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LSAT Demon Daily

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Join the LSAT Demon team Tuesday through Saturday as they discuss a broad range of topics related to the LSAT and law school admissions. Listen on your way to work and kickstart your daily study routine. Or tune in on Sunday for a Digest of all of the episodes launched throughout the week. Questions? Email daily@lsatdemon.com.

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An LSAT Double Agent (Ep. 292)
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07:05
August 10, 2022
Scoring 175 Doesn't Mean You Have to Be a Lawyer (Ep. 291)
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11:58
August 09, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 286-290)
0:25 - Embrace the Suck 8:08 - Does Early Decision Ever Make Sense? 13:29 - You've Got to Score 160 Before You Score 170 19:53 - I Don't Have a Good Personal Statement Topic 25:12 - The Value of Live Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
30:01
August 07, 2022
The Value of Live (Ep. 290)
Student David wants to try Demon Live, but time zone differences would make it difficult for him to attend any of the live classes. Would a Live subscription be worth it if he can only watch the VODs? Ben and Nathan discuss the value of a non-live Live experience. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
05:09
August 06, 2022
I Don't Have a Good Personal Statement Topic (Ep. 289)
LSAT Demon student Rafael fears that he doesn’t have a compelling personal statement topic. He’s a senior in college with limited work experience and some student club involvement. Is he overthinking things? Nathan and Ben tell Rafael to forget about his personal statement until after he has his best LSAT score on record. They suggest taking a gap year so that he doesn’t rush his application. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
05:59
August 05, 2022
You've Got to Score 160 Before You Score 170 (Ep. 288)
To climb a mountain, first take one step. To score 170, first answer one question. Nathan and Ben tell listener Dom not to let his long-term goals distract him from the steps he must take to achieve them. Don’t try to score 170. Slow down and get one more question right. Then another. Then another. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
07:01
August 04, 2022
Does Early Decision Ever Make Sense? (Ep. 287)
Listener Finch knows it’s usually bad to apply early decision. But what if the decision came with a scholarship to his top-choice school? Ben and Nathan still have their reservations. How good is the scholarship? What if an even-better school were to offer him a full ride? Even if some early decision programs aren’t total scams, the guys still think you should apply broadly. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
06:00
August 03, 2022
Embrace the Suck (Ep. 286)
Demon student Brandon has his sights set on a top-ten school. He knows it’ll take a lot of work to achieve his target LSAT score, but hard work doesn’t scare him. He’s ready to “embrace the suck,” and Ben and Nathan applaud him for it. The best LSAT students are the ones who don’t resist when the test tells them they’re wrong—they accept their mistakes and put in the work to fix them. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
08:20
August 02, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 281-285)
0:24 - Classes Can't Replace Self-Study 7:19 - 155 to 172: Jackson's LSAT Success Story 21:49 - Don't Sweat What You Can't Control 29:50 - Should You Pay for Prestige? 36:50 - The LSAT Shouldn't Dominate Your Life Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
43:16
July 31, 2022
The LSAT Shouldn't Dominate Your Life (Ep. 285)
LSAT Demon student Jacob writes in with a bunch of questions about his LSAT study and law school applications. Ben and Nathan discuss why you shouldn’t wait to start taking timed sections and shouldn’t focus on a single section before moving on to the others. Nathan also offers a healthy reminder to leave time in your life for things other than the LSAT. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
06:45
July 30, 2022
Should You Pay for Prestige? (Ep. 284)
Demon student Kaelan wants to run for office someday and believes that the prestige of an elite law school would be valuable for a career in politics. Is it worth taking on student debt for that prestige? Nathan and Ben question the assumption that a JD is a prerequisite for a political career and discuss whether such a career would prove a worthwhile return for taking on a mountain of debt in law school. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
07:37
July 29, 2022
Don't Sweat What You Can't Control (Ep. 283)
Demon student Ty applied to law school late in the cycle with an LSAT score lower than he was capable of. He was predictably disappointed by his offers. A year later, he has a great LSAT score on record and is ready to apply at the beginning of the cycle. But he’s concerned that schools might judge his previous application history. Ben and Nathan doubt that law schools will care much about his past applications. They advise Ty not to worry about the things he can’t control. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
08:39
July 28, 2022
155 to 172: Jackson's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 282)
Former LSAT Demon student Jackson Lanning joins Nathan to discuss his LSAT success story. He scored a 172 after studying with the Demon and will be attending UVA School of Law starting in the fall. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
14:60
July 27, 2022
Classes Can't Replace Self-Study (Ep. 281)
New LSAT Demon Live student Stephan asks the guys for advice on how to work live classes into his study routine. Ben and Nathan make their recommendations and remind listeners that classes should supplement—not replace—self-study. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
07:32
July 26, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 276-280)
0:24 - You Don't Need "Little" Strategies 6:21 - 145 to 163: Tyler's LSAT Success Story 19:31 - Can I Study for Free? 23:07 - Predict the Main Point on RC 29:10 - Make Law Schools Bid on You Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
36:16
July 24, 2022
Make Law Schools Bid on You (Ep. 280)
Demon student Annika is scoring in the mid 150s after two months of studying. She asks Ben and Nathan for their thoughts on whether a 170 is possible by September and whether she should delay her applications. The guys offer Annika some application and scholarship advice and encourage her to apply only at the beginning of the cycle. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube.
07:26
July 23, 2022
Predict the Main Point on RC (Ep. 279)
Demon student Damien has been studying for five months in preparation for the August LSAT. He is shooting for a score in the 170s and wants to attack Reading Comprehension head on as his weakest section. Nathan and Ben recommend that Damien focus on predicting the main point of each passage. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube.
06:41
July 22, 2022
Can I Study for Free? (Ep. 278)
An anonymous listener scored an official 172 using only free LSAT prep resources. They’re considering biting the bullet and paying for LSAT prep with the Demon. Ben and Nathan recommend starting with one month of Demon Live. They remind listeners that LSAT Demon offers a 20% discount to students with approved LSAC fee waivers. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
04:13
July 21, 2022
145 to 163: Tyler's LSAT Demon Success Story (Ep. 277)
Former Demon student Tyler joins Nathan to discuss his LSAT success story. Tyler shares his experience studying with LSAT Demon and the law school scholarships it led him to. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
13:48
July 20, 2022
You Don't Need "Little" Strategies (Ep. 276)
Listener Matthew asks the guys for any “little” strategies they recommend using on test day. Nathan and Ben advise listeners to focus on the bigger picture—actually understanding the test. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
06:34
July 19, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 271-275)
0:00 - Introduction 0:24 - Aim Higher 15:11 - Law School While in the Army Reserve 35:16 - 160 to 177: Jennifer's LSAT Success Story 50:20 - This Is Not How You Review 56:14 - GRE Logic Games? Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
01:04:54
July 17, 2022
GRE Logic Games? (Ep. 275)
Demon student Jacob has completed almost all the available practice LSATs, but he hasn’t quite perfected his Logic Games score. Would it help to practice GRE logic games? The guys take a look at a sample game from the GRE and advise Jacob on his study plan. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
08:59
July 16, 2022
This Is Not How You Review (Ep. 274)
Demon student Jordan describes his blind-review process and asks for advice on how to ignore the clock and manage test anxiety. Ben and Nathan explain how to review more effectively and recommend that Jordan focus on reading slowly and carefully. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
06:31
July 15, 2022
160 to 177: Jennifer's LSAT Success Story (Ep. 273)
Former LSAT Demon student Jennifer joins Nathan to share her LSAT success story and offer words of encouragement and advice to other students. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
15:53
July 14, 2022
Law School While in the Army Reserve (Ep. 272)
Former Demon tutor and rising 2L David stops by to discuss his first year at UT Austin while being in the reserves for the military. He and Nathan chat about time management, on-campus interviews, and big-law summer internships. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
20:49
July 13, 2022
Aim Higher (Ep. 271)
Demon student Jason has a 4.0 GPA and scored 160 on his first practice LSAT. He asks Nathan and Ben if his goal score of 170 is attainable by the September test. The guys encourage Jason not to sell himself short. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
15:26
July 12, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 266-270)
00:24 - Treat Every LSAT Section Like Logic Games 07:47 - Timelines and Test Anxiety 19:38 - Diversity Admissions Programs 26:00 - Make Time for the LSAT 35:35 - Will Law Schools Consider My Previous Applications? Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
39:33
July 10, 2022
Will Law Schools Consider My Previous Applications? (Ep. 270)
Listener H previously applied to graduate programs at some top universities and was rejected. He now plans to apply to law school at these same universities. Could his rejected applications to other graduate programs come back to haunt him? Nathan and Ben weigh in. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube.
