Category Archive: Logical Reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 5.9.18

A. Don’t forget … we have two webinars next Wednesday where we’ll be dishing out great info on the LSAT and law school admissions and giving you discounts on our classroom and online courses. $300 off our classroom courses and $75 off the first month of a subscription to our online course, in fact. Just RSVP to either at the link to the right. Blueprint LSAT

B. National Jurist asks if law schools are preparing students for the day-to-day reality of a legal career. Its dispiriting answer: not really. National Jurist

C. You’re on your path to law school, but maybe some people you know are already graduating? And you need to reluctantly buy those overachievers a gift? Here’s some help. Above the Law

D. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Try to be a little discreet when your shell company accepts money from a business linked to Russia, especially if your client is trying to argue that he didn’t have any contact with Russia. NY Times

E. And finally, Today in False Equivalences: the judge who handed down the controversial six-month sentence to convicted sexual assaulter and former Stanford simmer Brock Turner compared that decision to the decision in Brown vs. Board of Education. You know, the one that desegregated public schools. BuzzFeed

Logical Reasonings / 5.8.18

A. We have two webinars — one on the LSAT and one on law school admissions — coming up next Wednesday, May 16. If you attend either, you’ll get big discounts on our classroom and online courses! Just RSVP right here. Blueprint LSAT

B. Great news! LSAC just posted the registration deadlines for the September 8 LSAT! LSAC

C. … Except that’s not really great news if you’re taking the July LSAT. The deadline to sign up for the September LSAT is July 23, the same day as the July test. So if you decide you want another shot after July? You have literally just a few hours to decide. LSAC

D. Oh and registration fees are now $190, up from $180. And CAS fees are up $10 as well. LSAC

E. IDK ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This kind of stuff can make you want to fight the man. If that’s you’re thing, here are the law schools with the highest percentage of graduates pursuing public interest work. Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 5.7.18

A. Don’t forget to RSVP to the LSAT and Law School Admissions Webinars we’re hosting on May 16, at 12 pm and 6 pm Pacific, respectively. Attend either, and you’ll get a ton of info from veteran Blueprint instructors, plus a discount code good for $300 off our classroom course and $75 off the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Law school professors: sometimes they’re lazy and unprepared, just like the rest of us! Above the Law

C. One law professor poses a novel idea: to figure out if their graduates are getting good jobs, shouldn’t law schools ask the graduates themselves? Prawfs Blawg

D. Here’s how a cold open for The Office illustrates difficult truths about cross-racial identification in the courtroom. ABA Journal

E. The legal market added 800 jobs in April. Great! It’ll only need to add about 34,200 more in May for all the 2018 law school grads! Law.com

Logical Reasonings / 5.4.18

A. Seriously, last call on our tutoring sale. Until 6 pm Pacific tonight, you can get 20% off any tutoring purchase, with the promo code TUTORME20. Blueprint LSAT

B. You still have plenty of time to RSVP to our the the LSAT and Law School Admissions Webinars we’re hosting at 12 pm and 6 pm Pacific, respectively, on May 16. If you attend either, you’ll get $300 off our classroom course and $75 off the first month of an online course subscription. But you still have to RSVP. Blueprint LSAT

C. Thomas M. Cooley law school has been having a rough week, what with its association with alumnus Michael Cohen and headlines like “Trump’s Lawyer Went to the Worst Law School in America.” Politico

D. Also having a bad week? University of Texas Law, whose former facilities director is under investigation for ghosting his job and gallivanting around the world. Texas Tribune

E. Today in They Don’t Teach This in Your Professional Ethics Class: If you’re a judge, you can’t fake having panic attics to get a disability pension. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 5.3.18

A. You have one day left to take advantage of our tutoring sale. 20% off any tutoring purchase, with the promo code TUTORME20, until Friday, 6 pm Pacific. Blueprint LSAT

B. Or if you want discounts on our classroom or online courses, we’ll be offering those to all attendees of our LSAT and Law School Admissions Webinars, which will be at 12 pm and 6 pm Pacific, respectively, on May 16. RSVP to either here! Blueprint LSAT

C. A judge broke ground by using 2008’s hottest file format in an opinion: a gif. Law360

D. In an inauspicious start to his role as Trump’s new attorney, Rudy Giuliani went on Hannity to bat some softball questions and boy did he whiff. Splinter News

E. So this morning, Trump decided to Tweet through the problems created by Giuliani’s “legal strategy.” Here’s a breakdown and some fact-checking of what he Tweeted. Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 5.2.18

