Logical Reasonings / 9.23.14

Oh hai gurl! Ms. JD is looking for its next Writers In Residence. Ms. JD

How morally conscious Harvard law students talk themselves into biglaw. Above The Law

The head of a major university says higher ed must improve. My unrelated plan…
Step 1: Improve.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: PROFIT!
US News & World Report

A new, impenetrable barrier to prevent fence jumpers at the White House. Wait, is impenetrable one of those words that means the opposite of what you think it does? Slate

Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper pledged to cut soda calories by 20%. So now they’ll only make you sorta obese. Huffington Post

Sep 23, 2014 - 12:40 pm - By Greg Nix
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4 Keys to Review Before the September LSAT

It’s the last week before the LSAT. Now isn’t the time to try to cram in all kinds of complicated concepts. Your task is to apply the skills you have as well as you can. I’ve seen a lot of students stray from basics with the pressure of LSAT test day fast approaching. Here are some key concepts to review as you try to get those last few points in the bag.

Logical Reasoning

Conditional Logic and Diagramming:
If. Only if. Unless. Whenever. No. The only. Without. If you had anything less than an immediate, automatic response to any of those words, it’s time for you to review conditional logic. You can count on it figuring into a sizeable chunk of Logical Reasoning questions. When you see conditional logic, it’s an enormous advantage to know your indicator words.

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Sep 22, 2014 - 6:20 pm - By Aaron Cohn
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Logical Reasonings / 9.22.14

Law School Lowdown has some advice for second-time applicants and bored 1L’s. US News and World Report

Speaking of 1L’s, here’s a study group you need a notary to join. Above The Law

Law schools are continuing to build out, even as enrollment shrinks. National Law Journal

About half the country favors legalization of same-sex marriage. Wall Street Journal

A news anchor quits on live TV, instantly becomes an internet hero. Grantland

Sep 22, 2014 - 1:59 pm - By Greg Nix
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One Week Until The September LSAT

Well, folks, it’s officially one week until the LSAT. This is your last Saturday to bone up, review, and hyperventilate.

You may be thinking that an impossible task lies before you. That there is no possible way you will successfully complete this evil brainchild of LSAC’s mysterious overlords. I’m here to tell you that’s not true.

Thousands up thousands of people take the LSAT every year, many of them far less prepared than you. The very fact that you’re here – that you read this blog or you take one of our classes – puts you a step ahead of many of your ill-prepared peers. So remember that, as you silently remind your lungs to breathe every couple of seconds, to avoid passing out from stress.

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Sep 20, 2014 - 8:00 am - By Greg Nix
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Logical Reasonings / 9.19.14

The right way to approach law school. Above The Law

The best law schools for Hispanics. PreLaw

A group of minor league baseball players has filed a class-action lawsuit against MLB for illegal work conditions. Wall Street Journal

More about the Thomas Jefferson-dressed lawyer: incompetent lawyer argues his own incompetence incompetently. Lowering the Bar

18 times no one asked, “What could possible go wrong?” HuffPo

Sep 19, 2014 - 2:48 pm - By Greg Nix
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