Since I'm no longer practicing law, students often ask if I regret going to law school. Absolutely not! I met some great people, and it was extremely intellectually stimulating and a lot of fun. I also got to practice law - a challenging, exciting job that also pays pretty well! But at heart, I'm a teacher and a writer, and I know that I'm doing what I should be doing. If you know (or even think!) that what you should be doing is going to law school, drop a line - I'll help you get there!
Shortly after I had established my own legal practice, a friend contacted me asking for help with a couple of logic games. She was taking a prep class from a major test prep company, but the instructor either couldn't explain it in a way that made sense to her or didn't have enough time to cover it (they're generally on script and a tight time schedule). I was absolutely stunned to hear that she had spent well over $1,000 (little did I know about the industry) for such a cookie-cutter approach that wasn't helping that much. I did a little advertising online, got some students and some ongoing referrals, wrote a couple of books on the LSAT, and became the Director of Product Development for a low-cost test prep company, Campus Prep. Before I knew it, I was quite busy year-round, so I quit renewing my bar dues, and now I help students year-round.
A former practicing attorney, Dan's 99th percentile LSAT score got him into UCLA School of Law, #16 in the country at the time. He has written two books on the LSAT and helped hundreds of students prepare for the test over the past several years.
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"Hey Dan... I got my score for the June LSAT today, and it was a 170!..Thanks a TON for all your help!"
- Jon A.
"I am moving to SF in a couple of weeks to start at Hastings. I couldn't have done it without you. Thanks so much for all your help!"
- Stacy K.
"...the price you pay for the quality of learning you will receive with Mr. Dan Oakes is unheard of."
- Alexa E.
For better or for worse, here's the bottom line: The biggest factor that determines what job opportunities you have as an attorney is where you went to law school. The biggest factor that determines whether or not a law school accepts you is the LSAT. Your competitors (i.e. future fellow law students) are getting help. You can get better help!