04:19
July 09, 2022
Make Time for the LSAT (Ep. 269)
Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments.
10:15
July 08, 2022
Diversity Admissions Programs (Ep. 268)
Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments.
07:05
July 07, 2022
Timelines and Test Anxiety (Ep. 267)
Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments.
12:32
July 06, 2022
Treat Every LSAT Section Like Logic Games
Listener Vee is solid on Logic Games but has trouble finishing Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections within the 35-minute time limit. The guys explain that speed comes naturally with improved understanding. They encourage Vee to approach every section like Logic Games and to try explaining questions to a peer. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
08:02
July 05, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 261-265)
0:24 - Go Fast by Accident 7:25 - The LSAT Is Like Super Mario 28:41 - Will This Admissions Cycle Be Less Competitive? 33:37 - Evaluating Arguments on LR 46:00 - Harvard Law's Junior Deferral Program Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
55:29
July 03, 2022
Harvard's Junior Deferral Program (Ep. 265)
Listener Elijah asks the guys for their thoughts on applying to Harvard Law School’s Junior Deferral Program. Nathan and Ben explain why the program may benefit Harvard more than it benefits a stellar applicant like Elijah. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
09:53
July 02, 2022
Evaluating Arguments on LR (Ep. 264)
Demon teacher Francesca joins Nathan to discuss a frequently asked question about evaluating arguments on Logical Reasoning. Learn how to identify and attack invalid arguments, and you will be prepared to answer any question the LSAT throws at you. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
13:02
July 01, 2022
Will This Admissions Cycle Be Less Competitive? (Ep. 263)
Demon student Daeisha heard that the number of June LSAT registrants was down 50% compared to last year. Does this mean that the 2022–2023 admission cycle will be less competitive? The guys share their thoughts and recommend that Daeisha focus on applying with her best LSAT score regardless. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
05:35
June 30, 2022
The LSAT Is Like Super Mario (Ep. 262)
Demon teacher Carl joins Ben to discuss LSAT reading strategies. He explains that rushing to the end of a passage without fully understanding it is like rushing to the end of the track in Super Mario without collecting any coins. Slow down, collect as many coins as you can, and hit all your “checkpoints.” Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
21:53
June 29, 2022
Go Fast by Accident (Ep. 261)
An anonymous Demon student struggles to finish the last five questions of each section and asks for advice on improving their pace. Ben and Nathan recommend that Anonymous focus on accuracy before speed. Improve your understanding of the test, and speed will come “accidentally.” Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
07:40
June 28, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 256-260)
0:26 - Being "Non-Traditional" Is the Least of Your Concerns 6:04 - Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unethical 20:50 - Staying Focused on RC 32:15 - Speed Comes from Understanding 48:09 - Don't Plan Your Life Around Law School Admissions Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
55:02
June 26, 2022
Don't Plan Your Life Around Law School Admissions (Ep. 260)
Listener Jayson asks the guys for advice on his LSAT prep timeline while he currently works full time as a paralegal. Nathan and Ben encourage Jayson to work toward incremental improvements on the LSAT until he reaches a score range that is likely to earn scholarships at his target schools. They reiterate that LSAT and GPA are the two most important application factors. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
07:12
June 25, 2022
Speed Comes from Understanding (Ep. 259)
An anonymous Demon student has nearly perfect accuracy on the questions they attempt, but they still aren’t able to complete every question in a section. Should they continue focusing only on accuracy, or is it time to adjust their approach? The guys recommend staying the course and developing a better understanding of the test. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
16:42
June 24, 2022
Staying Focused on RC (Ep. 258)
An anonymous listener with ADHD expresses frustration with maintaining focus on Reading Comprehension. The guys share their best active reading tips and recommend the book ADHD 2.0. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
12:03
June 23, 2022
Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unethical (Ep. 257)
Listener Chris shares an article on the realities of working in big law. Nathan says it should be required reading for anyone thinking about going to law school. The guys discuss lawyer salaries and double down on their advice: Don’t pay for law school. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
15:36
June 22, 2022
Being "Non-Traditional" Is the Least of Your Concerns (Ep. 256)
Listener Shavar will be 29 this year and wonders if his age will be an issue during the law school application process. The guys assure Shavar that his age is the least of his concerns. Focus on the two factors that matter most to law schools: GPA and LSAT. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
06:24
June 21, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 251-255)
0:25 - Paraphrasing RC Passages 6:41 - Should I Take a Gap Year? 15:14 - Can I Improve by 20+ Points in Three Months? 25:43 - Should I Wait to Graduate Before Applying? 29:01 - This Is a Big Red Flag Watch this Episode on YouTube Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments.
37:47
June 19, 2022
This Is a Big Red Flag (Ep. 255)
Demon tutors Francesca and Erik take over the pod to discuss a common mistake made by LSAT students: rushing to answer questions without fully understanding them. They describe a red flag for this mistake and offer advice on how to approach all types of LSAT questions. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
09:00
June 18, 2022
Should I Wait to Graduate Before Applying? (Ep. 255)
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 might impact their scholarship chances. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
03:57
June 17, 2022
Can I Improve by 20+ Points in Three Months? (Ep. 253)
Listener Gregory took a cold diagnostic test and scored 133. Is it possible to improve by 20+ points and reach his goal score of 157 by September? The guys weigh in and advise Gregory to think carefully about whether law school is the path he really wants to follow. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
11:09
June 16, 2022
Should I Take a Gap Year? (Ep. 252)
Demon tutors Matt and Pushkar take over the pod to answer questions about taking a gap year before law school. Listener A would like to gain work experience and raise their LSAT score before applying, but they’re also worried about potential age bias in the hiring process after law school. Matt and Pushkar discuss the upsides of taking a gap year. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
09:05
June 15, 2022
Paraphrasing RC Passages (Ep. 251)
Listener Lexie writes in to share a Reading Comprehension strategy. She suggests reading one paragraph at a time and attempting to rewrite it without looking back at the passage. The guys veto this strategy and offer one that is more effective. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
06:53
June 14, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 246-250)
0:25 - A Turd from an Angel 5:32 - How to Blind Review 23:38 - Cry in the Dojo, Laugh on the Battlefield 38:15 - Should I Cancel My Score? 44:24 - What If I Run Out of Practice Questions? Watch this Episode on YouTube Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments.
