Should I Wait to Graduate Before Applying?

Listener F is debating whether to apply to law school in the fall of their senior year or to wait until after graduation. Waiting would allow them time to raise their GPA. Ben and Nathan encourage F to visit the LSAT Demon Scholarship Estimator to see how a higher GPA…

How Do I Stand Out?

Listener Darian asks for advice on how to make her law school application stand out. Ben and Nathan remind listeners that LSAT and GPA are, by far, the two most important application factors. If you’re still in undergrad, focus on getting straight A’s. Then, focus on getting the…

Is the 4.0 Grading System Unfair?

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? Demon tutor Erik joins Ben and Nathan to discuss his conversation with LSAC.…

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…

Should I Retake with a 177 and 4.28 GPA?

Is there a point of diminishing returns when it comes to your LSAT score? Demon tutor Ruth joins Nathan on today’s show to discuss whether a student with a 177 on record should retake the LSAT. They also discuss LSAC GPAs and the fact that not all schools offer…

Become an Academic Gladiator

Listener Marc has T-14 law school dreams but is worried that a low UGPA might hold him back. Ben and Nathan advise him to take a step back from studying for the LSAT and to focus solely on getting straight A’s for the rest of his undergraduate career. Law…

Another Unfortunate UGPA Story

Demon Live student K graduated with a 3.89 GPA. But because of a few community college credits taken before starting undergrad, her LSAC-calculated UGPA is only 3.78. Is there anything K can do about their GPA? The guys recommend a number of different tactics K could try—including…

Your Law School Admissions Checklist

Listener Annie took Ben and Nathan’s advice to wait a year and apply at the beginning of the next cycle in order to maximize her chances for admissions and scholarships. As she prepares her applications, Annie wants to make sure she has a complete list of all the materials…