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Is the LSAT Bouncing Back?

LSAC recently released data about the February LSAT, and the number of people who took the February exam increased by 4.4% (as compared to the number of test-takers in February 2014) — one of the biggest percentage increases in years.

This isn’t the only increase we’ve seen recently – in February 2014, the percentage of test-takers increased by 1.1% over the previous February test, and the percentage of people who took the December 2014 LSAT increased by 0.8% relative to December 2013. The jump in February test-takers is significant mainly because it’s so much larger than those other increases. It’s also worth noting that this is the first time in over five years that the number of test-takers has increased in two consecutive test administrations.

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Mar 24, 2015 - 6:01 pm - By Laura Santoski
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Logical Reasonings / 3.24.15

A) US News & World Report thinks one reader shouldn’t take the LSAT for a third time, but your circumstances may differ.

B) This list of the country’s most expensive law schools includes five schools in the T14 and TWO SCHOOLS THAT ARE UNRANKED?!?!?! Above the Law

C) Choose a law school using ABA data and statistics (aka not rankings). Prelaw Guru

D) Taylor Swift called out the Princeton Review for misquoting her. Ya got burnt, PRev. Billboard

E) A new nonstick coating could save waste, help industry, and, most important, looks coooooool. New York Times

Mar 24, 2015 - 2:30 pm - By Greg Nix
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What To Do When You Backslide

While preparing for the LSAT, you may find that you’ve suddenly mastered a section of the test that you’d been having problems with, resulting in a rapid score increase in a very short period of time. This is wonderful, and will confirm many things you suspected were true: you are a genius, you are as charismatic as Chris Pratt, and you are destined to clerk for and become BFFs with the Notorious RBG.

And then you might find that, after a week of riding high, you’re getting answers wrong in the section you thought you’d conquered and your score backslides. This will make you question many things: Were you really switched at birth with a better, LSAT wizard of a baby? Is the Earth actually flat?  And just how notorious is RBG anyway?

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Mar 23, 2015 - 6:47 pm - By Anna Wang
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Logical Reasonings / 3.23.15

A) “The trouble with studying for the LSAT is you think you have time.” – Wise words from Spivey Consulting

B) One law professor admits that a lawyer doesn’t need law school. But he thinks we still need it so that the law can continue to evolve. Bloomberg View

C) Law school applications have dropped 6.7% this year, and over 50% from ten years ago. Go get ‘em, applicants! Wall Street Journal

D) A crazy Austin lawyer did a crazy Austin stunt. Above the Law

E) The Kendrick Lamar-Seinfeld mash up you didn’t know that you were waiting for. Vulture

Mar 23, 2015 - 2:15 pm - By Greg Nix
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March Median Madness

The NCAA tournament is upon us, and your bracket is probably already busted. (Thanks, UAB!) Yup, picking basketball teams at this time of year is a crapshoot. But have you ever wondered what the bracket would look like if you picked schools by their median LSAT score?

What’s that? You haven’t wondered that at all? Well, we must have more time on our hands than you do. Probably because you’re studying for the LSAT. So we filled out a whole 64-team bracket based on law school median LSAT score.

A couple of notes:
Only 42 of the 64 colleges in this year’s field actually have law schools. Any school that doesn’t was disqualified.

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Mar 20, 2015 - 6:47 pm - By Greg Nix
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