Category Archive: Logical Reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 11.8.17

A. We’ll be hanging out at Southwestern Law Day in Los Angeles this Saturday, so stop by, say what’s up, enter a raffle for free LSAT tutoring, and get a $400 discount on our classroom course. RSVP right here. Southwestern Law

B. We’ll also be hanging out on the internet next Thursday, November 16th and Saturday, November 18th, where we’ll be holding webinars on law school admissions and the LSAT. Every virtual attendee will receive a $300 discount on our classroom course and a $75 discount on our to all attendees. And you don’t even have to leave the privacy of your own home. Blueprint LSAT

C. A bunch of wonks and pundits debate what last night’s Democratic sweep means. Politico

D. Is the federal government’s potential blocking of the AT&T and Time Warner major a sign of creeping authoritarianism or good old fashioned anti-trust policy? Vox

E. The 44th president, after his presence created a huge scene in the courthouse, was not selected to serve on a Chicago jury. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 11.7.17

A. This Saturday we’ll be at Southwestern Law Day in sunny LA, where we’ll be holding a logic games workshop, raffling off some gratis tutoring hours, and giving out a $400 discount on our classroom course to all attendees. RSVP and drop by to say, “Hi”! Southwestern Law

B. If you want a discount but won’t be in Southern California, you’re still in luck. Next week, we’ll be hosting two webinars. On Thursday November 16th, Nick McIntosh will be covering the law school admissions from 6-7 pm PST, and on Saturday November 18th, Ross Rinehart will cover the LSAT from 12-1 pm. In addition to delivering some helpful knowledge, we’ll be delivering a $300 discount to all attendees. And you don’t even have to leave the privacy of your own home. Blueprint LSAT

C. Tonight is officially the last night to register for the December 2nd LSAT and to make any accommodations requests. Even if you’ve already registered, tonight is the last night to upload your admissions ticket photo. Make sure to adopt the visage of someone about to crush some logic games. LSAC

D. Kind of ironic that the artist with a multi-platinum album called Speak Now is out here trying to silence bloggers. So ironic that the ACLU is getting involved. Washington Post

E. Speaking of blocking internet speech, the dean of Berkeley Law has joined a brief with six other law professors arguing that Trump blocking Twitter critics is a violation of the First Amendment. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 11.6.17

A. If you’ll be in Southern California this Saturday (and you should be, the weather is still really good) and want to learn about law school, the LSAT, network with the lawyers of today and tomorrow, win prizes, and get a $400 discount on our classroom course, then RSVP for Southwestern Law Day! Southwestern Law

B. We are also holding two webinars next week, in which we will virtually pipe knowledge on both the law school admissions process and the LSAT into your cranium. On Thursday, November 16th, we’ll be covering the law school admissions from 6-7 pm PST. And on Saturday, November 18th, we’ll cover the LSAT from 12-1 pm. RSVP and attend either, and you’ll get $300 off a live Blueprint classroom course or $75 off the first month of a subscription to our online course. All without having to leave the comfort of your home. Blueprint LSAT

C. Don’t forget: Tomorrow is the deadline for late registration and accommodations requests for the December 2nd LSAT, and the last day to upload your photo for your admissions ticket. LSAC

D. Speaking of the LSAT, the ABA is “revisiting” the requirement that any law school that uses an admissions test other than the LSAT must show that the test is valid and reliable. ABA Journal

E. A look into the long-term effects of the GOP tax bill, which has nearly a third of all U.S. household’s taxes increasing by 2027. Vox

Logical Reasonings / 11.3.17

A. We have a ton of free events coming up in the next couple weeks. If you want to learn about the LSAT, law school admissions, or logic games, we got you covered. If you want to meet some of our instructors and learn about our course, we’ll be at campuses all across the nation. If you want to meet us virtually, RSVP to our upcoming webinars. So if you want to learn more (and get discounts on our courses to boot), check out our free events page. Blueprint LSAT

B. Above the Law has an interview with DJ Healy, a strikingly interesting Texas attorney. She’s a transgender partner at a big law firm, a top-rated IP litigator, and Hollywood producer. Above the Law

C. Looks like Jeff Sessions will be in some more hot water over his comments that he was unaware of the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia, now that former Trump policy adviser Carter Page testified that he told Sessions about traveling to Russia. CNN

D. Bowe Berghdal, the sergeant who mysteriously walked off his Army base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was imprisoned by the Taliban for five years (and was the subject of the second season of the Serial podcast), was recently dishonorably discharged by a military judge. He will, however, avoid jail time. NY Times

E. Vice answers one of the most pressing legal questions of our time. Can you smoke weed on the high (pun very much intended) seas? Apparently it’s chill if you, unlike T-Pain, are not on a boat. Vice

Logical Reasonings / 11.2.17

A. If you forgot to sign up for the LSAT last week, you are in luck — late registration has been extended to Tuesday, November 7th. @Official_LSAT

