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Should I take the February 2013 LSAT? Or postpone it?

  • 28th January 201428/01/14
  • By Nathan Fox
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We’re in the homestretch for those planning to take the February 2013 LSAT, and I’m getting lots of inquiries from nervous candidates wondering if they should take the test or postpone it. If you’re preparing properly, it boils down to a fairly easy decision: Are you happy with your practice test scores, or not?

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Free LSAT Logic Games boot camp Sunday 1/26

  • 14th January 201414/01/14
  • By Nathan Fox
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Everybody needs help with the LSAT’s Logic Games; fortunately, it’s the easiest part of the LSAT to learn. On Sunday, January 26 at Santa Clara University I’ll be teaching a *free* three-hour course in Logic Games. Here’s the flyer:

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Since there’s no football, why not spend a few hours upping your Game(s)?

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Only your highest LSAT score counts

  • 8th January 20148/01/14
  • By Nathan Fox
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It’s amazing how persistent bad information can be. Hardly a week goes by where I don’t get an email like the following:

I’ve heard from other students that if you take the LSAT more than twice, law schools won’t consider you a candidate. Is that true? I’ve heard from others that they average both of your scores.

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Apply to law school for free? Just ask!

  • 8th January 20148/01/14
  • By Nathan Fox
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Just a quick note from one of my LSAT students who asked for (and received!) several application fee waivers this cycle:

Thanks for the help with my fee waiver memo. I got waivers at Duke, Georgetown, Boston University, Cornell, University of Virginia, American, and Columbia. I also got a few more fee waivers after my LSAT scores posted. Definitely saved me over $1000. Got snubbed by NYU, Fordham, Stanford, UC Berkeley. They all encouraged me to apply for a need based fee waiver through their website. 

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I got a 150; Should I retake the LSAT?

  • 17th December 201317/12/13
  • By Nathan Fox
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I get angsty emails each December, as law school prospects decide whether to apply now or retake the LSAT, putting their applications off for another year. Here’s one, from Angela S., a student in my online class:

I got my LSAT score back a few months ago, and I got a disappointing 150. I had been testing between 153-156 steadily and my last test before the big test was a 157! (My starting point had been a 140.) I’ve been having a hard time with deciding to re-take or not. The LSAT bracket I am in is 149-153 for LSAC, and say I retook it and got a 155 or 156, I would only move up one more bracket…. I know there are some schools that I could do really well at, but they would never even look at my application because of my LSAT score. 

Short answer: Hell yes, you should retake! Nobody wants to put off law school for another year, but you absolutely should not let one bad day determine the entire course of your professional and financial future.

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Yelp review of the week: Luke from Seattle, WA

  • 10th December 201310/12/13
  • By Nathan Fox
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Thanks so much to Luke Ryan in Seattle, who just posted a really great review on Yelp. Luke did the online course, then took the December 2013 LSAT. Sounds like he nailed it!

Luke’s review follows, but he’s also kindly offered to speak directly to anybody considering working with me. He’s at lhryan@gmail.com and (703) 217-3487.

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Conquering the LSAT’s Logic Games, One Life at a Time

  • 3rd December 20133/12/13
  • By Nathan Fox
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Think you suck at the LSAT’s logic games? I agree! I’m sure you do suck. But if it makes you feel any better, you also suck at tons of other things. I can hear you now:  “Nathan, you suck at blogging. Nice job insulting your reader, ass.”

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December 2013 LSAT jitters? You're not alone

  • 2nd December 20132/12/13
  • By Nathan Fox
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Shitting bricks about the December 2013 LSAT? You shouldn’t be, if you’ve put in the weeks/months of practice time that most students need. And if you haven’t put in the time? Well, it’s too late anyway. Either way, there’s no point in defacating masonry. Here are a couple letters from students lined up to take this Saturday’s test, along with my advice.

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