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My First LSAT: Cut Through the B.S.

From time to time, we ask a Blueprint instructor to reflect on his or her experiences studying for the LSAT. Today we welcome Robert Seaney of New York. To read past installments, click here.

Everyone’s approach to the LSAT is going to be a little bit different. When I began my studies, I was told that you just have to figure out which is the experimental section (good luck…), and spend that 35 minute segment sneakily going back to answer the scored questions. I was told by others that Reading Comprehension is specifically designed to be completable only for those who know how to speed-read; a two-time 180 scorer told me that the key is in meditation; and a dubious gentleman studying at Florida Coastal insisted that you really don’t even need to study.

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Apr 21, 2015 - 6:58 pm - By Robert Seaney
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Logical Reasonings / 4.21.15

A) How do you write a Letter of Continued Interest? US News & World Report

B) So apparently Law School Parents’ Weekend is a thing. Why is that weird? “Because you are a grown-ass adult, that’s why. You are totally and autonomously capable of scheduling your own visits from Mommy and Daddy.” Above the Law

C) The Senate is finally going to vote on Attorney General-nominee Loretta Lynch. Wall Street Journal

D) Student loans. If those words gave you the shivers, here’s a helpful rundown of all possible repayment options. Huffington Post

E) The underground tunnels beneath Disney World are surprisingly boring looking, but kind of cool nonetheless. Messy Nessy Chic

Apr 21, 2015 - 2:12 pm - By Greg Nix
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Dream Professors: Celebrity Spouse Edition

When I found out Amal Clooney was teaching at Columbia Law, I made it my mission to spot her on campus—George has nothing on me, after all. Thus far, I have been unsuccessful (much to my chagrin). Part of the reason may be that Columbia students are apparently forbidden from talking about her class. Because of my disappointment, I started hoping that maybe a few other celebrity spouses guest lecturing at Columbia would increase my odds of crossing paths with one.

Alexi Ashe
Seth Meyers’s wife, Alexi Ashe, is a human rights lawyer and Assistant District Attorney. I would love to see her guest lecture at Columbia in a criminal law class. For one thing, I’m not a huge fun of my criminal law professor right now, so anyone seems like a possible upgrade.

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Apr 20, 2015 - 6:10 pm - By Philip Mayer
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Logical Reasonings / 4.20.15

A) We gave Pen and Chisel four reasons why taking the June LSAT is a good idea.

B) This Q&A with a legal recruiter includes: Should you go to law school? Should you drop out of law school? What’s the average lawyer’s workday like? Girl’s Guide to Law School

C) What are some of the hidden benefits of wearing the same thing everyday? For one thing: closet space. Ellevate

D) Just over a year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentencing trial is about to begin. Here are five things to know. Wall Street Journal

E) I couldn’t even tell you why I love this Onion article so much: Mysterious Crate Arrives From London.

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:47 pm - By Greg Nix
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This Week’s Best Pre-Law Links

The internet is like the Grand Canyon: massive, awe-inspiring, occasionally shitty, and impossible to see the whole thing. To help out with that last one, I’ve collected some of my favorite pre-law related stories from the past couple weeks for your edification. Don’t say I never did anything for you.

The Smartest People Are Opting Out of Law School
There are two ways to look at this article. One is that all the smarties have realized that law school does not guarantee a six-figure income like we once thought, and have decided to pursue a more certain career path, like engineering or grave-digging. The other is that a good LSAT score is worth more now that it ever has been. If you want to be a lawyer and you can ace the test, you’ll have your pick of schools and scholarships, and will be able to set yourself up for better opportunities than you ever could have during the law school boom of the early aughts.

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Apr 17, 2015 - 6:30 pm - By Greg Nix
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