Tag Archive: News

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All the LSAT News from 2019

The end of 2019 fast approaching. If 2019 were an LSAT, we’d have just finished making our frantic, final answer selections in the fifth section, and would now be listening to the proctor drone on about some final instructions before being dismissed. Which is to say that our minds would be drifting away from the LSAT and towards how much we’re going to celebrate finishing the test. But before we let our minds drift away from 2019 and towards our New Year’s Eve celebrations, we thought it’d be appropriate to reflect on all the changes to the LSAT this year brought.

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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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Is the LSAT Done Playing (Logic) Games with Us?

Since the 80s, LSAT test writers have forced test takers to battle some difficult Logic Games: circles, dinosaurs, buildings … the test writers have given us plenty to be shocked about. This week, some pretty startling news came out, giving test writers a constraint more difficult than anything seen on a test: within four years, the Logic Games section, as we know it, may be gone.

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How Many Times You Can Take the LSAT

This morning, everyone who’s registered to take the LSAT got some news that could affect how they plan to take the LSAT and apply to law school. Those folks found in their inboxes an email from LSAC, titled “Test-Taking Limit Policy,” which announced, perhaps unsurprisingly, a new test-taking limit policy for the LSAC.

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Another Law School May Be Closing Its Doors

Things are looking very dire for the students of Western State College of Law at Argosy University. As if its name could afford to be any longer, this school will probably be referred to as “the Beleaguered Western State College of Law at Argosy University” whenever it’s brought up this year.

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More Details on the Digital LSAT!

For years, I’ve had two primary complaints about the LSAT: (1) the writing sample is a sadistic, useless waste of time and (2) the test administration method is woefully outdated. Turns out, LSAC is finally attempting to remedy the second problem by transitioning to digital testing (but, alas, the writing sample doesn’t appear to be going anywhere).

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Beleaguered Law School Arizona Summit Reaches Its Nadir

Growing up, I used to wish that my school would magically disappear, leaving me free to play around all day without any responsibilities. Well, for law students at Arizona Summit, that childhood dream is quickly becoming an adult nightmare.

In case you missed it, the latest in beleaguered law school news is that Arizona Summit will not be holding classes this fall semester.

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Meet Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Nominee

Yesterday, President Trump announced his pick to fill the empty Supreme Court seat created by Justice Kennedy’s retirement — he chose Brett Kavanaugh. While any Supreme Court pick is significant, this one is especially important given its potential to swing the Court further to the right. As a result, we’re dedicating a post to providing some background on Judge Kavanaugh.

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Supreme Court Round Up!

The Supreme Court has been on quite a tear lately, rifling off several important decision. This post is going to summarize some of the major cases. At the very least, getting a lay of the legal landscape will allow law school-bound students to sound somewhat informed heading into the semester.

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The Supposed Law School “Brain Drain”

There’s been some freaking out online about law school applications. In other news, they’re airing reality TV shows on Bravo. This time, the freak out is over the quality of law school applicants. Even as law school applications rebounded in 2017, the number of applicants from “top” undergraduate schools (literally just the Ivies plus Chicago, Duke, and Stanford) dropped. That number has dropped a lot since 2008.