58:12
June 12, 2022
What if I Run Out of Practice Questions? (Ep. 250)
Demon student Anthony has been studying for over eight hours every day and is worried that he will soon run out of official LSAT questions to practice. The guys first recommend that Anthony cut down on the amount of time he spends studying. They also explain why running out of material is a non-issue. Unless you’re scoring 180 on every practice test, there is still plenty you can learn from repeating questions. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
14:10
June 11, 2022
Should I Cancel My Score? (Ep. 249)
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 a good idea to cancel. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
06:47
June 10, 2022
Cry in the Dojo, Laugh on the Battlefield (Ep. 248)
Student Boomer describes the rapid progress he has made since joining LSAT Demon Live. He also shares two quotes that he finds especially helpful. First: “Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.” Second: “Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.” Nathan and Ben remind listeners that good practice involves making mistakes. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
15:21
June 09, 2022
How to Blind Review (Ep. 247)
Demon student Charles asks for advice on the best way to blind review. Should you flag challenging questions during timed sections and then review them without knowing whether you got them correct? Tune in to hear Ben’s and Nathan’s thoughts. Then, check out Nathan’s recorded class on The Right Way to Blind Review. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
18:43
June 08, 2022
A Turd from an Angel (Ep. 246)
An anonymous listener shares a turd that’s been floating around in an LSAT Facebook group. A commenter—“LSAT Angel”—advised students not to take more than one practice test in the next five months. Ben and Nathan debunk this foolish idea and encourage listeners to get off of Facebook. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
05:47
June 07, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 241-245)
0:25 - Take the Training Wheels Off 7:35 - Is the 4.0 Grading System Unfair? 35:05 - Ruth Is Going to Yale Law School! 51:22 - How Do I Stand Out? 59:09 - Judicial Internships and Clerkships Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
01:19:56
June 05, 2022
Judicial Internships and Clerkships (Ep. 245)
Demon teacher Matt is joined by fellow Maryland Law student Michael Gaskell to talk about judicial internships and clerkships. Matt explains the difference between internships and clerkships. Michael, who has completed three judicial internships so far, shares his experiences and offers advice to future applicants. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
21:11
June 04, 2022
How Do I Stand Out? (Ep. 244)
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 highest LSAT score you can get. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
08:25
June 03, 2022
Ruth Is Going to Yale Law School! (Ep. 243)
Demon teacher Rebecca interviews departing Demon teacher Ruth before she heads off to Yale. Ruth recaps her time teaching and offers advice to new LSAT students and teachers. We will miss having Ruth on our team and wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
17:01
June 02, 2022
Is the 4.0 Grading System Unfair? (Ep. 242)
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. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
28:11
June 01, 2022
Take the Training Wheels Off (Ep. 241)
Student Liv loves studying with LSAT Demon, but her parents (who are footing the bill) want her to take a Kaplan course instead. How can Liv change her parents’ minds? Nathan invites Liv’s parents to call him. Ben offers his perspective as a parent and recommends that Liv take on some of her own financial responsibility. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
07:48
May 31, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 236-240)
0:24 - The LSAT Requires a Different Kind of Reading 36:51 - Does the LSAT Prepare You for Law School? 56:53 - Go Beyond Your Plateau 1:07:33 - Does Taking the LSAT Multiple Times Look Bad? 1:18:32 - Find a Better Use for Your Savings Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments.
01:27:25
May 29, 2022
Find a Better Use for Your Savings (Ep. 240)
An anonymous listener plans to pay for law school using money they have saved in a 529 account. Would mentioning this fact in a letter of continued interest improve their chances of being admitted off of a T-14 school’s waitlist? Ben and Nathan share their thoughts and suggest other ways that Anonymous could use their savings. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
09:14
May 28, 2022
Does Taking the LSAT Multiple Times Look Bad? (Ep. 239)
Demon student Carina asks the guys to weigh in on some dubious advice she received at a law school open house. The admissions personnel admonished applicants against taking the LSAT multiple times. Nathan and Ben characterize this advice as a scare tactic used by mediocre law schools to dissuade potential applicants from raising their LSAT scores. Applicants with high LSAT scores are likely to go to better schools with better scholarship offers. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
11:35
May 27, 2022
Go Beyond Your Plateau (Ep. 238)
Listener Rachel shares a Bruce Lee quote that inspires her to keep pushing forward in her LSAT prep: “There are no limits. There are only plateaus. And you must not stay there. You must go beyond them.” Ben and Nathan encourage listeners to choose which plateaus they want to overcome. If it’s important for you to go to law school, then the LSAT is a plateau that you should work to overcome. Otherwise, you should choose a different game to play. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
11:20
May 26, 2022
Does the LSAT Prepare You for Law School? (Ep. 237)
Demon teachers and rising 3Ls Rebecca and Matt take over the pod to discuss whether studying for the LSAT prepares students for law school. Rebecca describes how LSAT Reading Comprehension prepares you to dissect the dense, convoluted text that you will have to read in law school on a daily basis. Matt explains why the skills developed by Logical Reasoning and Logic Games are similarly useful. He also encourages rising 1Ls to read the book Get a Running Start. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
20:32
May 25, 2022
The LSAT Requires a Different Kind of Reading (Ep. 236)
Listener M struggles with LSAT Reading Comprehension even though their major requires heavy reading and writing. Ben and Nathan explain that the LSAT requires a different kind of reading. College classes might require you to read and regurgitate a lot of material. The LSAT, however, requires careful attention to detail. Slow down, focus on one sentence at a time, and take the time to fully comprehend what you are reading. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
37:05
May 24, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 231-235)
0:24 - Hard Choices, Easy Life 22:45 - Chicago Full Ride vs. Harvard Full Price? 36:20 - Super XL 58:43 - Blind Review Strategy 1:10:36 - The 85% Rule Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
01:38:00
May 22, 2022
The 85% Rule (Ep. 235)
Demon student Nikki is eager to push her practice test scores from the mid 170s to the high 170s. How can she squeeze out those last few LSAT points? Nathan and Ben advise Nikki to focus more on understanding individual questions and not to fixate on reaching perfection. Ben explains the “85% rule”: When you aim to run at 85% capacity, you often perform better than when you shoot for 100%. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
27:44
May 21, 2022
Blind Review Strategy (Ep. 234)
Listener Mike thanks the guys for their advice on how to review effectively and avoid burnout (episode 216). Nathan and Ben list six questions that you should always ask yourself when blind-reviewing a question. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
12:32
May 20, 2022
Super XL (Ep. 233)
Ben and Nathan attack a crooked salesperson’s flawed logic in question 10 from PrepTest 73. Try this question here, and then listen to Ben and Nathan’s full explanation. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
23:00
May 19, 2022
Chicago Full Ride vs. Harvard Full Price (Ep. 232)
Demon tutor Ruth joins Nathan to discuss a hypothetical dilemma. Listener Pedro asks if it would be wiser to pay full tuition at Harvard or to accept a full scholarship at Chicago. Is six-figure debt ever worth it? Ruth thinks that paying tuition at a top school may be worth it in some cases. Nathan reminds listeners that schools like Yale, Stanford, and Harvard are the exceptions. In general, students should choose the best school they can attend on a full ride. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
14:22
May 18, 2022
Hard Choices, Easy Life (Ep. 231)
An anonymous Demon student asks for advice on whether full four-section practice tests or individual timed sections are better for practice. Ben and Nathan share their thoughts. They also encourage students to let go of LSAT timelines and, in some cases, make the hard decision to postpone law school. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
23:02
May 17, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 226-230)
0:26 - Am I Ready to Take the LSAT? 13:03 - Beware of Escher Answers 18:46 - New Prelaw Programs from LSAC LawHub 31:37 - Is the LSAT Going Away? 58:20 - Be Careful Talking to Admissions Officers Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
01:16:28
May 15, 2022
Be Careful Talking to Admissions Officers (Ep. 230)
