Logical Reasonings / 7.28.14

A) There are plenty of pros and cons about gaining job experience before law school. Law Admissions Lowdown.

B) Guess which law school received the most applications last year. Nope, it was Georgetown. ABA Journal.

C) Police are still hunting for the killer of a popular Florida law school professor. ABC News.

D) The bar exam is tomorrow. Here’s how to nail it. Above the Law.

E) Well, Donald Sterling’s day in court didn’t last long. Los Angeles Times.

Jul 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm - By Hank
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How to Diagram “Unless” LSAT Logical Reasoning Questions

Welcome to our ongoing series on the more nefarious elements of diagramming.

Topping the agenda today are “unless” questions. These are much more straightforward than the “only” conditionals we reviewed last week. Unlike “only” questions, which require one to search for the referent, “unless” questions have a more standardized approach. Consider the following:

“Unless I just brushed my teeth, you’ll find me sipping a cold glass of orange juice”

What does this mean? It tells us that, in all cases where I haven’t just finished brushing my teeth, I’ve got a tall glass of nature’s goodness by my side. To simplify: if I have not just brushed, then I’ve got OJ. Look diagrammable?
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Jul 25, 2014 - 6:51 pm - By Robert Seaney
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Logical Reasonings / 7.25.14

A) What’s your favorite number? It might’ve shown up in this week in law school numbers. Law.com.

B) You can invite Supreme Court justices to your wedding. They won’t show, but they might send you a nice letter. Above the Law.

C) She-Hulk is taking a break from saving the world to focus on her lawyering career. ABA Journal.

D) And now, the legal ramifications of zombies not paying taxes. Redline.

E) Helium, meet Morgan Freeman. Digg.

Jul 25, 2014 - 2:46 pm - By Hank
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Law School Application Season Opens Soon: Are You Ready?

As July comes to a close, we are still a couple months away from law schools opening up the application season. Despite this, potential applicants should start working on their materials now in order to put themselves in the best position to succeed in the coming cycle. This post will specifically address two groups of applicants—first, students who took the June LSAT and are satisfied with their scores and, second, students who are planning on taking the September LSAT.

For both groups, if you haven’t done so already, sign up for the Credential Assembly Service offered through LSAC. Then, begin collecting letters of recommendation and requesting transcripts. Letters of recommendation are, obviously, contingent on recommenders and, as such, they are outside of the applicant’s control. Thus, requesting these letters early on will help make sure that there are no uncontrollable delays in your application.
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Jul 24, 2014 - 6:31 pm - By Philip Mayer
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Logical Reasonings / 7.24.14

A) There’s more than one way to skin a cat/pay for law school. Above the Law.

B) Next item on the docket: Lawyer v. Racism. Huffington Post.

C) Illinois would like the Supreme Court to check the replay on a recent decision. SCOTUS Blog.

D) Today a judge told Alec Baldwin to “be a good boy from now on.” ABA Journal.

E) The plagiarizing Montana senator just dropped the greatest excuse since “my dog ate my homework.” ABC News.

Jul 24, 2014 - 3:14 pm - By Hank
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