Fox LSAT Alumni Spotlight: Felix Hagenimana

thumb_20141020_104726_1024I love hearing what my former LSAT students are doing in law school and beyond. Felix Hagenimana took a LSAT prep class from me and is attending Maine Law. In this post, he answers a few questions about his experience taking the LSAT and shares some advice. When you started prepping for the LSAT, what scared you the most? How did your perceptions about the LSAT change?

The Logical Games scared me the most. But the entire test seemed to be a beast after my first actual LSAT taking. I had always been a good student. I decided to prepare on my own for the test. I read a few books. I overestimated my abilities and rushed to register for the test. Little did I know. Suffice to say, I was stunned when I got my LSAT score back. It was then that I decided to take Nathan’s class. He helped me adopt a totally different attitude towards the test. I stopped approaching the LSAT in a defensive mode, but rather a offensive/attack mode. His approach worked for me and I improved my LSAT score on record by 14 points.

Nathan was always there when I needed help. He offered his help not just for the LSAT prep but rather for the entire process. I was one of the students who took him on his word. He kept his word. He goes above and beyond to help you reach your goals as far as law school admissions goes.

Where did you end up attending? What do you hope to do after graduation?

I applied broadly and was admitted to several law schools, including two T-20 schools. I ended up going to Maine Law as a McKursick Scholar. I loved Maine and the law school community was incredibly welcoming. I hope to practice some sort of public interest law in areas of Refugee and Human Rights Law.

Do you have any tips for current and future LSAT students?

Take advantage of all the help you can get. Nathan is very generous and very knowledgeable. Please take advantage of that if you are taking his class. The LSAT seems to be heavily weighted in the admissions’ process. Please take it seriously. Take a year off-if need be-and make sure you can get the best score that you are capable of. Please apply to many schools if you can afford it. Ask for fee waivers too. Schools seem to give them generously if you ask.

Thanks for sharing what you’re doing, Felix. Good luck!

If you want to talk with Felix about his experience, send him an email at felixrwanda1@yahoo.com.

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