Tag Archive: february lsat

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Logical Reasonings / 3.13.14

A) Just another friendly reminder that Blueprint LSAT Prep launched a brand new website with one-of-a-kind free resources. Blueprint LSAT Prep.

B) Folks are still talking about this week’s new US News and World Report law school rankings. Wall Street Journal.

C) The 1.1% increase in February LSAT test-takers is also making headlines. Above the Law.

D) Authorities have identified the drunk driver who killed two people at SXSW. CNN.

E) If your mom is on Facebook, you’ll definitely get these GIFs. Huffington Post.

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LSAT Test-Taker Numbers Up For First Time Since 2010

Blueprint LSAT Prep’s new website wasn’t the only big news of the day.

Today LSAC updated its LSAT test-taker data, and the number of February LSAT test-takers was 19,499 — up 1.1% from last year. LSAT administrations for the year were down 6.2%, but the rise in February LSAT test-takers was the first increase since the June 2010 LSAT. For those counting at home, that breaks a streak of 14 straight LSAT administrations in decline.

Here’s the complete LSAC chart:

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Tough Choices Await Those With Low February LSAT Scores

February LSAT scores came out Sunday. Some of you are happy with how you did, so you’ll be applying to law school. Others got a low LSAT score, and have some tough choices to make.

What’s A Low LSAT Score?

It’s hard to say what an objectively low LSAT score is, but let’s give it a shot: A low LSAT score is an LSAT score that will force you into a few hundred thousand dollars of debt and leave you with poor job prospects.

You first need to figure out what schools for which your LSAT score qualifies. Law School Predictor will give you a pretty good idea.

Then, you need to check out Law School Transparency (LST).

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LSAC Releases February LSAT Scores…on Sunday?!

The mailman doesn’t deliver on Sunday, but LSAC does.

February LSAT scores arrived yesterday, much sooner than anyone expected — and on a Sunday, no less. It’s the first time that’s happened in recent (or distant) memory.

At this point, you should have received your February LSAT score by email, but if it somehow got lost in your spam folder, you can always find out by logging into your LSAC account and navigating to the “LSAT Status” page.

Whether you received good, bad, or so-so news yesterday, chances are this entire process has been stressful for you. It’s tempting to ask “What now?” and immediately become overwhelmed with what lies ahead, whether it’s retaking or moving on to the rest of the law school application process. But before you contemplate the next step forward, take a step back. For better or worse, what’s done is done, and it’s important to properly put the February LSAT behind you.

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Enjoy Your Final Weekend Without a February LSAT Score

February LSAT scores are supposed to come out March 5. Right now, you probably feel like Leonardo DiCaprio waiting for an Oscar. And just like DiCaprio, you’re probably gonna have to keep waiting this weekend.

LSAT scores are typically released a few days before they’re scheduled to come out. The LSAC likes to play with your emotions like that. But, they probably won’t come out more than two days early. I predict you’ll get your February LSAT scores this Monday.

But, you should keep checking until then, just in case. To check, you’ll need to log in to your LSAC account, and navigate to your “LSAT Status” page. If the icons in the “LSAT Documents” table have turned gray, then the February LSAT scores are coming out!

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And the LSAT Scores of This Year’s Oscar Nominees Are…

The Oscars are this weekend, and we here at Blueprint LSAT Prep know you’re probably obsessing about your February LSAT score. Maybe it’s time you take a break, check out some of this year’s nominated films, then obsesses over how well these actors would do if they sat for the exam as the characters they portrayed in their Academy Award-nominated roles.

Wait, what? That last sentence was really long and that’s super random and you don’t have time for that? Well, that’s okay, we got super random and did the work for you!

In no particular order, here are this year’s Oscar nominees and our LSAT score predictions:

Actor: Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club

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Less Than 24 Hours to Cancel Your February LSAT Score

So it’s been a few days since you took the February LSAT, and you’re feeling not-so-good. Now you must decide: do you keep your February LSAT score and hope for the best, or do you assume the worst and cancel? The deadline is tomorrow, so it’s time to make up your mind.

First, the nuts and bolts: if you cancel, neither you nor law schools will ever know what you would have scored on the February LSAT. Law schools will see that you took the test and canceled your LSAT score, but one cancellation is no big deal at all. A cancelled LSAT score counts toward your limit of three LSAT administrations in two years.

In this day and age, it’s easy to buy anything from books to cars to sex to drugs online (or so I hear). But cancelling your LSAT score must still be done by old-fashioned means: by fax or overnight mail. You can, however, download the form and get more information from LSAC.

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Law School Admissions Now That the February LSAT is Over

If you just took the February LSAT and are applying for admission to law school in the fall, you probably aren’t used to having all this free time on your hands post-LSAT. Shouldn’t you be spending every minute with your nose glued in a prep book?

Well, no, not any more. But the good news is that there are some things you should be doing if you haven’t done them already.

If you don’t have the other elements of your law school application submitted, you’ll want to get that in as soon as possible. Your application isn’t reviewed by law schools until it’s considered “complete,” and it’s not considered complete until it’s… well… complete. So if you’ve been dragging your feet on finishing your applications, get that taken care of, and keep in mind that it will take LSAC some time to process anything you submit. (Given that it takes them weeks to grade a Scantron, you should never expect speed from LSAC.)

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2014 February LSAT Blog Carnival

If you don’t count the comments section of our Instant Recap and Morning Cometh, there hasn’t been much chatter about the 2014 February LSAT. Unless you check the blogosphere.

Here are some of the best reactions from February LSAT test-takers themselves on their Tumblr pages:

-When you’re profile picture is Elle Woods, you know you’re going to have some things to say about the LSAT. Here’s LSAT Princess on how test day nerves got to her (complete with a .GIF!).

Banana Happyness felt joy while taking the 2014 February LSAT, but she’s pretty sure she’ll have to retake in June.

-Sometimes you worry about being late to your LSAT testing center. Sometimes vending machines accidentally give you a double order. Both happened to Inquisitive1.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.10.14

A) You can still base your law school admissions hopes on estimating your February LSAT score. Just make sure it’s an accurate guess. Law Admissions Lowdown.

B) Solo practice incubator. It might sound strange, but for law school grads it’s actually a pretty cool way to ease into the legal job market. Cleveland.com.

C) “Operation: Angry Birds” wasn’t as fun as it sounds. CNN.

D) Dumb Starbucks is now open in LA, but should be closing as soon as lawyers get a taste. ABA Journal.

E) Ten years ago, Facebook was born. Here are its first 20 users. Business Insider.