Episode 58: Bloody Nipples, Free Money, and WRITING THINGS IN ALL CAPS MAKE THEM VERY IMPORTANT THINGS, or Making the Most of Scholarship Offers and an Update on LSAC Photo Requirements

Two old dudes leave the jogging to the kids while they rhapsodize over the benefits of swimming slow laps—it’s so easy on the joints! Nathan really hammers the point home when he makes Ben aware of a runner’s worst nightmare…nipple bleeding (4:20).

Good news! Law schools are giving out more scholarships than ever! Bad news–you’re going to have to do some math to determine which offer is really your best option. We discuss two frequently overlooked factors you need to consider when comparing which scholarship to accept. (8:03).

The LSAC fully utilized social media last week when they tweeted the following link to their Facebook to deliver this announcement:

Important message for June 2016 ‪#‎LSAT registrants: Review the photograph you uploaded when registering for the LSAT. It MUST meet the LSAT Admission Ticket Photo requirements. It is your responsibility to make sure these requirements are met. Admission to the test center may be denied if your photo is not acceptable. If you are denied admission, you will not be eligible for a refund. If you determine that your photo does not meet LSAC requirements, call LSAC at 215.968.1001 during our business hours for assistance.

Don’t let all the caps intimidate you; LSAC clarifies by providing a link to some amazing examples of UNACCEPTABLE photos (their caps, not ours). After mocking our favorite of the bad photos, we demystify the requirement rules with a few easy tips (26:25).

Anna Alaburda, the 2008 graduate who sued her former law school for allegedly inflating their post-graduate employment statistics, finally had her day in court. We discuss the outcome and what it could mean for future law school graduates with the same litigious plan (36:42).

Listener Bonifacio asks for information about LSAC fee waivers and the overall cost of applying to law school. We advise him to apply for any waivers he has a chance of getting and encourage him to disregard some of the smaller expenses that occur in the process of applying to and choosing a program (39:20).

We work through Question #19 of the June 2007 LSAT, a Logical Reasoning problem that is an example of one of the most common flaws on the test- Correlation vs.  Causation. Nathan is suspicious of the question from the get-go and thinks the argument is lying to him, while the more trusting Ben is pretty sure the argument is just an idiot. Play along by downloading the free test and working along with us (48:00).

 

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  1. Absolutely NO to Walgreens’ Photo Service. I shelled out $12 for 4 photos taken on a 10-year-old digital camera that looked like wet crap left out in the sun. Never again. I am officially starting a service where you take selfies and I photoshop them to look like passport photos. I’ll give you 10 for the same price and I’ll actually give a damn.

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  2. Hey guys-
    Quick question.. is there ever a certain question type or situation where you would NOT read the rest of the answer choices after you think you’ve reached the correct one?
    Thanks,
    Nick

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    1. In LR, if I am really confident in, say, answer B, I might just scan the remaining answers. But I’m still going to read them, at least somewhat.

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  3. As for the song, leave it! It was one of my favorite parts about the podcast since I first stumbled upon it last summer. It reminds me of loading screens in GTA: San Andreas. So funky!

    For LSAC fee waivers, would either of you guys ever consider discounting your online courses for those of us that have received waivers? I have a 4.0 GPA and just entered my senior year at my university, but my parents make … well, enough for me to qualify for the fee waiver. I am studying using LSAT books from a used bookstore (the Bibles), the SuperPrep book LSAT sent me, and listening to your podcasts all day at work (construction). I am using as many free online sources as I can, but it would be nice to actually learn from people that explain things in a way that resonates with me.

    Thanks!

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