Tag Archive: logical reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 8.17.18

A. Your weekend task: RSVP to one (or both!) of the webinars we’re hosting on Wednesday, August 22. By reserving your space and attending either the Admissions or LSAT Webinar, you’ll get a $300 discount on Blueprint classroom courses and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. Omar Salgado, forward for the Las Vegas Lights FC, will soon hang up his cleats and shorts and cleats for legal briefs and torts; he recently took the LSAT and will soon pursue law school. Las Vegas Review-Journal

C. A former Georgetown Law student’s suit against the school — which alleged that the school unlawfully bared him from the on-campus hiring fair — was dismissed today. ABA Journal

D. The judge for the Paul Manafort gave the jurors a tour of circular reasoning when he defined “reasonable doubt” as “doubt based on reason.” NY Times

E. Meanwhile, prosecutors in that trial are so secretive they won’t even disclose their Shake Shack orders to media. Wonder how they can eat those ShackBurgers with all those tight-lips? NY Times

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

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

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

Logical Reasonings / 8.13.18

A. Those currently signed up for the September LSAT, don’t forget: Tomorrow at 11:59 pm EDT is the deadline to change your test date, test center, or get a partial refund. LSAC

B. Some tips on how to succeed during the all-important first semester of 1L. Above the Law

C. A back-and-forth conversation on the issues prospective law students should consider before committing to the legal path. ABA Journal

D. Progressive fans of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg raised over $600,000 on Kickstarter to make her an amulet that will grant her ever-lasting life an action figure. CNBC

E. A Trump-appointed federal judge affirmed Mueller’s authority to conduct the special investigation, after Concord Management and Consulting challenged the constitutionality of his appointment. Or, as Trump himself would say, the appointment was “totally CONSTITUTIONAL!” CNN

Logical Reasonings / 8.10.18

A. It’s score release day for all the July LSAT test takers! Congratulations to you all for making it past one of the most significant milestones on your path to law school.

B. A reminder for September test takers: Next Tuesday, August 13th is the last day to change your test date, test center, or get a partial refund. LSAC

C. The Kavanaugh confirmation hearings will commence on September 4th. ABA Journal

D. With all the celebrities getting caught and reprimanded for behaving badly, insurance companies are now offering “disgrace policies” to protect celebrities against their own terrible impulses. Law.com

E. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Ethics Class: Apparently, stalking via drones is OK? WPLG Local10

Logical Reasonings / 8.9.18

A. LSAC has learned the error of its score release ways, and will release the July 2018 scores on Friday, starting at 9 am Eastern. @Official_LSAT

B. Here’s a new update to the much maligned writing sample: LSAC is conducting field tests for an do-it-at-home version of the writing sample. It’s sending out invitations to volunteers for the field test — those who accept the invitation won’t get to skip the writing sample on the real LSAT, but they will get a free law school report. @DaveKilloran

C. Will the ABA’s decision to keep the rule that requires law schools to use a standardized test for admissions stymie the number of schools that are accepting the GRE in lieu of the LSAT? Maybe, given the costs and time needed to satisfy the rule’s requirement that school’s using alternate tests demonstrate the reliability of those tests. ABA Journal

D. A new study shows that the chances of getting good grades during 1L depends largely on whether you look like your professor … which is great news for white cis men, who are finally getting a much-needed advantage. Law.com

E. On the importance of not having a loan-shaming SO in law school. Above the Law

Logical Reasonings / 8.8.18

A. If your want to cut your GPA into pieces, ASU Law is giving you a last resort: a new honors program that will allow would-be law students to prove their mettle in real 1L classes. If these students finish in the top 50, they get admitted into the law school. Law.com

B. For those among us who love paying extra for things, here are the law schools with the most expensive out-of-state tuition. U.S. News & World Report

C. An uncharacteristically rosy-ish outlook on the state of the post-recession legal market from Above the Law. Above the Law

D. Slate may have unearthed Brett Kavanaugh’s “frozen trucker” case — a dissent where he argued SeaWorld orca trainers assume life-threatening risk, and therefore shouldn’t expect terribly safe working conditions. Slate

E. And back and forth between Robert Mueller and Trump’s lawyers over a sit-down interview continues. NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 8.7.18

A. Even if you missed this morning’s LSAT Webinar, there’s still time to reserve your space for tonight’s Logic Games Webinar, which will begin at 5 pm Pacific. If you RSVP and attend, you’ll get promo codes good for $300 off any Blueprint classroom course and $75 off for the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. After much debate — and all signs suggesting it would drop the rule — the ABA has decided to keep Standard 503 in place, which is a rule that requires law schools to use a standardized test for admissions. ABA Journal

C. This is big news for the LSAT, which gets to reign supreme in the law school admissions space for a little while longer. Law.com

D. On the similarities between law school and high school. Above the Law

E. Adorably, Ruth Bader Ginsburg refers to her clerks’ children as her “grandclerks.” Law360

Logical Reasonings / 8.6.18

A. Don’t forget to RSVP to the webinars we’re hosting tomorrow. The first is on the LSAT and will begin at 11 am Pacific on the dot. And the second is on Logic Games, which will begin at 5 pm Pacific. If you digitally attend either, we’ll hook you up with promo codes good for $300 off any Blueprint classroom course and $75 off for the first month of an online course subscription. Blueprint LSAT

B. As the ABA continues to debate whether it’ll get rid of the requirement that law schools use a standardized test for admissions, 58% of pre-law students in a recent survey claimed they want the requirement to be maintained. This may be the most egregious case of the pot calling the kettle black … but … still … 58% of pre-law students are apparently nerds. Above the Law

C. The LSAT Prep Book — which does not license real LSAT questions from LSAC but instead comes up with its own — wrote some questions that were not particularly kind to the current president. This ruffled the feathers some right-leaning pre-law types, but we’re honestly more upset that one the supposed LR questions included asked students to identify the answer choice the author would agree with. That’s not a real LR question, bruv. The College Fix

D. Constitutional law guy Erwin Chemerinsky runs down some under-the-radar Supreme Court cases from this term. ABA Journal

E. In his latest main segment, John Oliver waded into the power wielded by prosecutors. YouTube