A major problem in law school education is that it’s overwhelmingly limited to students from wealthy socio-economic backgrounds. A recent article in The Atlantic “How the LSAT Destroys Socioeconomic Diversity” suggested that the cause of this problem might be design of the LSAT.
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.
Just making a “free” LSAT course isn’t sufficient. We need a course purpose-built as outreach. Being free is just one of many ways that this course is designed to reach lower socioeconomic status and students otherwise intimidated by this test. The LSAT Center course is interactive, uses videos, and organizes it’s content in such a way that it’s accessible. Now, it’s easy to get out of the gate and start learning the LSAT.
For many students this course will be sufficient. For others, it’s a handoff to self-study programs or test prep companies. We provide pathways for all three groups.
HOW WE DO IT
The content is designed competently and cleverly with years of watching how students engage with online content, first hand. We’ve hired grads from Harvard Law, Yale Law, and 180-scorers. We are also grateful for site sponsor Kaplan for helping to make this possible.
- Course is Beta. Set for January 1st, 2019 launch.
- 65+ bite-sized lessons that cover the main topics you need to know for the LSAT. The lessons are logically organized so that you’re always making steady progress without getting bogged down.
- 150+ curated videos. We’ve searched tens of thousands of videos and integrated the best and most concise ones into our 300-page course.
- Over 200+ questions (about half are official LSAT test questions and the other half are well-made simulations). Many of the questions have video explanations.
Sean Selinger is the founder of 800score (the first online test preparation company) and a former Wall Street technology stock analyst. He went to Cornell University and was ranked in the top 1% of his class.
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, PhD 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 Chariman in charge of SAT question development at the College Board.
Christine score 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
Bard College, BA
99th percentile LSAT