Can I Get Away With a Sub-Median LSAT Score?

Listener A is a third-year undergraduate student with a 4.0 GPA and a 140 LSAT diagnostic. Their target school has a median LSAT score of 166. A would like to apply next cycle but is concerned that a 26-point score increase is unlikely. Can they rely on their high…

A 170 Just Ain’t What It Used to Be

Listener Tuong-Vi has a 170 on record and a 3.85 GPA. While she is a strong applicant, her stats won’t cut it at the very top schools. Tuong-Vi has two more shots at taking the LSAT, but she doesn’t “feel like” she has the capacity to take…

Waitlists, Deposits, and Fees, Oh My!

Listener J is on the waitlist at some top-ranked schools and hoping to hear from them soon. But a school that J has already been accepted to wants a seat deposit by the first of April. Ben and Nathan suggest that J politely ask for an extension on the seat…

Correcting a Brutal GPA Error

Listener Bene asks the guys for advice on a GPA predicament. Bene thought he had withdrawn from his first semester of undergrad in 2014, but the school never processed the request—leaving him with a transcript full of F’s. He eventually went back to school and earned a 3.…

Your GPA Comes First

Student Rosa asks the guys for advice on whether to take a gap year before law school to add volunteer work to her resume. First and foremost, Rosa should focus on getting a great GPA. After that comes the LSAT. Everything else pales in comparison.…

You Don’t Need a 180

Student Gabe aims to score 180 on the LSAT. Ben and Nathan explain why no one actually needs a perfect score. They recommend plugging your undergraduate GPA into the Demon’s Scholarship Estimator to get an idea of the LSAT score range that will make you competitive for full scholarships.…

Dreams Do Come True If You Work Your Ass Off

Volodymyr is a first-generation immigrant who studied with LSAT Demon for six months and increased his score by 27 points. He applied early and broadly and was offered five full-ride scholarships. Volodymyr worked his ass off, and now he’ll be attending his top-choice law school for free!…

Lawyers Can’t Say “Excuse the Typos”

Listener Hayley writes in to ask Nathan and Ben for advice. Before they even get to her question, the guys notice several typos in her email. Their first piece of advice: Proofread your writing. If you’re going to be a lawyer, you need to practice careful communication. The guys…