Category Archive: Logical Reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 2.6.18

A. Even if you missed the law school admissions webinar today, there’s still time to reserve a virtual seat to the LSAT webinar at 6 pm. So reserve your spot to learn all about the LSAT and get a promo code good for $300 off Blueprint’s classroom course and $75 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. A good LSAT score, by the way, will help you avoid these kinds of law schools, which saddle you with debt you may never pay back. Above the Law

C. The Edmund Burke Society at University of Chicago Law has been embroiled in controversy since it proposed an event to debate whether the US should curb its borders to immigrants. After a bunch of media attention, the event was postponed. Chicago Maroon

D. So-called CryptoLawyers, who helped cryptocurrency companies navigate regulatory gray areas, are now the subject of SEC regulation. Bloomberg Big Law Business

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Responsibility Class: You can’t, as a judge, take bribes for favorable decisions from the bench for almost a decade. Actually, they probably do teach you that. San Antonio Express

Logical Reasonings / 2.5.18

A. Don’t forget to RSVP to the webinars we’re hosting tomorrow, February 6th. Attend the first, at noon PST, to learn about the law school application process. Attend the second, at 6 pm PST, to learn all about the LSAT. Attend either, and you’ll get a promo code good for $300 off Blueprint’s classroom course and $75 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Is law school worth it? Recent grads were polled and their answers were … not that surprising? National Jurist

C. If your attention span is wanting — wait, don’t switch over to another tab, hold on, this will be quick, I promise! — here are some tips on how to improve it before law school. Above the Law

D. This is a new wave for legal service — a Toronto attorney just served a claim to a defendant via Instagram. Canadian Lawyer

E. A running list of things that you should not do, if you want to pass the moral fitness requirement from being admitted to the bar. Deadspin

Logical Reasonings / 2.2.18

A. Make sure to RSVP to the webinars we’re holding on Tuesday, February 6th, at noon and 6 pm PST. Attend the first to learn about the law school application process, or the second to learn all about the LSAT. Attend either, and you’ll get a promo code good for $300 off Blueprint’s classroom course and $75 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. A request for seats rattles Seattle’s alumni network: Seattle Law sent out a fundraising video to its alumni for chairs — just chairs — which bothered some prospective donors. Above the Law

C. California’s Department of Justice filed a missing person’s report on Bekah Martinez — who happens to be one of the most prominent contestants on The Bachelor, the most watched reality show in the nation. Case closed? North Coast Journal

D. LSAC and the American Association of Law Schools are teaming up to teach young aspiring attorneys about the law profession. ABA Journal

E. The Nunes memo, accusing the FBI and DOJ of bias in their handling of the Russia investigation, was released today. You can read it, in full and annotated, here. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 2.1.18

A. If you missed yesterday’s webinars, you can get another bite at the apple next Tuesday at noon and 6 pm PST. The apple in this case being tons of great info on law school admissions, the LSAT, and huge discounts on Blueprint’s classroom and online courses. So reserve yourself a seat today! Blueprint LSAT

B. A NY law student recently got stuck under a moving subway train. She’s OK now, and finals presumably seem way less scary now. NY Post

C. A new report recommends making law school student debt public. ABA Journal

D. Another reason to clerk after law school: a law firm just raised its clerkship bonus to over $100K. Law360

E. A Pennsylvania Senate leader responded to a Supreme Court order to turn over data to correct gerrymandered districts, with a letter that basically says, “Nah fam.” Huffington Post

Logical Reasonings / 1.31.18

A. There’s still time to RSVP to tonight’s law school admissions webinar, which will be held at 5 pm PST. You’ll learn all about how to apply to law school, and you’ll receive a promo code good for a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom course and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription! Blueprint LSAT

B. An interesting read about the prevalence of gambling addiction in law school. Above the Law

C. Trump will reported ask Jeff Sessions to prosecute special counsel for Robert Mueller for … something. TBD I guess. CNBC

D. A California appellate judge ruled yesterday that Tinder’s pricing structure for its enhanced version, which requires that older users pay more, is age discrimination. And of course, she couldn’t help but make a “swipe left” joke. Gizmodo

E. The Time’s Up legal defense fund has already gotten hundreds of volunteer attorneys to sign up and offer free consultation for sexual discrimination cases. Big Law Business

