Logical Reasonings / 8.16.18

A. Make sure to reserve your spot to one of the webinars we’re hosting on Wednesday, August 22! We’re covering law school admissions at noon and then the LSAT at 6 pm (both Pacific Time). At the end of each hour-long presentation, we’ll hook you up with a $300 discount on Blueprint classroom courses and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Absurdist comedian Eric Andre recently discussed taking the LSAT in an interview with The AV Club. His experience? “I sat down, I went to fill my name out in the Scantron [sheet], and then I just took my pencil and broke it in half, and I got up and I walked out.” We can relate. The AV Club

C. On how to politely say “no” to legal job offers. This doubles as advice for how to turn down law school admissions offers, should you face that enviable predicament. Above the Law

D. Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court has the lowest public approval since Robert Bork’s in 1987. And that helped out with Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre.” This also means that Kavanaugh has lower public support than Clarence Thomas … who, well, you know, did some very gross stuff. CNN

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: You can’t just shout “this is outrageous!” instead of “objection.” ABA Journal

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Increasing Your Speed on the LSAT

If you took the LSAT home with you overnight and worked on it as long as you needed, chances are you’d find yourself with a very impressive score. Unfortunately for many of us, it’s the speeded aspect of the exam that makes everything else about the LSAT more challenging: you need more time to read

Logical Reasonings / 8.15.18

A. Reserve your seat to one of the two webinars we’re hosting next Wednesday, August 22! The first will focus on law school admissions at noon PDT, and the second will provide an overview of the LSAT at 6 pm PDT. Attend either and you’ll receive a $300 discount on Blueprint’s classroom courses and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. It’s mid-August, so people are starting law school — which is why you’ve seen so many law school advice columns ’round these parts. Here’s one more law school advice column — this one about student loans. Above the Law

C. Paul Manafort’s defense team rested without calling any witnesses of its own, believing its attacks on the credibility of Rick Gates and other witnesses were sufficient to show that the prosecution did not reach the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. This all offense, no defense strategy is known as the Damian Lillard in legal circles. ABC News

D. A monumental step was taken in a First Circuit Court of Appeals today: the poop emoji was used in a written opinion. Above the Law

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: You can’t steal the identities of 36 ex-clients to apply for advances for litigation funding. ABA Journal

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Get a Wealth of Knowledge and Discounts at Next Week’s Webinars

With summer winding down, the November LSAT is quickly approaching, as is the start of Blueprint’s LSAT classes. For those of you with any uncertainty or nagging doubts about what the LSAT entails or how to go about applying for law school, Blueprint has two webinars to help you assuage your concerns. Both webinars will be held on next Wednesday, August 22nd.

Logical Reasonings / 8.14.18

A. If you’re currently signed up for the September LSAT, but would prefer not to be, an action item: tonight at 11:59 pm EDT is the last chance you have to change your test date or withdraw for a partial (some would say paltry) refund. If you want to change test centers, it’s also the deadline to do that. LSAC

B. WaPo profiled Tiffany Trump and her experience as a 1L at Georgetown Law, if you want to get what is an extremely unrepresentative depiction of the first year experience at law school. Unless, I suppose, you also have a powerful father who regularly insults guest speakers or who creates policy that dismays faculty and imperils fellow students. Washington Post

C. Twelve second-year Northwestern Law students got locked in an elevator for three hours while trying to attend on-campus interviews, an experience that surely frayed their nerves 2L. Above the Law

D. Beleaguered law school Arizona Summit officially topped out, and will not hold fall classes for its students. It’s currently negotiating a “teach-out agreement” that will allow its students to complete their J.D. at another school. ABA Journal

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Chest bumps are not OK in the courtroom — remember, it’s pro-fessional ethics, not bro-fessional ethics. Legal Profession Blog