Friday, February 24, 2017

LSAT Prep Course Opportunity

We all know how important the LSAT is in law school admissions.   For many, it's just being worried about well you'll do or how much you don't like standardized testing. But for many others, it starts with the concern over how they will prepare for the test, especially if the cost of LSAT preparation is daunting...we know a basic in-class prep course can easily approach $1400-$1500.

With resources from Letters and Sciences/Pre-Law Advising, and some generous assitance from Kaplan, UMD is able to run a 15 person, full-length, in-person LSAT course at a cost to you of $200. 

Here's how it works.
1. An application is currently available at http://.prelaw.umd.edu/LSATaward.html
2. Applications are to be submitted electronically and are due by midnight, March 3rd.
3. Make sure to write a thoughtful essay response about your interest in law school, as well as information about your personal/financial circumstances that makes this opportunity particularly appealing to you.
4. A committee will review applications and announce 15 recipients of this Award - personal/financial circumstances are strongly taken into consideration.
5. The course will start the Tuesday after we get back from Spring Break, Tuesday, March 28th. It will be for 5 weeks on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings, likely from 5-9 or 6-10 at a location on campus. It includes 7 in-class sessions and 3 diagnostic exams. All books and additional materials are also provided at no cost.
6. This is intended for students planning to take the exam in either June or September of 2017 and is also designed for current undergraduate students.
7. If selected, you will be required to make a payment of $200 and commit to full participation in the class. 

If you have questions or want to learn more, contact Gregory Shaffer, Esq. (
gshaffer@umd.edu)