Logical Reasonings / 1.23.15

A) How is your law school personal statement different from an undergrad research paper? Well, hopefully you won’t have to spend much time on JSTOR for it. Pen and Chisel

B) Meet Ms. JD’s 2015 writers-in-residence — looks like a bunch of smart and ambitious future lawyers. Good luck, ladies! Ms. JD

C) A Berkeley law student is out to undermine Asian stereotypes by… doing porn? I think he’s the kind of guy that anyone can get behind. Oops, I mean he’s the kind of guy that can get behind anyone. Above the Law

D) Skymall filed for bankruptcy :-( Wall Street Journal

E) This extreme archery video is equal parts awesome and exceedingly lame. Laughing Squid

Jan 23, 2015 - 2:49 pm - By Greg Nix
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How to Improve Your LSAT Speed and Endurance

With two weeks and change before the February LSAT, it’s tempting to think that there’s no room for improvement. (Maybe not tempting, but nearly unavoidable.) However, the vast majority of studiers can still improve – even in the week before the test.

Up until this point, you’ve likely been focusing on learning how to answer questions correctly. That, obviously, is pretty important. The trick is translating that ability into answering enough questions correctly in 35 minutes to get the score you want. To do that, you need to master the twin arts of speed and endurance.

Let’s take the latter first.

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Jan 22, 2015 - 10:32 am - By Branden Frankel
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What Does The Increase In December LSAT Takers Mean?

LSAC recently released data revealing the number of people who took the December LSAT, and for the first time since 2009 that number increased. Sure, only by .8%, but given that the overall number of test-takers has been trending steadily (and steeply) downward, that’s still newsworthy.

If you’re planning on applying to law school soon, you might wonder how this news could affect you. After all, we’ve been saying for quite some time that, since the number of applicants is down, those who do end up applying to law school have better odds. If the number of law school applicants starts increasing again, the level of competition among applicants could increase, too.

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Jan 21, 2015 - 6:51 pm - By Laura Santoski
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Logical Reasonings / 1.21.15

A) Will you pay too much for law school? Unsurprisingly, it depends on your LSAT score and school rank. Business Week

B) The most innovative law school clinics. Very impressed with Princeton’s “Commit a Felony and Learn the Punishment” program. preLaw Magazine

C) What to do while you’re waiting to hear back on your law school applications. Pen and Chisel

D) It may not have been in the State of the Union, but President Obama just blasted the Citizens United ruling on its fifth anniversary. Wall Street Journal

E) Jimmy Kimmel’s sad/funny/VERY SAD/VERY FUNNY segment on people who think Martin Luther King is still alive and giving speeches. Huffington Post

Jan 21, 2015 - 1:59 pm - By Greg Nix
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LSAT Caption Contest: We Have A Winner!

It may not have been quite as thrilling as the Seahawks come from behind overtime victory on Sunday, but we here at Blueprint have crowned a victor in our equally important caption contest.

As a reminder, the writer of the winning caption gets a free copy of The Blueprint for LSAT Reading Comprehension, our newest prep book, when it’s released this spring. What a prize!

So what work of genius walks home with the trophy and the undying respect of all of us here at the BP office?

Drum roll, please…

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Jan 20, 2015 - 6:39 pm - By Greg Nix
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