Tag Archive: final exams

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Studying for the LSAT and Your Finals … at the Same Time

The June LSAT is on its way. If you’re a student, so are finals. The best part of college. The memories you’ll revisit with your friends for years and years. If you’re on the semester system you’ll probably have finals well out of the way before the LSAT. If you’re on the quarter system, finals will likely be there to distract you in the final weeks leading up to the LSAT. Either way, you’ll have to balance studying for finals with studying for the LSAT.

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Your First Set of Law School Finals

January’s rolled around, which means new year (oh yay!) and also new semester (oy vey). You’ve survived the worst finals ever, buuuut you’re looking down the barrel of more finals in a few months. Did you get anything out of that terrible experience, besides a fallback conversation piece with your classmates? Do things get better?

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Logical Reasonings / 11.12.15

A. A little sage advice for our 1L friends now that finals are here. Huffington Post
B. Sleep: you’re doing it wrong. Slate
C. A judge uses really bad Taylor Swift lyric puns to dismiss a lawsuit against Taylor Swift. Business Insider
D. Don’t go outside tonight; you might get hit by space trash. Slate
E. Funny cat cartoons. You’re welcome. Bored Panda

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Logical Reasonings / 6.9.15

A) Want some laughs? Check out “war stories” from the June LSAT over at Top Law Schools.

B) 7 reasons you shouldn’t go to law school (unless you really, really want to be a lawyer). Vox

C) In “An Evening Student’s Guide to Law School,” Ms. JD offers some tips on surviving final exams.

D) Do you have the right mindset to start law school? If not, it’s a good thing you have a few more months (or over a year). About Education

E) This Mad Max: Fury Road-style ukelele flame thrower would have been the coolest thing I’ve ever seen… except that I just saw the character name Coma-Doof Warrior. AV Club

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LSAT Instructor: The End of 1L

Yuko Sin is an instructor and blogger for Blueprint LSAT Prep. He started as a 1L at Columbia Law School in the fall, and has been writing a series of law school-related posts about his experiences.

I’m almost at the end of my first year of law school. I have one more exam to go: Property. Japanese Law, Crim, and Torts are done. I have no idea how I did, but I’m alternating between disgust, resignation, and occasional bouts of wild optimism.

Taking a law school exam is neither science nor art. It’s more like alchemy. You don’t really know what you’re doing but you construct a system of symbols and incantations called an “outline”, and that system sometimes produces good outcomes, though it always falls short of gold.

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December LSAT: Final Summary

The deadline to cancel your December LSAT scores has passed, so if you took the test and haven’t canceled, you’re in for the long haul until scores are released. Much of the discussion in the week after the test centered on questions about canceling scores, so now that those discussions are out of the way, let’s take a more in-depth look at the test.

Often after an administration of the LSAT, there will be a lot of chatter focusing around one particularly difficult Logic Game or Reading Comprehension passage. That wasn’t quite the case for this particular test. This doesn’t mean that the test was easy, but it does generally indicate that there was nothing terribly unusual on any of the sections.

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3 Tips to Balance Law School Applications and Finals

Applying to law school is a difficult and stressful process at the best of times. When you have to worry about final exams, papers, and holiday activities on top of your applications, it becomes even more difficult. Having gone through the process last year, I am going to offer a few words of advice on how to make it through in one piece.

Set Reasonable Goals
The best part of the application process is that you can easily break it up into small parts. Apart from the personal statement, virtually every part of schools’ applications are made up of segments that you can complete in a few hours. For example, you can complete the forms on LSAC or write the first draft of an optional essay over the course of an afternoon.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.11.14

A) Good proofreading can help you create an immaculate law school application. Girl’s Guide to Law School

B) Last minute tips for law school finals. Maybe Yuko and Philip should take note. Law School Toolbox

C) Michigan State Law is trying to help its students understand and manage loan debt. Real swell of ’em. Above The Law

D) Gun control advocates are losing the battle for public opinion.
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E) I need a comedy fix after that last link. how about the 11 Best Stand-Up Specials of 2014? Vulture

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Logical Reasonings / 12.10.14

Here’s a gift guide for the law student in your life. (If the law student in your life is you, you’re out of luck.) Pen and Chisel

A UCLA law professor is under fire for a controversial (read: astoundingly insensitive) exam question. Above The Law

More students are pushing for law schools to delay their final exams. Wall Street Journal

A Harvard business profressor and law school grad flipped out on a Chinese restaurant (and got the law wrong in the process). Slate

22 pictures that prove the future is now. Some of these are mindblowing. (But it won’t really be the future until your mind can get literally blown, and then reconstructed.) Buzzfeed