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Ben Olson (ben@lsatdemon.com) and Nathan Fox (nathan@lsatdemon.com) started the Thinking LSAT Podcast to become better LSAT teachers, meet LSAT luminaries, and have some fun. Please 1) subscribe, 2) rate and review us, and 3) send us questions. Don't pay for law school.

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Ben Olson (ben@lsatdemon.com) and Nathan Fox (nathan@lsatdemon.com) started the Thinking LSAT Podcast to become better LSAT teachers, meet LSAT luminaries, and have some fun. Please 1) subscribe, 2) rate and review us, and 3) send us questions. Don't pay for law school.

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By lbblb3 - May 20 2020
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Solid advice minus any sugar coating. Don’t pay for law school!

Amazing!

By TheGord - May 04 2020
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This podcast deserves a 5/5 stars! Very good advice from two funny dudes.

iTunes Ratings

612 Ratings
Average Ratings
547
17
11
6
31

Real talk

By lbblb3 - May 20 2020
Read more
Solid advice minus any sugar coating. Don’t pay for law school!

Amazing!

By TheGord - May 04 2020
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This podcast deserves a 5/5 stars! Very good advice from two funny dudes.
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Thinking LSAT

Latest release on Oct 26, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 70: Big Law Advice from A Recent Graduate

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Ben reads and recommends Alexander Hamilton. The biography by Ron Chernow inspired the recent musical phenomenon and Ben thinks it could also be an inspiration for aspiring lawyers. (5:30) Dreaming of […]

Sep 28 2016

1hr 19mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 154: Getting into law school with Ann Levine

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With all the changes in law school admissions standards over the past year, the guys have received a bunch of questions about putting your best foot forward when applying to […]

Aug 20 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #3: Episode 97: Last minute advice for the June 2017 LSAT

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00:02:05 – The biggest message is: You’ve either put in the work or not. “The hay is in the barn.” 00:03:36 – Don’t get caught up in “small sample” glitches—it’s […]

Jun 08 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #4: Thinking LSAT 35-Minute Timer

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When students write in for self-studying advice, by far the most common piece of advice we give is to take (and thoroughly review) daily 35-minute timed sections. It’s the bread […]

May 22 2018

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Rank #5: Ep. 147: Detailed and Nuanced Reading

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Welcome to July dear listeners. Summertime is in full swing, and if you follow your nose you might just smell the lingering scent of Nathan Fox’s BBQ ribs on the […]

Jul 09 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #6: Episode 67: Or Am I…

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Josh planned to retake the LSAT but then received a recommendation from his pre-law advisor not to do so; now Josh is confused about what he should do. We give […]

Aug 20 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 193: Logic Games Home Runs

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Did you know that if you sort through all of the possible outcomes of any given logic game, it’s likely that you’ll be lookin’ at less than 18 possible outcomes. Not that many, right? And when you know all of the outcomes of a game, chances are you can slay the questions. In this episode, the guys get gnarly with Logic Game 4 from the June 2007 LSAT. They make worlds, they split worlds, and then they split the splits. It gets wild. They also share an email from a law school who wants you to apply to the school so they can give you admissions advice (ummm…insert crying while laughing emoji, pls). Lastly, you’ll hear about the latest from the LSAT Demon, AND you can get a first look at the new Thinking LSAT website. Happy (Logic) gaming!
As always, if you like the show and you want to get more from the Thinking LSAT community, check out the links below. You can connect with other folks studying for the LSAT, and get more useful resources from Nathan and Ben.

Thinking LSAT Facebook Group
Instagram (upcoming events)
LSAT Demon
Strategy Prep
Fox LSAT
Personal Statement Review Package

Important Dates
6/3 – The June LSAT
6/4 – Registration cutoff for the July LSAT (SIGN UP! This puppy is a freebie, and you can cancel your score without penalty AFTER you see how you did…)
6/27 – June scores are released
7/15 – July LSAT

7:17 – Email 1—Alana received a rather amusing and ingenious email from Wash U. Turns out they are writing folks and offering FREE* law-school-admissions advice. Of course, they mention, it sure would be easier to give you said advice if you actually applied to Wash U. so they can review your application documents during the consultation.
The guys half love this slick move by Wash U, but they’re also hearing Admiral Ackbar issuing a warning from the cosmos. On one hand, this move basically starts a negotiation with Wash U. You apply to their school. You get a one on one with their staff so you can feel each other out. Pretty cool so far… But their free advice will probably leave you with some warm and fuzzies about Wash U., increasing your chances of actually attending the school if you get in. On the other hand, whether or not you go to Wash U., you are getting advice from admissions officers who will probably share a valuable perspective on your admissions docs.

