Ep. 189: The Zen of LSAT Prep with Nina Marinaro

March LSAT scores are rolling in and the phones are ringing off the hook. Nathan and Ben are starting to hear tales of triumph for some test takers and bitter disappointment for others. What better way to celebrate your victory or soothe your LSAT rage than to Zen out for a bit with today’s guest. The guys interview Nina Marinaro of Zenprep.org, a company that brings a mindfulness-based approach to LSAT prep, law school admissions, 1L success, and more. The guys also reach back in time to answer question 1 on the June 2007 LSAT. Happy listening!

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2:24 – Demon Updates

Ben and the rest of the gang have been working hard this past week, tweaking the Demon and expanding its AI mind. The platform is getting super sharp when it comes to serving up questions that challenge you at your level based on your answer history within the Demon. Based on feedback, the LSAT Demon is becoming some students’ favorite way to practice LSAT questions on-the-go. Head over to LSATdemon.com to sign up for a free trial and check it out for yourself.

3:32 – Newsworthy Bits

April 23rd Nathan talks changes coming to the LSAT at Seattle University

April 24th y’all. Mark it. It’s the last day to register for the June LSAT, which is the last paper + pencil test…maybe ever. (At least if you’re one of the lucky people randomly assigned paper + pencil on test day.) So if you’re planning to take the June LSAT, or you’re itching for a chance to have one last go with yer Ticonderoga #2, don’t miss out. Go register now.

June 4th is the last day to register for the July LSAT. Otherwise known as “the first day of the rest of your digital LSAT life.”

5:09 – June 2007 LSAT: Section 1. Question 1.

The guys dive in to the OG practice test. The June 2007 LSAT. They’ve worked through nearly all the questions of this test, but now they’re headed back to the very first question. It’s a Logic Game! Nathan and Ben walk through how they create worlds for the game. They cover common pitfalls. And they slice and dice their way through the questions once their setup is complete. Get your pencil and paper and 2007 LSAT ready and follow along.

38:11 – Interview with Nina Marinaro

Nina Marinaro is a lawyer, yoga teacher, and future-lawyer coach. She spends her time helping stressed-out students avoid burnout and become productive professionals. She developed her ZENprep MindfulMethod through her own experience dealing with stress and burnout as she prepped for the LSAT, scored in the 90th percentile, made her way through law school, passed the NY Bar, and began practicing as a lawyer and lobbyist. The guys talk to Nina about her story and explore the ways would-be law students can reduce stress and succeed in their path to practicing law.

4 Comments


  1. This girl sounded incredibly naive.. and she is giving advice? Not the best interview.

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  2. Hi,

    So I wrote the Jan Lsat and scored 149. Only had about a month of studying. Practice test average was around 155 to 157. I am planning to rewrite the LSAT in July due to the ability to cancel and re write it another time. I just started listening to your podcast and didn’t know this was an option. Originally I was planning to write the Sept LSAT. This only leaves me with less than 3 months of studying, additionally I will be fasting in May so wont be able to study then. My goal is to have a score of 158 to 160. My question is after I write the July Lsat, do I keep any score over 149 or do I cancel that score and try again to get a 158, if I didn’t achieve 158+ score in July.

    Thanks,

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    1. Hi there, glad you found the show. In general, if you score higher, you should keep your score no matter what. But in this case, if you score below 155, I’d suggest canceling so you can take it again for free. I chose 155 because your PT scores are already between 155-157.

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