Episode 96: Ann Levine, big news from LSAC

Ann Levine joins the top of the show to discuss the big news of the day, including:


00:01:20 – LSAC eliminates the “3 times in 2 years” rule


00:03:20 – What’s it going to look like when applicants take the LSAT 7 times?


00:08:33 – “People get these goal scores in their head that sound pretty”


00:14:49 – Harvard Law School junior referral program


00:16:59 – It’s still important to take the LSAT over the GRE, even though Northwestern may begin looking at GRE scores


00:25:26 – The new Above the Law law school rankings, and why they’re better than US News

After Ann says goodbye, we turn to listener mail and other assorted goodies like:


00:33:00 – MJ delights us by explaining how she was able to negotiate for a stipend in addition to her full ride


00:37:50 – Nate talks about Southwest Airlines the impossibility of asking for booze during a tarmac delay


00:42:48 – Why do some applicants get full rides?


00:44:16 – Norm, with perfect scores on his last few practice tests, offers us $1 per point correct


00:48:06 – Justin asks about Principle questions, which basically don’t exist


01:09:26 – We dissect a difficult question stem, and talk about Sufficient vs Necessary Assumption questions


01:18:13 – Annabelle asks whether a gap in her resume will be problematic when applying to law school? (No.)


01:23:20 – “As long as” – does this introduce the sufficient or necessary condition?


01:27:00 – The 160s is actually quite solid—folks shouldn’t get caught up with perfectionist tendencies when their current abilities are well above average


01:30:46 – Are older LSAT tests easier, particularly in reading comp, compared to the new ones?


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