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LSAT - Law School Admissions Test

Online Prep Course 

The Live-Online course is instructor-led and meets at specified times. The course gives: basic information about the test, an explanation of the various approaches to the LSAT questions, strategies/applications in working through the three basic types of questions on the exam, and ways to maximize your test score. Each class meeting is structured with lecture and demonstration in the first part of the class, followed by student application of the principles and discussion/work on specific question types.

Upcoming Sessions and Free Workshops

Spring:  January to June

      Registration

 LSAT Exam Prep Online Courses
 Dates: Sunday, Tuesday & Thursdays
 01/08/2015 - 02/03/2015
 Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
 Fee: $799.00
 Session(s): 10
 Notes: Online Class does not meet in regular classroom.

 

      Registration

 LSAT Exam Prep Online Courses
 Dates: Sunday, Tuesday & Thursdays
 05/07/2015 - 06/02/2015
 Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
 Fee: $799.00
 Session(s): 10
 Notes: Online Class does not meet in regular  classroom.

 

Online Courses - Frequently Asked Questions

How do these courses compare to the live face-to-face classes offered on campus?

The Live online classes are very similar to the campus classes. We use the same curriculum and materials, and the same proven strategies to help you succeed on the exam. You are able to interact with your instructor and participate in the class through the use of online technologies.

How does “Live-Online” differ from other online classes?

Most online classes are asynchronous – the sessions are pre-recorded or prepared in advance and there is no actual instructor providing the lesson in real time. In asynchronous classes, students work through the classes individually or are provided with a new module to review at specified time intervals.

The Live-online classes have a live instructor who is there to teach the class and answer questions in real-time; just like in a traditional classroom setting.

How are the classes delivered?

The Live-online Test Prep class is delivered in a virtual classroom using Adobe Connect software. This software allows the student to view and hear the instructor, share documents, and interact with the instructor and other students. While the instructor uses a microphone to deliver the class lessons, students do not need a microphone or camera to participate. Students interact through easy to use chat and quiz tools that are built into the virtual classroom.

What are the software and system requirements?

All you need to participate in the Live-online test prep class is access to high speed internet on a computer with speakers (or headphones) and Adobe Flash Player version 10.01 or higher, which can be downloaded for free. 

How will I be able to participate in the class? 

The Live-online test prep class provides students with multiple opportunities to interact with the instructors and other students. Students are able to ask questions and make comments through the tools that are built into the virtual classroom. In addition, the course utilizes quiz tools, which allow students to answer questions and develop test taking skills. Students also have access to class instructors by phone and email, just as you would in our traditional classroom programs.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes. The sessions are recorded and made available to registered students. The streaming videos are posted shortly after the scheduled meeting date and will remain available for 30 days after the class ends. 

Do I need to order any textbooks or workbooks?

The Live-online test prep class includes the same textbooks and workbooks as our traditional classroom programs.  A copy of the textbook and workbook will be available for students to pick up at the University’s Continuing Education office or will be mailed approximately one week prior to the course begins or upon registration.


 (LSAT) Law School Admissions Test
Exam and Course Information Sheet

What is the LSAT?

The LSAT is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non-ABA-approved law schools.  The test is administered by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).  The LSAT provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.  The test is administered 4 times a year at hundreds of locations around the world.  Many law schools require that the LSAT be taken by December for admission the following fall.

The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions.  A 35-minute writing sample is administered at the end of the test. (Taken from the LSAC website: www.lsac.org)

When is the LSAT Given? What are the 2014-2015 Test Dates

The LSAT is administered 4 times per year as a paper based test.  The October, December, and February LSAT dates are on Saturdays.  The June exam is administered on Monday.  Dates are released for the “academic year” June – May.

2014 Dates

  • June 9, 2014
  • September 27, 2014
  • December 6, 2014

2015 Dates

  • February 7, 2015

Who should take the LSAT?

The LSAT is required by all American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools, most Canadian schools. Many other law schools also require or accept the LSAT.

What is tested on the LSAT?

  • Reading Comprehension Questions – Measure your ability to read and understand complex materials.
  • Analytical Reasoning Questions – Measure your ability to structure relationships and draw logical conclusions about relationships.
  • Logical Reasoning- Assess your ability to analyze and evaluate arguments after reading a short passage.
  • Writing Sample (not scored)

 How is the LSAT scored?

  • Scores range from 120 to 180
  • Your score on the LSAT is based on the number of questions you answer correctly within the 4 scored sections of the exam.  You are not penalized for incorrect answers.
  • LSAC takes your raw score and translates it to a score within the standard scale range to account for variance in difficulty on test forms.
  • Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker's score. LSAC uses the other section to test new questions and / or question formats.  You will not know which section is not being scored.
  • The writing sample is not scored by LSAC, but is forwarded to the law schools to which you are applying.

 What is a good score?

It depends.  The 50th percentile for everyone that takes the test is approximately 150.  However, a good score is defined as one that gets you into the program you want, not by a number.  Check with the programs you are considering, and ask them if they have a minimum and an average for everyone in the program to get a better idea of what a good score will be for you.

How much does it cost to take the LSAT?

2014-2015 Fees (June 2014 – February 2015)

  • LSAT Registration               $170
  • Rescheduling Fee               $85
  • Late Registration                $72
  • Cancellation                       Partial refund of test fee, minus $51 processing fee.

*Current as of 01/01/2014. These figures change frequently. Encourage students to check website.

Can I retake the LSAT?

You can take the LSAT up to 3 times in a 2 year period.  However, all of your scores will be reported to the schools to which you request reporting.  In the event that you take the test multiple times, LSAT advises that schools take the average of your test scores as an indicator of your true ability.  Many schools now only consider the higher score, but it is important to know the policy of the schools to which you apply and perform as well as possible on the exam when you take it.  

How do I contact LSAT?                                               

www.lsac.org and http://www.lsac.org/JD/LSAT/about-the-LSAT.asp

 Can I take a practice test?

Yes. Practice tests are available free from LSAC.  A previous LSAT exam is available in PDF format the LSAT website.

How do I register for the LSAT?

Register online at http://www.lsac.org/JD/LSAT/test-dates-deadlines.asp.