Robert Seaney

Robert Seaney is a second-year student at Harvard Law School, which is unfortunate after having grown accustomed to life in San Fracisco and New York in the years prior. After swearing he'd never get a grasp on Logic Games ("too many moving pieces, dammit!"), he's since developed a solid working relationship with the test's Xinjins and Tyrones and Mauve Dinosaurs.

Robert's writing for Blueprint is inspired by Delillo and DFW. That probably puts it too charitably though -- Robert enjoys reading these authors; his work maybe more channels Bill Watterson's, sans the artistic talents. He enjoys The Economist's gentle snobbery too, with his afternoon tea and crumpets. A brief and traumatic perusal of the Comments section, which unearthed a most pernicious variety of LSAT-engrossed Internet trolls, left Robert preferring the most anodyne of blogging subjects: happy to review the converse fallacy for you, thank you very much. Recently, however, our intrepid corespondent has also tentatively forayed into some more controversial themes, such as whether or not to write out scenarios on a game with four or more possible setups. He looks forward to many more.

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Slavery and Symbolism at Harvard Law School

As you may have seen in coverage from The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law School is considering changing its seal. In a social climate laden with cheeky editorials about excessive PC culture on college campuses – or, for that matter, in an election dominated by The Donald – it comes

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Saved by the BelLSAT

Well it looks like soon you’ll be able to enjoy a snack attack right where you have your Zack Attacks, because a Saved by the Bell-themed restaurant will be serving up A.C. Sliders in Chicago later this year. Further face-palm-worthy puns will surely abound.

But the real question, as you take your brief – brief, I say! – break from your LSAT studies, is what each of these characters would have looked like had they pursued a legal career. What field would they work in? Where would they go to school?

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Chik-Fil-A School-of-Law

Banker Sandy Weill recently withdrew the generous donation he’d made, out of the goodness of his altruistic little billionaire heart, to Paul Smith College after he learned that the school could not change it’s name to Weill-Smith College. Not wanting to find himself similarly disappointed, Charles Widger, a successful hedge fund manager, explicitly stipulated that Villanova Law School should become the Villanova Charles Widger School of Law in exchange for his $25 million donation.

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Law school ain’t just for lawyers.

As you trudge along towards your February LSAT date, I bet I know exactly what’s keeping you going. Keeping you motivated. Fortifying your lawyerly resolve. You know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel – the light of a late-night desk lamp as you scramble to decipher the Erie Doctrine on the eve of your first year exams.

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Five Resolutions for the February Exam

Welcome back to the grind, LSAT-takers! The holidays are over, and it’s time to put your game face on because the February LSAT sure ain’t gonna take itself.

On that note, I had the misfortune a few days back of hearing the smarmiest of exchanges on the radio.

Warming up her guest, the host politely inquired, “So, have you laid out your resolutions yet?”

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If it’s important, then you should review it.

Studying for the February exam? If you’re in one of Blueprint’s classroom courses, you’ve made it through the first four lessons and the first workshop. If you’re in the online course – or another course or self-studying for that matter – you should be around the same place in your learning as well: you’ve made it through the foundational material that will underpin and inform the rest of your studies.

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A Pre-LSAT Pep Talk

You’ve waited for it. You’ve dreamt about it. You’ve lost friends incessantly talking about it and you don’t mind.

And here it is.

With the LSAT just hours away, students often wonder how to spend that last anxious day. Cram? Wind down? I’ve heard recommendations from all across the spectrum, and I think there’s some merit to each, but here I’ll divulge my tried-and-true personal strategy.

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Justin Bieber launches devastating assault on logic.

A few weeks ago we considered how a variety of celebrities would fit in as attorneys. Aaron Rodgers, for example, who at one point considered foregoing his football ambitions to focus on getting into law school. Or George Clooney, whose wife is such a brilliant attorney that he may be able to pass the bar right now, just based on intellectual osmosis across the pillow. This week we consider Justin Bieber.

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Undergraduate/Graduate School Breakdown of the 2016 Presidential Candidates

The 2012 presidential election pitted two Harvard Law grads against each other: Barack Obama ’91 and Mitt Romney ‘75. Perhaps deepening the Ivy League rivalry, it seems that the Democratic Party will opt this year for a Yale Law grad, Hillary Clinton.