The LSAT’s Direct Connection to Law School and the Practice of Law

The LSAT, law school and the practice of law are deeply intertwined. For that reason, ScoreItUp never uses LSAT Prep instructors without a law school education and substantial experience practicing law and teaching University law courses.

The LSAT is a specialized exam focused solely on law school and the practice of law – the officially stated purpose of the LSAT is to test the “legal reasoning skills” used in law school and the practice of law. Here are some notable quotes from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) regarding the connection between the LSAT, law school and the practice of law*:

  • The LSAT’s Analytical Reasoning (Logic Games) section:  “Analytical reasoning questions reflect the kinds of detailed analyses of relationships and sets of constraints that a law student must perform in legal problem solving.”
  • The LSAT’s Logical Reasoning section: “Arguments are a fundamental part of the law, and analyzing arguments is a key element of legal analysis. Training in the law builds on a foundation of basic reasoning skills.”
  • The LSAT’s Reading Comprehension section: “Both law school and the practice of law revolve around extensive reading of highly varied, dense, argumentative, and expository texts…”

For additional questions regarding the LSAT and/or its direct connection to law school and the practice of law, please email Mark directly at mark@scoreitup.com!

* To see the LSAC’s official post in its entirety, please see the “What the Test Measures” section here.