Pre-Law students at SHSU have extensive resources to help them prepare for law school. Apart from knowledgeable professors, simulated law classes, a Legal Studies minor, full-time pre-law advisors, and a Moot Court team, the LEAP Center also brings in Kaplan Testing each fall and spring to offer a Mock LSAT.
This spring’s test was offered on April 1st. With 43 students signed up to take the test, the class was full. That’s a lot of people to show up for five hours on a Saturday.
The test is enormously beneficial to students, and the LEAP Center recommends that pre-law students take the Mock test their freshmen year. While no score on the mock LSAT determines a student’s future, students will need more time to study if their mock score is low. Knowing that the additional study time is needed is a necessary part of preparing for the real thing.
Also, knowing the mean LSAT of TX Schools is also helpful, giving students a goal for which to shoot.
A student who scores a 140 on the Mock LSAT has some studying to do, and that might be difficult if the student is a junior, with little time to prepare for the test. Students who score lower than a 140 will need to think thoroughly about a plan for improving their score in the time they have before they take the real test.
And when should you take the real test? A typical recommendation is to take the exam a year before you plan to enroll in law school. If you are graduating in the Fall of 2019 and plan to enroll in law school that fall, you should have the exam completed by the end of 2018.
You can find more information about LEAP’s law-related activities (and other activities) here.