Listener Jonathan is a DACA recipient who worries whether his status may prevent him from earning a full-ride scholarship. Ben and Nathan advise Jonathan to call each law school he’s interested in and ask if he can be connected with any current students who are DACA recipients. Be wary of advice given by admissions officers—their interests are not always aligned with yours. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
18:34
May 14, 2022
Is the LSAT Going Away? (Ep. 229)
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 GPAs in their index formulas: The LSAT is the best available predictor of 1L grades. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
27:27
May 13, 2022
New Prelaw Programs from LSAC Lawhub (Ep. 228)
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 free. All you need is a LawHub account. Enroll at lsac.org/lawhub/learning. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:30
May 12, 2022
Beware of Escher Answers (Ep. 227)
Wrong answers on the LSAT often use all the right words and yet make no sense. Demon tutor Erik calls these trap answers “Escher answers.” Escher answers—like Escher sentences in linguistics—may seem fine at first glance, but they’re actually gibberish. Nathan and Ben discuss. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:21
May 11, 2022
Am I Ready to Take the LSAT? (Ep. 226)
Listener David asks how close he should be to his goal score of 164 before he sits for the official test. Ben and Nathan encourage David to set his sights higher and to aim for a score range rather than a specific number. Check out the LSAT Demon Scholarship Estimator to determine what score range is likely to attract full-ride offers from your target schools. The guys generally recommend that students register for the official test once they are scoring consistently within their goal range. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:15
May 10, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 221-225)
0:29 - Should I Retake with a 177 and 4.28 GPA? 15:18 - What Skills Does the LSAT Test? 25:10 - Where to Start with the LSAT Demon 30:06 - Spend Longer on Your Logic Games Setups 38:31 - Don't Settle for Less on the LSAT Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
57:12
May 08, 2022
Don't Settle for Less on the LSAT (Ep. 225)
Demon tutor Dylan joins Nathan to respond to a student’s concern about running out of time on Reading Comprehension. What should you do if you reach the last passage with only five minutes remaining? Don’t settle for gimmicky strategies like skimming the passage or skipping to the final paragraph. Dylan and Nathan discuss a better plan of attack. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
19:04
May 07, 2022
Spend Longer on Your Logic Games Setups (Ep. 224)
An anonymous Demon Live student completes untimed logic games with perfect accuracy, but she struggles with the harder games on timed sections. The best way to complete all four games in 35 minutes is to improve your efficiency on the easy games. Ben and Nathan recommend spending more time on the initial setups for logic games. Solve the system, and the questions will all be easy. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:02
May 06, 2022
Where to Start with the LSAT Demon (Ep. 223)
Nathan and Ben respond to a new LSAT Demon student who seeks advice on choosing a subscription level. Time is your most valuable resource. One month of Demon Live will teach you how to optimize your time and study in the most effective way possible. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
05:39
May 05, 2022
What Skills Does the LSAT Test? (Ep. 222)
Listener Amad shares a reason for taking the LSAT other than admission to law school: Some big consulting firms reportedly treat the LSAT as an aptitude test and recruit high scorers. As employers, Ben and Nathan can attest to the value of certain skills that high LSAT scorers bring to the job. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
10:30
May 04, 2022
Should I Retake with a 177 and 4.28 GPA? (Ep. 221)
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 A+ grades. Read more on our website! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
15:33
May 03, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 216-220)
0:29 - Let’s Talk About Burnout 21:47 - Showing Up Daily 27:11 - One Question to Better Engage with RC Passages 34:07 - Use Common Sense on the LSAT! 1:00:15 - Starting Law School in the Spring Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
01:06:46
May 01, 2022
Starting Law School in the Spring (Ep. 220)
An anonymous Demon Live student plans to apply in spring 2022 for spring 2023 admission. Is there a downside to applying to law schools that offer spring start dates? Nathan and Ben advise Anonymous to apply only for spring admission this late in the cycle. She should also plan to apply broadly in September for fall 2023 admission and compare scholarship offers. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:54
April 30, 2022
Use Common Sense on the LSAT! (Ep. 219)
Demon tutor Dylan joins Nathan to talk about the most common mistakes students make on the LSAT. Every question has one answer that is objectively correct and four that are objectively wrong. Many mistakes can be boiled down to not reading the passage, question, or answer choices carefully enough. Strengthening your reading and reasoning skills will help you not only on the LSAT, but in law school and legal practice. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
26:55
April 29, 2022
One Question to Better Engage with RC Passages (Ep. 218)
Demon tutor Francesca is joined by student Brandon to share a useful strategy for Reading Comprehension. As he reads a passage, Brandon intermittently stops to ask himself one simple question: “What have I learned so far?” Tune in to hear more advice on how to stay engaged with RC passages. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
07:33
April 28, 2022
Showing Up Daily (Ep. 217)
Listener Nikki shares a graphic to remind fellow LSAT students to study every day—even if you have time for only one question. Some days will be harder than others, but if you stay committed and show up daily, you will make progress. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:05
April 27, 2022
Let’s Talk About Burnout (Ep. 216)
Listener Angela has been studying since February without seeing a significant improvement in her LSAT score. Her goal is to take the official test in August, but she’s concerned that studying for that long may cause burnout. Nathan and Ben take a closer look at Angela’s study habits and explain how to study efficiently to avoid burnout. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
22:00
April 26, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 211-215)
0:29 - Rethinking Your Study Plan 6:04 - Tales from Harvard 1L with Sara Kamouni 21:30 - Mastering Logic Games Setups 29:49 - Advice for Students with Dyslexia 44:49 - Become an Academic Gladiator Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
01:02:22
April 24, 2022
Become an Academic Gladiator (Ep. 215)
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 students are academic gladiators—start becoming one now! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
17:52
April 23, 2022
Advice for Students with Dyslexia (Ep. 214)
Listener Alondra requests advice for LSAT students with dyslexia. Nathan shares helpful insights from two correspondents. Aside from requesting needed accommodations, students with dyslexia should learn as much as they can about their diagnosis, practice mindfulness, and focus on building a deeper understanding of the content. For more information on types of learning disorders and treatments available, check out this site recommended by one of the correspondents. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
15:38
April 22, 2022
Mastering Logic Games Setups (Ep. 213)
Student Zach struggles with the initial setups while practicing Logic Games and asks how to build a stronger foundation. Nathan and Ben remind listeners that Logic Games is a test of how hard you can work. The best way to get better at them? Keep practicing! LSAT Demon has full video explanations for all 400 official LSAT logic games. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:02
April 21, 2022
Tales from Harvard 1L with Sara Kamouni (Ep. 212)
Demon tutor and Harvard 1L Sara Kamouni joins Nathan to talk about her law school experience thus far. They discuss Harvard’s public interest law program and similarities between law school and the LSAT. Plus, Nathan asks Sara for the word on campus regarding Harvard’s recent drop in the U.S. News rankings. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
16:05
April 20, 2022
Rethinking Your Study Plan (Ep. 211)
Student Bilal has revamped his LSAT study plan after struggling to break a score plateau two years ago. He now plans to drill each section for an hour a day before attempting another timed section or test. Ben and Nathan point out problems with this strategy and recommend a more efficient approach. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:09
April 19, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 206-210)
0:31 - How to Get a Law Job You Love 7:43 - Detective Work on Logical Reasoning 18:22 - Your Law School Admissions Checklist 29:26 - LSAT Writing 36:18 - Another Unfortunate UGPA Story Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
49:55
April 17, 2022
Another Unfortunate UGPA Story (Ep. 210)
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 reaching out to the community college. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:57
April 16, 2022
LSAT Writing (Ep. 209)
Student Gabe wonders how much weight the LSAT Writing section has on a law school application and what he can do to prepare for it. Nathan and Ben remind listeners that the writing sample is not scored and thus not a priority, but it will accompany all your applications, so you should give it your best effort. Review the LSAT Demon lesson on the topic, and don’t stress about it. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
