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#295

Academic Renewal Reneged? (Ep. 295)

A listener's college insists on including some failing grades on their transcript despite having granted academic renewal.

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#294

Set Higher Standards for Yourself (Ep. 294)

Ben and Nathan encourage a Demon student to set higher standards for himself and wait to apply next cycle.

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#293

Practice Tests Shouldn't Be a Big Deal (Ep. 293)

Nathan and Ben advise anonymous listener to stop avoiding practice tests.

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#292

An LSAT Double Agent (Ep. 292)

Ben and Nathan tell an anonymous Demon student to quit their job as a student ambassador for another prep course.

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#291

Scoring 175 Doesn't Mean You Have to Be a Lawyer (Ep. 291)

Nathan and Ben insist that aptitude for the LSAT isn’t necessarily a sign that you should become a lawyer.

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#290

The Value of Live (Ep. 290)

Student David wants to try Demon Live, but time zone differences would make it difficult for him to attend any of the live classes. Would a Live subscription be worth it if he can only watch the VODs? Ben and Nathan discuss the value of a non-live Live experience.

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#289

I Don’t Have a Good Personal Statement Topic (Ep. 289)

LSAT Demon student Rafael fears that he doesn’t have a compelling personal statement topic. He’s a senior in college with limited work experience and some student club involvement. Is he overthinking things?

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#288

You’ve Got to Score 160 Before You Score 170 (Ep. 288)

To climb a mountain, first take one step. To score 170, first answer one question. Nathan and Ben tell listener Dom not to let his long-term goals distract him from the steps he must take to achieve them. Don’t try to score 170. Slow down and get one more question right. Then another. Then another.

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#287

Does Early Decision Ever Make Sense? (Ep. 287)

Listener Finch knows it’s usually bad to apply early decision. But what if the decision came with a scholarship to his top-choice school? Ben and Nathan discuss their reservations.

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#286

Embrace the Suck (Ep. 286)

Demon student Brandon has his sights set on a top-ten school. He knows it’ll take a lot of work to achieve his target LSAT score, but hard work doesn’t scare him. He’s ready to “embrace the suck,” and Ben and Nathan applaud him for it.

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#285

The LSAT Shouldn’t Dominate Your Life (Ep. 285)

LSAT Demon student Jacob writes in with a bunch of questions about his LSAT study and law school applications. Ben and Nathan discuss why you shouldn’t wait to start taking timed sections and shouldn’t focus on a single section before moving on to the others.

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#283

Don’t Sweat What You Can’t Control (Ep. 283)

The guys discuss a student's previous law school applications and advice him not to worry about the things he can’t control.

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#284

Should You Pay for Prestige? (Ep. 284)

Demon student Kaelan wants to run for office someday and believes that the prestige of an elite law school would be valuable for a career in politics. Is it worth taking on student debt for that prestige?

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#282

155 to 172: Jackson’s LSAT Success Story (Ep. 282)

Former LSAT Demon student Jackson Lanning joins Nathan to discuss his LSAT success story. He scored a 172 after studying with the Demon and will be attending UVA School of Law starting in the fall.

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#281

Classes Can’t Replace Self-Study (Ep. 281)

New LSAT Demon Live student Stephan asks the guys for advice on how to work live classes into his study routine. Ben and Nathan make their recommendations and remind listeners that classes should supplement—not replace—self-study.

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#280

Make Law Schools Bid on You (Ep. 280)

The guys offer a listener some application and scholarship advice and encourage them to apply only at the beginning of the cycle.

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#279

Predict the Main Point on RC (Ep. 279)

Demon student Damien has been studying for five months in preparation for the August LSAT. He is shooting for a score in the 170s and wants to attack Reading Comprehension head on as his weakest section

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#278

Can I Study for Free? (Ep. 278)

An anonymous listener scored an official 172 using only free LSAT prep resources. They’re considering biting the bullet and paying for LSAT prep with the Demon.

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#277

145 to 163: Tyler's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 277)

Former Demon student Tyler joins Nathan to discuss his LSAT success story. Tyler shares his experience studying with LSAT Demon and the law school scholarships it led him to.

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#276

You Don’t Need “Little” Strategies (Ep. 276)

Listener Matthew asks the guys for any “little” strategies they recommend using on test day. Nathan and Ben advise listeners to focus on the bigger picture—actually understanding the test.

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#275

GRE Logic Games? (Ep. 275)

The guys take a look at a sample game from the GRE and advise a student on his study plan.

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#274

This Is Not How You Review (Ep. 274)

Ben and Nathan explain how to review more effectively.

