For the past seven years the Junior Fellows/LEAP Center has offered a Mock LSAT each semester to help students prepare for the real deal. The LEAP Center encourages students of all classifications to take the Mock LSAT, which is generously sponsored by Kaplan Testing. For freshmen and sophomores, the Mock LSAT provides an idea of what the test is like. A lot of younger pre-law students, for example, think the test asks about the law. It doesn’t. It asks questions about reading comprehension, logic, and arguments.
For juniors and seniors, it provides an idea of how close they are to being prepared to take official LSAT. This has to be planned out, because the LSAT should be taken the year before the student wishes to enroll in law school.
Forty-seven students showed up for this spring’s Mock LSAT, following a showing of 51 in the fall of 2014. These are the largest class of Mock LSAT takers in SHSU history, a testament to the University’s growing number of pre-law students.
The LEAP Center will follow up this Mock LSAT opportunity with many other law-related activities:
- February 18: Visit by Texas A&M University Law School Representatives
- March 3: A Mock Law class taught by a professor from South Texas College of Law
- March 17-April 16: Kaplan’s LSAT Prep Course (offered at SHSU)
- April 1: 10th Court of Appeals Oral Arguments
- April 14: Michael Morton
These programs are part of the LEAP Center’s mission of helping students achieve their professional goals. To attend any of the upcoming events, contact Professor Mike Yawn at firstname.lastname@example.org.