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How the LSAT is Like the World Cup

The U.S. Women’s National Team found a perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday – by crushing Japan to win the World Cup for the first time in 16 years. In honor of the team’s accomplishment, here are a few ways in which the LSAT is like the World Cup.

1.) There’s a lot of competition

When you take the LSAT, you don’t have to compete against anyone else, but you do have to compete with yourself. The test-preparation process is a grind; it gets boring and unpleasant pretty quickly. When I prepared for the LSAT, I would constantly try to one-up myself – I would try to complete every practice set and every practice exam more quickly and accurately than the last. The more I practiced, the better I got, and the more intense my “competition” became. Consequently, my preparation technique was analogous to the increasingly difficult rounds in the World Cup tournament. Obviously, this style of preparation isn’t for everyone, but it is one way of trying to make the process more bearable.

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3 More LSAT Prep Lessons Learned from the World Cup

This past weekend, Mario Goetze’s extra time goal propelled Germany to a 1-0 victory over Argentina and concluded one of the most memorable World Cups in history. Now that the tournament is over, there are a variety of LSAT-related lessons that can be gleaned by reflecting on the events of the tournament.

LSAT Prep Lesson #1 from the World Cup: Preparation is Key

Before Germany faced Argentina in the final, they thrashed Brazil 7-1 in the semifinal. It would be easy to attribute this result to an epic meltdown on the part of Brazil; however, the match is more indicative of Germany’s commitment to thorough preparation. From the start of the match, the German players put themselves in a position to deal with the speed and aggressiveness of Brazil’s individualized approach.

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Interview with a Lawyer: A Look at Legal Life

First, I’d just like to say that we own Algeria. Secondly, I’d like to say that watching a soccer game from a bar at 7 in the morning is as surreal an experience as you’ll find outside of a Wes Anderson film. Thirdly, I’d actually like to introduce you to the interview we’ve got below.

Odds are that you’re thinking about being a lawyer. You’ve either taken the LSAT or are going to take the LSAT, with the next step obviously being applying for law school.

Before you make the leap, however, it’s important to take a look at where you’ll be landing. Below is an interview we conducted with Joan Cotkin, a Los Angeles-based lawyer doing the kind of work many of you ostensibly hope to do. She gives a good peek at the kind of life you’ll be leading when you too are a lawyer.