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Ben Olson and Nathan Fox started the Thinking LSAT Podcast to become better LSAT teachers and have some fun. Please 1) subscribe, 2) rate and review, and 3) send us questions: help@thinkinglsat.com. Don't pay for law school!

Thinking LSAT Nathan Fox and Ben Olson

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Ben Olson and Nathan Fox started the Thinking LSAT Podcast to become better LSAT teachers and have some fun. Please 1) subscribe, 2) rate and review, and 3) send us questions: help@thinkinglsat.com. Don't pay for law school!

    Let Your Strengths Guide Your Future (Ep. 326)

    Let Your Strengths Guide Your Future (Ep. 326)

    After starting the show with a logical reasoning question, the guys jump into the mailbag to help some students decide when to apply to law school—and whether they should even go at all. Then, they tear apart another personal statement with some great content but a subpar approach.

    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.

    LSAT Demon

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    Important Dates

    12.3.2021 — January LSAT Registration Deadline

    12.29.2021 — February LSAT Registration Deadline

    1.15.2022 — January LSAT

    2.2.2022 — January LSAT Score Release

    2.3.2022 — March LSAT Registration Deadline

    2.12.2022 — February LSAT

    3.3.2022 — February LSAT Score Release



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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Pearl vs. Turd: First 10 Questions in 10 Minutes? (Ep. 325)

    Pearl vs. Turd: First 10 Questions in 10 Minutes? (Ep. 325)

    The guys kick off this week’s episode with a discussion of some apoplexy-inducing proctor issues that one November test taker reported. They let listeners know how to handle it when things don’t go perfectly as planned on test day. Then, they pick apart a Strengthen question and consider a Pearls vs Turds submission: Should students make it a goal to complete the first 10 questions in 10 minutes? Finally, they review some questions that every law school hopeful should ask themselves.

    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.

    LSAT Demon

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    Important Dates



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Achieving “Flow” on the LSAT (Ep. 324)

    Achieving “Flow” on the LSAT (Ep. 324)

    On this week’s podcast, the guys take on some bad admissions advice and encourage two students to retake the LSAT and apply next cycle. After that, the guys discuss law school accelerated programs and read a personal statement from a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist.

    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.

    LSAT Demon

    LSAT Demon Daily

    Thinking LSAT YouTube

    LSAT Demon YouTube

    Important Dates

    12.1.2021 — November LSAT Score Release

    12.3.2021 — January LSAT Registration Deadline

    12.29.2021 — February LSAT Registration Deadline

    1.15.2022 — January LSAT

    2.2.2022 — January LSAT Score Release

    2.3.2022 — March LSAT Registration Deadline

    2.12.2022 — February LSAT

    3.3.2022 — February LSAT Score Release



    Read more on our website!

    • 1 hr 36 min
    A Solid Patent Law Statement (Ep. 323)

    A Solid Patent Law Statement (Ep. 323)

    On this week’s podcast, the guys break down a Must Be True question with a tricky wrong answer. Then, they evaluate an English professor’s tips for professional writing in a lengthy Pearls vs. Turds submission. They close the show with a solid personal statement from an engineer interested in patent law.

    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.

    LSAT Demon

    LSAT Demon Daily

    Thinking LSAT YouTube

    LSAT Demon YouTube

    Important Dates

    11.12.2021 — November LSAT

    12.3.2021 — January LSAT Registration Deadline



    Read more on our website!

    • 57 min
    LR Elevator Pitches (Ep. 322)

    LR Elevator Pitches (Ep. 322)

    In this episode, Ben and Nathan get down to the nitty gritty and break down basic strategies for every question type on LSAT Logical Reasoning. They follow with a few more listener-submitted questions about admissions and applications. Then, they give some advice on how to know if you should go to law school or not.

    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.

    Read more on our website!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Are Older Logic Games Harder? (Ep. 321)

    Are Older Logic Games Harder? (Ep. 321)

    More admissions questions have been rolling in, so Ben and Nathan kick off today’s show by diving into the mailbag. They answer questions about logic games and discuss how their difficulty has changed over the history of the test. They also offer some encouragement to low-GPA applicants. Later, they take on a Necessary Assumption question that they deem a true five-star question, and they announce the arrival of Demon dark mode.

    2:55 - Are Older Logic Games Harder?
    Listener Shannon wants to know if the older logic games (specifically, those on tests 1–50) are harder than those on newer tests. Ben believes that the games became easier starting around test 40. They were more difficult on tests released before then. Nathan adds to this by discussing the newest logic games section to be released. All four games on test 92 were very easy. The guys encourage Shannon to practice games from all tests no matter when they were released, especially if she is not yet scoring 100% on the logic games. They remind listeners that if you do the work, you can learn to solve logic games and get that perfect score.

    23:05 - Low GPAs
    Three listeners share their concerns about applying to law school with a less-than-stellar undergraduate GPA. Nathan starts by reading an email from Sean, who expresses frustration with how LSAC has calculated his cumulative GPA. He is wondering if he should apply early decision to boost his chance of being admitted. He also questions how much a GPA addendum would actually affect his application.

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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
778 Ratings

778 Ratings

amidilley_ ,

I have never known a love like this.

This podcast is 100000% exactly what I have been looking for!!! It's hard to find information about the LSAT that doesn't feel like listening to a brick wall speak. These guys are entertaining and absolutely hilarious! I have already sent this podcast to my LSAT study group. It's a total GAME-CHANGER! Thank you so much !!

Marissa B.R. ,

10/10 Recommend

I recommend this podcast to anyone who’s interested or thinking about going to law school. Ben and Nathan are honest, knowledgable, and give the best LSAT advice and prep program on the market. Truly a life changing podcast.

LsatReviewBad ,

Used to be good

Their personal essay critique used to be good but increasingly it has become a way for the hosts to shock to garner more listeners in the same way shock jockeys would.
An especially disgusting example of this was when a law school hopeful wrote in asking for a personal essay critique and mentioned his mom’s intestinal cancer, the hosts mocked the essay and the writer’s struggles calling his moms cancer “butt cancer”. How low do you have to stoop to make money?
Don’t listen to these guys, they are failed lawyers being petty and mean and disguising it as “advice”.

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