07:46
April 15, 2022
Your Law School Admissions Checklist (Ep. 208)
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 that will be required. The guys run through a checklist and remind students that two items—UGPA and LSAT—outweigh all others. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
11:45
April 14, 2022
Detective Work on Logical Reasoning (Ep. 207)
LSAT Demon student G has been struggling with some Logical Reasoning questions. Does not having a reaction to the passage mean they don’t actually understand it? Nathan and Ben explain that active reading involves stopping after each sentence to react. Ensure that you fully understand what was already said before moving on to the next sentence. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
11:17
April 13, 2022
How to Get a Law Job You Love (Ep. 206)
Listener J requests an update on the previously mentioned free class with Rachel Gezerseh, author of The Law Career Playbook. The class will be held on May 21st at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. Join us on Zoom to ask Rachel questions and learn how to find a law job you love! All you need is a Demon Free account to join. Click here for more details and to register. Editor’s note: Class has been rescheduled since recording this episode. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
07:53
April 12, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 201-205)
0:12 - The New Law School Rankings Are Here, And Nothing’s Different 7:27 - LSAC’s New Legal Education Program vs. the LSAT 17:20 - Job Interview Advice 27:03 - Practice Tests Are Foundational to Your LSAT Study 39:29 - You Can’t Cram for the LSAT Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
48:43
April 10, 2022
You Can't Cram for the LSAT (Ep. 205)
Listener Owen reports taking his first official LSAT with only one week of prep and scoring 154. He’s now registered for the June test and plans to sign up for a month of LSAT Demon Premium to prepare. Is 30 days enough time for him to bring his score up by 14 points? The guys remind Owen that LSAT prep can’t be rushed. Their advice, as always, is to take the official test when your practice tests indicate that you are ready. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:33
April 09, 2022
Practice Tests Are Foundational to Your LSAT Study (Ep. 204)
Listener Nicole plans to start studying with LSAT Demon and wonders whether to take practice tests with three or four sections after she builds her LSAT foundation. Ben and Nathan want to make one thing clear: Timed practice tests are part of building your LSAT foundation. All students should start taking timed sections and reviewing them right away. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:07
April 08, 2022
Job Interview Advice (Ep. 203)
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 to take the offensive during her interview. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
10:22
April 07, 2022
LSAC’s New Legal Education Program vs. the LSAT (Ep. 202)
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. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
10:37
April 06, 2022
The New Law School Rankings Are Here and Nothing’s Different (Ep. 201)
U.S. News & World Report has released their 2023 law school rankings. Several schools, including Harvard, have shifted in rank. How might this news affect schools’ reputations and admissions decisions? Spoiler: It won’t. Tune in to hear Nathan’s and Ben’s thoughts! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watching this episode on YouTube
07:37
April 05, 2022
LSAT Demon Daily Digest (Episodes 196-200)
0:30 - Start Networking with Lawyers Now (featuring Rachel Gezerseh) 15:32 - Improving Concentration on Reading Comprehension 24:46 - Should I Quit My Job to Study for the LSAT? 40:23 - Focus on What Actually Matters 54:36 - Tips for a Test-Taker with ADHD Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
01:11:18
April 03, 2022
Tips for a Test-Taker with ADHD (Ep. 200)
Student Ben asks the guys if they have any advice for LSAT students with ADHD. Nathan recommends reading ADHD 2.0. The book explains that people who have ADHD tend to get bored quickly when something’s too easy and give up quickly when something’s too hard. For this reason, it’s important to find your right difficulty level while studying. LSAT Demon’s smart drilling feature does this for you! The algorithm adapts to your skill level and selects questions that are hard enough to challenge you—but not so hard that you can’t figure them out. As your skills improve, the questions gradually become more difficult. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
16:59
April 02, 2022
Focus on What Actually Matters (Ep. 199)
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 LSAT score at the beginning of the cycle. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
14:51
April 01, 2022
Should I Quit My Job to Study for the LSAT? (Ep. 198)
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 when applying to law school at the same university they currently work for? Tune in to hear Ben’s and Nathan’s thoughts! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
16:16
March 31, 2022
Improving Concentration on Reading Comprehension (Ep. 197)
An anonymous student asks for suggestions on how to improve their concentration on boring Reading Comprehension passages. The guys recommend slowing down and digesting one sentence at a time. They also announce the launch of a new meditation feature designed to improve concentration and promote healthy study breaks while drilling LSAT questions in the Demon. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:52
March 30, 2022
Start Networking with Lawyers Now (featuring Rachel Gezerseh) (Ep. 196)
Rachel Gezerseh, author of The Law Career Playbook, joins Ben and Nathan to share wisdom with aspiring lawyers. Tune in to find out why you should start networking before law school and how to figure out what area of the law is the best fit for you. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
15:48
March 29, 2022
Brutal, Honest Advice (Ep. 195)
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 offer their brutal, honest advice. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
15:08
March 25, 2022
UGPA and Final Semester Grades (Ep. 194)
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 killing his last semester of college. Read more about LSAC’s CAS rules here. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
08:30
March 24, 2022
Should I Keep a Consistent Test Environment? (Ep. 193)
Is a consistent study environment necessary for test-day success? Listener Zach plans to take the April LSAT in a new location. Ben and Nathan advise: Don’t give the LSAT so much power. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
05:55
March 23, 2022
Diversity Statement Style Guide (Ep. 192)
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 the facts. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
10:22
March 22, 2022
You Might Want to Give Up (Ep. 191)
Listener Sharonique has yet to break 140 on a practice LSAT—despite having studied for over nine months. When is it time to throw in the towel? Sharonique asks the guys for their honest advice. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
11:19
March 21, 2022
Decode the LSAT One Question at a Time (Ep. 190)
An anonymous Demon Live student asks the team for advice on how many classes to attend and how to approach drilling and review. Ben and Nathan recommend taking it one question at a time and focusing on understanding. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
08:56
March 18, 2022
Some Reading Comprehension Advice (Ep. 189)
Student John is averaging around 167 on practice tests. But he still struggles with Reading Comprehension. Why is he scoring worse on RC than on other sections? Tune in to hear the guys dish out advice on how to approach reading passages on the LSAT. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
08:10
March 17, 2022
Your Goal Is Not to Get In (Ep. 188)
Alyssa scored an official 134 after prepping with other companies. Now a Demon student, she is starting to understand the test better. She plans to take the March test in hopes of getting into law school this fall. Ben and Nathan strongly advise against this plan. Alyssa should allow herself adequate time to prepare and register for the official test when her practice scores indicate that she’s ready. She should also plan to apply at the beginning of the cycle. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:01
March 16, 2022
Law Schools for Big Law (Ep. 187)
LSAT Demon tutors Matt and Pushkar offer advice to two anonymous listeners who are interested in big law. Tune in to hear their thoughts on how to interpret employment and salary data when selecting a law school. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this Episode on YouTube
14:26
March 15, 2022
Can I Get Away With a Sub-Median LSAT Score? (Ep. 186)
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 GPA and extracurricular activities to counterbalance a sub-median LSAT score? Tune in to hear what LSAT Demon tutors Mike and Francesca have to say. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
05:57
March 14, 2022
A 170 Just Ain’t What It Used to Be (Ep. 185)
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 it again. The guys push back: Lawyers do whatever it takes. If Tuong-Vi really wants to compete for a spot at a top school, she needs a better LSAT score. Nathan and Ben encourage her to check the LSAT Demon Scholarship Estimator to reveal which schools are likely to offer her scholarships. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:40
March 11, 2022
Waitlists, Deposits, and Fees, Oh My! (Ep. 184)
