LSAT® Test Preparation

Exam Preparation
Overview

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  • Program Cost $1,100
  • Duration 38 hours
  • Format In Class
  • Schedule Evenings + 2 Sat

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OCT 5

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Develop Your Skills and Confidence. Master the LSAT Exam.

Intellectual challenge, financial rewards, diverse practice areas and the opportunity to help others – if you’ve set your sights on a prestigious legal career you are likely among the best and the brightest. Today, candidates from around the world compete for coveted spots in law school.

The LSAT exam is a rigorous assessment that evaluates skills required of people working in the legal profession and is used to predict the likelihood of success in law school. Whether it’s the ability to read complex material critically, analyze arguments, understand formal logic, make deductions or write clearly and effectively, our experienced instructors will help you focus your studies on what counts and step up your exam performance.

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The LSAT is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and other countries. It is a standardized exam designed to assess key skills needed for law school and research has shown it is a strong predictor of success in first year

The LSAT is comprised of five sections of multiple-choice questions including a Reading Comprehension section, an Analytical Reasoning section, and two Logical Reasoning sections.

The LSAT Exam Preparation Program develops the key competencies you need to successfully challenge the exam. You will:

  • Become familiar with the structure, content and type of questions you can expect in the LSAT exam.
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses through a diagnostic test.
  • Develop a focused study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn the skills and techniques required to earn a competitive score.
  • Learn effective test taking and time management strategies.
  • Understand how to effectively navigate each section of the exam and the various question types.
  • Be able to analyze questions and arrive at the most strategic and efficient way to identify the correct answer.
  • Build confidence through practice tests and questions from previous LSATs.
  • Approach the test with a winning attitude.

Details

Location

Real-time, face to face instruction in class at UBC Robson Square

Duration

5 ½ to 8 ½ weeks depending on section dates

Schedule

10 to 20 hours per week (Varies with section)

Held on Saturday during the day and Tuesday/Thursday evenings
(38 hours total class time)

Tuition & Fees

$1,100 plus tax

Hours of Study

Outside Class Study Time: Approximately 10 hours per week, more towards the end of the course

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Curriculum

Fast Track Program Required Courses

  • The following sequence is recommended:
Title
Fall2019
Winter2020
Spring / Summer2020

Program curriculum may be subject to change.

About the LSAT Exam

The LSAT is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and other countries. It is a standardized, paper-based examination designed to assess key skills and aptitudes required for success in law school including understanding and building strong arguments, logical thinking and document analysis.

The LSAT is comprised of five sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the final score including one Reading Comprehension section, one Analytical Reasoning section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. A further unscored section, possibly focused on one of the three main topic areas,  is used to research new questions or test forms. The placement of this section varies. Each section takes 35 minutes to complete.

The LSAT exam also requires a writing sample (unscored) designed to illustrate a candidates’ argumentative writing skills. A decision problem is presented and candidates are required to choose a position or course of action and defend their choice.  A copy of the writing sample is sent to targets schools that review them for evidence of reasoning, clarity, organization, language usage and writing mechanics.

For more information, visit the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website.

Instructors

James Kelleher

James Kelleher, BA, LLB, PhD, has been helping students successfully master the LSAT since 1999. A dynamic instructor, James is passionate about helping students reach their goals to excel in exam preparation. In addition to teaching LSAT, GMAT and GRE prep courses with UBC Extended Learning, James teaches philosophy of law in the Faculty of Arts at UBC. He also has 13 years of litigation experience.

Requirements
FAQ

FAQs

About the Course

Is it possible to miss the first class?

The first class revolves around the diagnostic test. Students can pick up the test, write it at home, and start in week two.

Do students get any practice doing the full LSAT exam during the course?

Students will undertake three practice tests over the duration of the course (two in class and one take home), including the diagnostic test on the first day of class.

How much work is required outside of class for this course?

It depends on the person, but we generally estimate about two hours for every hour of class time, with time the time required increasing towards the end of the course.

I’m not satisfied with my test score - can I repeat the course?

At the present time, there is no free course repeat policy. Discounts may be offered on a case-by-case basis.

About the LSAT

How do I register for the LSAT exam?

The LSAT is a half-day standardized test that is administered four times a year. You can check dates and register online on the Law School Administrative Council website.

How often can you take the LSAT exam?

As of September 2017, there are no limits on the number of times the test can be taken. All LSAT results including absences and cancellations are automatically reported to law schools both individually and averaged together.

How long are scores valid?

LSAT scores are valid for five years.

When do candidates receive their scores after taking the test?

With an LSAC.org account, candidates will receive their score by email approximately three to four weeks after taking the test.

What are the top LSAT scores? What score do most schools require?

LSAT scores range from 120 to 180. Generally, a score of 165 or higher is considered competitive for the top 20 law schools.

Where can I take the LSAT exam in Vancouver?

Information on test locations can be found on the Law School Administrative Council website. Test locations in Vancouver include Ashton College, UBC and BCIT.

What impact do LSAT preparation courses have on student performance in the exam?

The industry average is an 8-point increase however scores will vary according to individual abilities.

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