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LSAT Diaries: Making the Career Change From TV to Law

When it comes to the law school journey, everyone has their own story, but there’s one big challenge most of us have to tackle: the LSAT. In this new series, our Blueprint LSAT alumni share how they crushed the LSAT and made their law school dreams come true!

Considering a career shift to law school? Discover how Danielle transitioned from television production to law all while acing her LSAT with a remarkable 19-point score boost!

From TV Drama to Courtroom Drama: A Surprising Career Change

I decided to go to law school and become a lawyer during the fall of 2021. While the law always interested me, I went my whole life saying I was never going to be a lawyer!

I loved television production and the technical side of TV. I received my undergraduate degree in Television, but then I also received a degree in Legal Studies. I graduated and started working in TV part-time as jobs were scarce due to the pandemic. I needed another job and got a job at a law firm part-time.

As I was working both jobs, I realized that I enjoyed the law firm a lot more than the TV station. I could see myself working in law for the rest of my life, but not TV, and that is when I made a career change.

I was meeting with clients every day, drafting documents, and really making a difference for these people who needed it. However, I soon realized that my job is limited without [being] an attorney. I want to be able to do more for others and being a lawyer will allow me to do that.

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Finding a New Way To Prep for the LSAT

I started using Blueprint to study when I noticed self-studying was not working for me like it used to. It was two years since I graduated from college, and I started to study for the LSAT using books I bought online.

I thought I would be able to use the old study habits I had in college as those worked well for me in the past; I never had a hard time studying or learning material while in undergrad, but I think the combination of being out of school for some time and working full time made it difficult for me to go back to those study habits.

However, I didn’t realize this until I wasn’t seeing the progress I wanted, so that made me look into alternative test prep methods and I found Blueprint.

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The videos were so helpful and watching them to prepare for the lessons, helped so much. I liked that I could go back to them when I needed. They weren’t boring and the questions throughout the videos ensured I was following the theories correctly.

On the technical side, I loved that the course tracked my progress, seeing my scores increase as I was doing practice and my line graph going closer to my goal was so exciting. Seeing how many questions and modules I completed was very satisfying- it was a visual representation of getting closer to the goal and every time the circle got closer to closing, I felt a sense of accomplishment.

[My instructors] Christine and Lily were great! I can not say enough good things about them. They were there anytime I needed them, not just during classes or typical business hours.

Studying for the LSAT can feel overwhelming and lonely at times and they helped us form a community in our class, so we didn’t have to feel like that anymore. They really focused on all aspects of the LSAT, from making sure knew the material, to making us confident in ourselves- which is something I didn’t realize was so important until I was taking the test.

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Finally Conquering the LSAT

On my diagnostic exam, I scored a 139 and scored a 158 on my LSAT. Blueprint helped increase my score by 19 points.

Blueprint breaks down the LSAT to manageable sections, by explaining that each question has a method associated with it that leads you to be able to get the question right nearly every time. Knowing the formula for each type of question and that the answer is achievable also helped me become confident in myself.

Final Thoughts

When I first had the idea of going to law school, I didn’t really know where to start and not being in college, I couldn’t go to a counselor for help. Not only did my instructors help me with getting a score that I am happy with, but they went above and beyond by answering my questions about law school and assisting with the application process. Christine reviewed my personal statement and would answer any questions I had making me feel 100% confident in my application and my future plans.

I am a first-generation college student and the first in my family to pursue law school. Blueprint helped me in more ways than I thought.

The LSAT can be an overwhelming obstacle in your law school journey, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you’re ready to work with experienced LSAT experts, we can help you reach your law school goals! Whether you want the flexibility of a Self-Paced Course or prefer to navigate the LSAT with instructors in a Live Course, we have the study method that fits your learning style.

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