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.
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.
The LSAT is designed by psychometricians to penalize low-scoring students by fooling them into selecting trap choices that good test prep teaches to avoid. That’s how the testmakers craft those perfect bell curves. If these students suspect that the test is discriminating against them, they’re right.
Since 1999, LSATCenter has been helping to level the playing field for law school admissions by helping over one million students. For 2019, our 20th anniversary, we have launched a revolutionary suite of interactive learning technologies.
Test Prep Made Easy
LSATCenter’s content is comparable in breadth to what established test prep companies offer. For many students, this course will be sufficient. For others, it’s a hand-off to buy dozens of practice tests, online programs, or test prep classroom companies. We provide pathways for all three groups.
1. The course is divided into 65+ bite-sized a la carte lessons derived from popular question types.
2. Lengthy instructional videos covering the topic.
3. Interactive educational video games that adapt to the user’s skill level (coming October 2019).
4. Sample questions on the topic with video walkthroughs.
5. Adaptive quizzes (adapts to your skill level) to determine mastery (coming October 2019).
The course is divided into 65+ bite-sized a la carte lessons derived from popular question types.
Lengthy instructional video covering the topic.
Interactive drill “games” that adapt to the user’s skill level.
After the student has a basic understanding, move on to video walkthroughs of questions.
Adaptive quiz that adapts to the student’s skill level to determine mastery.
Launch of interactive games (Logic Games and Formal Logic)
Improvement of simulated LSAT questions
More interactive games
Log in functionality with an account dashboard is scheduled to go online in October 2019.
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Sean Selinger founded 800score (the first online test preparation company) in 1999. He worked as Wall Street technology stock analyst and attended Cornell University.
Adam Pascarella is a ’14 graduate of UPenn Law School and worked at a BigLaw firm. He writes about the risks and benefits of pursuing a law school degree. He’s 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.