever does that, get on it. BuzzFeed.

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Survey II: Pre-Law Students Ready to Foot the Law School Bill

As many of you know, Blueprint LSAT Prep recently surveyed a large number of potential law students about their views on legal education and expectations of their futures. We first wrote on the application process and how recent trends match up with student’s views.

This week, we’re going to look at how much it actually costs to go to law school, and what that means long-term during a legal career/life of a student loan.

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Logical Reasonings / 9.7.12

A) Here’s The View from 0L’s fantastic post about our recent collaborative pre-law survey. Above the Law.

B) It used to be that law students were advised to avoid social media. Not anymore. US News.

C) In honor of Star Trek’s birthday (check out Google’s homepage), here are 8 ways that judges have cited Star Trek from the bench. io9.

D) Punters aren’t usually worth listening to, but the Vikings’ Chris Kluwe has some kickass things to say to Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. Deadspin.

E) And now…the two most dreadful words in human history: New Furby. YouTube.