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Innovations in LSAT Prep Part 3: LSATMax

Last but not least in this 3-part series is LSATMax. In 2010, Mehran Ebadolahi graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. It was during his time at HLS that he co-founded BarMax (“the $1000 app”) in an effort to disrupt the bar exam prep space that had long been a monopoly. Since graduating from HLS, Mehran has continued to work on BarMax (now TestMax, Inc.)

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When is a Low LSAT Score Too Low?

My most-read blog topics are those dealing with very low LSAT scores; there are a lot of you out there. The original post is from 2008, and since it’s now 2024, I think it’s time for an update: The LSAT is scored from 120-180, and an average score is about 150. Here is a current breakdown of percentiles of scores

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Crunch Time-Three Musts for the Week Before the LSAT

Today’s post comes from Blueprint LSAT Prep, providing the best LSAT classroom courses, online courses, and standalone LSAT prep books. Crunch Time—Three Musts for the Week Before the LSAT As the old saying goes, time is a river. For those studying for the rapidly approaching October 3rd LSAT, that river has recently gone from lazy, bucolic, riverboat-ready waters to roiling,

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How (and Why) to Review Your LSAT PrepTests

Today’s LSAT advice comes from our friends at Next Step Test Preparation. Next Step provides one-on-one LSAT tutoring programs nationwide. They provide a free upfront consultation to help students. First things first: You absolutely must spend time reviewing your practice exams, in detail. This is the #1 reason why students get stuck on avoidable score plateaus. Every year, we take

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Tips for the Last Month of Preparing for the LSAT

In September, I have hosted two podcasts regarding tips for the last month of preparation for the LSAT. First, I talked to Matt Sherman of ManhattanLSAT.com regarding tips for the last 30 days before the test. You can listen to it here, but basically his take-away advice was: 1. Don’t go crazy just taking practice tests. Take time in between

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Are You Ready for the June LSAT?

With a week to go before the June LSAT, I want you to ask yourself this very important question: AM I REALLY READY? If you haven’t prepared enough or gotten to a consistent level of practice exam performance that you’d be happy scoring within 3 points of on test day, then please consider using your escape hatch. What is your

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K-JD or Take Time Off Before Law School?

Should I take time off before law school? When people first ask me this question, I think they usually mean, “Will law schools like me better if I take a year or two off before applying?” If your grades need to show another year of improvement and/or you need more time to prepare for the LSAT, waiting a year can...

Tips for College Students Considering Law School

If you are more than 18 months away from college graduation, here are some suggestions that will help provide a strong foundation for a possible application to law school in the future. Since your GPA is still within your control, work hard. Pick classes that interest and excite you and do well in the most challenging classes you can take....

The Best Time to Visit Law Schools

The best times to visit law schools are when you've been waitlisted, and when you're deciding where to attend. Visiting a Law School Where You've Been Waitlisted Today, a client asked me for help writing letters of continuing interest to three schools - all three schools were located in the city where she lived. So my first question to her...

Thinking about Becoming a Lawyer?

Do you want to be a lawyer? If you’re considering law school because others have suggested it to you, or because you feel compelled as your peers move on to seemingly prestigious employment options, take some time and delve into the lives of actual attorneys. If you have not yet done any serious research about the legal profession, what lawyers...