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Get Helpful Advice on the LSAT and Law School Admissions Without Leaving Home

It’s never been better to be a shut in, if that’s your thing. You can work remotely, FaceTime anyone you still need to speak to, entertain yourself with Netflix, settle debts through Venmo … you name it. And you can now name one more thing you can access from the comfort of your own home, via the magic of the internet: great advice on the LSAT and law school admissions, straight from the experts.

Logical Reasonings / 8.17.18

A. Your weekend task: RSVP to one (or both!) of the webinars we’re hosting on Wednesday, August 22. By reserving your space and attending either the Admissions or LSAT Webinar, you’ll get a $300 discount on Blueprint classroom courses and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Omar Salgado, forward for the Las Vegas Lights FC, will soon hang up his cleats and shorts and cleats for legal briefs and torts; he recently took the LSAT and will soon pursue law school. Las Vegas Review-Journal

C. A former Georgetown Law student’s suit against the school — which alleged that the school unlawfully bared him from the on-campus hiring fair — was dismissed today. ABA Journal

D. The judge for the Paul Manafort gave the jurors a tour of circular reasoning when he defined “reasonable doubt” as “doubt based on reason.” NY Times

E. Meanwhile, prosecutors in that trial are so secretive they won’t even disclose their Shake Shack orders to media. Wonder how they can eat those ShackBurgers with all those tight-lips? NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 8.16.18

A. Make sure to reserve your spot to one of the webinars we’re hosting on Wednesday, August 22! We’re covering law school admissions at noon and then the LSAT at 6 pm (both Pacific Time). At the end of each hour-long presentation, we’ll hook you up with a $300 discount on Blueprint classroom courses and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Absurdist comedian Eric Andre recently discussed taking the LSAT in an interview with The AV Club. His experience? “I sat down, I went to fill my name out in the Scantron [sheet], and then I just took my pencil and broke it in half, and I got up and I walked out.” We can relate. The AV Club

C. On how to politely say “no” to legal job offers. This doubles as advice for how to turn down law school admissions offers, should you face that enviable predicament. Above the Law

D. Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court has the lowest public approval since Robert Bork’s in 1987. And that helped out with Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre.” This also means that Kavanaugh has lower public support than Clarence Thomas … who, well, you know, did some very gross stuff. CNN

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: You can’t just shout “this is outrageous!” instead of “objection.” ABA Journal

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Increasing Your Speed on the LSAT

If you took the LSAT home with you overnight and worked on it as long as you needed, chances are you’d find yourself with a very impressive score. Unfortunately for many of us, it’s the speeded aspect of the exam that makes everything else about the LSAT more challenging: you need more time to read

Logical Reasonings / 8.15.18

A. Reserve your seat to one of the two webinars we’re hosting next Wednesday, August 22! The first will focus on law school admissions at noon PDT, and the second will provide an overview of the LSAT at 6 pm PDT. Attend either and you’ll receive a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom courses and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. It’s mid-August, so people are starting law school — which is why you’ve seen so many law school advice columns ’round these parts. Here’s one more law school advice column — this one about student loans. Above the Law

C. Paul Manafort’s defense team rested without calling any witnesses of its own, believing its attacks on the credibility of Rick Gates and other witnesses were sufficient to show that the prosecution did not reach the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. This all offense, no defense strategy is known as the Damian Lillard in legal circles. ABC News

D. A monumental step was taken in a First Circuit Court of Appeals today: the poop emoji was used in a written opinion. Above the Law

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: You can’t steal the identities of 36 ex-clients to apply for advances for litigation funding. ABA Journal