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2012 is but hours away from being in the books. Four administrations of the LSAT were among the many events of the past year. To each of these LSAT tests, a toast:
Here’s to the February 2012 LSAT, for showing us that it’s still possible to keep secrets in our digital, social-networked age. You will live on only in the memories of the lucky LSAT test takers who entered a test center on February 11. Read Entire Article…
Christmas is over, which can only mean one thing: That’s right, it’s Kwanzaa time! For the next seven days, we here at the Blueprint offices will be busy celebrating all things Pan-African. However, even as we observe the holiday, our LSAT duties unfortunately cannot remain forgotten for an entire week. But that’s alright! Even if you don’t celebrate Kwanzaa, you can still let Kwanzaa’s seven core principles guide you in your LSAT studies. Principles such as:
Unity – While studying, one must focus on the different sections individually. A solid grasp of Logical Reasoning, Reading Comp, and Games needs to be attained before putting it all together. But put it together one must, which is why taking many practice exams is so important. Just as it is with families, communities, and nations, unity cannot be forgotten on the LSAT. Read Entire Article…
A new year is on the horizon, and with it will come thousands of law school hopefuls, countless hours of LSAT study, and widespread feelings of fear, anger, and eventual triumph. So assuming we’re not all dead in a week after the Mayans murder us in our sleep, what joys will 2013 hold for those of us in the LSAT world? Here are our entirely unscientific, wholly speculative predictions:
Four New LSATS
We’re really going out on a limb here, but there will be four administered LSATs in 2013 – February 9th, June 10th, October 5th, and December 7th. As always, the June test will be administered at 12:30pm for all the sane people, while the other three will start at 8:30am for those of a more masochistic persuasion.
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Christmas is around the corner, but if you’re reading this, then the visions dancing through your head are probably more centered around logic games and less around sugar plums. It doesn’t seem quite fair that you should be holed up studying for the LSAT while everyone else enjoys the holiday season, but once this is over, you’ll have the greatest gift of all – a beautiful new LSAT score. But until that happens, let’s stop and consider how Christmas’ cavalcade of characters would score on the LSAT. Read Entire Article…
Folks often assume that there is some magical undergrad major that will open up every law school admissions door to which they’d like access. These people are sorely mistaken. There is no “best” major for getting into law school. Every curriculum for every major is different at every undergraduate institution, giving admissions officers no baseline by which to judge the quality of your major.
What law school admissions officers are looking for is analytical aptitude. Nearly every undergraduate major (and indeed, college in general) involves using and honing one’s analytical ability to some degree. Being an English major does not mean you’ll have a leg up on writing legal briefs. If anything, the florid prose you’ll use in English classes will work to your detriment in law school.
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On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Tomorrow, you’ll barbecue and watch fireworks to commemorate the anniversary of this event. While those of you studying for the LSAT can certainly take a break for the holiday, here are some ways that LSAT test -akers can show patriotism in their LSAT studies.
1) Apply your newfound knowledge of flawed logic to coverage of the presidential campaign.
We’re in an election year, which means nonstop media coverage of the campaign battle between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Trust me, logical fallacies will abound. Read Entire Article…
What’s that you say? Your frantic attempt to get yourself ready for the LSAT caused you to completely forget Father’s Day this weekend? Not to fear! A few last-minute gift suggestions are here. Make your dad proud with one or more of these LSAT-related presents.
1. The pencils you used the day of the LSAT.
Assuming you can bring yourself to part with them, wrap up those half-chewed Ticonderoga #2’s that served you so well. They may be totally worthless to everyone else in the world, but your dad will look at those pencils years from now and remember how they helped you become a successful lawyer. If you’ve got the cash, you might even consider having them bronzed. Read Entire Article…
A) Setting up a system and following the rules is necessary. Lawyers make a living off of it. ABA Journal. B) She just can’t seem to stay out of the news. At least she admitted to this one. CNN. C) … Read Entire Article…
Aug 1, 2011 - 1:14 pm - By Contributing Writer
A) You made it all the way to law school, and everything reads like Latin. Here is a helpful essay for 1Ls on how to read legal opinions. The Volokh Conspiracy. B) Only one day in and there are already … Read Entire Article…
Jul 27, 2011 - 12:43 pm - By Contributing Writer
We’ll never understand how Screech, Zack, Lisa, and Mr. Belding all decided to simultaneously pick up from Indianapolis and move to Los Angeles. I mean, we understand why, just not how. That’s a whole lot of simultaneous moving, and we assume it shattered the Indianapolis public school system while simultaneously decreasing the city’s population by 32%.
However, we do know that they found a new home at Bayside in sunny California, and the rest is history.
We watched them grow up. We watched them laugh and love. Would Kelly and Zack get married? Would Screech and Lisa ever kiss? Would Jessie end up doing soft-core porn with Kyle Maclachlan?
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