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#273

160 to 177: Jennifer’s LSAT Success Story (Ep. 273)

Former LSAT Demon student Jennifer joins Nathan to share her LSAT success story and offer words of encouragement and advice to other students.

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#272

Law School While in the Army Reserve (Ep. 272)

Former Demon tutor and rising 2L David stops by to discuss his first year at UT Austin while being in the reserves for the military.

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#271

Aim Higher (Ep. 271)

Demon student Jason has a 4.0 GPA and scored 160 on his first practice LSAT. He asks Nathan and Ben if his goal score of 170 is attainable by the September test.

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#270

Will Law Schools Consider My Previous Applications? (Ep. 270)

The guys discuss law school applications and rejections.

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#269

Make Time for the LSAT (Ep. 269)

Demon student Rosalee shares her current stats and goal timeline for Ben and Nathan to review and asks for advice on whether to go to law school straight from undergrad.

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#268

Diversity Admissions Programs (Ep. 268)

The guys discuss law school scammerships and how they affect underrepresented minorities.

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#267

Timelines and Test Anxiety (Ep. 267)

Ben and Nathan offer advice on how to ease test anxiety.

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#266

Treat Every LSAT Section Like Logic Games (Ep. 266)

Listener Vee is solid on Logic Games but has trouble finishing Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections within the 35-minute time limit. The guys explain that speed comes naturally with improved understanding.

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#265

Harvard Law’s Junior Deferral Program (Ep. 265)

Listener Elijah asks the guys for their thoughts on applying to Harvard Law School’s Junior Deferral Program.

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#264

Evaluating Arguments on LR (Ep. 264)

Demon teacher Francesca joins Nathan to discuss a frequently asked question about evaluating arguments on Logical Reasoning.

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#263

Will This Admissions Cycle Be Less Competitive? (Ep. 263)

Demon student Daeisha heard that the number of June LSAT registrants was down 50% compared to last year. Does this mean that the 2022–2023 admission cycle will be less competitive?

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#262

The LSAT Is Like Super Mario (Ep. 262)

Demon teacher Carl joins Ben to discuss LSAT reading strategies.

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#261

Go Fast by Accident (Ep. 261)

Ben and Nathan discuss the importance of accuracy vs. speed.

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#260

Don't Plan Your Life Around Law School Admissions (Ep. 260)

Listener Jayson asks the guys for advice on his LSAT prep timeline while he currently works full time as a paralegal.

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#259

Speed Comes from Understanding (Ep. 259)

The guys discuss speed vs accuracy and recommend students stay course by developing a better understanding of the test.

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#258

Staying Focused on RC (Ep. 258)

An anonymous listener with ADHD expresses frustration with maintaining focus on Reading Comprehension.

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#257

Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unethical (Ep. 257)

Listener Chris shares an article on the realities of working in big law.

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#256

Being "Non-Traditional" Is the Least of Your Concerns (Ep. 256)

Listener Shavar will be 29 this year and wonders if his age will be an issue during the law school application process.

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#255

This Is a Big Red Flag (Ep. 255)

Demon tutors Francesca and Erik take over the pod to discuss a common mistake made by LSAT students.

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#254

Should I Wait to Graduate Before Applying? (Ep. 254)

Listener F is debating whether to apply to law school in the fall of their senior year or to wait until after graduation.

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#253

Can I Improve by 20+ Points in Three Months? (Ep. 253)

Is it possible to improve by 20+ points by September? The guys weigh in.

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#252

Should I Take a Gap Year? (Ep. 252)

Demon tutors Matt and Pushkar take over the pod to answer questions about taking a gap year before law school.

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#251

Paraphrasing RC Passages (Ep. 251)

Listener Lexie writes in to share a Reading Comprehension strategy.

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#250

What If I Run Out of Practice Questions? (Ep. 250)

Demon student Anthony has been studying for over eight hours every day and is worried that he will soon run out of official LSAT questions to practice.

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#249

Should I Cancel My Score? (Ep. 249)

Listener Rachel purchased score preview, so she has the option to cancel to her score. What should she do? Tune in to find out!

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#248

Cry in the Dojo, Laugh on the Battlefield (Ep. 248)

Student Boomer shares two quotes that he finds especially helpful during his LSAT Prep.

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#247

How to Blind Review (Ep. 247)

Demon student Charles asks for advice on the best way to blind review.

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#246

A Turd from an Angel (Ep. 246)

An anonymous listener shares a turd that’s been floating around in an LSAT Facebook group.

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#245

Judicial Internships and Clerkships (Ep. 245)

Demon teacher Matt is joined by fellow Maryland Law student Michael Gaskell to talk about judicial internships and clerkships.

