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#382

Don't Over-Engineer Your Study Schedule (Ep. 382)

Nathan and Ben advise Demon student Nicholas to remain flexible with his LSAT study schedule. There’s no hard rule on how much to study every day.

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#381

Hybrid Programs Are a Win (Ep. 381)

Listener Tom would like to attend law school via an online hybrid program, but he wonders whether such a program would adequately prepare him for a career as a practicing attorney.

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#380

Race and Ethnicity Classifications (Ep. 380)

Demon student Mario shares some primary sources relevant to the guys’ conversation about race and ethnicity on law school applications.

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#379

Developing Good Study Habits (Ep. 379)

Nathan and Ben counsel Demon student Caleb on developing good study habits through consistent study and a winner’s mindset.

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#378

You Can't Predict the Experimental Section (Ep. 378)

Demon student PY underperformed on the official test because they lost focus on what they mistakenly assumed was the experimental section.

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#377

Keep Calm and Study On (Ep. 377)

Demon student Elsa has struggled with burnout and test anxiety, but now after embracing the LSAT Demon mindset she feels confident about the January test.

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#376

Anything New on the New PrepTest? (Ep. 376)

Ben and Nathan discuss whether there’s anything new or noteworthy about the latest PrepTest and whether the LSAT has changed over time.

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#375

The LSAT Tests Real Skills (Ep. 375)

Listener Matthew thinks that law schools should devalue the LSAT and instead consider applicants' pre-law experiences.

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#374

Law School Might Not Be Right for You (Ep. 374)

Listener Hunter claims that a legal career is his only acceptable outcome, but his LSAT struggles make him question his fitness for law school.

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#373

From 146 to 164: Asad's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 373)

Demon student Asad Jessani joins Demon teacher Erik to share his LSAT success story.

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#372

How Early Can I Request Letters of Recommendation? (Ep. 372)

Listener Hanna asks if it’s a bad idea to request letters of recommendation a year or more before you intend to apply to law school.

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#371

Do Law Schools Average LSAT Scores? (Ep. 371)

Nathan and Ben discuss why a law school might claim to consider an applicant's average LSAT score instead of their highest score.

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#370

Avoiding Burnout (Ep. 370)

Ben and Nathan advise a Demon student to dial back her LSAT study to avoid burnout.

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#369

There's Only One Right Answer (Ep. 369)

Demon student V asks for tips on picking between the two “best” answers on Logical Reasoning.

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#368

From 155 to 173: Marissa's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 368)

Former LSAT Demon student and current Demon teacher Marissa Varnado joins Francesca to share her LSAT success story.

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#367

Will Law Schools Drop the LSAT? (Ep. 367)

The ABA voted to end law schools' LSAT requirement, but that doesn't mean schools won't still use the test in admissions decisions.

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#366

Logical Reasoning: No Rain (Episode 366)

The guys tackle a Logical Reasoning question from PrepTest 73.

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#365

Prep for Law School with the LSAT (Ep. 365)

Former LSAT Demon teacher Logan shares a quote from his 1L criminal law textbook which demonstrates the LSAT’s value in preparing you for law school.

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#364

Yale, Harvard, and Berkeley Withdraw from U.S. News Rankings (Ep. 364)

Yale, Harvard, and Berkeley have withdrawn from participation in the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings. Nathan and Ben consider these schools’ reasons for doing so and comment on whether it signals a change in how they value the LSAT.

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#363

No More Merit Scholarships at CUNY (Ep. 363)

Listener Erika shares an email from CUNY citing decreased funding during the pandemic as their reason for no longer offering merit scholarships. Nathan and Ben discuss what this means for applicants.

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#362

Law School Summer Jobs (Ep. 362)

LSAT Demon teachers Matt DuMont and Becca Cumberbatch discuss summer job opportunities available to law students and explain why your 1L summer job is particularly important for starting your legal career.

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#361

154 to 170: Megan's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 361)

Former LSAT Demon student Megan Ezekannagha joins Demon teacher Erik to share her LSAT Success story.

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#360

Undergrad Course Load (Ep. 360)

Listener Taylor wants to reduce his undergrad course load in order to work a full-time job, but worries that law schools might judge this decision unfavorably.

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#359

Light Mode vs. Dark Mode (Ep. 359)

Demon student Jacob asks whether he should practice with LSAT Demon’s light mode to better match the look of the official test.

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#358

Splitters Get Scholarships (Ep. 358)

The guys discuss why law school admissions data suggests that splitters get scholarships.

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#357

Don't Sweat Your Resume (Ep. 357)

An anonymous listener seeks guidance on how to format their resume for law school applications.

