Logical Reasonings / 11.21.14

Timeline and tips for the best possible law school application. Admitopia

This breakdown of Michigan bar exam passage rates by law school is pretty cray-cray (technical term). Third Tier Reality

A 3L at Drexel is suing law firms for using US News rankings for using LSAT scores for discriminating against the disabled. Or something. Above the Law

These biglaw Christmas bonuses are the reason some people go to law school. Wall Street Journal

I love Hoobastank jokes, so you know I’m going to be into Chewbastank – the Chewbacca-Hoobastank mashup. AV Club

Nov 21, 2014 - 3:18 pm - By Greg Nix
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Give Yourself Rewards To Help Overcome LSAT Fatigue

Sorry, folks. This is going to hurt, but I have to say it:

In just a couple short weeks the December LSAT will be upon us.

And you know what that means. No more speculating about what fallacies the test might hold; no more imagining what obscure names will be incorporated into this round of logic games; no more high-stakes wagers over whether Frida Kahlo’s eyebrow or platypus sensory perception will feature more prominently in this administration’s Reading Comprehension passages.

C’est la vie.

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Nov 20, 2014 - 6:55 pm - By Robert Seaney
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Logical Reasonings / 11.20.14

New labor statistics make the future job market look great for current law students. But is it real improvement or just fuzzy math? ABA Journal

What judges around the world wear. Hint: weird stuff. Lawyerist

The decline of bar exam scores has sparked some fierce debate. Wall Street Journal

A grad student is suing UConn over a scholarship bait-and-switch. Hartford Courant

An entertainment legend passed away last night. If you don’t know who Mike Nichols is, it’s time to learn. New York Times

Nov 20, 2014 - 2:11 pm - By Greg Nix
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Reader Question: What To Do About Inconsistent Practice LSATs?

Here’s a common LSAT question from one of the preppers over at Top-Law-Schools:

I’m having difficulties scoring consistently in each section. What I mean by that is that my score for the overall test will remain in a steady range (166-169), but the score I get per section will fluctuate. For example, I usually get -5 or -7 per RC section but the PT I wrote today, I ended up with a -2. However, I ended up with a -7 on both LR sections today whereas I usually end up with -3. It seems that this PT may have been anomaly, but this trend has been occurring on a few of my PTs. Anyone have tips on how to stay more consistent?

This is one of the more frustrating issues that can arise when preparing for the LSAT.

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Nov 19, 2014 - 6:28 pm - By Laura Santoski
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Logical Reasonings / 11.19.14

Has public service loan forgiveness affected law school tuition? Huffington Post

Why did so many people flunk this year’s bar exams? It might have something to do with declining admissions standards. Business Week

Illinois’s Bar Exam Board denied an expectant mother special dispensation to breastfeed during the test. What a bunch of boobs. Wall Street Journal

This story about married Virginia lawyers who kidnapped and stabbed their managing partner is straight bananas (and very sad). Above the Law

Mellowing Jihadist Not As Enraged By Western Culture As He Used To Be. The Onion

Nov 19, 2014 - 2:56 pm - By Greg Nix
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