Giving up a successful career as a lawyer is the easiest decision of your life when you love teaching the LSAT as much as I do.
The LSAT was my first love—I studied for it in college and happily taught for a major prep company during my senior year at UC Berkeley. But it was always supposed to be a temporary gig. I thought I was meant to go on to law school and to become a trial lawyer. The law school part happened—I graduated from Columbia Law School in 2011. But real-life lawyering was almost nothing like the mock trial activities that made me want to become a lawyer in the first place. After trying several years of law—first at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, next as a federal prosecutor in Oakland, California, and last at a smaller law firm in New York City—I finally realized my true calling.
You see, I had continued to do some light tutoring on the side during law school and as a lawyer and eventually started to relieve stress by posting on LSAT forums (really). Every time a new preptest was released I would eagerly complete it and then lament the fact that the next one would be many long months away. If I felt like this about the test, why would I spend my years practicing law instead of teaching the LSAT? I asked myself this question, and one week later I was happily in front of a classroom guiding students through the workpiece game from June 2014.
Between 2015 and 2019 I was the main New York City instructor and tutor for a major LSAT prep company. Eventually I was selected to present for its flagship online course.
While I cherished my time there and was proud of the impact my work had on students, I became convinced that for many would-be LSAT-takers, going with a large, mainstream prep company is just not the best way to study. These companies make you think that 2 to 3 months is enough time to reach your potential. But for most students, it's not. And on top of that, they cut off access to the tests and questions you paid for every thirty days unless you pay a large monthly fee. So you're pressured to take the test sooner than you should.
The biggest problems, however, with the mainstream companies are that (1) none of them offer the truly personalized approach that many students need to unlock new ways of thinking, and (2) none of them offer the kind of course that befits students seeking complete LSAT mastery.
That's why I started Luminate LSAT. If you feel like you've tried everything and your score still won't budge, I'm working for you. If you tire of prep materials that skim the surface of the LSAT when what you need is deep understanding to achieve the score you want, I'm building a course for you. Reach out and let me guide you on your LSAT journey.