Law Direct Examination Basics

When I first went to law school, I dreaded having to take the Law Direct Examination, or the LSAT. I didn’t like taking tests that weren’t interesting to me, or even just thinking about the law school exams! It is one of the most dreaded exams in law school, and a big reason why I didn’t take it during my undergrad days. But now, after two and a half decades in the legal field, I am glad I took the LSAT and am ready to take my law school exam!

I have been reading some articles and books lately, and I’ve come up with a plan to help me pass the LSAT in my first attempt. First, I need to make sure I have everything I need before I take my first LSAT test. My first step was buying the Complete Guide to the LSAT, which has all the questions in order from beginner to advance. You should buy this book and read through it several times before taking the actual LSAT. This book will teach you the format, types of questions, and strategies used on the exam.

Secondly, I need to think about my goals for law school. I didn’t really set out to major in Law, because I thought I would specialize in civil engineering, or something like that. However, I did like the law so much, I wanted to major in it. So, I must think about what my goal is for law school. Once again, I did not set out to major in Law, but I did enjoy the courses I took and taking the LSAT. So, maybe I want to major in Law?

After I have determined my major and my goal for law school, I need to think about the types of examinations I might be asked. If I did decide to major in Law, then I must think about whether I want to take a comprehensive exam, or a type examination. Usually there are a combined type examination with both essay and multiple choice. And sometimes there are just a written portion and a personality assessment.

The types of examinations I have listed are the ones most likely to be given to all prospective law students. In my experience, the questions vary with the type of course one is taking. Most of the time, the types of question asked are descriptive ones and do not have very much meaning to the examinee. However, these examinations can be very revealing about the type of person a candidate is.

In my experience, these types of questions do not always give information that will help the student to predict their future success in law. For example, if a student has been a very good listener, but does not talk much, and takes a lot of law library visits, then that could mean that he is a slow talker who does not listen enough. This could also mean that he will need some study time in order to get ready for the type of law school exam he will be taking.

There are two types of exams, law school test centers use. One type is multiple choice, where examinees answer a series of multiple-choice questions. These kinds of questions typically have no wrong answers, so the law student has little risk of getting it wrong. Some law schools still do multiple-choice, with the students having to select from a list of four letters or numbers, and the teacher looking over their answers.

The other type of test, most law schools use for their direct examination is a writing test. Students are usually given several pages of multiple-entry, or simple text, which they have to analyze. There are usually no wrong answers, but there are times when students do not understand what the passage is talking about, and may need to read the passage again. Students are usually given up to two weeks to complete this type of examination.