Jodi Teti

Don’t let the long locks and blue eyes fool you, Jodi Teti, is more than just  a pretty face.  She also has attractive elbows.  At least that's what her garden gnome told her when she was out planting radishes.  He also said not to put too much paprika on deviled eggs, but he was just plain wrong about that.

After getting a BA from Stanford in English (an utterly worthless degree) followed by an MA in English from the University of Virginia (a horrifying 30K accumulation of debt with no job prospects whatsoever), Jodi Teti began consulting with students to assist them in making their own life mistakes by going to graduate school.  When she discovered the a JD that can actually be paid off by a job in the field for which it was intended, Jodi Teti fainted dead away, then promptly limited her consulting to law school (though the occasional dentistry college will creep in).

Jodi Teti was the leading admissions consultant for a national test preparation company for over three years, during which time she supervised and consulted on applications for hundreds of students.  At some point, she decided to strike out on her own with Trent Teti and Matt Riley to found Blueprint, where she oversees law school application consulting.  Jodi's blog posts focus on law school admissions, although she dearly loves finding LSAT fallacies in Project Runway episodes and employing palindromes for instructional purposes.  Her latest for how much to study the night before the LSAT?  Not a ton.

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Dos and Don’ts Before Starting Your LSAT Prep Course

If anyone can be described as Type-A, it’s law students and—by extension—pre-law students. Planning ahead is simply second nature to you. This means it’s time for all of you who want to take the LSAT and get a score that will enable you to apply early in the process to start thinking about signing up for an LSAT class. We get a flood of questions from people wondering what they should do before their LSAT class begins. Since we have a fair bit of knowledge in this arena, I’ve put together a list.


Are more students going to law school as a reaction to Trump?

Erica Jansson is excited to be in law school.

Fresh off the June 2017 Law School Admission Test, she just completed her first week at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. “The first week has been all about legal writing,” she says, flashing A Lawyer Writes tucked into the crook of her arm as evidence.

Erica works as a legal clerk by day, and attends Southwestern’s evening program at night. She’s also the mother of a two-year old and a real life member of the “Trump bump,” the phenomenon legal scholars have been musing about since the president’s travel bans were rejected by courts early in the year.

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FREE Kindle version of ‘The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games’!!!


Put on your Santa Claus hats, boys and girls, because Christmas has come early this year! No, Ryan Gosling isn’t taking you to the senior dance and Kim Kardashian isn’t balancing another glass of champagne on her derriere. But we are giving away the Kindle version of The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games! For free!!!

That’s right. The giveaway begins today on Monday, July 20th at 10AM PST and ends on Friday, July 24th at 5PM PST. These are strict deadlines so don’t dally!

How to obtain your copy:

• Like us on Facebook. Yep, we’re shamelessly trolling for social media love. Once you’ve done that:
• Send an email to with the subject line Games Book Giveaway and your full name so we can check that you liked us on Facebook.* We’ll also use this email address to send you the book by the end of the week and to remind you about a month from now to:
• Write an honest, unbiased review of the book on Amazon, Google Books, or another site (we’ll send you the link along with the request for a review).

You don’t have to own a Kindle in order to get a free copy of the book! You just need the Kindle App, available at the Apple Store or Google Play.

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Get ‘The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games’ – Fo’ Free!


There’s no such thing as a free lunch. But you know what is free (for a limited time)? The Kindle version of The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games!

Um, so… the giveaway actually, really, officially starts on Monday, July 20th at 10AM PST and ends on Friday, July 24th at 5PM. Yes, dear reader – this post, like Channing Tatum and the promise of delicious fat free potato chips, is a big tease. The real deal happens on Monday.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited now. And, we’re allowing you to pre-reserve your copy!

How to pre-reserve your copy:

1) Like us on Facebook. Yep, we’re shamelessly trolling for social media love. Once you’ve done that:

2) Send an email to with the subject line Games Book Giveaway and your full name so we can check that you liked us on Facebook. (Yes, you’ll be subjected to a newsletter from BP when we get your email, but you can unsubscribe right away. And, who knows, you may actually like the newsletter, as it’s full of useful LSAT, application, and law school information.) We’ll also use this email address to send you the book and also to remind you about a month from now to:

3) Write an honest, unbiased review of the book at Amazon, Google Books, or another site (we’ll send you the link in about a month).

4) Remember, don’t expect to get your free copy until Monday, since that is when the giveaway officially starts!

