Robert Seaney

Robert Seaney is a second-year student at Harvard Law School, which is unfortunate after having grown accustomed to life in San Fracisco and New York in the years prior. After swearing he'd never get a grasp on Logic Games ("too many moving pieces, dammit!"), he's since developed a solid working relationship with the test's Xinjins and Tyrones and Mauve Dinosaurs.

Robert's writing for Blueprint is inspired by Delillo and DFW. That probably puts it too charitably though -- Robert enjoys reading these authors; his work maybe more channels Bill Watterson's, sans the artistic talents. He enjoys The Economist's gentle snobbery too, with his afternoon tea and crumpets. A brief and traumatic perusal of the Comments section, which unearthed a most pernicious variety of LSAT-engrossed Internet trolls, left Robert preferring the most anodyne of blogging subjects: happy to review the converse fallacy for you, thank you very much. Recently, however, our intrepid corespondent has also tentatively forayed into some more controversial themes, such as whether or not to write out scenarios on a game with four or more possible setups. He looks forward to many more.

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As Enrollments Remain Low, At Least One Law School Is Closing Its Doors.

There are too many law schools in the USofA today. They are taking too many students, and charging too much money, to too many people who will never be able to payoff their law school debt with money earned in the legal profession. In the wake of the White House’s crackdown on for-profit colleges, I’m curious to see if we might see the discussion turn towards law schools in the near future.


Law School Administrators, The Workforce Behind Law Schools

Heading into the second half of the semester, it was time last week to submit bids for Winter term courses. Six classes, ranked in order of preference, strategically reranked and fretted over to optimize the odds of a sufferable professor or subject, and – most importantly – submitted to Mrs. Burns promptly at noon on

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My 99th Percentile LSAT Score Story: Robert Seaney

Definitely came out of my diagnostic exam, my first ever run through the LSAT, whining – and I quote – “I’ll never get Logic Games – there’s just too many moving pieces!”

While I maintain that I’m right about the second part, I couldn’t have been more wrong about the first.


Kim Kardashian, Esq.?

Just in case you’ve been living, like, under a rock: Kim Kardashian is headed to law school. Well, not quite yet: the media personality plans to wait a bit until “things slow down.” Understandable for a mother of young children with a megalomaniacal genius for a husband and a cult of personality to maintain.

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Harvard Law School moves forward on race. Hopefully.

The 2015-2016 saw Harvard Law School embroiled in some challenging debates over race and diversity. In the fall, portraits of tenured black faculty members in the main building were defaced with black tape, and in the spring semester an organization of students and faculty called Royall Must Fall led a movement to change the Harvard Law School crest, which had its origins in slavery.


How Would They Have Scored on the LSAT: Rio 2016 Edition

Despite the fame of the Olympics, it’s important to recall its history as an amateur sport. Even today, the vast majority of Olympians can’t rely simply on their professional careers or their Wheaties endorsements to sustain their livelihood, much less to finance their training and competing. And so, naturally, they turn to legal careers. And

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Controversy is everywhere, even in the staid hallways of law school.

What a time… to be alive… and to be attempting to focus on your LSATs when there are so, so many legal and political firestorms raging in the world today.

Turkey’s democratically-elected government has been overthrown in a violent military coup, but actually nvm; Cleveland has devolved into a veritable trumpster-fire over the course of the GOP Convention; Ted Zodiac Killer Cruz admonished us to “vote our conscience” during an endorsement that was anything but; Michelle Obama’s platitudinous 2008 Convention speech now apparently is the hallmark to which all other FLOTUS speeches should aspire (or plagiarize).


Law School Clinics: A Great Way to Learn and Serve

Have you ever had the opportunity to peruse a stack of law school applications? Specifically the Personal Statement/”Why Lawschool?” sections? You’ll find a pretty common theme across them: I’m going to lawschool to save X (where is X is “the orphans,” or “Brooklyn,” or “the blue-footed booby,” etc). X, in the context of Why Lawschool?, is pretty much never “SIFIs from overburdensome regulation” or “Microsoft from paying royalties on questionably-acquired IP.”

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Online Law School: Um…

Legal education has been a tempestuous terrain for decades now, and especially so following the 2007 financial crisis. Undeterred, Syracuse Law School has decided to push the pedagogical boundaries — and the American Bar Association guidelines — a step further with its new online law program.