Tag Archive: Elections

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LSAT Fallacies in 140 Characters or Less

As you may have heard, the President of the United States has an active personal Twitter account. We all fondly remember the days when the tweets weren’t national policy, but rather the musings of the guy on the TV show with the inexplicable hair.

Friendly relationship advice for Robisten? Check!

Musings on the effectiveness of Diet Coke versus Coca Cola Classic? Check!

Solemn remembrance of the fallen of 9/11? Checkerino!

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Logical Reasonings / 8.20.15

A) LSAC has released some data regarding the number of people taking the LSAT, and it’s still in decline. Here are some potential conclusions. Above the Law

B) Ever wondered what being a Supreme Court intern is like? Here’s the inside scoop. National Law Journal

C) Texas Tech School of Law is introducing a “brain training” program for 1Ls. Hmm… Lubbock Online

D) Someone going by Deez Nuts is the top-polling Independent candidate for president in some states. America, F yeah! The Guardian

E) In related news, you can watch about a million news anchors solemnly say the phrase “deez nuts.” Deadspin


Logical Reasonings / 8.6.15

A) You’ve probably heard that there’s a Republican debate tonight. Here’s the lawyer’s drinking game for it. Above the Law

B) An enterprising(?) woman is using GoFundMe for her law school tuition. KESQ

C) Uganda’s top court just banned the practice of refunding the “bride price” when a marriage ends in divorce. The Associated Press

D) Turns out that calling in a report of a murder is not a good strategy for getting out of a speeding citation. Legal Juice

E) Jon Stewart’s last episode of The Daily Show airs tonight. A moment of silence, please. The New York Times

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Logical Reasonings / 11.6.14

How to “network naturally”, with advice for stepping outside of your comfort zone and making those much needed connections. Above the Law

At 18, I was still trying to figure out the perfect consistency of water to cheese powder for my EasyMac… CBS

There is one thing that lawyers both old and young can agree on: taking Blueprint to prep for the LSAT! Above the Law

This is so not fair to the bears. If they are anything like me, these donuts will be their delicious, cream-filled demise. National Geographic

Everyone criticizes the survivors in zombie movies and TV to get close to water. Obviously they don’t realize that zombies can swim. WGN TV

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Logical Reasonings / 11.5.14

How to succeed in law school, from racking in the A’s to making yourself stand out. Lawyerist

Negotiating financial aid for law school. Tips to help prevent you from paying off student debt until you’re as old as my grandma. US News

Gubernatorial election results…Did you remember to vote? CNN

We are finally getting the answers we have been demanding! Vocativ

We promise not to text your parents while you’re in your Blueprint class. TIME

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Ask Not What the LSAT Can Do For You

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Tomorrow, you’ll barbecue and watch fireworks to commemorate the anniversary of this event. While those of you studying for the LSAT can certainly take a break for the holiday, here are some ways that LSAT test -akers can show patriotism in their LSAT studies.

1) Apply your newfound knowledge of flawed logic to coverage of the presidential campaign.

We’re in an election year, which means nonstop media coverage of the campaign battle between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Trust me, logical fallacies will abound.

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Our Fallacious World: California’s Proposition 23

When studying for the LSAT it’s easy to think fallacies are akin to other formal definitions and procedures we learn in college; important for a narrowly specified purpose in the short term, but otherwise largely irrelevant to our lives.

At Blueprint, our view is different.  We think fallacious reasoning exists outside of the rarified world of the LSAT and that, at times, it can rear its ugly head and infect even the most level-headed of us.

Various circumstances encourage poor reasoning, but chief among these are politics and religion.  Our etiquette conveniently holds that we shouldn’t talk about such things so that we publicly justify our inchoate intuitions about the existence of god or the wisdom of universal health care.