Ross Rinehart

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Logical Reasonings / 6.20.18

A. If you make your career decisions based entirely on “prestige,” here are the 100 most prestigious law firms, according to Vault. Vault

B. Thomas M. Cooley law school — considered to be one of the worst law schools in the nation, and perhaps not coincidentally the school that gave Michael Cohen his J.D. — published its own law school rankings, proclaimed itself the second-best law school in the nation, and then advertised that illustrious ranking at a minor league baseball game. Above the Law

C. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Don’t refer to your ex-client as a member of an “angry feminist cabal.” Legal Profession Blog

D. Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown is suing the Milwaukee Police Department after he was violently arrested over a parking violation in January; body cam footage from the arresting officers does not suggest that Brown posed a threat, and a Facebook post by one of the officers suggest the officer had a thing for arresting NBA players for parking violations. Deadspin

E. Canada became way more ~chill~ today. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 6.19.18

A. Just a reminder: today’s the deadline for those registered for the July LSAT to change their test date, location, or withdraw for a partial (some would say paltry) refund. LSAC

B. Next year, the January, March, and July LSATs will be “nondisclosed,” while the June, September, and November tests will be disclosed. @DaveKilloran

C. 75 former U.S. Attorneys from both sides of the aisle condemned Jeff Session and his “Zero Tolerance” policy of separating children from their asylum-seeking parents. Huffington Post

D. And over 10,000 Lawyer Moms did the same, and are planning a Day of Action to protest the family separation policy. Above the Law

E. Some Tuesday #inspiration: This septuagenarian just passed the Texas bar exam and is now racking up pro bono hours.

Logical Reasonings / 6.18.18

A. Tomorrow is the deadline for July LSAT takers to change their test date or location, or withdraw for a partial refund. LSAC

B. If you combine registration for the June and July 2018 exams, there’s been a 36% increase in test takers over the June 2017 exam. @Official_LSAT

C. Bankruptcy judges are becoming a little more forgiving in canceling student loans. Wall Street Journal

D. Bermuda attorney Marc Davis got some good publicity when a video of him helping his daughter at her ballet recital went viral. ABA Journal

E. The Supreme Court punted on partisan gerrymandering today, failing to reach the merits on either case it decided today. CNN

Logical Reasonings / 6.15.18

A. Aside from used mattresses, hotel lotion, and Chick-Fil-A franchises, what else did EPA administrator Scott Pruitt use his position to secure for himself and his family? How about a seat at UVA Law for his daughter. NY Times

B. Harvard Law is being sued after its own review of its admissions policies raised concerns that the policies harmed Asian-American applicants. Boston Globe

C. Canada had its own Masterpiece Cakeshop-style case with a suit concerning a proposed evangelical law school. The Supreme Court of Canada decided theirs the opposite of how we decided ours. CBC News

D. Paul Manafort, still awaiting trial, is now going to jail after his bond was revoked for witness tampering. Washington Post

E. But Rudy can’t fail with his legal advice for Manafort: just wait and maybe get pardoned the president whose campaign you managed. Vox

Logical Reasonings / 6.14.18

A. The 2018 World Cup kicks off today, so here’s a matching of teams to law schools. Above the Law

B. USC, which is second to UCLA in all regards, is now the second LA law school to accept the GRE.

C. A proposal to change the approach to law school, and go beyond merely learning how to “think like a lawyer.” ABA Journal

D. NY filed suit against Trump and the Trump Foundations for misusing the nonprofit funds. Interestingly, the President’s pardon powers do not extend to state crimes … Washington Post

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (file under: Actually, Maybe Think They Do): Don’t bring the details of the murder case you’re presiding over to the Facebook comments section. Louisville Courier-Journal

Logical Reasonings / 6.13.18

A. Last warning: tonight is the last night to sign up for the July LSAT. LSAC

B. Pro-tip: Try to not accrue over a mill in student debt. Wall Street Journal

C. A law student discusses how weird and not-at-all comforting it is to sit in a Con Law class and confront the racist decisions and justifications the Supreme Court has made. Above the Law

D. A look into how Sessions is using a loophole of immigration law to drastically change how immigration law functions. Slate

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class (file under: No Doy): Don’t plagiarize over 1,000 words in a legal brief from the internet. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 6.12.18

A. Even if you missed our Admissions Webinar this afternoon, there’s still time to RSVP for the LSAT Webinar, which will take place at 6 pm Pacific tonight. All attendees will get a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom courses and a $50 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Another reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to register for the July LSAT. LSAC

C. And if you just took the June LSAT, you honestly may as well sign up for the July LSAT. Even if you decide you don’t need to take the July LSAT, LSAC will give you a full refund. LSAC

D. A University of Colorado Law professor really did his students a solid by giving them a multiple choice, open-internet final … with questions taken from the internet. Above the Law

E. In case you missed it over the weekend: the amazing story of the government officials whose job is literally just taping together pieces of paper that Trump ripped up after reading, because Trump can’t break the habit of tearing apart every piece of paper he reads. There’s a metaphor about democratic institutions in the wake of Trump, somewhere in this story … Politico

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The Morning Cometh: The June 2018 LSAT Recap

Last night marked the beginning of the 2018-19 LSAT year. The Law School Admission Council, which writes and administers this exam, decided long ago in its infinite wisdom that it would use a June-to-May calendar year instead of the classic Gregorian calendar we use for pretty much everything else. Apparently, the knowledge that many law school candidates plan several months of their years around the test wasn’t enough for LSAC — it wanted the gravitational pull of the LSAT to be great enough to completely rearrange how we all understand linear time.

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Your June 2018 LSAT Instant Reaction

Congratulations to all of you brave souls who took the first LSAT of the 2018-19 LSAT season! Now that the exam is done, what to do? Well, you could celebrate extravagantly, like Alex Ovechkin following the Stanley Cup. Or you could celebrate solemnly and joylessly, like the Warriors following the NBA Finals. Or, you can unburden yourself, and chat about the exam you just took.