Articles published in January 2012

LSAT And Law School In The News – February Edition


Here is a round up of LSAT and Law School related news items from the past month. Enjoy!

Free LSAT Workshops!


TGIF! To celebrate the end of another work week, we’re  announcing several free  LSAT workshops, both Live Online and in New York City.

These 2 hours workshops will include a Logic Games and Logical Reasoning lesson, and will be led by some of our geekiest instructors. Did we mention that these are free?? Dates and links for signup are below.

Free LSAT workshops in New York:

Free Live Online LSAT Workshops:

Happy Studying!

From Pre Law to the 1% – Interesting Statistics on Attorney Earning Prospects


It all started with a 180 on his LSAT

A serious motivational factor for many aspiring lawyers is the potential income that top attorneys earn. A recent New York Times article strives to deconstruct “the one percent”, and the folks at the Above The Law blog have pulled out the data from the article relevant to lawyers.

They point out, among other cool factoids, that only physicians, CEOs, and public administrators rank ahead of attorneys on the list of livelihoods represented among the 1%.

There are some truly compelling statistics in this article, and a very interesting interactive breakdown of earnings by career.

How many of you are going to law school with the hopes of joining the 1%?

Number of Law School Applications in Decline


The Legal Skills Prof Blog is reporting that law school applications are in sharp decline from last year – this according to a report published on a password protected page of LSAC’s website.

The data in the report shows a 16.7% downturn in applications to law school, and a 15.3% downturn in applications to the American Bar Association. Simply put, there are fewer players in the “law school game”, a trend you should expect to see continue, at least in the short term.

The Law School Express, circa 2008

If I place myself in your shoes, oh law school hopeful, I think there are two important things to glean from this information. The first is quite obvious and good news for the law school applicant. Less competition for those coveted spots in the nation’s top law schools will certainly not hurt your chances.

I arrived at the second big takeaway by considering  why law school applications are declining.  The market of law school hopefuls is certainly reacting to the well publicized lack of job prospects that newly minted attorneys are facing today.

The staggering 16.7% downturn is compounded by the fact that there is a natural tendency for undergrads to flock to grad school during an economic downturn instead of testing the struggling job market. Read more

Friday Links


Happy Friday!

Unfortunately there is no overtime on the LSAT

To help you gear up for this Holiday weekend, we gathered some interesting law school and pre law links from around the web, as well as a few ‘just for fun’ selections.  Enjoy!

The National Law Journal analyzes the results of the 2011 Law School Survey of Student Engagement. The findings? Law School students are generally quite happy with their experience.

Law School Podcaster examines which majors are most advantageous for pre law students.

This is slightly throwback, but still supremely interesting! Long before the landmark 2008 Presidential election, Barack Obama became the first African American elected to another prestigious post.

The New York Times has a very interesting piece on undergraduate education, titled “What is College For?“.

And last but not least, just because I can’t get enough of Tim Tebow mania, “Tebowie“.

FINALLY! December LSAT Scores Are HERE!


She's probably hanging out with your December LSAT score


That pretty much sums up the collective sentiment of December 2011 LSAT takers everywhere. Forget Waldo and Carmen Sandiego, where the #$&% are the December LSAT scores?! Well, the wait is over:  LSAT scores started rolling out at approximately 5:20pm EST. The curve for the December exam was -14 for a 170, -28 for a 160.

Remember, it is inadvisable to open up that email from LSAC while driving a car, operating heavy machinery, or standing in the same room as minors or others who might object to vulgarity.

Lastly, remember to check out our free review of the December LSAT happening next Tuesday night. Two of our geekiest instructors will be on hand to review some of the more difficult games from the exam, as well as give their sage-like advise on whether or not you should consider a retake.

Best of luck!

Some Predictions for 2012 (Happy New Year!)


12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, and 4 LSATs later, 2011 is behind us.

2011 was a banner year for Manhattan LSAT: in addition to teaching a record number of students, 2011 saw the release of the 2nd edition of our LSAT Strategy Guides.

Happy New Year from Manhattan LSAT

2012 promises to be an even bigger year, as we get ready to bring our 99th percentile approach to even more students in more places (check us out in Boston and Boulder this year!).  Needless to say, we can’t wait to help every one of our students achieve their personal goals on the LSAT.

Today I’m taking a look at the road ahead in 2012 and making some bold (and some not so bold) predictions for the year: Read more