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 deposit deadline. More importantly, J should consider accepting no less than a full scholarship at any school they choose to attend. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
10:40
March 10, 2022
Correcting a Brutal GPA Error (Ep. 183)
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 3.5 GPA. But if LSAC factors in those F’s, his UGPA will be tanked. Tune in to hear Nathan and Ben give Bene their input! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:20
March 09, 2022
Nathan Calls BS on Your Score Decrease (Ep. 182)
New student Jess is frustrated because her scores are “decreasing.” Are they, though? Nathan calls BS. Jess has taken only three practice tests since she started studying with the Demon. There’s a lot of noise in small samples—three data points do not establish a trend. Ben and Nathan advise Jess to focus more on understanding the questions she misses. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
18:52
March 08, 2022
Your GPA Comes First (Ep. 181)
Student Rosa asks the guys for advice on whether to take a gap year before law school to add volunteer work to her resume. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:55
March 07, 2022
You Don't Need a 180 (Ep. 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. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
15:14
March 04, 2022
Dreams Do Come True If You Work Your Ass Off (Ep. 179)
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! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
05:07
March 03, 2022
Forget Your LSAT “Timeframe” (Ep. 178)
Listener Jennifer asks whether to take the April LSAT and apply for Fall 2022 admission or to take the June LSAT and apply for Fall 2023 admission. The short answer: neither. Nathan and Ben advise students not to select an official test date before their practice test scores indicate that they’re ready. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:24
March 02, 2022
Success Won’t Come Overnight (Ep. 177)
Demon student Taylor asks how to know when she’s reached her full potential on the LSAT. Ben and Nathan take a look at Taylor’s stats and encourage her not to give up too soon. She’ll continue to make progress if she focuses on understanding her mistakes and makes use of the Demon’s live classes, full explanations, and Ask button. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
15:45
March 01, 2022
Lawyers Can't Say “Excuse the Typos” (Ep. 176)
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 answer Hayley’s questions and encourage her to check out the LSAT Demon Scholarship Estimator to get an idea of what LSAT score would make her competitive for scholarships. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
05:09
February 28, 2022
Do I Qualify as URM? (Ep. 175)
An anonymous listener commends the LSAT Demon Scholarship Estimator as a really helpful resource. But they’re usure whether they qualify as an underrepresented minority. Ultimately, law schools will make that determination, but if there’s a gray area, Anonymous should answer application questions honestly and generously in their favor. Ben and Nathan encourage listeners to focus on getting their best LSAT score regardless of URM status. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
07:28
February 25, 2022
Overthinking Resume Gaps (Ep. 174)
Listener Nathan B has an upper-170s LSAT score and a competitive GPA to boot. But he took nine months off to study for the LSAT and is worried that law schools might frown on the gap in his resume. The guys weigh in and remind listeners that the LSAT and GPA matter far more than anything else. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
17:42
February 24, 2022
Am I Getting Worse at the LSAT? (Ep. 173)
Student Tyler says he usually gets the first 15 logical reasoning questions correct, but he has recently started missing 2 or 3 questions out of the first 10. Nathan suspects that a small sample size could be part of the story. Regardless, Tyler should focus less on the number of missed questions and more on understanding his mistakes so he can avoid making them in the future. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:40
February 23, 2022
Don’t Worry About Running Out of Practice Questions (Ep. 172)
Demon Student Jane wonders whether drilling too much might lead her to run out of study material. Nathan and Ben advise her not to worry. There are nearly 100 practice tests and thousands of questions available. Most students don’t come close to running out of study material before taking the official test. Even if you do end up repeating some questions, you can still learn from them. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
08:60
February 22, 2022
Making a Great Application Even Greater (Ep. 171)
Listener Ben scored 177 on the LSAT, but his GPA is below the median at most of the schools he’s interested in. He asks the guys for advice on what he should be doing between now and next fall to make his application the best it can be. Since Ben has the two most important parts of his application—LSAT and GPA—out of the way, he should focus on writing a kick-ass personal statement and a short GPA addendum. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:49
February 21, 2022
Learn to Love the LSAT (Ep. 170)
Listener Stewart shares an anecdote about logic games and learning to love the LSAT. Ben and Nathan encourage students to view logic games as fun puzzles. Logical reasoning and reading comprehension can also be enjoyable. Have fun with the test and you will see improvement! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
04:33
February 18, 2022
The Myth of Full-Time Study (Ep. 169)
Listener Angela asks for advice on how to study for the LSAT effectively and efficiently while also working a full-time job. Ben and Nathan encourage Angela to set aside one high-quality hour per day for LSAT studying. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
02:26
February 17, 2022
Should I Update My Resume After I’ve Applied? (Ep. 168)
Former Demon student Austin submitted his applications at the beginning of the cycle but is still waiting to hear back from a few schools. He recently had a peer-reviewed article he wrote published and wants to know whether he should send an update to the admissions offices. Nathan and Ben think it’s a perfect opportunity for Austin to check in with schools who still haven’t made a decision. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
04:36
February 16, 2022
Top Law Schools Are Reporting GRE Scores (Ep. 167)
Listener Fiona shares some information on reporting GRE scores, as described on Harvard Law’s website. If an applicant chooses to report their GRE score, then all scores from the previous 5-year period are reported. Ben and Nathan have noticed that some schools now have a GRE section on the ABA 509 report, but they expect that the vast majority of law school applicants will continue to take the LSAT. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
03:33
February 15, 2022
Advice from an Actual Economist (Ep. 166)
Ben and Nathan interview economist and New York Times best-selling author Laurence Kotlikoff. Tune in to hear their advice on setting yourself up for financial success after law school. Nathan recommends checking out Prof. Kotlikoff’s book Money Magic—specifically the chapter titled “Don’t Borrow for College.” Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
17:16
February 14, 2022
Part-Time and Working During Law School (Ep. 165)
LSAT Demon tutor Matt interviews fellow UMD Law student Tanzi, who attends law school part time while working full time as an OBGYN. They discuss working while in law school and the pros and cons of attending full time vs. part time. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
23:52
February 11, 2022
How Much Study Is Too Much Study? (Ep. 164)
Listener Kiran asks how long is too long to study for the LSAT. Everyone’s timeline is different. Tune in to hear Ben’s and Nathan’s recommendations on how long to study and how to decide whether law school is actually the best path for you. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
11:54
February 10, 2022
How to Negotiate Law School Scholarships (Ep. 163)
LSAT Demon tutors Matt and Rebecca respond to multiple emails from listeners wondering how to approach scholarship negotiation. Matt and Rebecca are both going to law school for free, and they want to help you do the same. Tune in to hear their key negotiating tips. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
26:04
February 09, 2022
Time Is Your Most Valuable Resource (Ep. 162)
An anonymous listener writes in with a predicament: Before finding the Demon, they spent a big chunk of change on a different prep company’s LSAT course. They now realize that this course is not going to suit their needs, and they’d rather study with LSAT Demon. Ben and Nathan advise Anonymous not to let a sunk cost guide their decision. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:56
February 08, 2022
Advice for Incoming Law Students (Ep. 161)
LSAT Demon tutor Matt hosts special guest Michael Hill, a 2L at George Washington Law. Tune in to hear their advice on getting ready for law school, increasing your typing speed, and prepping for law school exams. Check out their book recommendations, Get a Running Start, 1L of a Ride, and Getting to Maybe. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
23:23
February 07, 2022
Are Law School Stipends Real? (Ep. 160)
Listener Victoria asks the guys for more information about the “more than full tuition” category that appears on the LSAT Demon Scholarship Estimator. Ben and Nathan talk about how often schools offer stipends to overqualified applicants—and where that extra money comes from. If you are a current applicant and have received any more-than-full scholarship offers, we’d love to hear from you! Email daily@lsatdemon.com. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
11:28
February 04, 2022
