Logical Reasonings / 8.26.14

Today is the regular registration deadline for the September LSAT. Sign up ASAP! LSAC

8 Tips for law school 1L’s. Related: My 1 tip for 8L’s is that you’ve been in law school way too long. Above The Law

A professor explains the potential impact of the ABA’s new practical experience requirements on law schools and law students. The GW Hatchet

An interesting overview of the legalities of internships in the entertainment industry. If you haven’t heard, Hollywood runs on the tears of interns. DL Reporter

Billy Eichner was the best part of the Emmys. HuffPo

Aug 26, 2014 - 2:52 pm - By Greg Nix
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Flow Chart Contest: Win a Free Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games Book

Looking for a way to work on your diagrams? Want to test your logical prowess? Have we got a contest for you! <end Billy Mays voice>

Blueprint is happy to announce its first ever flow chart contest. Make us your best, funniest LSAT-related flow chart and win a free copy of The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games, or a $30 gift certificate to Amazon. Send your submission to greg.nix@blueprintlsat.com by Sunday, September 14th and we’ll announce one winner — picked by the Blueprint LSAT Prep staff —right here on the LSAT blog.

The contest is open to anyone, not just Blueprint students, but we’re limiting entries to one per person.

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Aug 25, 2014 - 6:05 pm - By Greg Nix
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Logical Reasonings / 8.25.14

The NYU student listserv is throwing shade at Columbia Law. Spoiler alert: it’s not quite Biggie and Pac. Above The Law

A refund program at the InfiLaw schools? Tough to say whether it’s a safety net, or more bait for unsuspecting students. JD Journal

The 50 best law firms for women. ABA Journal

3.7 million Americans use self-help centers to represent themselves in court. Personally I stick with Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer for my legal needs. Wall Street Journal

Forbes somehow found a way to make FX’s The Simpsons marathon not fun: taxes. Forbes

J/K, it’s still fun.

Aug 25, 2014 - 1:14 pm - By Greg Nix
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LSAT Logic Games: How to Use ‘But Not Both’

In Logic Games, cute and cuddly “A must come before B” rules are often treated as cherished instructions. It makes sense; they’re simple, absolute, and easily diagrammed. They’re also more intuitively digestible than some of our more complex Logic Games rules.

But digesting complex carbs gives you fuel, while simple carbs give you a beer belly. Similarly, complex LG rules often unlock the game and propel you through the questions, whereas “A before B” rules… make you fat… (shush, no analogy is perfect).

One of the most useful complex relationships comes in the form of an exclusive disjunction. You remember these from Logical Reasoning: “Bubba buys either laundry detergent or a whole new wardrobe, but not both.”

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Aug 22, 2014 - 6:48 pm - By Robert Seaney
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Logical Reasonings / 8.22.14

Smart people apply to law school. I’m not being facetious, that’s literally the only increasing subsect of law school applicants. Slate

Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks law school should remain stay three years long. Of course, she has a lifetime appointment, so three years is nothing to her. National Law Journal

Here’s one way to stay sane while studying… Above The Law

The Obama administration is proposing a compromise for employers who reject birth control on religious grounds. Thanks goodness compromises proposed by the Obama administration have a 100% success rate. Washington Post

The monkey selfie can’t be copyrighted! FREE MONKEY SELFIES FOR EVERYONE! Ars Technica

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Aug 22, 2014 - 1:06 pm - By Greg Nix
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