It’s not hard to prepare for the law school exam. In fact, the best preparation is available for those students who take the test as early as possible in their legal studies. One key to passing the exam is having a clear understanding of the different sections. Before law school, I spent three years developing my understanding of U.S. Constitutions and civil law, as well as other important topics such as torts, personal injury, property, and business law.
I prepared by reading multiple books on the subject, taking law school preparatory courses, and taking the LSAT. I did not take any pre-law courses in preparation for my state’s bar exam, but I did complete a couple of weeks of intensive law school preparation at a local university. I worked with a gifted and motivated Law School Advancement Program (LSAP), which coordinated study strategies with local community colleges and law schools to provide the most comprehensive and in depth resources for the student. My LSAT scores were stellar, and I recently became a proud law school graduate.
Many of the resources that I used in preparing for my LSAT were available for free online, and cost less than the total costs of my legal education. I also reviewed my prep materials with an experienced evaluator, who is unaffiliated with LSAP and does not work for any law school. She provided me with an evaluation that gave me good guidance and a plan of attack for my test preparation. As a result, my score was bumped up quite a bit, and I was able to finish my entire test in a record time – something that I am very proud of.
I prepared for my state bar exam by learning all the material I could find on the internet, reading law school review guides, downloading tutorials from the LSAC website, listening to podcasts by top exam instructors, and getting full access to the LSAT. At the end of each section I would review what I had learned and formulate my strategy for the section. Once I knew the format for a particular section, I copied the correct answer word or phrase from my LSAT study guide, highlighted, modified, and then wrote the answer in the space provided on the exam. It really was that simple! I could not have prepared any better, and this same strategy has been the key to my success since taking the test. It certainly paid off well for me!
If you’re preparing for your state bar exam, you should be reviewing all of the resources that are available to you. You can do this through official LSAC website, the ABA’s official website for law school exam information, personal blogs of former exam takers, and forums that focus on LSAT preparation. All of these resources will help you tremendously in your studies. However, if you want to learn faster, there is another resource that I strongly suggest. I took an online Law School Admission Test (LSAT) last year and used to review resources to really learn the information quickly. Not only did it save me time, but it also reduced the number of questions I had to remember, which definitely saved me some studying time.
Do not underestimate the value of a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the many benefits that can come along with it. Not only will it bring in more potential students to your table, but it will also provide you with priceless information on what kind of student you really are. Once you take the LSAT, you will realize how easy it is to achieve a perfect score. Just know that the harder you work on the exam, the more studying you need to do on your own! In the end, this is all worth the effort!
Like I said before, studying for the LSAT should be a high priority for anyone preparing to go to law school. However, do not neglect your personal studying time. The key is to make sure that you understand the material, and that you have all the resources available to you to learn it in as short a time as possible.