Is a T-14 School Necessary for Big Law? (Ep. 159)
Listener Abi has big-law dreams but only a 3.25 undergraduate GPA. Is a T-14 scholarship in the cards for Abi? Is attending a T-14 school even necessary to make it into big law? Ben and Nathan share their thoughts and recommend steps that Abi should take to make big law happen for her. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments.  Watch this episode on YouTube
10:53
February 03, 2022
Conditional Scholarships (Ep. 158)
LSAT Demon team members Erik and Kevin talk about the downsides of conditional scholarships. Tune in and learn where to find data on students who lost their conditional scholarships at schools you may be considering. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
19:23
February 02, 2022
Just Get Over the Small Stuff (Ep. 157)
Listener MZ has decided to delay applying to law school in order to serve in the Peace Corps. They’d like to know how to start preparing their application early. Nathan and Ben advise MZ to focus on getting their best LSAT score before worrying about the small stuff. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
16:37
February 01, 2022
Some Tough Advice for a Low-Scoring Applicant (Ep. 156)
Ben and Nathan answer two students’ questions about LSAC fee waivers and discounts that LSAT Demon offers to students who qualify. The guys also offer some tough love to a struggling student. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:44
January 31, 2022
Comparing Schools for Patent Law (Ep. 155)
Aspiring patent attorney Steve asks the guys for advice on choosing a law school. Should he attend Santa Clara which is ranked 4th in IP law but 126th overall? Or should he opt for a school with a higher overall ranking? Ben and Nathan talk about patent law programs, employment outcomes, and other factors that Steve should consider. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
15:15
January 28, 2022
“National” vs. “Regional” Law Schools (Ep. 154)
Listener M wants to know whether there’s a major difference between regional and national law schools. What exactly makes a law school “national”? Are national law schools worth paying for? Tune in to find out! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
19:15
January 27, 2022
$20,000 Saved with One Email (Ep. 153)
Listener Brandon will be attending his top-choice law school for free after negotiating his scholarship using offers from comparable schools as leverage. Nathan and Ben remind listeners that scholarship negotiation is easy! They also discuss need-based scholarships and whether you should apply for one. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
11:19
January 26, 2022
Necessary Conditions for Law School (Ep. 152)
Listener Alé is interested in law but is also considering the downsides of becoming an attorney. Ben offers some positive insight, and Nathan lists four key questions that an aspiring lawyer ought to answer before deciding whether to pursue a legal career. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
11:54
January 25, 2022
Can I Get Into a Top School With a Bad GPA? (Ep. 151)
Demon student Aaron wonders how likely he is to get into a top law school with a lower GPA. Ben and Nathan instruct listeners on how to gauge their chances at various schools using the LSAT Demon Scholarship Estimator. They reiterate that once your GPA is out of your hands, the best way to maximize your scholarship chances is to get your best LSAT score. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
05:49
January 24, 2022
To Skip or Not to Skip? (Ep. 150)
Student Beth usually skips the dreaded rule-substitution question on Logic Games. Should she start attempting this question type? Or should she skip it every time? Ben and Nathan tackle her question—and their answer might surprise you. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:19
January 21, 2022
A Devil’s Advocate for Debt (Ep. 149)
An anonymous listener asks Ben and Nathan to weigh the pros and cons of paying full price at a top-20 school against attending a lower-ranked school for free. Listen in to find out if the guys can play a devil’s advocate for law school debt. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
12:46
January 20, 2022
Is it Really Easier to get into Law School in Canada? (Ep. 148)
Student Brandon reaches out to debate some comments made on episode 135. Brandon maintains that it’s harder to get into Canadian law schools. Demon tutors Michael and Francesca think otherwise. Tune in to find out why! Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:09
January 19, 2022
Character and Fitness Considerations (Ep. 147)
An anonymous listener shares research they’ve compiled on law school character and fitness considerations in different states. Anonymous offers some advice to listener Jordan (whose question was featured in episode 140), and the guys weigh in. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:30
January 18, 2022
What is Big Law? (Ep. 146)
Listener Jimmy wants to know more about “big law.” LSAT Demon tutors Matt and Pushkar discuss big-law job qualifications, interviews, starting salaries, hours, and more. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
16:08
January 17, 2022
Full Ride or Higher Rank? (Ep. 145)
Long-time listener Jimbo is trying to decide between a full-ride offer at a lower-ranked school and a partial scholarship at a higher-ranked school. Nathan and Ben weigh in on scholarship and school rank considerations. They also recommend comparing law school stats at lawschooltransparency.com. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
20:43
January 14, 2022
Making an LSAT Study Plan (Ep. 144)
New Demon student Andres wants help building a solid LSAT study plan. The guys recommend a mix of drilling, time sections, and timed tests. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
15:32
January 13, 2022
Advice for an Older Applicant (Ep. 143)
An anonymous listener asks Ben and Nathan what advice they’d give to applicants who have been out of school for decades. The guys discuss the relevance of old undergraduate records and the importance of getting your best LSAT score. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
11:60
January 12, 2022
Why You Should Never Read the Question Stem First (Ep. 142)
Ben and Nathan respond to a recent YouTube comment and explain why you should never read the question first on Logical Reasoning. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
15:02
January 11, 2022
Filling Out the FAFSA (Ep. 141)
LSAT Demon tutors and current law students Matt and Sara talk about all things FAFSA. Tune in to hear why it’s necessary to submit this form to law schools—even if you’re a full-scholarship recipient. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:33
January 10, 2022
Applying to Law School With a Criminal Record (Ep. 140)
Listener Jordan is concerned about how a past criminal record might affect his law school prospects. The guys weigh in on Jordan’s next steps and explain why he should contact his state’s bar association. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
26:35
January 07, 2022
Overcoming a Score Plateau (Ep. 139)
Nathan and Ben share another Demon Live success story. Student Bonnie recounts starting with a score in the 140s, overcoming a high-150s “plateau,” and finally breaking into the 160s. Way to go, Bonnie! The guys encourage her to keep studying and shoot for 170. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
10:17
January 06, 2022
Do Law Schools Count GPAs From Foreign Universities? (Ep. 138)
International student Jessica is wondering how her GPA from a foreign university will factor into her law school applications. Ben and Nathan discuss international GPA conversions and recommend that Jessica reach out to LSAC directly. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
08:23
January 05, 2022
LR Question — Test 73, Section 4, Q3 (Ep. 137)
Nathan and Ben tackle another logical reasoning question from Prep Test 73, Section 4, Q3 and discuss one of the LSAT’s most common flaws: inferring causation from mere correlation. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:49
January 04, 2022
LR Question — Test 73, Section 4, Q2 (Ep. 136)
Ben and Nathan work through a logical reasoning question from PrepTest 73, Section 4, Q2. They demonstrate how taking time to attack the argument prepares them to answer any question. They also debunk a myth about “principle” questions on the LSAT. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
17:46
January 03, 2022
Canadian Law Schools (Ep. 135)
Demon tutors Francesca and Michael respond to a listener’s email about Canadian law schools. Then, they discuss their experiences as Canadian law school applicants. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
20:14
December 31, 2021
ProctorU Conspiracy Theories (Ep. 134)
An anonymous listener writes in to relay some ProctorU complaints that have been floating around on message boards like Reddit. They’re concerned about the use of eye-tracking technology and rumors of lawsuits against remote proctoring companies. The guys remind listeners not to believe everything on the internet. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
15:05
December 30, 2021
Lies, Damned Lies, and Salary Statistics (Ep. 133)
Listener Manny asks Ben and Nathan for their thoughts on the salary medians reported by “publiclegal.” Is there any justification here for paying sticker price at a higher-ranked school? The guys discuss these statistics, how they are misleading, and why you still shouldn’t pay for law school. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
17:17
December 29, 2021
Should law schools give fewer scholarships? (Ep. 132)
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. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
08:14
December 28, 2021
Examples of Sufficient vs. Necessary (Ep.131)
