Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

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lawbull335
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Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby lawbull335 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:37 am

Are there any university courses out there (besides critical thinking) that would be beneficial to help improve performance on the LSAT? Thanks

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oberlin08
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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby oberlin08 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:06 am

Logic Reasoning - check the philosophy department at your UG

BarCliff
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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby BarCliff » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:23 am

Honestly, the Logical Reasoning on your LSAT isn't that complicated. Certainly not hard enough to warrant taking an entire university course for it.

I'd suggest just taking any class where you read a lot. Just try to increase your reading comprehension through that, then buy the Logical Reasoning Bible for the LSAT nuances.

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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby im_blue » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:54 pm

Another tip: never use "suggest me" unless you want to sound like an ESL student.

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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:07 am

Economics. If you can understand economics, you can understand anything.

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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby wired » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:14 am

FunkyJD wrote:Economics. If you can understand economics, you can understand anything.


While I don't agree with this statement entirely (I know plenty of Econ majors who would have a rough time with Science and Engineering), I do think it is the top of thinking that most closely resembles what is test on the LSAT.

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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby KennyG » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:17 am

I'd definitely recommend taking a logic/argumentation course (usually in the philosophy department). It isn't absolutely necessary, but it can be helpful. Its also usually an easy A.

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Postby Cupidity » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:31 am

My school offers a student taught LSAT prep/ Law school application course.

I teach it one day a week....because yeah my overall is only 166, but I own games.

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FunkyJD
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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:08 pm

wired wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:Economics. If you can understand economics, you can understand anything.


While I don't agree with this statement entirely (I know plenty of Econ majors who would have a rough time with Science and Engineering) ...


Touche.

wired wrote:... I do think it is the top of thinking that most closely resembles what is test on the LSAT.


True.

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Kiersten1985
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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:08 pm

There are none. Seriously.

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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby JOThompson » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:11 pm

Take speech/debate, as another poster recommended. Not necessary to do well on the LSAT, but at least in my case, the exposure to constant argumentation helped me better understand LR.

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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby Bustang » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:13 pm

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Re: Pls suggest me Pre Law Courses......

Postby Philo38 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:15 pm

I can't speak for law school, but for the LSAT I agree with those who have said logic. Also, I think the best classes are those which require you to do serious reading of academic writing. Having to read large amounts of tedious writing will drastically improve your comfort on the RC section, as well as I think generally improve your performance overall.




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