On Nov. 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. there will be a Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) preparatory workshop in room 104 of White Hall.
Dr. Joseph Robbins, assistant professor of political science, informed The Picket that when applying to law school, law programs place a great amount of emphasis on students’ LSAT scores and GPAs. Due to the great importance of the LSAT, many students preparing for the LSAT may spend close to a thousand dollars for preparatory work, and those same students often end up commuting great distances to attend preparatory workshops. The Political Science Department along with Shepherd University’s Graduate Studies and Continuing Education (CE) program has decided to offer a LSAT prep course at Shepherd.
The course will be taught by Larkin Robson, Juris Doctor of New York University and previous teacher at WVU law school who has taught LSAT prep strategies for many years. According to Robbins, WVU is “an institution of great interest for many of our students.”
This preparatory workshop will be beneficial to those who desire to improve their LSAT scores or anyone pursuing a career in the legal field. The course will also be available to those in the community, as well as other colleges and universities. Sydney Merritt, a Shepherd University student, said, “It seems like it would be really helpful.”
The workshop will involve close student-instructor interaction and will involve intensive preparatory sessions over the course of two days that are intended to help students identify and improve upon those LSAT sections that students tend to have the most difficulty with. Students who attend this workshop will likely improve their performance on the LSAT.
For students who wish to attend the LSAT preparatory workshop, they must register online at http://www.shepherd.edu/graduate-studies/CE/forms.html before Nov. 2. There is a fee of $279, as well as the cost of two testing books that are recommended by Larkin Robson, the instructor.
Students who participate in this workshop will not only receive the benefits of improving their performance on the exam, but they will also receive 1-CE credit. For students who are pursuing a career in the legal field this is an opportunity that should not be missed.