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A Toast to the LSAT in 2012

2012 is but hours away from being in the books. Four administrations of the LSAT were among the many events of the past year. To each of these LSAT tests, a toast:

Here’s to the February 2012 LSAT, for showing us that it’s still possible to keep secrets in our digital, social-networked age. You will live on only in the memories of the lucky LSAT test takers who entered a test center on February 11.

Here’s to the June 2012 LSAT, for the gift of extra space on logic games. Before you, we had to cram our diagrams and hypotheticals into the margins. But we need do so no more ever since you brought us two full pages for each game.

Here’s to the October 2012 LSAT, for bringing us to the world of urban planning with your zones and subzones. And for asking us to consider the viability of papercrete as a construction material (if we were to go by name alone, I wouldn’t say it sounds too promising). The ethnography of the !Kung would still only be a topic of anthropology classes if not for you.

And last but not least, here’s to the December 2012 LSAT. Your answer sheets are long gone from the desks at the test centers, having made the journey to Newtown, PA. But your contents, your curve, and the scores of those who took you remain a secret and will likely not be revealed until the new year. In this way, you are a thread that ties the years together.

In the new year, just as the sun will rise and set, as the moon will wax and wane, as the seasons will go by, so too will the LSAT continue to fascinate us. We look forward to four new LSAT administrations and all the joy and misery they will bring.