Should Law Schools Give Fewer Scholarships?

Demon student Manny has an LSAT score 12 points above the 75th percentile at his top school, but his GPA is lower. He was offered a partial scholarship that aligns with the Demon Scholarship Estimator’s prediction. The guys discuss the fairness of schools handing out merit-based full scholarships.…

Should I Withdraw My Applications?

Listener P scored 173 on his most recent official LSAT, but he already applied to several regional law schools with a score of 158. Now that T-14 schools are within his reach, he’s reconsidering his options. Nathan and Ben help P decide whether to apply late to some higher-ranked…

Put Your Best Foot Forward

A new Demon student asks Ben and Nathan when she should apply to law school. The guys rehash their usual advice: Apply at the beginning of the admissions cycle, or don’t apply. By December, schools have already been handing out scholarships for three months. This student should focus on…

More Letters of Recommendation Advice

Listener Angie emailed the show to share that students have the option to print out a letter of recommendation form for their recommenders to submit via snail mail. Although the online route is much faster, Nathan is glad to learn that this option is available. It might help applicants whose…

Yield Protection

Student Brandon has received several full-ride offers from schools ranked in the 20s–50s. So he was surprised to find out he was waitlisted at a “safety” school ranked in the 100s. What gives? Nathan and Mike discuss what yield protection is and why lower-ranked schools sometimes turn away overqualified…