Logical Reasonings / 3.20.19

A. You have mere hours to get your admissions ticket photo uploaded for the March LSAT, so make sure to handle that if you haven’t already. LSAC

B. According to Law School Transparency, the University of Dayton reduces the tuition for incoming students more than any other school — by 51.9% — over the last five years. Above the Law

C. The Thinking Like a Lawyer podcast applied their legal perspective to the college admissions scandal. Above the Law

D. California Representative Devin Nunes is suing Twitter for, well, letting people make fun of him. NY Times

E. You could have been admitted to and graduated from law school in the time since Justice Clarence Thomas last chimed in during oral arguments. His legendary silence was finally broken today. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 3.19.19

A. Tomorrow’s the last day to upload your admissions ticket photo for the March LSAT, so make sure to follow the rules and get that done. LSAC

B. After putting their main rankings together, U.S. News & World Report ranked the law schools based on the median LSAT scores earned by incoming classes. U.S. News & World Report

C. Above the Law also compiled the schools with the lowest median LSATs. Above the Law

D. USNWR also provided a rundown on why it’s so hard to get into the top law schools. Spoiler: it’s because a lot of people want to go to them. Shocking, I know. U.S. News & World Report

E. SCOTUS decided today to broaden the government’s ability to detain criminal immigrants, though they didn’t make the decision on constitutional grounds. NPR

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Speeding Up with Conditional Statements

Figuring out timing on the LSAT can feel impossible — you might wonder how you’ll ever be able to get through a whole section, let alone devote time to those “extra” steps like anticipating the right answer or diagramming. The catch-22, of course, is that taking the time for those extra steps is necessary (see what we did there?) for getting through a section with adequate time — if you skip them, you’re more likely to waste time and be tempted by wrong answers.

Logical Reasonings / 3.15.19

A. Your weekend task (assuming you’re taking the March LSAT and haven’t yet uploaded your admissions ticket photo): upload your dang admissions ticket photo. The deadline is next Wednesday. LSAC

B. In a world historic flex, a 1L at Columbia Law bid $8100 at a Public Interest Law fundraiser to have dinner with Columbia professor and world’s-only-celebrity-human-rights-attorney Amal Clooney. Page Six

C. After news of the college admissions scandal broke, we knew it’d only be a matter of time before the lawsuits came flying in. Here’s one of the first: two Stanford students filed a class action lawsuit against universities implicated in the scandal for devaluing their degrees. Heavy

D. Speaking of the scandal, former University of Chicago Law dean and current admissions consultant Anna Ivey discussed whether it’s possible to bribe your way into law school. Law.com

E. We discussed why you shouldn’t really care about the U.S. News & World Report rankings in today’s post, but apparently, most pre-law students are ahead of the curve in not really caring about rankings. The kids are all right. Above the Law

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The 2020 U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings Have Arrived

Gather ’round, aspiring law students. Join the current law students checking to see if their school made a jump in the rankings, the attorneys getting an update how impressive their alma maters are today, the nervous law school officials making sure their school didn’t take a precipitous tumble down the rankings. Gather ’round, and gaze upon the brand new 2020 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings, and exalt your new king of law school admissions.