B. If you’ve sat in on a law school class before, you’ve surely the “gunner” type. Ultra-competitive, sits in the front, eager to inject their opinion into conversation. Here are the schools with the most “gunners.” Princeton Review

C. Forbes runs down the story of one Craig Cunningham, a “professional plaintiff” who hunts down and sues telemarketers in federal courts. Forbes

D. In a recently filed legal brief, Trump’s lawyers argue that referring to the women who accused him of sexual harassment allegations as “liars” is his “political opinion.” Washington Post

E. A peek into the noble and glamorous life of a public defender. WBEZ

Logical Reasonings / 11.1.17

A. If you’re planning on choosing a law school based solely on your political affiliation, this list of the schools with the most liberal and conservative students may be of use. Above the Law

B. But if you’re planning on choosing a law school to begin your legal career, this list the of the schools that provide the best career prospects may be of use.
Forbes

C. In one of the most twisted judicial interpretations imaginable, a Louisiana judge held that a criminal suspect’s request to an interrogating officer for a “lawyer, dog” did not constitute a request for an attorney, since the officer could have reasonably believed that the suspect was requesting that he be provided a canine admitted to practice law. Slate

D. A lengthy discussion on how prosecutors shape the criminal justice system. Crooked

E. Donald Trump, Jr. attempted to illustrate the dangers of socialism by threatening to take away half of his daughter’s Halloween candy. The internet pointed out the irony that he was using a child who just received a bucketful of free candy to make this point. AV Club

Logical Scream-onings / 10.30.17

A. You have just a few days left to post your most clever LSAT or law-themed costume or your best jack-o-law-ntern using with #booprint for a a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Blueprint LSAT

B. The only thing scarier than Halloween weekend antics is failing the bar exam. Here’s some advice from a law professor if you find yourself in the latter category. Above the Law

C. Or maybe getting the summons to serve on a jury is scarier? That summons can be sent to anyone, even former presidents. ABC 7 Chicago

D. Yet another Trump order has stalled in court. This time, a Washington D.C. federal court blocked the transgender military ban. Vox

E. Another part of Trump’s inauspicious week, of course, is the indictment of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort for charges ranging to hiding foreign payments to lying to the FBI and conspiring against the US. Manafort will plead not guilty to these charges. CNBC

Logical Scream-onings / 10.27.17

A. A little fun for your weekend: Dress up in your most clever LSAT or law-themed costume, or carve your finest jack-o-law-ntern, post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #booprint, and have a chance of wining a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Blueprint LSAT

B. The ABA is bringing the heat on a few more underperforming law schools. This times it’s Florida Coastal School of Law and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Above the Law

C. The NYT found materials that suggest that Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with the Trump campaign allegedly on her own accord, was acting on behest of the Kremlin, further complicating the web connecting the Trump campaign and Russia. NY Times

D. Spain’s central government has shut down Catalan’s government after he region declared its independence, making the impasse between the two. Washington Post

E. Just in time for Stranger Things 2, astronomers have found a mysterious object that does not appear to be of our own world (or solar system, for that matter). CNN

Logical Scream-onings / 10.26.17

A. Don’t forget you ghouls and goblins, we’re running a contest for Halloween week here at Ghost Strongly Supported. Post your best LSAT- or law-related Halloween costume or pumpkin carving on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #booprint for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Blueprint LSAT

B. Scary that Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate GOP nominee who does not believe in the rule of law, ever graduated from law school. The New Yorker has a story about how he earned the nickname Fruit Salad for how mixed up he was while at the University of Alabama Law School. New Yorker

C. A study shows that some private law schools are in for a frightening tuition hike in the near future. Better nail down the LSAT and get accepted now, before that happens. Above the Law

D. Conspiracy-minded people the world over were waiting for the release of classified documents related to the JFK assassination … and Trump decided to delay that, presumably to maintain the fiction that Ted Cruz’s father was the killer. Washington Post

E. He did find time to declare a national emergency for the opioid epidemic, but not the time to dedicate funds or call upon Congress to dedicate funds to trying to solve it. The Hill

Logical Reasonings / 10.25.17

A. It’s Halloween week, so we’re now Ghost Strongly Supported and we’re holding a contest: Post your best LSAT- or law-related Halloween costume or pumpkin carving on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #booprint for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Blueprint LSAT

B. John Grisham, he of blockbuster legal thrillers like The Firm and The Pelican Brief, wrote his most recent novel on the scariest legal issue of them all: student debt at for-profit law schools. CBS News

C. Another horrifying issue in the legal profession: a study shows that prosecutors offer better plea deals to white defendants. Slate

D. The National Jurist just published their ranking of the law schools that offer the best bang-for-your-buck, for those future law students who don’t let ineffable things like prestige guide their decisions. Above the Law

E. Last night, Arizona Senator Bob Flake announced that he would end his bid for re-election with a fiery speech on the Senate floor denouncing Trumpism (though it’s worth noting that he was getting pummeled from the right by a Trump-supported primary challenger). Here’s a round up of reactions to Flake’s decision. NY Times