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Judge Slapped with $2.2 Million Suit when Driveway Feud Turns Ugly

Justice Barbara Wilson of Southampton, NY is being sued by neighbor Tony Gugliotta for defamation. The story begins as a fairly standard argument over a shared driveway, a portion of which Judge Wilson claims is hers. While surveys show that the part of the driveway in question belongs to Mr. Gugliotta, Justice Wilson claims adverse possession or “squatter’s rights” to the disputed ground.

While perhaps not the Platonic ideal of how we might expect a judge to act (who chains an SUV to a porch column? More importantly, who chooses that shade of yellow?), things didn’t get really interesting until the April 13th meeting of the Southampton Village Architectural Review Board and Historic Preservation.

First, I’d be remiss if I didn’t direct you to the videotape of the meeting, the opening music of which would do John Tesh proud.

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Application Workshops Start This Week!

Whether you took the June LSAT, are studying for September, or have your hopes pinned on December, it’s time to start thinking about what lies past the LSAT: law school applications. Let Anna Ivey, former Dean of Admission for the University of Chicago School of Law, take you through the best way to formulate your personal statement, obtain great letters of recommendation, and address any weaknesses in your application. These workshops are open to anyone but Blueprint students receive a $50 discount off the $250 price. (It’s good to be a Blueprinter, no?)

The details:

Friday, August 8th from 4-8PM in Berkeley

Saturday, August 9th from 4-8PM in Orange County in Southern California

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5 Ways to Put Off LSAT Prep Over Labor Day Weekend

Looking for something to do this Labor Day Weekend besides study for the October LSAT? Here are a few ideas:

1. Take all white clothes from closet. Place in box marked “January 2013”.

2. Read 50 Shades of Grey. Place with Twilight series in box marked “soft porn for women”.

3. Work on fantasy football draft picks for next weekend. Remove beer helmet from box marked “essential NFL gear”.

4. Go back-to-school shopping. Place 2012 hipster gear, including red skinny jeans and American Apparel v necks, in box marked “Goodwill”.

5. Glance at Blueprint LSAT textbooks. Place back in box.

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Study: LSAT Prep with Blueprint Makes You Smarter

A study in neuroanatomy from UC Berkeley using students from Blueprint LSAT Preparation classes verifies what we at Blueprint LSAT Prep have long suspected: studying for the LSAT makes you smarter*. In fact, reading the word “neuroanatomy” probably just increased your IQ at least incrementally.

The study, which exclusively used Blueprint LSAT Prep students enrolled in our in-class, three-month course of LSAT study as test subjects, found that when compared with a control group not training for the LSAT, Blueprint students exhibited “decreases in radical diffusivity (RD) in white matter connecting frontal cortices, and in mean diffusivity (MD) within frontal and parietal lobe white matter.” Yeah, baby.

Um, what?

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Geraldo Rivera’s Questionable Reasoning in the Trayvon Martin Case

The much-publicized death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin took an interesting twist when Geraldo Rivera pronounced in an interview on “Fox and Friends” last week that “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin‘s death as much as George Zimmerman was.” Later in the interview Rivera also said “Trayvon Martin, God bless him, an innocent kid, a wonderful kid, a box of Skittles in his hands. He didn’t deserve to die. But I bet you money, if he didn’t have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way.”

Without commenting on the tragedy of Trayvon’s death or the hoodie movement it has spawned across the country and at institutions like Harvard Law School, we at Blueprint were interested in the outrageous errors in reasoning Rivera’s comments displayed. One of the few bright spots in studying for the LSAT is that, if done correctly, it trains you to spot fallacious reasoning. This comes in handy as a law student, a law practitioner, and, in this case, as a media consumer.

Perhaps the journalism standards for someone who hosted episodes such as “My Ex Hired a Hitman to Kill Me”

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Must be the Season of the Waitlist

It’s still winter, and that means plenty of people have already been admitted to law school. (Jerks). For those of us not touched by angels, this also means that declinations abound. (Please pass the tub of chicken). Then there’s that special third group of people in their own little circle of hell. The waitlisters.

This post, all of you waitlisted and in law school limbo, is for you.

What to do when you’re waitlisted for law school:

1. Read the instructions you’re given.
Some schools explicitly invite waitlisted applicants to send additional materials. If this is the case, you’ll want to submit a letter of continued interest, along with any updates you have.

Some schools may expressly ask you NOT to send additional information.