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#244

How Do I Stand Out? (Ep. 244)

Listener Darian asks for advice on how to make her law school application stand out.

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#243

Ruth Is Going to Yale Law School! (Ep. 243)

Demon tutor Ruth recaps her time teaching and offers advice to new LSAT students and teachers.

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#242

Is the 4.0 Grading System Unfair? (Ep. 242)

Not all undergraduate institutions offer the opportunity to earn A+ grades. LSAC addresses this discrepancy by truncating GPAs above 4.0. Is this system fair?

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#241

Take the Training Wheels Off (Ep. 241)

Ben and Nathan offer a student advice on how to advocate for her own LSAT prep.

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#240

Find a Better Use for Your Savings (Ep. 240)

Ben and Nathan help a listener decide if a fact about their savings should be included in a letter of continued interest.

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#239

Does Taking the LSAT Multiple Times Look Bad? (Ep. 239)

Demon student Carina asks the guys to weigh in on some dubious advice she received at a law school open house.

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#238

Go Beyond Your Plateau (Ep. 238)

Ben and Nathan discuss plateaus in life and give advice on how to overcome them.

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#237

Does the LSAT Prepare You for Law School? (Ep. 237)

Demon teachers and rising 3Ls Rebecca and Matt take over the pod to discuss whether studying for the LSAT prepares students for law school.

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#236

The LSAT Requires a Different Kind of Reading (Ep. 236)

Ben and Nathan explain that the LSAT requires a different kind of reading.

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#235

The 85% Rule (Ep. 235)

How can you squeeze out those last few LSAT points when trying to break the mid 170s to hit the high 170s? By following the 85% rule. Listen to today's episode to find out what the 85% rule is and how to implement it.

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#234

Blind Review Strategy (Ep. 234)

Nathan and Ben list six questions that you should always ask yourself when blind-reviewing a question.

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#233

Super XL (Ep. 233)

Ben and Nathan attack a crooked salesperson’s flawed logic in question 10 from PrepTest 73.

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#232

Chicago Full Ride vs. Harvard Full Price? (Ep. 232)

Prestige vs scholarships, which should you choose? Tune in to find out!

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#231

Hard Choices, Easy Life (Ep. 231)

Ben and Nathan encourage students to let go of LSAT timelines and, in some cases, make the hard decision to postpone law school.

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#230

Be Careful Talking to Admissions Officers (Ep. 230)

Listener Jonathan is a DACA recipient who worries whether his status may prevent him from earning a full-ride scholarship. Is this worry valid? Tune in to find out!

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#229

Is the LSAT Going Away? (Ep. 229)

The ABA has recently announced a recommendation that would allow law schools the ability to choose whether the LSAT is required for admission to their school or not. So is the LSAT really going away?

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#228

New Prelaw Programs from LSAC LawHub (Ep. 228)

Special guest Kyle McEntee, leader of LSAC’s LawHub prelaw division, joins Ben and Nathan to announce two new programs.

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#227

Beware of Escher Answers (Ep. 227)

Wrong answers on the LSAT often use all the right words and yet make no sense. Tune in to this episode for tips when running into these types of answers.

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#226

Am I Ready to Take the LSAT? (Ep. 226)

How do you know when you are ready to take the official test? On todays episode, the guys weigh in on this question.

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#225

Don’t Settle for Less on the LSAT (Ep. 225)

What should you do if you reach the last passage with only five minutes remaining? LSAT Demon tutor Dylan joins Nathan to answer this question.

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#224

Spend Longer on Your Logic Games Setups (Ep. 224)

Ben and Nathan share tips about your initial setups for logic games.

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#223

Where to Start with LSAT Demon (Ep. 223)

Are you wondering which LSAT Demon subscription level to start with? Then this is the episode for you!

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#222

What Skills Does the LSAT Test? (Ep. 222)

Why would someone be taking the LSAT if they aren't planning to attend law school? Tune in to find out!

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#221

Should I Retake with a 177 and 4.28 GPA? (Ep. 221)

Is there a point of diminishing returns when it comes to your LSAT score? Tune in to find out!

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#218

One Question to Better Engage with RC Passages (Ep. 218)

Demon tutor Francesca is joined by student Brandon to share a useful strategy for Reading Comprehension.

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#217

Showing Up Daily (Ep. 217)

This episode serves as a reminder to study every day—even if you have time for only one question.

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#216

Let's Talk About Burnout (Ep. 216)

Nathan and Ben take a look at a student's study habits and explain how to study efficiently to avoid burnout.