A. Our tutoring sale is still going strong. Use the promo code TUTORME20, and get 20% off any tutoring purchase. But you only have until Friday at 6 pm Pacific, so act (relatively) quickly! Blueprint LSAT

B. Law school admissions consultant Mike Spivey compiled admissions lessons from a ton of current law students, with advice both small (ask for letters of rec early) and large (honestly assess why you want to go to law school). Spivey Consulting

C. Two signs that things are going great in the White House: (1) Ty Cobb, the famously mustachioed lead counsel for the Mueller investigation, retired; and (2) he’s being replaced by Emmett Flood, the attorney who represented Clinton during his impeachment. NY Times

D. Today in the They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: If you’re going to lie to a judge about missing a filing deadline because you were called to Mexico City on a family emergency, don’t have pictures on your Instagram account that refute that. Above the Law

E. A London attorney sued his former law firm after he was fired for, allegedly, engaging in BDSM activities with a young colleague in the office. The firm claims the issues in this case are black and white, but the attorney argues there are … many shades of grey to this story. The Telegraph

Logical Reasonings / 5.1.18

A. This week we’re offering 20% off any tutoring purchase. Whether you just want to get a couple of hours to review an important concept, or you want to buy one of our premier tutoring packages, we’ll hook you up with that discount. The promo code is TUTORME20, and you have until Friday, May 4, at 6 pm Pacific to take advantage! Blueprint LSAT

B. Your final reminder: Tonight at 11:59 pm Eastern/9:59 pm Mountain/8:59 pm Pacific is the deadline to sign up for the June LSAT. LSAC

C. Here’s a helpful list of law schools to avoid. Above the Law

D. What are Trump’s options in responding to Mueller’s questions, as published in the New York Times? According to Jeffrey Toobin, they’re probably limited to taking the fifth. The New Yorker

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Legal ethics — not to mention basic human decency — hold that you shouldn’t fleece your mentally disabled client, who was just exonerated from a charge that landed him in jail for 31 years, out of part of his $750,000 judgment against the state. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 4.30.18

A. Our tutoring sale started today, Monday, April 30, at 9 am Pacific. And it’s going on until five days from now, Friday, May 4, at 6 pm Pacific. During that time, you’ll get 20% any tutoring purchase, and the June LSAT will become that much more conquerable. Blueprint LSAT

B. Another deadline you should know: You have until tomorrow, May 1 to sign up for the June LSAT. If you forgot, you’ll be waiting until at least July to take the exam. LSAC

C. If you do have to wait for July, there’s a silver lining: we have a ton of July classes for you to take. Blueprint LSAT

D. University of Georgia is taking the UCLA/Chicago approach to the GRE. Above the Law

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: If you pay expert witnesses thousands of dollars and send them thank-you notes after the trial, you can’t tell jurors those witnesses are “unpaid.” Especially if you admonish opposing counsel for using paid expert witnesses. Doing so may cost your clients $151 million. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 4.27.18

A. Don’t forget: our tutoring sale starts Monday, April 30, at 9 am Pacific. You can get 20% off any tutoring purchase. In the meantime, check out our tutoring packages and chat with a potential tutor. Blueprint LSAT

B. Did you remember to sign up for the June LSAT? The May 1st registration deadline is fast approaching. LSAC

C. An attorney discusses why firms should think long-term when hiring their summer associates. We say: think short-term and hire more. Above the Law

D. Meet Barbara Jones, the former mob prosecutor who will be reviewing the docs seized from Michael Cohen, to determine which will be protected by attorney-client privilege. Bloomberg

E. Speaking of lawyers in the Trump orbit: the Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary and met with the Trump campaign team? Kremlin informant. NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 4.26.18

A. Pssst … we’re kicking off our tutoring sale on Monday, April 30 at 9 am PST. Purchase tutoring during that week, and you’ll get 20% off. Until then, check out our tutoring packages and arrange to speak with a local tutor. Blueprint LSAT

B. Pssst … was also the sound that allegedly occurred when students micturated in the otter tank at Charleston School of Law’s Barrister’s Ball. The dean subsequently decreed that there would be no more alcohol at law school functions this year. Above the Law

C. Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault, and will go to prison, but not before lashing out at the prosecutors in explicative-laden tirade. Deadline

D. A Manhattan judge ruled yesterday that bars can throw out patrons wearing MAGA hats. NY Post

E. Whoops. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach made a little blunder when he filed a legal motion in federal court, accidentally leaving in a notation that a certain point was “PROBABLY NOT WORTH ARGUING.” Probably worth proofreading, though. Kansas City Star