Logical Reasonings / 1.30.18

A. Last chance to RSVP to the LSAT and law school admissions webinars we’re hosting tomorrow at 11 am and 5 pm PST, respectively. So secure your spot to learn, grow, and get a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom course and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription! Blueprint LSAT

B. The number of applicants to law school has increased by 10.6% this year, per a study released by LSAC. Still, that figure is less concerning to this year’s applicants than the 14.6% increased cited back in December. ABA Journal

C. Student loan refinancer SoFi just released its own law school rankings. Rankings were based entirely on the average salary of graduates and the average debt of graduates. At the top? Cornell, which used to only rank first in the “Oh yeah, that’s in the Ivy League” power rankings, and BYU, which used to only rank first in “Name a school in Utah that doesn’t have Utah in its name” power rankings. SoFi

D. Making the announcement way late in the game, the John Marshall School of Law just revealed that it would accept the GRE for Fall 2018 applicants. Above the Law

E. We know you Millennials cut the cord a long time ago, so here’s where you can watch the State of the Union tonight online. Vox

Logical Reasonings / 1.29.18

A. You still have a couple days to RSVP to the LSAT and law school admissions webinars we’re holding on Wednesday. So check out our events page to secure your spot to the web seminars where you’ll learn all about the application process, the LSAT, and get a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom course and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription! Blueprint LSAT

B. Now that the first semester 1L grades are out at law schools, here’s some advice on how to proceed if those grades are not up to snuff. Above the Law

C. A profile into Rachel Denhollander, the gymnast-turned-attorney who was the first woman to go on record accusing former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault. ABA Journal

D. Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t here for your retirement speculation … Associated Press

E. … Or your State of the Union Address. The Hill

Logical Reasonings / 1.26.18

A. Don’t forget about our LSAT and law school admissions webinars next Wednesday, January 31st! Finish January strong with a ton of info on the LSAT, law school admissions, and with a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom course and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription just by RSVPing! Blueprint LSAT

B. Bad news for Big Law types’ prospects — Big Law firms saw an overall reduction in the number of all-important summer associate positions in 2017. Law.com

C. NY Times is reporting that Trump ordered the firing of Robert Mueller, but backed off when his lawyer threatened to quit in response. Everyone has his limit, apparently. NY Times

D. Speaking of Trump, the NAACP is suing the Trump Administration for removing Temporary Protected Status from Haitian immigrants. The NAACP’s argument? Trump’s “shithole” comments made the decision racially motivated and unconstitutional. Politico

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Responsibility Class: You can’t burglarize a law firm that fired you and use a former colleague’s credit card to buy sex toys. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 1.25.18

A. February may start on February 1st, but Webruary starts on January 31st. Because on that day, we’re hosting webinars on the LSAT and the law school admissions process. And in celebration of this totally made-up, day-long month, we’ll give out a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom course and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription if you attend one of the two webinars. So RSVP and reserve your space! Blueprint LSAT

B. Grumpy cat, everyone’s favorite meme cat from 2012, was just awarded $710,001 in a lawsuit with a beverage company. Courthouse News

C. Did the judge in the Larry Nassar case cross a line in her statement to the defendant? Probably. But the gif of her throwing away his letter to the court was pretty dope. Vox

D. Barbri, the giant of the bar exam prep community (not Babar, the giant of the French society prep community, and definitely not Barbie, the giant of the body image disorder prep community), has agreed to make its materials more accessible to blind students as part of a settlement. ABA Journal

E. In a rare pique of compassion, the White House just proposed a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 1.24.18

A. Have you RSVP’d to our January 31st LSAT and law school admissions webinars? Do you not like valuable information on the LSAT and law school admissions? Are you morally opposed to a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom course or a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription? No? Then RVSP now! Blueprint LSAT

B. The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in California will offer a course in pot law. It’s unclear if this will be an (ahem) weeder class for slacker 1Ls. Law.com

C. Curious what how state bars will be assessing your moral fitness and character? USNWR has an explainer. US News & World Report

D. After many days of powerful testimony during his sentencing, former U.S. Women’s Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor and serial abuser Larry Nassar was rightfully sentenced to all of the days in prison. NY Times

E. Your spiciest SCOTUS take of the day: Justice Neil Gorsuch is a trash writer. Slate