Tag Archive: students

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If You’ve Always Hated School, Don’t go to Law School

Ah yes, 1L is done.  Finished.  Every final has been submitted, every paper written.  My grades are in the hands of God, and I’ve started my summer internship.  It has been a long journey, indeed.

Although to be honest, it really hasn’t.  It turns out that law school is pretty similar to, well, any other sort of school.  There were small differences.  For example, this past year gave me my first chance to tango with the Socratic method.  And what a dance it was.  Plus the people were a little older, the parties a little calmer and the work was taken a little more seriously this time around.  Overall, though, 1L was nothing special.

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NYC LSAT Seminar this Wednesday

Time for some shameless self-promotion! For all you New Yorkers thinking about taking the LSAT, Blueprint will be having a free LSAT seminar on Wednesday, hosted by myself. We’ll be discussing everything having to do with the LSAT, including scoring, strategies, timelines, and the test’s importance in the law school admissions process (spoiler: it’s important). This is also your chance to meet a real live Blueprint LSAT instructor in all of his chiseled-good-looks glory. I’ve been teaching this godforsaken test for quite some time now, so I can answer any questions you might have. As an added bonus, everyone who shows up will be eligible for some sweet, sweet LSAT course discounts.

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How to Work Full Time and Take the LSAT

Growing up, I was just your average Korean girl. Great grades, piano and flute lessons, tutoring younger students, sports, and dreams of being a lawyer/doctor/something lucrative and socially impressive filled my life. I graduated from UCLA, had a brief stint at a “fun job”, and then got my first big girl job at a medical malpractice insurance company. After working there for a couple years, I decided that the next logical step in my big girl life was to get ready to go to law school.

Initially, I tried to prepare by buying a prep book from the bookstore and taking it to the beach to study. Three skip-and-go-nakeds and two tan shades darker, I realized that I needed something a bit more structured to prepare for this test. After furiously researching my options (i.e. asking a friend and doing no further research), I enrolled myself in Blueprint.

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Three Weeks Until the LSAT: Time to get Serious

Yesterday was the last day to postpone your June LSAT date, so as of today you’re officially in it to win it. By this point (three weeks from the big day), you should have been studying a lot, and have hopefully seen some significant improvement. That’s awesome, but there’s no reason to think that the improvement is over. Three weeks is a lot of time, during which you can continue to raise and stabilize your score. A few things to keep in mind, though, as you head forward:

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Celebrating the End of 1L: a Discussion of Grades

For the second time in less than a month, I bring you a post about grades. However, as I’ve said before, the topic has been a pretty strong under current since starting.  So, as I wrap up my 1L experience, I share with you the two things I wish I knew before starting, and the one question we all still have.
Disclaimer: You will not believe a word of this post until after you have finished your first year.  Don’t worry, I wouldn’t have either.

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Studying with Rod: Starting to Freak Out about the LSAT?

You know it, I know it. We all know it. It is less than a month until the LSAT. What if I were to tell you that you could get an extra TWENTY DAYS of studying, in addition to seeing one of the most beautiful places on Earth? “I would be interested, Rod, verrrry interested.” There is a way. You have until midnight eastern time (that’s 6:00 PM for you Hawaiians out there) on May 16th to change your testing location. Now I’m not talking about switching your location from downtown LA to the Inland Empire (though that would be exciting, and scenic), I’m talking about packing up that suitcase with some flip flops and dingo repellent and heading to New Zealand to take your LSAT. And here are 5 undeniably awesome reasons why:

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What to Watch while the LSAT Makes your Brain Melt

As we’re getting into the last month before the LSAT, it’s time for some fairly intense studying. You should be doing your practice in long, uninterrupted chunks; gone are the days of half-assedly doing LR in front of the TV, just getting in a game or two on the bus, or doing reading comp high. Now is the time for focused marathons. But those marathons can tire you out, and you’ll still need breaks here and there. And what we all do, of course, is watch TV. Since I don’t have actual cable, I watch everything on Netflix Watch Instantly. Unless you’re reading this on paper, because someone printed it out for you (and I’m guessing there would be a good story behind that), then you’re probably a member of the 99% of people in the country who have Netflix and some device that streams it to your TV.

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Harvard Law Student Email and the Specter of Race

Does an average black American have a greater chance of being a sickle cell anemia carrier than an average white American? If I were to pose to you the above question, what would you think? Would you consider it a racist question, or merely a question of scientific import? I’d argue that you’ve got some strong scientific evidence suggesting yes, black Americans do have a greater chance of being sickle cell carriers (but as I was a history major, and am basing that off of a decently thorough Google search and what I remember from high school Biology, I’ll accept someone completely disagreeing with this and calling me a ninny).

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Studying with Rod: Practice LSAT 2, Wednesday Morning Quarterback

You are literally minutes away from the actual LSAT. Thousands of minutes, of course, all of which make up 32 days (now change your underwear). As your instructor likely told you as you prepared for Practice Exam #2, there is plenty of time to improve your score, and that some scores will actually decrease at