The PowerScore LSAT PodCast
The PowerScore LSAT PodCast
PowerScore
Logic Games Bible author Dave Killoran (@davekilloran) and PowerScore Test Prep VP Jon Denning (@jonmdenning) are two of the world’s foremost experts on the LSAT and law school admissions, and they’ve created the PowerScore LSAT PodCast to share their knowledge and experience with you! Topics will range from specific LSAT concepts and strategies to test changes and updates to admissions advice and frequently-asked student questions, so be sure to (1) subscribe, (2) rate and review us, and (3) email us with any questions or concerns you’d like for us to cover at lsatpodcast@powerscore.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Causal Reasoning Part II: Causality and Question Types
Wrapping up their comprehensive coverage of LSAT causality, Dave and Jon move from conceptual discussions of causation to an application-focused look at how causal reasoning is treated in the test’s various LR question types. Specifically, you’ll hear them address what to look for and how to best respond to causality in every context—from Weaken to Strengthen to Flaw and more—before touching on advanced cause and effect constructions, ensuring you’re ready for everything the LSAT can throw at you!
May 19
1 hr 1 min
Causal Reasoning Part I: The Nature of Basic LSAT Causality
After several months of LSAT-Flex reviews and admissions cycle analysis, Jon and Dave are getting back to basics with a conceptual overview of causal reasoning. In this episode they examine precisely how LSAT causality operates, the central assumption that makes it so vulnerable, common points of confusion including correlations and conditionality, and the key distinctions between causation in premises and conclusions. If you’re looking for a quick LR performance boost you won’t want to miss this!
Apr 30
59 min
The April 2021 LSAT-Flex Review
The April 2021 LSAT-Flex has come and gone, which can only mean one thing: Dave and Jon are here with a detailed look! Tune in as they discuss all of the content used this week—including the international exams—and offer their take on everything from the tests’ first appearances, overall difficulty, unusual moments, and exact scale predictions for every possible configuration.
Apr 15
1 hr 23 min
The 2022 US News Law School Rankings
The 2022 US News law school rankings have been released, setting the “official” standard by which schools will be compared to one another for the next twelve months. In this episode, Jon and Dave offer their take on this year’s rankings, including the controversial metrics and weighting involved, the most prominent winners and losers as schools rise and fall, and—above all—exactly what these rankings mean to you as an applicant!
Mar 31
1 hr 17 min
Why Is This Law School Admissions Cycle So Competitive?
The competitiveness of the 2021 law school admissions cycle is well-established, but a closer look at the numbers—both of applicants and LSAT scores—shows just how unprecedented this year truly is. Join Dave and Jon as they examine the current situation and explain everything from the astonishing high-score bubble the Flex has created to exactly what you should expect as a result!
Mar 16
1 hr 24 min
The February 2021 LSAT-Flex Review
With the February 2021 LSAT-Flex finally behind us, Dave and Jon are checking in with all the details! In this episode they break down the February LSAT, reviewing its source tests and their appearances over the weekend, highlighting the most notable elements that featured each day, and finally offering a section-by-section scale matrix to help you determine the exact curve for your particular exam.
Feb 25
1 hr 6 min
The Death of the LSAT Flex
LSAC has just made a major announcement covering everything from the next 16-months’ worth of test dates to the future of the LSAT’s format. In episode 79 of the PodCast, Jon and Dave give a rundown of everything they’ve learned so far, as well as their take on these breaking developments!”
Feb 17
46 min
What’s the Deal With Addenda?
As we move deeper into this year’s admissions cycle, applicants naturally wonder what, if anything, they can still do to improve their acceptance odds. In this week’s episode, Dave and Jon offer advice on a critical decision: how and when to submit law school addenda, informing admissions committees of the circumstances behind less-than-stellar application elements and allowing them to better interpret blemishes on your record. If you’re on the addendum fence this conversation is for you!
Feb 16
1 hr 35 min
The January 2021 LSAT-Flex Review
With the January 2021 LSAT-Flex week coming to an end, Jon and Dave are finally free to tell you all about it! Join them as they break down all of the content used this week—including the international LSATs—and offer their take on everything from overall difficulty, unusual moments, and scale predictions for every possible test configuration.
Jan 22
1 hr 25 min
How To Resolve Resolve Questions
The first episode of the new year sees Dave and Jon tackle one of their all-time favorite Logical Reasoning question types: Resolve the Paradox! Tune in as they explain exactly how these questions work, outline the best approach for solving them, and reveal a comprehensive series of specific categories highlighting the test makers’ favorite Paradox scenarios.
Jan 15
1 hr 20 min
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