Blueprint LSAT Instructor Get-to-Know: Philly, Chicago, Miami

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When taking an LSAT prep course, it’s important that you like the instructor. At the very least, they should be interesting enough to keep your attention.

That’s why we launched this LSAT blog series that lets you get to know our summer LSAT prep course instructors a little better. We’ve already seen round one (New York LSAT prep) and two (Boston and Washington DC LSAT prep). Now it’s time to meet who will be teaching our Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami LSAT prep courses.

Blueprint’s Philadelphia LSAT Prep:

STEVE HOMOLA

1) What’s playing on your iPod/Spotify/radio the most these days?
I’m probably the worst person in the world to ask about music. I listen to sports talk radio and stuff like NPR pretty much constantly. I’ve been listening to my “The Format” Pandora station lately, though, which is pretty solid. A nice mix of all the whiny music I listened to in college.

2) You’re on death row (shame on you!). What’s your last meal?
Last meal is definitely going to be some kind of Italian food. There’s a restaurant on South Street that I go to all the time owned by an old guy named Papa Gigi who just walks around talking to people and drinking wine. I’d probably have him come in and cook for me.
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3) Which famous person would you marry right now, no questions asked, and why?
I mean, Kate Upton is the obvious choice here, right? I don’t think I should need to explain. For some reason she’s more into professional baseball players than LSAT instructors right now, but I think she’ll come around.

4) If you had a time machine, when/where would you visit, and why?
I would probably go back to various points in history to see if they happened how Forrest Gump said they did. His story has some holes in it.

Also I’d really like to go back and watch professional athletes from the 1970’s so I can be informed when I argue with crotchety old men at a bar about whether LeBron is better than Oscar Robertson or whatever other old-timer they want to use.

5) What’s your best LSAT story?
I’m still sort of a young grasshopper in the LSAT world, and so this doesn’t really qualify as a story, but I really love the ridiculous arguments and scenarios that come up in LSAT questions. It’s an endless supply of jokes, as well as information to use at parties to impress your friends. As long as your friends are really into dinosaurs and/or Thurgood Marshall.

Blueprint’s Chicago LSAT Prep:

PATRICK MOORE

1) What’s playing on your iPod/Spotify/radio the most these days?
The National’s latest, Trouble Will Find Me. Great album, even better life axiom.

2) You’re on death row (shame on you!). What’s your last meal?
A quick search of allrecipes.com makes me crave a generous helping of “Thirty Day Friendship Cake.” It takes 30 days to make — hopefully enough time for an escape plan.
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3) Which famous person would you marry right now, no questions asked, and why?
Jennifer Lawrence seems like she’d be a fun partner in crime. Plus she’s good with a bow.

4) If you had a time machine, when/where would you visit, and why?
One second ago, right here, so I could double up with my twin and befuddle the universe.

5) What’s your best LSAT story?
Back in June 2008 when I sat for the test, I was at home for the summer with my parents in Detroit. I could have registered for the LSAT at a number of nearby universities, but instead I opted to take it at my own school, Notre Dame. Notre Dame is over 200 miles from Detroit. Where some would see a needless waste of time and money, I saw a long drive to clear my head the day before, a good night’s sleep in a comfy king-sized hotel bed, and breakfast the next morning at my favorite diner. Being in a familiar environment meant that when test day arrived, I didn’t have to worry about figuring out where to park, I didn’t have to worry about finding the building on campus, and I didn’t have to worry about feeling out of my element. I only had to worry about the LSAT’s feelings after I kicked its sorry butt.

Blueprint’s Miami LSAT Prep:

ADAM KRAVATZ

1) What’s playing on your iPod/Spotify/radio the most these days?
A dubstep remix of any popular song on the radio. There’s no need for your morning coffee when 1,000 beats per second are injected into your brain with the push of a play button.

2) You’re on death row (shame on you!). What’s your last meal?
A smorgasbord of McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy’s cheeseburgers and fries. If alcohol is allowed, I’ll skip the meal and opt for a handle of Jagermeister to drink my sorrows away.

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Scarlett Johansen. She’s gorgeous, talented, and rich. Best of all, she’s Jewish, so I know my mother would approve. The only negative is that I might have to fight Matt Shinners for her.

4) If you had a time machine, when/where would you visit, and why?
Easy. I’d go back in time to June 2012, when I took the LSAT. After studying all of my wrong answers and lamenting over my failures frequently since then, I would easily be able to get a 180 LSAT score. You may call it cheating, but LSAC has no stated policy about traveling back in time to retake the test. (Yeah, I know, LSAC is slacking.)

5) What’s your best LSAT story?
I was with a large group of friends for spring break, all of whom were very close friends except for one guy named Will, who I had never met. During one morning of the trip, we were sitting, watching TV, and we starting discussing all the commercials that were coming on. Will was very staunch in his views and jokingly criticized all the commercials, pointing out flaws and assumptions within them. I found this interesting. I played devil’s advocate with him and debated the premises and logic of each commercial and went on a few debate tangents. I told him that I was convinced he had an “LSAT mind” and would do terrific on the test if he were to take it. It took me a while, but I finally convinced him to take a diagnostic test to see how he’d do. He kicked butt and got a 163, one of the highest diagnostics I’ve ever heard of. Will was once an aspiring model, but now he will be studying the October LSAT and plans to apply to law school next fall!

One Response

  1. Matt Shinners says:

    You may have the size and strength, but I’ve got the speed and a complete lack of concern for my own well-being. Bring it on, Adam!

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