What is the LSAT?
The LSAT, or Law School Admission Test, is a standardized examination required by all law schools in Canada, Australia and the United States with common law programs. Administered by the Law School Admission Council, it is unavoidable for any prospective law students. Created in 1948, the purpose of the exam is to test reading comprehension and logical and verbal reasoning ability in order to give law schools an objective and consistent tool in which to assess applicants.
What is our approach?
The Legal Eaze approach is very personalized to each student. We begin by teaching the basics of all three sections and go through each question type seen throughout the LSAT but after that, our tutors will shift the focus to maximize our students improvement. For every person strong at analytical reasoning, another is strong at reading comprehension. Therefore, each student needs an individualized course focused on areas they are weak. By leaving the course open ended in this way, our students become the strongest LSAT writers they can be.
What are strategies to succeed?
The best advice we, or anyone else for that matter, can give you is practice. Simply put, the more LSAT questions you answer the better you get at answering them. That being said to do the best possible takes hard work and dedication. It means staying in nights and getting up early in the morning to squeeze one more practice LSAT in. No one will tell you that the LSAT is easy, but it is beatable and you can do well on it.
What is on the LSAT?
The marked portion of the LSAT is 4 sections long, each allotted 35 minutes, and contains in total approximately 100 questions.
The LSAT is comprised of six 35-minute sections and has typically 100 questions in total. Out of these 6 sections, 2 are unmarked: the writing sample and the experimental section. The experimental section, which is always one of the first 3 sections completed, is used to create the following years LSAT and is never seen by the law schools. The writing sample, though not marked, is sent out along with your LSAT score to all law schools you applied to.
Of the 4 marked sections, 1 is analytical reasoning, 1 is reading comprehension and 2 are logical reasoning. Analytical reasoning questions usually consist of a set-up portion in which the question describes a scenario and corresponding rules, followed by several questions regarding outcomes that logically follow from those rules. Reading comprehension questions are several questions regarding a long passage typically 50 to 60 lines. Logical reasoning questions are typically a single short paragraph with a single question regarding that paragraph.
What are our beliefs?
Legal Eaze is founded on the belief that high quality LSAT tutoring should be accessible and affordable for everyone. We are small company and invest in our students success. If you trust in us to train you to do well on the LSAT, you will not be disappointed. We will work hard, provide you with everything you need, and do our absolute best to put you in a position to succeed.
What is the first year like?
First year law school is an incredible new experience. You'll meet all new friends, work harder than you ever have before, spend late nights reading case books, enjoy many evenings out at the bar wit your fellow law students and when it's over you might actually start feeling like a lawyer. While no one can explain what law school will be like at your law school. We recommend talking to people at the schools you'd like to attend to find out exactly what it will be like.
What does the LSAT test for?
At the core the LSAT essentially tests ones ability to read, understand, and then reason logically to a conclusion. It tests for this ability of course in several ways. The great thing about this is, that because logic is based on a serious of rules, like rules in a game, logical reasoning is inherently learnable. Afraid because you've never taken a logic course? There's no need to worry, we teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the LSAT and that include all necessary formal logic.
Who are we?
Legal Eaze began as an idea in 2008 when our founder, Justin Anisman, began looking into writing the LSAT: "When I decided to head to law school I was in my third year of university and, to be honest, did not know much about the law school application process or test. It was important for me though to prepare myself as best I could. What I was shocked to discover was just how expensive LSAT tutoring was. One course I looked into was $7500 for twenty-four hours with a private tutor over one month!!! At prices like this LSAT Tutoring was practically unavailable to me. I ended up taking a group LSAT course where I had to drive forty-five minutes to a class that wasted most of my time dealing with students at different skill levels. It was at that time I first started thinking about creating Legal Eaze and offering private tutoring close to home at reasonable cost."
Now Legal Eaze is a fledgling organization tutoring privately and in groups across Toronto. With a total of 22 Students being tutored this summer, we are finally helping students get into law school.
What are some law specializations?
There are as many specializations in law as there are lawyers. Corporate law, securities law, litigation, private, public law, administration law, employment, labour, family, property ... just to name a few. I wouldn't worry to much about picking a specialization now. Most law schools will give you the opportunity to explore many different areas of law before you begin working and even then specializations change throughout ones career.
How is the LSAT scored?
The LSAT, though it only has 100 questions, is scored on a scale between 120 and 180. 120 being the lowest score (getting approx. 0 questions right). 180 is the best score (getting approx. 100 questions correct. In addition to your LSAT score you will be given a percentile showing how well you did in comparison to all other LSAT test takers that year.
How do I get financial aid/scholarships?
For financial aid information or scholarship information contact your individual schools and government offices.
How do I register for the LSAT?
You can register for the LSAT online through the Law School Admissions Council. You should do so well in advance of writing the LSAT so you can ensure you are writing at a local LSAT test center but more importantly to mentally prepare for the test.
What are the testing dates for the LSAT?
The LSAT is written four times a year and most law schools suggest that you write it on entering your last year of undergraduate.