Tag Archive: lsat scores

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Celebrate Earth Day With This Organic LSAT Logic Game

Happy belated Earth Day! The Earth might be doomed, but you can still save your LSAT score.

We may be a day late and a dollar short, but in honor of the Earth Day yesterday, MSS is happy to bring you an organic, locally sourced, and reusable LSAT Logic Game! Give it a try, and think of it as penance for your high carbon lifestyle.

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Three recycling centers, A, B, and C, will each recycle at least one type of material: P, Q, R, and S. The assignment of materials to centers will adhere to the following rules:

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Logical Reasonings / 1.26.15

A) One law school admissions consultant shares his advice for when and how to show interest in your top choice schools. US News & World Report

B) Night law school is getting less “nighty” — is it still possible to work and get a law degree? Above the Law

C) Should you title your application’s personal statement? Perhaps my essay The Indubitable Uselessness of Titular Expression can help you answer that question. If not, Pen and Chisel has you covered.

D) The Silk Road trial continues, and it turns out it was the IRS(!) who first tracked down alleged mastermind Ross Ulbricht. Guess he shouldn’t have written all that “business heroin” off his taxes. Wall Street Journal

E) Why are movies released in January so terrible? Well, besides having names (and inexplicable ad campaigns) like Mortdecai, it seems they’re trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle. Five Thirty Eight

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Logical Reasonings / 8.12.14

Back to (law) school shopping guide! Mine starts and ends with a Ken Griffey Jr. trapper keeper. Above The Law

Your guide to understanding LSAT scores. In a practical sense, not an spiritual one. U.S. News & World Report

Charles Manson has a 25-year old “wife,” and it’s just as creepy as it sounds. CNN

Will Obama get to appoint another Supreme Court Justice? Magic 8 Ball says ‘Ask again later.’ Wall Street Journal

Paul F. Tompkins reflects on Robin Williams’s passing. Fusion

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LSAT Instructor: What I Learned in Law School Admissions

Yuko Sin is an instructor and blogger for Blueprint LSAT Prep. He is starting at Columbia Law School this fall, and will be writing a series of law school-related posts about his experiences. Here’s part one and part two.

After sending out applications to 15 law schools, I would like to share with you what I’ve learned about law school admissions.

But first, a disclaimer:

First, I’m extremely happy with and feel fortunate about my admissions outcomes. Second, these are just my own takeaways; your experiences or opinions might vary.

Lesson #1: You can get waitlisted/rejected even with great numbers.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.29.14

A) These law schools had the highest median LSAT scores last year. US News & World Report.

B) The law school curriculum continues to adapt to modern times. Inside Counsel.

C) Looking for a Supreme Court fantasy league? Don’t join this guy’s. ABA Journal.

D) It was a winning day in court for Jesse Ventura. Washington Post.

E) “Tissues” is such a boring term. We should start calling them “sneeze paper.” Huffington Post.

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Law School Application Season Opens Soon: Are You Ready?

As July comes to a close, we are still a couple months away from law schools opening up the application season. Despite this, potential applicants should start working on their materials now in order to put themselves in the best position to succeed in the coming cycle. This post will specifically address two groups of applicants—first, students who took the June LSAT and are satisfied with their scores and, second, students who are planning on taking the September LSAT.

For both groups, if you haven’t done so already, sign up for the Credential Assembly Service offered through LSAC. Then, begin collecting letters of recommendation and requesting transcripts. Letters of recommendation are, obviously, contingent on recommenders and, as such, they are outside of the applicant’s control. Thus, requesting these letters early on will help make sure that there are no uncontrollable delays in your application.

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How to Make the Most of Your LSAT Prep Homework Time

If you’re just starting your September LSAT prep, you’re already learning the joys of Logic Games, sufficiency and necessity. Unfortunately, just showing up for class is not sufficient for a good LSAT score. You’ll also need to do your homework, and you’ll need to do it the right way.

The point of LSAT homework is not just to get it done as quickly as possible. If you’re halfheartedly doing your homework with one eye on a rerun of Scrubs, you might as well not be doing it at all. Instead, the goal of LSAT homework is to make sure you fully understand the concepts you’re covering.

That means that you should take as much time as you need per question. Seriously, don’t mark an answer until you’re fully confident in your choice. This early in your prep, there’s no rush.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.21.14

A) View your LSAT score how law schools will see it. Law Admissions Lowdown

B) Not all law schools will be affected by upcoming potential changes to the LSAT requirement. Central Florida Future.

C) Don’t know how you’re going to pay for law school? Better start praying. Above the Law.

D) You can find anything in a Goodwill — including, apparently, human skulls. ABA Journal.

E) Someone collected the 43 funniest GIFs of all time. Warning: head may explode from laughing. BuzzFeed.

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Your First Practice LSAT: Take It, Grade It, Embrace It

The September LSAT is approximately two and a half months away. Whether you’re enrolled in an LSAT prep course or studying on your own, it’s time to get down to business. First up? Taking your first practice exam.

If you’ve never studied for the LSAT before, your first practice exam will be what we call a “cold” exam. You’ll have no idea what to expect, you may have never seen a logic game before, and no matter how smart you are, you’re probably not going to do very well. Why? Unlike the SAT, you’re not going to roll out of your bed and ace the LSAT on your first try. The SAT is more of a general aptitude test, whereas the LSAT requires you to possess a very particular set of skills (just like Liam Neeson).

So why go through this torture?

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Blueprint LSAT Prep Instructor: Why I’m Going to Law School

Yuko Sin is an instructor and blogger for Blueprint LSAT Prep. He is starting at Columbia Law School this fall, and will be writing a series of law school-related posts about his experiences. Stay tuned!

There are about 300 law schools in the United States, and getting into at least one of them is pretty easy. But, for many, going to law school is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea.

Still, going to law school can also be a good idea. I’ll tell you how I made my choice to go, and I’ll share some links to help you decide whether law school is right for you.

The Personal Reasons: Why Law?

In 2006, near the height of the law school boom, I went into my undergrad thinking I’d continue on to law school out of some vague ideas about a proclivity for writing and debate in high school.