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#356

Don't Apply Without Your Best LSAT (Ep. 356)

Ben and Nathan implore a listener to withdraw their applications immediately and reapply only when they have their best LSAT on record.

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#355

A Letter of Rec No-Go (Ep. 355)

An anonymous listener shares their discovery that current law school applicants are unable to write letters of recommendation for other applicants.

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#354

Law School Admission Data (Ep. 354)

The guys examine some law school admissions data which suggests that some schools make admissions decisions almost entirely based on LSAT and UGPA.

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#353

Logical Reasoning: Stress (Ep. 353)

The guys tackle a Logical Reasoning question from PrepTest 73.

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#352

October LSAT Score Release (Ep. 352)

Ben and Nathan discuss how to interpret your official test score and what it means for your future LSAT prep.

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#351

Why Aren't I Improving at Reading Comprehension? (Ep. 351)

The guys give listener Ryan some advice on how to improve on Reading Comprehension.

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#350

“Logical Quantifier Terms” (Ep. 350)

Assessing language strength is secondary to a common sense understanding of the argument.

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#349

Median LSAT Admissions Chances (Ep. 349)

Listener Tyler wonders whether law schools admit many applicants with UGPAs and LSATs at their medians.

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#348

There Is No Perfect Approach to Logic Games (Ep. 348)

An anonymous listener asks for tips on diagramming Logic Games.

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#347

Treat Practice Tests Like Drilling (Ep. 347)

Listener Noah worries about a gap between his drilling accuracy and his practice test scores.

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#346

151 to 179: Sam's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 346)

Former Demon student Sam Fraser joins Nathan to share his LSAT success story. Sam achieved a 179 by approaching the test with common sense, not gimmicks.

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#345

Law School Prices Aren't Real (Ep. 345)

Ben and Nathan discuss why full tuition doesn’t represent the real price of most law schools.

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#344

Logical Reasoning: Dragonflies (Ep. 344)

Nathan and Ben attempt a Logical Reasoning question from PrepTest 73.

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#343

LSAT Swagger (Ep. 343)

Ben and Nathan discuss what it means to have “swagger” on the LSAT.

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#342

159 to 173: Chris's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 342)

Former Demon student Chris Murphy joins Nathan to share his LSAT success story.

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#341

ABA 509 Confusion (Ep. 341)

Demon student Adrienne asks about scholarships to hybrid and part-time programs. Nathan and Ben uncover more inconsistencies on ABA 509 reports.

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#340

Your Personal Statement Is Your Sales Pitch (Ep. 340)

LSAT Demon teacher Brandon Beaver joins Nathan to advise an anonymous listener on their personal statement.

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#339

Follow-Up: “What Is African American?” (Ep. 339)

Nathan and Ben continue their discussion about who qualifies as “African American” on law school applications.

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#338

Take a Gap Year (Ep. 338)

Ben and Nathan encourage an anonymous listener to take a gap year and forget about law school applications until they have their best LSAT score on record.

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#337

Dreaming LSAT (Ep. 337)

An anonymous listener shares a prophetic dream about seashells. Nathan and Ben remind Anonymous that feeling confident doesn’t mean you stop studying.

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#336

Target Scores Are Unnecessary (Ep. 336)

Ben and Nathan dissuade listener Anthony from pursuing a “target” score and advise him to focus on school before the LSAT.

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#335

155 to 176: “Frances” Got Greedy (Ep. 335)

Demon student "Frances" improved her LSAT score to 176. Now she can apply at the beginning of the cycle with an LSAT score that won’t make her UGPA sad.

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#334

Reread Sentences, Not Passages (Ep. 334)

Nathan and Ben give advice on staying focused while reading difficult Reading Comprehension passages.

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#333

Don't Register Until You're Ready (Ep. 333)

Ben and Nathan advise listener Erika not to register for future tests until she’s happy with her practice test scores.

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#332

Addressing Character and Fitness Issues (Ep. 332)

An anonymous listener wonders how to address a minor possession charge on their law school applications.

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#331

139 to 164: Sam's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 331)

Former LSAT Demon student Sam Chen joins Nathan to discuss her LSAT success story. Sam improved her LSAT from 139 to 164.

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#330

Staying “Objective” on the LSAT (Ep. 330)

Ben and Nathan respond to Taranpreet's question about objectivity on the LSAT.

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#329

Burning Boats and Bridges (Ep. 329)

Nathan and Ben advise listener Noah to withdraw his applications, earn a better LSAT score, and pursue better offers next cycle.

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#328

Am I an African American? (Ep. 328)

Ben and Nathan wrestle with an Egyptian listener's question regarding their URM status.

