Quit Playing Logic Games with Our Hearts

Quit Playing Logic Games with Our Hearts

If you’re studying for the LSAT, you’ve probably heard that Logic Games will soon be a thing of the past. But will they really? Why? When? And what will replace them?

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If you’re studying for the LSAT, you’ve probably heard that Logic Games will soon be a thing of the past. But will they really? Why? When? And what will replace them?

Branden & Jelena break down the recent settlement in Binno v. LSAC, which may fundamentally change the LSAT in the next few years.

In this episode, you’ll find out . . .

  1. What LSAC really committed to regarding Logic Games
  2. Why plaintiff Angelo Binno previously sued the American Bar Association over the same issue (and was rejected by the Supreme Court)
  3. How prospective law students with visual impairments dealt with the LSAT’s Logic Games section in the past
  4. What current LSAT students who struggle with this section should do about Logic Games—keep studying, or wait?
  5. When we can expect to see a change to the Analytical Reasoning section
  6. What Analytical Reasoning is, anyway

Links and further resources from from this week’s episode:

Binno’s Complaint Against LSAC (PDF): https://bit.ly/36XnGhR

Joint Press Release from Binno & LSAC on Settlement: http://prn.to/3jJritb

LSAC’s Now-Deleted Second Statement: https://i.redd.it/k5bm8hjgbgr31.jpg

ABA Journal on the LSAC/Binno Settlement: http://bit.ly/3cZ2POW

Supreme Court Denies Cert to Binno’s ABA Suit: http://bit.ly/2Z36PFO

Jason Turkish’s Previous Lawsuit Over Bar Exam: http://bit.ly/3q5FW06

Google’s Indefatigable Lawyer who Just Happens to Be Blind: https://bit.ly/3jBZUNp

LSAC Current Volume Summary Report: http://bit.ly/2MGEbIo

33 Common LSAT Flaws: https://amzn.to/3efTuzY

Start Your BarMax Free Trial Now: https://go.onelink.me/3011142272/d02ba2de

Start Your LSATMax Free Trial: https://go.onelink.me/z1Zu/689fb4b4

The Road to 180: The Ultimate Guide to LSAT Prep (free on Kindle unlimited): https://amzn.to/3q4ifp1


Jelena Woehr

Jelena Woehr

Jelena was born & raised in Golden, CO. There she cut her teeth on logic by getting into, then out of, an impressive amount of trouble. When not organizing student protests or lobbying the school board, Jelena competed in equestrian sports & constitutional debate. Jelena took the June 2017 LSAT, partly out of curiosity and partly because she developed a serious Logic Games addiction. After three months of study, Jelena achieved a score of 178. While she didn't end up falling in love with law school, she did find herself really enjoying the LSAT—so much that she left her previous career in tech startups behind and began teaching. Jelena prides herself on helping her students understand not just the systems and methods they can apply to get a good score, but the underlying logic & its applicability to the challenge of learning to think like a law student. Outside of her work with the LSAT, Jelena is a writer, creative content producer, & a competitive equestrian endurance rider.

Branden Frankel

Branden Frankel

In 2000, Branden graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. For a few years after, he cast about in vain for entry-level philosopher positions, but, when he was visited by the Ghost of Student Loans Past, he knew it was time to make a change. In June 2006, Branden took the LSAT, scoring a 175. Thereafter, he attended UCLA School of Law, graduating in 2010 and practicing patent law for several years. Since 2013, he has taught dozens of live LSAT classes and tutored scores of successful test takers. When he's not considering the finer points of a particularly tricky Logical Reasoning question or kicking it with his daughter, Branden writes Science Fiction. You can find him after work at the local Starbucks, typing furiously, then deleting what he typed, then typing more, and so on for hours.


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