Future PowerScore Full-Length LSAT Course Students Get Two Advanced Courses for Free!

Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 12:02 PM

For the first time ever, PowerScore will be giving all future full-length LSAT course students access to its renowned Advanced Courses for no additional charge. For a limited time starting today (January 22nd), everyone who enrolls in the PowerScore Full-Length LSAT Course or PowerScore's Live Online LSAT Course will be able take advantage of the Advanced Logic Games Course, taught by Dave Killoran, author of the renowned PowerScore Logic Games Bible, as well as the Advanced Logical Reasoning Course, taught by Dave Killoran and PowerScore Course Developer Jon Denning. 

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Topics: LSAT, Logic Games, Logical Reasoning

Scholarship vs. Prestige: When to Take the Money and Run?

Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog titled, A Law Degree Is Worth over $1 Million. Can You Get It for Free? Predictably, we received several questions from former students who actually do have the opportunity to attend law school for free, on a full-ride scholarship. If you think their decision is a no-brainer, think again: oftentimes, the choice is between attending a higher-ranked school at sticker price vs. a lower-ranked school at a discount (or even for free). Before you get jealous, realize that these students found themselves in this enviable position because they worked hard for it: in college, on their applications, and - perhaps most importantly - on their LSAT scores.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Studies in Perfection: Alinea

Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM

A few years ago I read an inspiring book called Life on the Line by Grant Achatz. Grant is the head chef at Chicago’s Alinea restaurant, which has repeatedly been named one of the best restaurants in the world. He rose through the chef ranks to head up his own kitchen, only to then battle tongue cancer that nearly took away his sense of taste permanently (he’s ok now, fortunately). I liked the book so much that I made a trip up to Alinea last year to eat there. The experience was, in a word, a revelation. From the burning leaves to the helium dessert balloons to the dessert smashed on the table, it was easily the most fun meal I’ve ever eaten, while at the same time making me wonder exactly how they had created half of what came to the table.

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Topics: LSAT

Studies in Perfection: Oregon’s Blur Offense

Posted by on January 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM

For a while now, I’ve been meaning to write a series of articles on how the pursuit of perfection in various fields can teach valuable lessons for LSAT preparation, and how that pursuit sometimes conflicts with prevailing conventional wisdom. In honor of tonight’s national championship football game, we start with Oregon’s Blur Offense.

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Topics: LSAT

The December 2014 LSAT Reading Comprehension Section Reviewed

Posted by on January 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM

The December LSAT was a challenging one for many students, and with the scores’ having just been released last week, many are now reviewing their results. Earlier this week we reviewed the Logic Games section of the test, and the following is a basic overview of the Reading Comprehension section.

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A Law Degree Is Worth over $1 Million. Can You Get It for Free?

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 10:40 AM

According to Law School Transparency, a reform group, in 2013, the average public law school graduate carried a debt of $84,600. Graduates of private law schools, meanwhile, owed over $140,000. This would all be fine, of course, if you were virtually guaranteed a six-figure salary after graduation. You are not. Nine months after graduating, only 57 percent of law students had full-time jobs that required passing the bar, the ABA reports. For those lucky enough to have a job, the median salary was $61,245—15% below the 2009 median. Yes, starting salaries in the private sector were higher—around $90,000—but they are down 30.8% from their 2009 levels.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

December 2014 LSAT Logic Games—What Really Happened?

Posted by on January 2, 2015 at 5:23 PM

December 2014 LSAT scores have just been released (on New Year's Day, no less), and test takers are now getting the opportunity to review their results. For many test takers, the Logic Games section is the first one they review, so let's take a look at it.

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Topics: LSAT, Logic Games

Law School Scholarships and the Power of Negotiation

Posted by on December 31, 2014 at 5:19 PM

There's an interesting reality these days when it comes to applying to law school, and it's something we've touched on before: not for forty years (at least!) have people faced such little competition! The empty building of the image here is a touch dramatic to be sure, but the numbers are alarmingly low and haven't bottomed out yet. As my colleague Nikki astutely pointed out in the afore-linked post, "If you're one of these applicants, congratulations!" 

And while his post explored the ramifications of, as well as the likely reasons behind, the record-low applicant count, there's an additional point I want to emphasize, and one that could ultimately save you thousands of dollars in tuition.

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Topics: Law School Admissions, scholarships

LSAT Test Mentality - Hold What You've Got

Posted by on December 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM

My family and I drove about 42 hours roundtrip over the holiday break. I'm very fortunate to be married to the consummate planner, and her skills shone through on this trip just like every other. We had everything we could possibly need over the course of four days on the road, staying in a hotel and four different homes. We had snacks and games and a fully stocked medicine kit. She worked tirelessly the few days before the trip to make sure we had everything we could possibly need. One thing she didn't do, however, was make sure our car was serviced the day before we left.

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Topics: LSAT Prep, Test Mentality

Happy Holidays from PowerScore!

Posted by on December 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Happy Holidays from your friends at PowerScore! 
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Topics: LSAT, LSAT Prep, LSAT Admissions