Is the LSAT Going Away?

Listener Chris asks Ben and Nathan for their take on the ABA’s recent recommendation to make the LSAT optional in law school admissions. Don’t be misled by clickbait headlines. There’s a reason that law schools choose to weigh LSAT scores up to 10 times as heavily as…

Are Law School Stipends Real?

Listener Victoria asks the guys for more information about the “more than full tuition” category that appears on the LSAT Demon Scholarship Estimator. Ben and Nathan talk about how often schools offer stipends to overqualified applicants—and where that extra money comes from. If you are a current applicant and…

Comparing Schools for Patent Law

Aspiring patent attorney Steve asks the guys for advice on choosing a law school. Should he attend Santa Clara, which is ranked 4th in IP law but 126th overall? Or should he opt for a school with a higher overall ranking? Ben and Nathan talk about patent law programs, employment…

Character and Fitness Considerations

An anonymous listener shares research they’ve compiled on law school character and fitness considerations in different states. Anonymous offers some advice to listener Jordan (whose question was featured in episode 140), and the guys weigh in.…

Non-ABA Law Schools

Listener Heather attended a non-ABA law school for two semesters. Though she earned good grades, she disliked the school and dropped out. She now plans to apply to an ABA accredited law school and wonders how to address the issue. Ben and Nathan recommend that Heather write a brief addendum…

ABA Journal Article and Personal Statements

Ben and Nathan dig into Bryan Garner’s article in the ABA Journal about good writing. Admissions officers aren’t looking for a kid, or for drama. They’re looking for someone polished that they can turn into an amazing lawyer. Ben and Nathan discuss the merits of Garner’s…