Law School Prep Courses

I know it’s been awhile since my last post. I promise it hasn’t been intentional neglect (read this as college senior with 4 papers and a test in the next week). Something I’ve been seeing a lot of in my e-mail inbox and via the mail has been a lot of “Law School prep course material”. It’s companies that reach out to law school students trying to sell a prep-class. They claim the classes increase your linklihood of achieving a high rank put you in the proper mindset for law school.

After having talked to dozens of law school students and reading up on these courses online my advice is save your money. For one, law school seems to be more about time management then “knowing” black letter law, before hand. There’s a reason law schools don’t have some kind of required undergraduate program of study. You can come in without any knowledge of the law. That’s why you’re there.

In all honestly, I think the best course of action is to do what I’m doing. It’ll cost you about $20-$40 on Amazon.

*Sorry for the original post of “LSAT” instead of “Law School” prep. That’s what I get for trying to write a post during the NCAA National Championship Game…

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4 Responses to Law School Prep Courses

  1. mrjmflynn says:

    Law Preview isn’t an LSAT prep course, I’m pretty sure this is the first time it’s being offered at most universities. At least, I know this is the first year it will be offered at Michigan. I don’t know if it’s worth it or not and I won’t be doing it since I start in the summer but I think these are a bit more legitimate than other programs because they are at least being offered at some of the top universities. Some of them even have scholarship programs associated with this program: See http://www.lawpreview.com/scholarships

    It might be worth looking into for some people. I don’t think they aim as much to prepare you for black letter law but to prepare you for what law school classes are all about and the intensity that comes along with them.

  2. Haha, sorry about the typing of LSAT in there. I’ve just grown so accustomed to writing it I guess I started substituting LSAT for Law. I’ve seen these programs offered at some of the law schools in North Carolina before. Not this particular program, but very similar ones.

  3. mrjmflynn says:

    I figured as much. And yes, you do get so used to saying “LSAT” that even if you read “LAST” most of the time what you really see is LSAT. LSAT is the evil of the world.

    As for the program, I’ve definitely seen similar ones before (LEEWS among them) and I’ve been told they’re not worth the expense. Who knows though, perhaps someone that takes this one with one of the scholarships should write about their experience to see if they found it useful or not.

  4. sinthia says:

    It might be worth looking into for some people.

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