Thinking LSAT Podcast

Thinking LSAT Podcast

A podcast dedicated to the LSAT and law school admissions

Hosted by Ben Olson and Nathan Fox of th

Operating as usual

01/09/2023

We’ve got a small piece of housekeeping to attend to.

Starting in September, we will no longer be posting new content on the Thinking LSAT social media accounts 🎙️

TLP content will now be posted onto our socials 😈

05/08/2023

Review is where you learn.

Don’t wait to go back and review your mistakes.

Listen to the full episode on our YouTube channel, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts 🎙️

https://youtu.be/YUrIMizLQZ4

22/07/2023

This week on the pod, producer/tutor Erik provided B&N with a few testimonials from LSAT Demon students who CRUSHED the June LSAT.

They’re one step closer to attending law school without debt.

Are you? 😈🎙️

Listen to the full episode on our YouTube channel, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts 🎙️

https://youtu.be/AUKhv4e102E

14/07/2023

How impactful was affirmative action on higher education?

This week on the pod, B&N give an update on their thoughts regarding the recent SCOTUS ruling.

Listen to the full episode on our YouTube channel, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts 🎙️

https://youtu.be/AUKhv4e102E

08/07/2023

If you want to practice law, you'd better learn how to use your words 🤣

02/07/2023

Taking on higher ed debt may not seem like a big deal right now, but in a few years?

When you’re about to enter the job market?

When you want to get married?

When you want to buy a house?

Your life will be affected dramatically by the way you handle your finances.

LSAT Demon teacher Matt DuMont shares his insights on graduating without the burden of debt.

Listen to the full episode on our YouTube channel, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts 🎙️
🔗 https://youtu.be/_XIdkqpaJ7Q

27/05/2023

Podcast Producer Erik and Co-Founder Ben discuss the (late) new US News Rankings—and all the drama around it.

Spoiler alert: It's m-e-s-s-y.

Catch the full episode on our YouTube channel, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwXtjGK19lc&feature=youtu.be

19/05/2023

How often should you review your LSAT mistakes?

Ben Olson and Nathan Fox invited their social media coordinator, Ashley, to discuss reviewing, goal scores, whether or not Ben and Nathan are actually friends irl, and a bunch of other FAQs from our socials.

Make sure you listen to the full ep!🎙️

🔗 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJx1WUHM1kE

10/05/2023

Confidence is key on the LSAT.

When you trust your abilities and don’t sweat the small stuff, the test is easy.

Come join Thinking LSAT Co-Founder Nathan Fox for this FREE 1 hour class in confidence (and crushing the LSAT) 😈 All you need is a Free LSAT Demon Subscription.

Photos from Thinking LSAT Podcast's post 06/05/2023

The best lawyers have the best work ethic.

How bad do you want it?

Photos from Thinking LSAT Podcast's post 21/04/2023

Ben and Nathan have given plenty of awesome LSAT advice over the years. 🎙️
Take a look at our favorite and most important pieces of advice straight from our founders, and be sure to listen to the pod: https://www.thinkinglsat.com/

Photos from Thinking LSAT Podcast's post 07/04/2023

It's not enough to get the answers "right".

You have to know WHY it's right...and why the other options are not.

Educated guesses can only get you so far—especially in your law career.

30/03/2023

Students often overthink RC.

They get it stuck in their heads that they need to learn the subject material of the passages themselves, or that they have to memorize every word.

There are plenty of gimmicks out there from other LSAT Prep companies, but we're here to set you straight.

28/03/2023

Students often overthink RC.

They get it stuck in their heads that they need to learn the subject material of the passages themselves, or that they have to memorize every word.

There are plenty of gimmicks out there from other LSAT Prep companies, but we’re here to set you straight.

25/03/2023

Honesty time: the LSAT is not a big deal.

Not in the grand scheme of your life.

Should you take it seriously?
Yes.
Should you take it when you're actually ready?
Also yes.
Will it matter at all once you're enrolled at your dream school?
Not even a little.

The LSAT is a stepping stone to the rest of your career.
Master it.
Take it.
Then go sit in the grass or something.

Get the LSAT out of your head for a bit. Get some sleep. It's a few hours of your life, and then it's done.

23/03/2023

LG? LR? RC? Don't let a poor diagnostic fool you: the LSAT is a masterable, learnable test. Perfect scores are possible. Drill, baby, drill.

22/03/2023

The LSAT is by far your most powerful tool for breaking into law school.

A low GPA isn't ideal, but a high LSAT score far outweighs any other factor in your application.

Come study with us 🎙️ let’s get your score where it needs to be!

03/02/2023

The scores for the January 2023 LSAT have been released.

Did you conquer the test, or do you still have a long way to go? Tell us all about it.

When you're ready to master the LSAT, we'll be waiting
🔗 https://www.thinkinglsat.com/

29/12/2022

The is an opportunity to demonstrate your hard work. You can’t fake a good score. It comes from truly understanding the test.

05/12/2022

Ben and Nathan review a law school’s streamlined application process that doesn’t require a or letters of recommendation. The evidence is clear: some really care only about your LSAT and GPA. Later on, the guys reassure an applicant that a great LSAT score overshadows a lackluster résumé. They also consider whether ABA 509 data misrepresent offers and discuss a listener’s mathematical analysis of guessing on the .

08/11/2022

Have you heard this week’s new episode yet?!

Ben and Nathan discuss LSAC’s upcoming Analytical Reasoning Field Study and assure listeners that the aren’t changing anytime soon. They also hear from two former students who followed their advice and decided not to pay for —or not to go at all. Plus, the guys recommend resources for improving your writing, comment on the first fully online JD program to be approved by the ABA, and tackle a Weaken question from PrepTest 73.

01/11/2022

Have you listened to this week’s new episode yet?

