Ross Rinehart

Manager/author at Most Strongly Supported.

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In Defense of Logic Games

First, to be clear: I will not be arguing that test takers who are blind or visually impaired — like Angelo Binno, whose settlement with the Law School Admissions Council may eventually force LSAC to change or remove the Logic Games section altogether — should have to take the Logic Games section on the LSAT. I am neither a medical expert nor a psychometrician, but after working with an untold number of students I feel confident saying that visual aids like set-ups and scenarios make these games more manageable for basically everyone. It seems manifestly unfair that test takers who cannot use such visual aids should be forced to take the section, and I applaud Binno’s fight to level the LSAT’s playing field.

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Which Schools Are Accepting the GRE Now?

For years, law schools were wedded to the LSAT. Like any marriage, it had its ups and downs, but it was a bedrock relationship. The LSAT, after all, was the test developed for law schools. The LSAT pledged to help law school assess the lawyerly mettle of applicants; law schools promised to use the LSAT as its primary means of applicant appraisal. Through these vows, a mutually beneficial partnership was forged.

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September 2019 Post-LSAT Carnival

To celebrate the fact that we’ve made it through another LSAT, we’re throwing a party. And not just any kind of party — a carnival! Yes, a veritable carnival. But not the capital-C Caribbean cruise Carnival. Nor is it the wild party from Brazil “carny-vahl.” And it’s definitely not that menacing Italian character … that’s a Cannavale. It’s a post-LSAT carnival.

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Your September 2019 LSAT Instant Reaction

You made it. You just finished the September 2019 LSAT. You completed the LSAT-leg of your journey to law school and the legal profession. And — for reasons known only to you — you have chosen to spend your first post-LSAT moments with us, an LSAT blog. At any rate, we’re definitely happy to have you.

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Predictions for the September 2019 LSAT

The September 2019 LSAT is approaching — perhaps a bit too quickly for comfort, for some. While the upcoming September test promises a lot of last-minute cramming and practice exams and bouts of panic-induced mania for those signed up to take it, it promises a different time-honored tradition for us at Most Strongly Supported: the predictions post.

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Blueprint’s Guide to LSAT Test Centers, Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Update: We’ve updated this ever-growing list of test center reviews to include test centers listed for the September, October, and November 2019 LSAT. We’ve also added Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, and Portland to the list of cities we’ve included. We believe this is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use LSAT test center review guide on the internet.

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The New LSAT Writing Section: Our Review

A nonprofit organization known as the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is tasked with facilitating the law school admissions process, in part, by administering the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). LSAC is considering changing part of the LSAT known as “LSAT Writing.” LSAT can either return to the former version of the LSAT Writing section, in which test takers handwrite a short essay at the end of the scored, multiple-choice sections of the exam, or continue to use their recently adopted new version of LSAT Writing, in which test takers write a short essay on a personal computer, anytime within a year following their completion of the scored, multiple-choice sections of the exam.* Using the facts below, write an essay in which you argue for one option over the other based on the following two criteria:


A Complete Guide to the Strategies You’ll Need on the Digital LSAT

This September, as you’ve probably heard, the LSAT is going digital. You know that, right? Have we talked about it enough? I think we’ve talked about it enough. But if you’re taking this September LSAT, or any future LSAT (at least until The Singularity, when the test will become just brain imaging scan of your cognitive functions administered by our AI overlords), you have to deal with the fact that the test you’ll be taking is on a tablet using LSAC’s proprietary testing software, and not with the newsprint-bound test booklets your forebearers had to endure.