Logical Reasonings / 3.22.19

A. A round of up law school memes, including one that may eventually be an exhibit in Devin Nunes’s suit against Twitter. Above the Law

B. An update on the fall of the house of Argosy: the school was granted an extension to find a buyer, and the 3Ls get to graduate early. Above the Law

C. MillerCoors dropped a lawsuit on Bud Light, alleging that Bud Light’s corn syrup ad campaign was deliberately deceptive. Like a light pilsner, legal revenge is apparently best served cold. Chicago Tribune

D. A lawyer who attempted to tamper with a witness by sending the witness a rat emoji pled guilty to a separate (but also cell phone-related) crime. ABA Journal

E. Finally, a lawyer submitted a report today. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 3.20.19

A. You have mere hours to get your admissions ticket photo uploaded for the March LSAT, so make sure to handle that if you haven’t already. LSAC

B. According to Law School Transparency, the University of Dayton reduces the tuition for incoming students more than any other school — by 51.9% — over the last five years. Above the Law

C. The Thinking Like a Lawyer podcast applied their legal perspective to the college admissions scandal. Above the Law

D. California Representative Devin Nunes is suing Twitter for, well, letting people make fun of him. NY Times

E. You could have been admitted to and graduated from law school in the time since Justice Clarence Thomas last chimed in during oral arguments. His legendary silence was finally broken today. ABA Journal

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Should You Reschedule Your March LSAT?

Students signed up for the March 2019 LSAT have about 10 days left before the exam. I know this was the time before my own exam when the significance of the test really started to hit me, and by hit me, I mean I was panicking and thinking about rescheduling the exam for a later date. If you’re a March test taker tempted to push back your own exam, hold your horses and see if your situation fits one of the (relatively few) cases where rescheduling your exam actually makes sense.

Logical Reasonings / 3.19.19

A. Tomorrow’s the last day to upload your admissions ticket photo for the March LSAT, so make sure to follow the rules and get that done. LSAC

B. After putting their main rankings together, U.S. News & World Report ranked the law schools based on the median LSAT scores earned by incoming classes. U.S. News & World Report

C. Above the Law also compiled the schools with the lowest median LSATs. Above the Law

D. USNWR also provided a rundown on why it’s so hard to get into the top law schools. Spoiler: it’s because a lot of people want to go to them. Shocking, I know. U.S. News & World Report

E. SCOTUS decided today to broaden the government’s ability to detain criminal immigrants, though they didn’t make the decision on constitutional grounds. NPR

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Speeding Up with Conditional Statements

Figuring out timing on the LSAT can feel impossible — you might wonder how you’ll ever be able to get through a whole section, let alone devote time to those “extra” steps like anticipating the right answer or diagramming. The catch-22, of course, is that taking the time for those extra steps is necessary (see what we did there?) for getting through a section with adequate time — if you skip them, you’re more likely to waste time and be tempted by wrong answers.