Nathan and Ben continue their discussion about IQ and the LSAT with some input from Thinking LSAT listener and amateur psychometrician Anthony. They talk about how the LSAT differs from other tests of IQ and why it’s possible to make huge improvements to your LSAT score despite its correlation with IQ.

27/10/2022

24/10/2022

New episode! On this week’s episode, Ben and Nathan take a look at a law school’s approach to scholarship negotiations. The guys examine an email that reveals how one school is prepared to negotiate, and they discuss what it means for applicants. Also on the episode, Nathan and Ben advise an MMA fighter on his personal statement, comment on whether the LSAT tests IQ, and evaluate tips for addressing a low LSAT score in your applications.

17/10/2022

Should you retake the ? The answer is almost always yes. Today on the show, Ben and Nathan advise a student who fears scoring lower on a second attempt. They discuss why care only about your highest LSAT score—and why that means there’s only upside to retaking the test. The guys also review a task management framework, give advice on how to stay focused, and tackle a question from PrepTest 73.

10/10/2022

New episode out! This week, Nathan and Ben are joined by special guest Megan Smiley, who coaches lawyers seeking to leave practice. They discuss why so many want to escape their careers—and why that’s especially challenging for anyone burdened with student loans. Megan encourages listeners to examine their values and strengths before committing to law school. Later, Nathan and Ben hear from recent students who crushed the , discuss law schools’ incentives for granting application fee waivers, and question whether there’s such a thing as a “bad test taker.”

05/10/2022

🚨Free Class Alert🚨 Head to lsat.link/nathan to register & join cofounder Nathan Fox to learn all of the skills you will need to get into the 170s😈


04/10/2022

Have you heard this week’s new episode yet? Ben and Nathan are joined by special guest Alison Monahan, cofounder of Law School Toolbox. They discuss and bar exam prep, the law school–big law pipeline, and the current job market. Also on the show, the guys talk tactics for conversations, consider the value of learning to speed-read, and review a strategy for answering Flaw questions.

26/09/2022

Admissions officers may say that you have to pay for . Nathan and Ben disagree. On this week’s episode, the guys review financial aid advice from Dean Z of Michigan Law. They then discuss how applicants can improve their bargaining power. Later, the guys vibe to some soulful advice from Ray Charles, evaluate the diminishing returns of higher scores for “splitters,” and consider the advantages of applying as a “non-KJD.”

05/09/2022

Most have begun accepting applications for fall 2023 admission. Nathan and Ben predict when the first offers of the cycle will come in (hint: soon) and double down on their advice to apply in September with your best score—or wait until next year.

23/08/2022

Law schools only care about your highest score!

23/08/2022

Are you studying with us at LSAT Demon? If not, what are you waiting for?!

03/08/2022

How much should rankings influence your decision about where to attend ? On this week’s episode, Ben and Nathan talk about the “2x rule” (formerly the 100% rule) for law school rankings. The name’s changed, but the rule is the same: When comparing one school to another, you shouldn’t consider their rankings unless they differ by twice as much or more.

25/07/2022

On this week’s episode, Nathan and Ben talk about a recent law school graduate who is $347k in student debt and can’t find a job. The guys implore listeners not to make the same mistake. Don’t pay for law school! They also answer a full mailbag of listener questions about how to structure your study schedule, whether testing accommodations are fair, and how high-scoring students achieve a deeper understanding of the .

20/07/2022

In your prep, you should be THOROUGHLY reviewing every question you miss. The goal is to feel confident that you will avoid making those mistakes next time.

13/07/2022

If you’re struggling with speed on the , stay the course and continue developing a better understanding of the test. Going fast requires dismissing wrong answers right off the bat.

05/07/2022

Admissions season is almost here, and listener questions are rolling in. On this week’s episode, Ben and Nathan evaluate a listener’s Reading Comprehension tip as a pearl or turd. They share their thoughts on online education and consider the pros and cons of attending a non-ABA . Plus, they answer questions about study schedules, testing accommodations, letters of recommendation, and more!

27/06/2022

If you want to master the LSAT the easy way, ditch the dogma and let the Demon be your guide. On this week’s episode, the guys welcome questions from new listeners and provide a full explanation of the Demon’s approach to the LSAT. But first, a Demon student who is legally blind describes how he learned to tackle Logic Games without the use of visual diagrams. Ben and Nathan then offer two listeners advice on whether and how to write GPA addendums. They discuss the proper way to review Reading Comprehension sections. And finally, they veto a listener’s suggested study schedule and recommend an alternative plan.

23/06/2022

You also do not need to do any preparation before you do a practice test

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The Thinking LSAT Podcast

Ben Olson of Strategy Prep and Nathan Fox of Fox LSAT co-host the Thinking LSAT Podcast, a free LSAT and law school admissions resource. The show is highly rated on iTunes and has over a million downloads.

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Videos (show all)

Review Immediately
This week on the pod, producer/tutor Erik provided B&N with a few testimonials from LSAT Demon students who CRUSHED the ...
How impactful was affirmative action on higher education?This week on the pod, B&N give an update on their thoughts rega...
Understanding Unless
Taking on higher ed debt may not seem like a big deal right now, but in a few years?When you’re about to enter the job m...
The guys share a story from a podcast listener who *checks notes* improved her score by 12 points in one month?         ...
The New Rankings News | Thinking LSAT Podcast | Episode 403
How Much Time Should I Spend Reviewing?
Ben and Nathan talk about score range and swagger … #lsat #lsatpreparation #lsatstudying
Reminder for the day #LSAT #lawschool #lawschooladmissions
Here’s what Ben and Nathan had to say on whether there is a relevant variation in difficulty of practice tests. The shor...
The registration deadline for the February LSAT is December 29th. Sign up if your practice test scores are at or near wh...