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…

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…

GPA Addenda for Dual Credit Grades

Demon student J has a few issues with his undergraduate grades and is wondering just how much information ought to be included in his GPA addendum. Nathan and Jon suggest that J contact his university’s registrar and ask about getting dual-credit grades from high school removed from his transcript—…

Applying with a Redacted GPA or LSAT Score

Listener Joshua writes in to ask Nathan’s opinion on WashU offering applicants the option to redact their GPA or LSAT score. A quick look at WashU’s ABA 509 report (available at lsatdemon.com/scholarships) reveals that this school does report GPAs and LSAT scores for the vast majority…

Don’t Disclose Medical Issues on Your Application

Listener Gage is wondering whether to disclose a medical condition to explain his low undergraduate GPA. Short answer: No. Ben and Nathan advise him to focus on getting the best LSAT score he can get. And if a school asks about the discrepancy, he should let them know that his…

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…