LSAT Prep Workshop

HPPLC's LSAT Prep Workshop

HPPLC offers LSAT prep courses directly before each of the official LSAT exams. Exact dates and times depend on instructor availability. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 35 students.

Notice of upcoming courses and registration takes place only through the HPPLC prelaw email distribution list. If you are not currently on the email list, you may sign up on our Email Lists page. By registering, you will also receive notice of upcoming prelaw events, programs, workshops, and visits by speakers and admission officials from across the country.

Note that the HPPLC office purchases every past LSAT exam, which any student can borrow at no charge—just ask at our reception desk.

Basics

The course will always be 20 hours of total class time. The length of each individual class meetings can vary, as can the number of class meetings, but the total time spent in class is always 20 hours. The specific number and times of meetings will depend on the approach of the instructor. The class is usually held in the evenings or on weekends.

The present cost is $225.00; you must also buy any texts in addition (do not purchase texts until you attend the first class).

You must have a bursar's account in order to register. Please contact the bursar directly if you need to set up an account. This course is not given for IU credit.

$225.00Course cost of $225 + texts

35 StudentsMaximum enrollment

20 hoursTotal class time

Registration

Official registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and takes place at the HPPLC reception desk.

Course structure

The basic structure of the workshop often resembles the schedule below, with potential variations depending on the needs of specific class population and the approach of the instructor.  There are three  types of questions on the LSAT that are scored. The sections that are more difficult for most people are covered first in the course to give students more time to polish these skills and to ask questions about them throughout the remainder of the course. 

Session 1: Diagnostic practice exam and analysis. Introduction to the course.
Session 2: Analytical Reasoning [Logic Games].
Session 3: Analytical Reasoning (continued).
Session 4: Logical Reasoning.
Session 5: Logical Reasoning (continued).
Session 6: Reading Comprehension and Writing Sample.
Session 7: Practice exam; analysis. Review and questions.

Throughout the course we discuss time management, test-taking strategies, critical thinking skills, and any questions students bring to the course.

This course is a supplement to home preparation. You will still have to do much on your own, as you should with any preparation course, and a major goal of the workshop is to help you do that effectively.

Instructors

Our instructors are usually outstanding current law students or doctoral candidates from the Philosophy Department who specialize in logic.

Other options

Remember that not every student will need to take a preparation course in order to adequately prepare for this critical exam. A Prelaw Advisor would be happy to discuss preparation options with any student individually. HPPLC has every past LSAT exam on file, which you may borrow at no charge (just ask at our reception desk). We often have the names of relatively inexpensive tutors as well – just email us for information.

A note about "Free LSAT Practice Exams" offered by commercial preparation companies

In general, the more practice exams you can take under proctored, test-like conditions, the better. Some test prep companies offer free practice LSAT opportunities. Therefore we do recommend that you take advantage of such events. But do keep in mind that such events often function, at least in part, as part of a marketing strategy for the test prep company. Diagnostic testing can be stressful, and the first time you attempt a practice test expect your score to be extremely low. If that happens, you might be especially vulnerable to a persuasive sales pitch. We suggest you take your time and not decide on the spot. While many students absolutely do very much benefit from commercial courses, many others will do just as well on their own. You need to thoughtfully decide what is best for you.

Don't forget...

Admission to law schools remains extremely competitive. The LSAT score is more critical than ever. Although law schools look at the entire portfolio and the "whole person," for most applicants the LSAT remains by far the single-most important factor in admissions.