September 27, 2016 at 12:19 pm

CLJC Hosts Law School, Administers Practice LSAT during LSATurday

Professor Bruce delivers "Tips for Tackling the LSAT" lecture. She is from the Univeristy of Toledo.

Professor Bruce delivers “Tips for Tackling the LSAT” lecture.

Thirty Ohio University students participated in the Center for Law, Justice & Cultures LSATurday on Sept. 17.

Launched as a new CLJC initiative in 2015-16, LSATurdays provide students with a free opportunity to take a previously administered Law School Admissions Test under actual test conditions. The LSAT is a required component of the law school application process.

During the September administration, CLJC partnered with the University of Toledo College of Law, which featured a visit from Assistant Dean for Law Admissions Jessica Mehl and Professor of Law Kara Bruce.

Prior to the administration of the practice LSAT, Bruce, who teaches business bankruptcy, secured transactions, and commercial paper, delivered an hour-long lecture on tips and tricks for excelling on the LSAT. In her lecture, she addressed the main components of the LSAT, including logical reasoning, analytical reading, and reading comprehension. After her lecture, students sat for the practice examination. The event was timed to assist students in maximizing their LSAT preparation, as the actual LSAT was administered a week later, on Sept. 24.

Students glean tips from Professor Bruce's lecture prior to the LSAT.

Students glean tips from Professor Bruce’s lecture prior to the LSAT.

Additionally, some students used the event as an opportunity to become acquainted with the exam.  Casey Tisdale, a junior double majoring Psychology and Sociology-Criminology, minoring in French, and pursuing the Law, Justice & Culture certificate, said, “I walked in with little to no knowledge about the LSAT.  Professor Bruce really helped me get my head wrapped around it by giving us helpful hints to help us persevere the marathon that is the LSAT. She broke it down and made it feel a lot more doable by the end of her presentation. It was definitely very helpful, and an invaluable opportunity that has helped me direct my studies in order to improve my score.”

The event was co-hosted with Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law Fraternity.  Students interested in attending law school should contact CLJC Pre-Law Specialist & Advisor Larry Hayman at or drop by his office hours, every Wednesday, from 1-4 p.m. in the Center for Law, Justice & Culture on the ground floor of Bentley Hall.



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