The LSAT is the required entrance exam for most U.S. law schools. LSAT scores are perhaps the single most important factor considered by admissions committees in assessing applicants. In some cases, strong LSAT scores can make the difference in acceptance into highly ranked schools or in garnering thousands in competitive scholarships.
This four-week course covers the format and structure of the LSAT, teaches test-taking strategies and trains students in logical reasoning and analysis—the skills required for success on the exam.
The LSAT is comprised of five sections measuring three intellectual skills: logical reasoning, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension. Weeks one and two of the course focus on “logic games,” while weeks three and four focus on logical reasoning and reading comprehension, respectively.
Class each day typically consists of one to two hours of lecture and instruction, with the remainder of class time devoted to completing practice questions and reviewing answers.
Students will take a practice LSAT exam on the first and last days of the course to measure progress.
Instructor: Nicholas LaRowe, Ph.D., associate professor and pre-law coordinator, USI
Dates and Times: 4 weeks, Mondays through Fridays, May 8–June 2 (no class Monday, May 29), 8 a.m.–noon
Location: USI, Liberal Arts Center, Room 2003
Registration Fee: $990; textbooks not included
Apply for a partial fee waiver for the LSAT exam (USI students only)
Textbooks needed for the course:
Course Number: LAW501