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.
Logic Games and formal logic, two critical skills for the LSAT, 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 wrong 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.
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.
How we do it
- 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.
Pedagogical Approach: 7-Step Methodology
1) The course is divided into 65+ a la carte lessons derived from popular question types.
2) Short text-introduction for the question type.
3) Lengthy instructional video covering the topic.
4) Interactive drill “games” that adapt to the user’s skill level (September-November 2019).
5) Sample real LSAT questions on the topic with video walkthroughs.
6) Adaptive quiz to determine mastery.
7) Continue to the next logically-related topic culminating in end-of-chapter reviews with a focus on test prep strategies.
HOW TO SUPPORT
LSAT Center is the most comprehensive free test prep site ever made. It’s comparable in breadth to what established test prep companies offer. For many students this course will be sufficient. For others, it’s a handoff to buy dozens of practice tests, online programs, or test prep classroom companies. We provide pathways for all three groups.
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
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.
Bard College, BA
99th percentile LSAT