Episode 33: Can an Opera Singer or Television Show Assistant Get Into Law School?

In this week’s podcast, we discuss issues relating to the upcoming June 2015 LSAT and answer questions from listeners. We then work through question 4 in section 2 of the June 2007 LSAT, which is a flaw question about the Connorly Report on Ocksenfrey’s pre-packaged meals.

Here’s a look at the topics we discuss:

  • How to determine if you’re ready for the June 2015 LSAT, and what you should do in the final weeks before the test.
  • Is there a shortage of LSAT test centers around the country? Why are students being sent to test centers in other cities to take the exam?
  • What are some tips for working through paradox questions?
  • Megan graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in media and visual arts, with a specialization in documentary production. She has spent the last few years working on a television show and now wants to attend law school and practice immigration law. Will her undergraduate emphasis and work experience hinder her chances of getting into law school?
  • Similarly, Emily spent a few years singing opera in Europe and working on a Fulbright. Is her experience too varied, and is she too old for law school?

Take a listen and let us know what you think.

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  1. At what point do you guys recommend transitioning from untimed sections to timed sections/full PT? Thanks!


    1. Hey Chris, I think you can transition to timing yourself at any time because your pacing shouldn’t change much, if at all. In other words, you start the timer, you go for 35 minutes, see how far you went, and then keep going until you finish. You shouldn’t necessarily speed up. Granted, you might decide to move on from questions that you just can’t crack (questions that you might have stuck with in an untimed setting), but that’s a valuable skill to develop: You need to learn when you should pick an answer and move on and when you should stick with it. Most students should probably stick with a question longer than they want to, but for some questions, you just have to pick an answer and move on. As you practice under timed conditions, keep your focus on accuracy. As you do so, you’ll develop speed.


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