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#215

Become an Academic Gladiator (Ep. 215)

Law students are academic gladiators—start becoming one now!‍

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#214

Advice for Students with Dyslexia (Ep. 214)

Nathan shares helpful insights from two correspondents about studying with dyslexia.

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#213

Mastering Logic Games Setups (Ep. 213)

Nathan and Ben remind listeners that Logic Games is a test of how hard you can work.

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#212

Tales from Harvard 1L with Sara Kamouni (Ep. 212)

Demon tutor and Harvard 1L Sara Kamouni joins Nathan to talk about her law school experience thus far.

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#211

Rethinking Your Study Plan (Ep. 211)

Ben and Nathan point out problems with a student's study plan and recommend a more efficient approach.

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#210

Another Unfortunate UGPA Story (Ep. 210)

The guys recommend a number of different tactics to bring up a student's UGPA.

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#209

LSAT Writing (Ep. 209)

Nathan and Ben remind listeners that the writing sample is not scored and thus not a priority, but it will accompany all your applications, so you should give it your best effort.

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#208

Your Law School Admissions Checklist (Ep. 208)

The guys run through a checklist and remind students that two items—UGPA and LSAT—outweigh all others.‍

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#207

Detective Work on Logical Reasoning (Ep. 207)

Does not having a reaction to the passage mean they don’t actually understand it? Tune in to find out!

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#206

How to Get a Law Job You Love (Ep. 206)

Join us on Zoom to ask Rachel questions and learn how to find a law job you love!

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#205

You Can’t Cram for the LSAT (Ep. 205)

Is 30 days enough time for him to bring his score up by 14 points? Tune in to find out!

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#204

Practice Tests Are Foundational to Your LSAT Understanding (Ep. 204)

Listener Nicole plans to start studying with LSAT Demon and wonders whether to take practice tests with three or four sections after she builds her LSAT foundation. Ben and Nathan want to make one thing clear: Timed practice tests are part of building your LSAT foundation. All students should start taking timed sections and reviewing them right away.

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#203

Job Interview Advice (Ep. 203)

Listen in as Ben and Nathan advise a listener on how to take the offensive during a job interview.

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#202

LSAC's New Legal Education Program (Ep. 202)

LSAC has announced a new pilot program to prepare undergraduate students for law school. Might this coursework replace the LSAT, as some dramatic headlines suggest?

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#201

The New Law School Rankings Are Here, And Nothing’s Different (Ep. 201)

U.S. News & World Report has released their 2023 law school rankings. Several schools, including Harvard, have shifted in rank. How might this news affect schools’ reputations and admissions decisions? Spoiler: It won’t. Tune in to hear Nathan’s and Ben’s thoughts!

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#199

Focus on What Actually Matters (Ep. 199)

Listener Brenda has a question about letters of recommendation: Do the dates on these letters matter? The short answer is no—and that’s because the letters themselves don’t matter much to law school admissions. Brenda should focus her attention on what actually matters and apply with her best LSAT score at the beginning of the cycle.

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#198

Should I Quit My Job to Study for the LSAT? (Ep. 198)

Listener G works full-time for a university while also studying for the LSAT. The daily grind of working plus studying has left G feeling burnt out to the point that they have thought about quitting their job to focus on the LSAT. But would quitting reflect poorly on G when applying to law school at the same university they currently work for? Tune in to hear Ben’s and Nathan’s thoughts!

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#197

Improving Concentration on Reading Comprehension (Ep. 197)

An anonymous student asks for suggestions on how to improve their concentration on boring Reading Comprehension passages. The guys recommend slowing down and digesting one sentence at a time. They also announce the launch of a new meditation feature designed to improve concentration and promote healthy study breaks while drilling LSAT questions in the Demon.

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#196

Start Networking with Lawyers Now (featuring Rachel Gezerseh) (Ep. 196)

Rachel Gezerseh, author of The Law Career Playbook, joins Ben and Nathan to share wisdom with aspiring lawyers. Tune in to find out why you should start networking before law school and how to figure out what area of the law is the best fit for you.

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#195

Brutal, Honest Advice (Ep. 195)

Anonymous has a rough GPA, a mediocre LSAT score, and a good amount of debt. Listen to Ben and Nathan give Anonymous some honest advice about law school.

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#194

UGPA and Final Semester Grades (Ep. 194)

Listen in as Ben and Nathan advise a listener with a strong GPA who plans to apply to law school before graduating.

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#193

Should I Keep a Consistent Test Environment? (Ep. 193)

Is a consistent study environment necessary for test-day success? Listener Zach plans to take the April LSAT in a new location. Ben and Nathan advise: Don’t give the LSAT so much power.

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