The Atlantic recently published an article, How the LSAT Destroys Socioeconomic Diversity:
While law schools are steadily becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, they remain overwhelmingly upper-middle class. Only 5 percent of students at elite law schools come from families that fall in the bottom half of the socioeconomic spectrum—a number that has hardly changed since the 1960s. The Logic Games section contributes to this lack of socioeconomic diversity. If you can’t afford to adequately prepare, it’s a lot harder to earn the LSAT score you need to get into a Top 14 school. The vast majority—180—of the 200 accredited U.S. law schools can’t find jobs for 80 percent of their graduates. That means that a low score on Logic Games might stop you from becoming a lawyer.
LSAT Center was founded in 1999 as the first online LSAT test prep company. We’ve helped to level the playing field by offering free test prep to over one million students. For 2019, our 20th anniversary, we launched a suite of new interactive learning technologies. We do not have investors or venture capitalists so we can stay true to our mission. The site is focused on improving its quality to improve access to higher education through continuous quality improvement of our free prep course.
The LSAT’s Logic Games and Logical Reasoning sections are abstract and often counter-intuitive. This means that standard self-motivated test prep might not be adequate. Students who can afford expensive prep programs often have an advantage learning these esoteric concepts because they have tutors holding their hands through the process.
LSAT Center uses new interactive learning games, videos, and adaptive quizzes to help replicate what you learn with expensive tutors. We strive to go beyond simply giving away free content and try to create a holistic learning experience greater than the individual learning components.
LSAT Center’s content is comparable in breadth to what many established test prep companies offer for hundreds of dollars. For many students, this course will be sufficient. For others, it’s a hand-off to buy dozens of practice tests and books to supplement their self-study. Still other students will use this course as an “LSAT 101” before more exhaustive test prep programs and tutoring.
Test Prep Made Easy
1. The course is divided into 65+ bite-sized lessons derived from popular question types.
2. Each lesson incorporates detailed instructional videos covering the topic.
3. Interactive educational video games adapt to the user’s skill level.
4. Practice sample questions on the topic with video walkthroughs.
5. Take adaptive quizzes (adapts to your skill level) to determine mastery.
65+ bite-sized lessons derived from popular question types.
Detailed instructional video covering the topic.
Interactive drill game that adapts to the user’s skill level.
Sample question with video walkthrough.
Quiz that adapts to the student’s skill level to determine mastery.
November 2019 achievements:
Launch of interactive games (Logic Games and Formal Logic)
Improvement of simulated LSAT questions
More interactive games
Interactive Video Games 2.0: Alien Technology
Log in functionality with an account dashboard is scheduled to go online in 2020.
We have an affiliate agreement with VarsityTutors, Magoosh, and Kaplan and a fee-based site-sponsorship with LSATLab. An affiliate agreement means that a percentage of the sales generated through traffic is paid back to us. We currently invest much of the money made from the site back into new product development, which is how the site remains continuously improving. The site is “bootstrapped” without any venture capital or investor funding so that we can stay true to our mission.
Sean Selinger founded 800score (the first online test preparation company) in 1999. He worked as a Wall Street technology stock analyst and attended Cornell University. Sean grew up on a farm in a one-traffic light village in Upstate NY with a high school class of 31. His passion has been to help level the playing field so that anyone, regardless of their background, can have access to quality higher education.
Adam Pascarella is a ’14 graduate of UPenn Law School and worked at a Big Law firm. He writes about the risks and benefits of pursuing a law school degree. He has written for several publications including the ABA and Law360. He has a Udemy course Deciding on Law School.
John F. Sena, Ph.D. is a professor and former assistant provost at The Ohio State University. The author of three award-winning books about the workplace, Dr. Sena has given presentations on healthcare topics in 48 states and four foreign countries. He was formerly a Chairman in charge of SAT question development at the College Board.
Christine scored a perfect 180 on the LSAT and graduated from Harvard School of Government. She is CEO of the Rise Foundation, an anti-bullying initiative that specializes in counseling bullied children, and leading research centers that focus on the school environment’s effects on academic enrichment
Nathan scored a perfect 180 on the LSAT and worked for a national test prep company as an instructor. He works as a computer programmer and has helped us to develop our software platform.