Category Archive: News

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The 2020 U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings Have Arrived

Gather ’round, aspiring law students. Join the current law students checking to see if their school made a jump in the rankings, the attorneys getting an update how impressive their alma maters are today, the nervous law school officials making sure their school didn’t take a precipitous tumble down the rankings. Gather ’round, and gaze upon the brand new 2020 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings, and exalt your new king of law school admissions.

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Another Law School May Be Closing Its Doors

Things are looking very dire for the students of Western State College of Law at Argosy University. As if its name could afford to be any longer, this school will probably be referred to as “the Beleaguered Western State College of Law at Argosy University” whenever it’s brought up this year.

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All the LSAT News from 2018

We are certainly in the final moments of 2018 — if this year were an LSAT, we are solidly in the Writing Sample portion of the exam, which means we’re mostly just phoning it in and thinking about how hard we’re going to party tonight. But before we close the metaphorical test booklet of the year that was two thousand and eighteen, let’s get contemplative. Believe it or not, this LSAT blog has some stuff to say about the LSAT.

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More Details on the Digital LSAT!

For years, I’ve had two primary complaints about the LSAT: (1) the writing sample is a sadistic, useless waste of time and (2) the test administration method is woefully outdated. Turns out, LSAC is finally attempting to remedy the second problem by transitioning to digital testing (but, alas, the writing sample doesn’t appear to be going anywhere).

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Law School Applications Are Up …

At the risk of sounding like I’m trying too hard to relate to the youth of America, I’ve been playing a lot of battle royale video games lately. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this new gaming craze, a battle royale is basically the same concept as the hunger games — a number of players are dropped onto an enclosed space, which shrinks over time, and they attempt to survive until all the other players are eliminated.

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Does Studying for the LSAT Make You Smarter? Science Says So …

I love the Rocky movies. I am a particularly big fan of the training montages. Every time Rocky punches some sides of beef, chases a chicken, or runs up a snow-covered mountain, I feel ready to take on the world. Rocky then uses his peak physical conditioning to defeat all challengers.

It turns out, training for the LSAT has a similar effect on your brain as Rocky’s training had on his body.

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Introducing our Live Online Course!

For years, Blueprint has strived to offer the best LSAT prep, whether you’d prefer to learn in a classroom or at your own pace from the comfort of your home. So we’ve offered live classroom courses at major markets all across the nation, for students who want a consistent schedule and the option to ask questions to an instructor who knows the LSAT inside and out. And we’ve also offered, for those who like to go at their own pace or who can’t make it to a classroom a few times each week, an on-demand online course, which covers the same material as the classroom course, but through online videos students can access at any time.

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The LSAT Will Be a Digital Test Starting in September 2019

Are you planning on applying to law school within the next couple years? If so, LSAC dropped a bomb for you today. You should probably sit down for this. Or, you know, you can stand but, at the very least, try to grab onto something to stabilize yourself from the unrelenting, explosive power of this news.

The LSAT is going completely digital in September 2019.

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Cell Phones Will Be Permitted at Certain Test Centers for the September 2018 Exam

After twenty-seven years of a hardline position on cell phones, LSAC is finally softening its approach. Maybe.

For pretty much the entire history of the LSAT, cell phones were strictly verboten in LSAT test centers. From the Zach Morris-endorsed juggernauts in the early 90s, to the iconic Nokia bricks at the turn of millennium, to the bedazzled Motorola Razrs of the early aughts, to the BBM-enabled BlackBerrys that prefigured the current objects of our collective screen addiction, cell phones have always been prohibited at test centers. In fact, they still are. But for the September 2018 LSAT, LSAC is launching a pilot program at some test centers that will allow test takers to bring their phones into the room.

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Beleaguered Law School Arizona Summit Reaches Its Nadir

Growing up, I used to wish that my school would magically disappear, leaving me free to play around all day without any responsibilities. Well, for law students at Arizona Summit, that childhood dream is quickly becoming an adult nightmare.

In case you missed it, the latest in beleaguered law school news is that Arizona Summit will not be holding classes this fall semester.