Ross Rinehart

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Logical Reasonings / 4.17.19

A. For those studying for the July or later LSAT — LSAC announced that it’ll be uploading two more practice exams to its website, to give people extra practice with the digital format. @LSAC_Official

B. Western State School of Law was the latest law school casualty, which means that those who transferred to Western State could be unable to earn a J.D. (you usually have to go to a law school for at least two years to earn one). Fortunately, Whittier Law is providing some assistance to those students. Above the Law

C. Law.com launched a series last week on why bar exam results have been so low, but it may have to launch a whole new series to account for this: February MBE scores increased for the first time in five years. National Conference of Bar Examiner

D. A recent study argues that the use of the LSAT is limiting diversity in law schools. Inside Higher Ed

E. Apprenticeships are in the news, after a Vogue feature on Kim Kardashian revealed that’s how she’s planning to become an attorney. The ABA Journal asks about the relative merits of that path. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 4.15.19

A. Tomorrow is the nonpublished test center deadline, if any one wants to take the June LSAT in their own private test center. LSAC

B. Above the Law offered their weekly round-up of law school memes, including many Star Wars-themed memes just in time for The Rise of Skywalker trailer drop. Above the Law

C. After getting an F in torts, a University of Hawai’i 1L decided to sue the school. And they say law school doesn’t provide real trial experience … Above the Law

D. Law.com is taking a close look at why bar exam pass rates have sunk to all-time lows in many states. Law.com

E. A New York lawyer who held herself out as an attorney for fifteen years after she was disbarred has an galaxy-brain defense: she claims she had no idea she was suspended in the first place. ABA Journal

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Three Lessons from Game of Thrones for LSAT Newbies

Soo … that Game of Thrones premiere last night, right? All those reunions? The part with the dragons? The scene in the crypts with the news? Bran being kind of an awkward weirdo? So much to take in, especially after the show’s been away for almost two years. Yeah, I know there was other stuff

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Your June LSAT Two-Month Study Plan

To those you taking the June 3 LSAT, let’s face a difficult truth: there are fifty-one days until the June exam. Sure, we should also tack on to those fifty-one days however many hours, minutes, and seconds you technically have left before you’ll take the exam. We can even round up to fifty-two, if you’d

Logical Reasonings / 4.10.19

A. Kim Kardashian, who is apparently studying to take the bar exam in 2022 (without going to law school), offered this hot take on jurisprudence: “To me, torts is the most confusing, contracts the most boring, and crim law I can do in my sleep. Took my first test, I got a 100. Super easy for me.” Vogue

B. On the purpose of the Socratic method in law school classes. U.S. News & World Report

C. FIU says, “F.U.” to the LSAT. South Florida’s public law school will now accept the GRE in lieu of the LSAT. Miami’s Community Newspapers

D. New York adopted the Uniform Bar Exam, but now it’s wondering if that version of the bar exam leaves people unprepared to be real lawyers. Law.com

E. At any rate, something is amiss with bar exam results … test takers’ performance on June 2018’s MBE hit a thirty-four-year low. Above the Law

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Digital LSAT: Facts vs. Fiction

Maybe you’ve heard, but the LSAT is going digital this year. I mean, you’ve probably heard this, right? LSAC has certainly done its due diligence publicizing this change. This blog, for one, has discussed this upcoming change a lot, as have many others. We even have a whole FAQ on this blog, link available to on the top of this page, labeled clearly as “Digital LSAT FAQ” — unless you’re reading this on your phone, in which case you can access that FAQ by pressing on the three horizontal line segments on the top right-hand corner of your screen.

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March 2019 Post-LSAT Carnival

If you like fun, revelry, and shared experiences, then today, my friend, you are in luck. Because today, we’re throwing a party. And not just any kind of party — a carnival. Which is easily the third- or fourth-best kind of party (easily topping parties of the housewarming, garden, and soirée variety, but probably falling short of birthday and surprise parties).

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Your March 2019 LSAT Instant Reaction

A very deserved congratulations are in order to all those who just finished the March LSAT today! Now that you have slain the beast that is the Law School Admissions Test — or, failing that, at least are granted a momentary reprieve from your war against this exam, following a particularly difficult battle — we hope you can spend the rest of your weekend in a post-exam bliss, perhaps aided by the beverage of your choice.

Logical Reasonings / 3.29.19

A. Best of luck on tomorrow’s LSAT, everyone. Make sure to read up on the list of what you can and cannot bring to the test center, if you haven’t already. LSAC

B. A young woman went to law school at the same time as her father in Akron, Ohio. Now they’re both awaiting their bar results. It’s nice that during this stressful time in her life, her support system is … apparent. Akron Legal News

C. Yet another academic scandal at USC; this time, it’s at the law school. A California appeals court upheld the school’s expulsion of a student who tried to cheat her way onto law review. The Recorder

D. The ABA Journal has a pretty unfortunate headline/image combo on this one. ABA Journal

E. The Supreme Court is currently hearing a couple of gerrymandering cases. While they consider that, you should consider whether you’ve been mispronouncing “gerrymandering” all this time. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 3.27.19

A. Congrats to Elizabeth Kronk Warner, who became the first ever female dean at the University of Utah law school. The Salt Lake Tribune

B. File this away for later: tips on saving on taxes when you’re married with student loans. Above the Law

C. Leave it to a lawyer to sweat the details and get a nearly perfect bracket in this year’s NCAA tournament. Law.com

D. Con Law don Erwin Chemerinsky provides a rundown on the partisan gerrymandering cases currently on the Supreme Court’s docket. ABA Journal

E. Finally, an attorney who previously briefed a nation on a report made by another attorney promises to release at least part of said brief. Wall Street Journal