Job Interview Advice

Student Maggie is preparing to interview for a job at a research center affiliated with a law school she wishes to apply to in the future. Should she bring up her law school aspirations during her interview? Or could disclosing that information backfire? Nathan and Ben advise Maggie on how…

LSAC’s New Legal Education Program vs. the LSAT

LSAC has announced a new pilot program to prepare undergraduate students for law school. Might this coursework replace the LSAT, as some dramatic headlines suggest? Nathan reminds listeners to read the actual articles, not just the headlines.…

Focus on What Actually Matters

Listener Brenda has a question about letters of recommendation: Do the dates on these letters matter? The short answer is no—and that’s because the letters themselves don’t matter much to law school admissions. Brenda should focus her attention on what actually matters and apply with her best…

Should I Quit My Job to Study for the LSAT?

Listener G works full time for a university while also studying for the LSAT. The daily grind of working plus studying has left G feeling burnt out to the point that they have thought about quitting their job to focus on the LSAT. But would quitting reflect poorly on G…

Brutal, Honest Advice

An anonymous listener has a GPA below 2.5 and is struggling to break 150 on the LSAT. They also owe $50,000 in undergraduate student loans. Understandably, they don’t want to take on more debt. Should this student continue on their path toward law school? Nathan and Ben…

UGPA and Final Semester Grades

Listener Dinesh currently has a 3.98 GPA and plans to submit his transcripts to LSAC before he graduates. He intends to finish his last semester with straight A’s. But what would happen if his GPA were to slip? Would law schools reconsider their offers? Dinesh should focus on…

Diversity Statement Style Guide

Listener Al asks the guys for tips on how to style a law school diversity statement. Should it be written like a personal statement? Or should it be more matter-of-fact like an addendum? Nathan and Ben’s key advice applies equally to diversity statements, personal statements, and addenda: Stick to…