We’d love to hear about this experience if any listeners dare to give it a try…

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May 20 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #8: Episode 53: How Do You Pace Yourself During the Logical Reasoning Section?

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Nathan finally saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we find the flaws in the film like it’s Question #16 from Section 2 of the June 2007 LSAT. (Spoiler Alert […]

Feb 04 2016

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Rank #9: Episode 88: Let’s Make A Deal

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Unfortunately, Ben just cannot deal! Ads with relentlessly poppy, upbeat, hand-clapping music are making him want to run for the hills. And if the tune features xylophones? Forget about it. […]

Mar 27 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #10: Episode 3: Should I cancel my LSAT score?

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Ben and I mildly disagree on whether to bring a watch to test day, then vehemently agree that you should almost never cancel your LSAT score. On the issue of why the test is scaled, not curved, we're equally clueless.  Plus, news from the June 2014 LSAT.

Jun 13 2014

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: Episode 57: Leveraging Scholarship Offers, When to Start Law School, and Tips for Campus Visits

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After a bad test day and a “questionable” prep guide got him a 147 on the LSAT, Torvald* uses the Thinking LSAT podcast to jump his retake score to a […]

Mar 29 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 141: I turned down Harvard Law School

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The guys jump into a bunch of listener emails and specifically sidestep their usual reports on east- and west-coast weather patterns. Instead, they chat cinema. Fireside style. Nathan talks Deadpool […]

May 29 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 125: Plan Don’t Cram

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Thanks to you, dear listeners, our inbox experienced a wave of new listener mail and the guys get to work answering your LSAT questions. But first, exciting LSAC news! It […]

Feb 06 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 179: Logic Games Fundamentals

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It’s no secret that the Logic Games represent the biggest challenge for most folks who are starting with the LSAT. But the good news? The games are perfectly solvable. That […]

Feb 11 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #15: Episode 49: Should a Student Retake the LSAT After Getting a Score of 171?

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One listener has a full-time job, a diagnostic score of 165 and wants to take the June LSAT. She plans to study now, take a break during her busy season at work, and then re-start studying in the spring. Is this a workable study strategy?

Should this listener retake the LSAT after getting a score of 171 on the October test?

A listener from Brazil is studying for the LSAT and has taken five practice tests with scores ranging from 153 to 166. He asks the following questions: Do I have a chance at a scholarship (even with a lower GPA) at a good school? Is a 175 score feasible? Does being an international student make a difference for law school admission?

We also tackle Logical Reasoning question 12 (Section 2) from the June 2007 LSAT.

Got questions you want us to answer in a future podcast? Send us an email!

Thinking LSAT is now on Twitter! Follow us at @thinkinglsat and tweet us a question!

Take a listen and let us know what you think.

Dec 16 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #16: Episode 79: Little White Lies and the Diagramming Demon

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Nathan gives five (death)stars to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” while Ben shares a far more lukewarm review of his family’s new dog, a “Mountain Swissy” kind. (0:30) In […]

Dec 31 2016

1hr 11mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 120: Back to the LSAT

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Welcome to 2018, dear listeners. Nathan and Ben ring in the new year by answering a few LSAT questions on air. By popular demand, the guys tackle logical-reasoning and reading-comprehension […]

Jan 02 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 122: Stop statsturbating

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January is in full swing, we’re woefully behind on emails, and Nathan is flexing his Christmas gift to himself: Movie Pass. The guys give a brief review of Star Wars: […]

Jan 16 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #19: Episode 78: Think You’re Overthinking? Think Again.

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The guys open Episode 78 by discussing the need to submit a diversity statement with a law school application. Both agree it can be a valuable addition but caution applicants […]

Dec 18 2016

51mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 187: 154 to 175 with LSAT Tutor Max Youngquist

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Today the guys have a wide-ranging conversation with Thinking LSAT team member, Demon contributor, and LSAT tutor Max Youngquist about his LSAT journey. They talk about his trek from 154 […]

Apr 08 2019

1hr 40mins

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