Academic Renewal Explained

LSAT Demon teacher Matthew responds to a recent podcast correspondent whose academic renewal in community college isn’t reflected in their LSAC-calculated GPA. The outlook isn’t good. Check out the statute discussed in the episode here: https://www.law.cornell.edu/regulations/california/5-CCR-55046…

LSAT Score Preview Expanded

LSAT Score Preview is now available to all test-takers. Demon student Nicholas questions whether this announcement really changes anything. Nathan and Ben remind listeners that law schools care only about your highest LSAT score.…

Academic Renewal Reneged?

An anonymous listener has excelled at school in recent years, but their LSAC-calculated GPA doesn’t reflect their efforts. Their college insists on including some failing grades on Anonymous’s transcript even though they had previously been erased through academic renewal. Nathan and Ben encourage Anonymous to press further and…

Should I Cancel My Score?

Listener Rachel scored 166 on her first official LSAT, but her goal is to break 170. She purchased score preview, so she has the option to cancel. What should she do? Ben and Nathan advise Rachel to keep her score. Tune in to find out why it’s almost never…

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.…

New Prelaw Programs from LSAC LawHub

Special guest Kyle McEntee, leader of LSAC’s LawHub prelaw division, joins Ben and Nathan to announce two new programs. Admission Unmasked is intended for students applying to law school in the upcoming cycle. Law School Unmasked is intended for students entering their 1L year this fall. Both programs are…

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.…

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…