Listener Oz is frequently confused by questions that test the difference between necessary and sufficient conditions. Ben and Nathan discuss a few examples and offer some helpful tactics to use when approaching these questions. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
18:23
December 27, 2021
ProctorU Privacy Follow-Up (Ep. 130)
Ben and Nathan share an email from Demon student Spencer, following up on a previous student’s concern about ProctorU and privacy. Spencer shares documentation from ProctorU, and the guys discuss their thoughts on privacy concerns while taking the LSAT. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:38
December 24, 2021
Law School Interviews (Ep.129)
Demon tutor and teacher Matt reads an email from student F regarding law school interviews and how to prepare. Matt discusses what it means when a law school requests an interview and how to set yourself up for success. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:28
December 23, 2021
The Importance of Consistent Study (Ep. 128)
Listener Addy shares a great analogy between studying for the LSAT and running track. Ben and Nathan discuss the importance of consistency and how it can affect both your test scores and your overall motivation. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
08:29
December 22, 2021
Do I Really Have to Take Practice Tests? (Ep. 127)
Demon student Steph wants to know how important it is to do full-length practice tests. She finds that drilling and doing timed sections allows her to get more out of her review. Nathan and Ben say that doing a full practice every week or every other week is sufficient—just make sure you’re doing plenty of timed sections and drilling in between. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
05:39
December 21, 2021
Don’t Overthink Your Study “Strategy” (Ep. 126)
An anonymous Demon student has some questions about how to review after taking practice tests and how to get faster. Ben and Nathan encourage this student to take their time, focus on understanding, and read the full explanations for any questions they miss. Don’t overthink how to study—and don’t underthink the importance of actually understanding individual questions. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
10:12
December 20, 2021
Should I Withdraw My Applications? (Ep. 125)
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 schools or to withdraw all his applications and apply next cycle. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
07:26
December 17, 2021
Put Your Best Foot Forward (Ep. 124)
A new Demon student asks Ben and Nathan when she should apply to law school. The guys rehash their usual advice: Apply at the beginning of the admissions cycle, or don’t apply. By December, schools have already been handing out scholarships for three months. This student should focus on getting her very best LSAT score and apply next September. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
09:11
December 16, 2021
Studying for the LSAT Can be Fun (Ep. 123)
Student Gregg reaches out to announce his recent official LSAT score of 172 (up from 153)! He thanks the Demon team for making the test fun. Nathan and Ben discuss how the Demon’s approach to the test is different and reminisce about their journey of creating explanations for over 9,000 LSAT questions. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:04
December 15, 2021
Are Law Schools Rejecting More High-Scoring Applicants? (Ep. 122)
Nathan and Kevin discuss an ABA Journal article about the competitiveness of recent law school admissions cycles. They also speculate about why LSAT scores have been increasing across the board. The guys see this article as clickbait and advise students not to let it scare them away from fighting for a high LSAT score and a full-ride scholarship. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
07:45
December 14, 2021
How to Improve Your Writing Before Law School (Ep. 121)
Listener F asks for advice on how to improve their writing skills before law school. Ben and Nathan make some recommendations, including the books Legal Writing in Plain English, by Bryan Garner, and On Writing, by Stephen King. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
05:17
December 13, 2021
ProctorU Privacy Concerns? (Ep. 120)
Demon student Dante has some concerns about ProctorU and private documents on his laptop. Nathan and Tasha discuss his concern and give Dante some advice on how to address the issue. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:06
December 10, 2021
How long do law school admissions decisions take? (Ep. 119)
Nathan and Katie discuss law school admissions timelines, scholarship negotiation, and how to communicate with admissions officers. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
20:52
December 09, 2021
U.S.A. vs. Canada Law School Scholarships (Ep. 118)
Nathan and Francesca read an email from listener A, who provides more information regarding the optional “redaction” of GPA and LSAT scores that WashU offers. They also discuss scholarship negotiation and the differences between U.S. and Canadian law school scholarships. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
18:21
December 08, 2021
You Don't Need Analytics (Ep. 117)
Ben and Nathan explain how the Demon’s AI drilling algorithm works. They also discuss why students need to focus on practice—and not worry about analytics. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
10:41
December 07, 2021
More Letters of Recommendation Advice (Ep. 116)
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 recommenders are a little more “old school.” Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:34
December 06, 2021
Public Interest Law Scholarships (Ep. 115)
Demon student Olivia is looking for some clarification on the required essays for public interest fellowships. Nathan and Katie discuss what these scholarship essays are and how to approach writing them. You can find more about these scholarships and schools that provide them here. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
17:35
December 03, 2021
Does My Undergrad Degree Matter for Law School? (Ep. 114)
Demon student Beth has a great GPA, but she’s wondering whether schools will look down on the fact that she went to a mid-level school with an easy major. Ben surmises that admissions officers may view a high GPA in a liberal arts major as less impressive than a high GPA in Physics, for example. But at the end of the day, the number is what matters most. Nathan reminds listeners that only GPAs and LSAT scores are reported on the ABA 509. Undergraduate institutions and majors don’t affect schools’ rankings, so they matter very little. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
06:13
December 02, 2021
Do you really want to be a lawyer? (Ep. 113)
An anonymous listener asks for advice on his future law career. He says he needs to go into “something meaningful and helpful (not corporate law),” but he also wants to come out of law school making six figures. Nathan and Mike suspect that this may not be the best career path for Anonymous since it seems that he’s looking for the “unicorn” job. Anonymous should really consider whether he would enjoy working as a lawyer or whether another career path would better suit his needs. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
16:28
December 01, 2021
GPA Addendums for Dual Credit Grades (Ep. 112)
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—the worst they can say is no. Nathan advises J not to disclose personal family matters. He and Jon discuss how to write a GPA addendum without oversharing. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
10:50
November 30, 2021
Restarting LSAT Study After a Break (Ep. 111)
Demon student Sia took Nathan and Ben’s advice to wait until next September to apply. Now she’s wondering whether it’s worth her time to start studying for the LSAT again even though she already has a great GPA and a decent LSAT score on record. The guys strongly recommend that Sia get back on the horse and aim for a higher LSAT score. With her high GPA, just a few more LSAT points could set her up to compete in the big leagues. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
11:01
November 29, 2021
Don’t Worry About “Consistency” on Your PT Scores (Ep. 110)
Nathan and Kevin discuss an email from Demon student Spencer, who wants to be more consistent on his practice tests. Nathan explains why Spencer doesn’t actually have a problem with consistency—his PT range is perfectly normal. If you want to master the LSAT, stop focusing on test scores, and start focusing on the individual questions you miss. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
14:23
November 26, 2021
Applying with a Redacted GPA or LSAT Score (Ep. 109)
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 of the class. Tune in to hear more thoughts from Nathan and Tasha. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
13:33
November 25, 2021
Don't Disclose Medical Issues on Your Application (Ep. 108)
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 LSAT is a more recent and more accurate representation of his academic ability. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments.
05:08
November 24, 2021
Yield Protection (Ep. 107)
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 applicants. Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
11:35
November 23, 2021
Technical Issues on the November Test (Ep. 106)
Student Felisia ran into some technical issues while taking the November LSAT. While this situation is understandably frustrating, the guys advise Felisia to treat this test as just another practice test. She should also report the issue to LSAC and request a retake. Mentioned in today's show: americanbar.org Email daily@lsatdemon.com with questions or comments. Watch this episode on YouTube
07:21
November 22, 2021