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#327

157 to 174: Hannah's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 327)

Nathan welcomes guest and former student, Hannah, to share her LSAT success story.

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#326

Build Confidence One Question at a Time (Ep. 326)

The guys answer an anonymous email about how to build confidence on the LSAT.

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#325

Don't Expect to Transfer (Ep. 325)

The guys explain to listener Nick just how rarely students transfer to higher-ranking schools.

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#324

Argue Against the Answer Choices (Ep. 324)

The guys give listener Stacy some advice for Logical Reasoning.

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#323

When in Doubt, Disclose (Ep. 323)

Nathan and Ben tell student Daisy to err on the side of disclosure when it comes to character and fitness issues.

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#322

What Is the “URM Bump?” (Ep. 322)

Ben and Nathan explain the methodology for the scholarship estimator's URM bump.

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#321

147 to 174: Beth's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 321)

Beth joins Nathan to tell her LSAT success story.

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#320

Don't Tempt Yourself with Bad Offers (Ep. 320)

Uziel asks if he should apply now with his 170 in the hopes of scoring higher on the October test. The guys advise him to reconsider.

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#319

How to Expand Your Vocabulary (Ep. 319)

Ben and Nathan answer listener Shawn's question about improving vocabulary.

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#318

California Legal Apprentice Program (Ep. 318)

Nathan and Ben discuss California's Legal Apprentice Program.

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#317

Diminishing Returns for Splitters (Ep. 317)

Ben and Nathan encourage listener Ryan to apply with his best LSAT score to have the best scholarship opportunities.

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#316

155 to 174: Kristy's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 316)

Nathan welcomes former Demon student, Kristy, to tell her LSAT success story.

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#315

International Transcripts (Ep. 315)

Sara and Brandon answer a listener's question about how their international transcripts might affect their undergraduate GPA.

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#314

Take Time to Solve the Question (Ep. 314)

The guys advise an anonymous listener to take time to solve the question.

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#313

Halo Top Hate | LSAT Demon Daily, Ep. 313

The guys reminisce over a classic Thinking LSAT Podcast moment where they tried Halo Top.

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#312

Taking Notes on Reading Comprehension (Ep. 312)

Ben and Nathan weigh in on taking notes on Reading Comprehension.

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#311

Negotiating Conditional Scholarships (Ep. 311)

Ben and Nathan answer Anonymous' email about negotiating conditional law school scholarships.

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#310

Gimmicks Won't Help on Reading Comprehension (Ep. 310)

Ben and Nathan discuss a questionable strategy for tackling comparative reading passages.

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#309

Target Schools and Scholarship Estimates (Ep. 309)

Ben and Nathan explain how to use the LSAT Demon Scholarship Estimator to identify target schools.

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#308

We Don't Know What You Don't Know (Ep. 308)

The guys encourage a student to ask more specific questions aimed at understanding one question at a time.

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#307

Law School or Leave the Country? (Ep. 307)

International student Ayanna could be forced to leave the United States if she doesn’t enroll in law school immediately after she completes her undergraduate degree.

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#306

Speed Comes with Practice (Ep. 306)

Nathan and Ben preach patience to a listener who wonders how to speed up on Reading Comprehension.

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#305

Don't Think About Deadlines (Ep. 305)

Ben and Nathan counsel a student not to apply this cycle and only register for the official test when they're ready.

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#304

Stuck Between Two Answer Choices (Ep. 304)

Don’t argue for answer choices. Argue against them.

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#303

School Comes First (Ep. 303)

Nathan and Ben advise a student to focus on school before studying for the LSAT.

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#302

Don't Reinforce Your Plateaus (Ep. 302)

Ben and Nathan suspect a Demon student is reinforcing some bad habits.

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#301

Academic Renewal Explained (Ep. 301)

LSAT Demon teacher Matthew explains the limitations of academic renewal.

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#300

Online vs. In-Person LSAT Classes (Ep. 300)

Nathan and Ben explain that when it comes to LSAT prep, online learning is superior to in-person classes.

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#299

"Unless" (Ep. 299)

Ben and Nathan discuss the word "unless" and why you shouldn't have to analyze what you can understand intuitively.

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#298

LSAT Score Preview Expanded (Ep. 298)

LSAT Score Preview is now available to all test-takers.

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#297

What to Expect on Law School Applications (Ep. 297)

LSAT Demon’s own Rebecca Cumberbatch and Matt DuMont break down what to expect on law school applications.

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#296

154 to 178: Alex's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 296)

Former Demon Live student Alex Mavrikos joins Nathan to discuss his LSAT success story

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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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#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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#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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