LSAT's from the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's?

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LSAT's from the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's?

Postby Shrimps » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:58 am

Anyone knows if LSAC released the tests in those decades as it did for the last 20 years? I cannot find those tests anywhere, yet I found a message from 2005 on one of the law school forums from some guy who did "thousands" of LR questions from the 80's. Anything?

Thanks.

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Re: LSAT's from the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:23 am

The current form/scoring of the exam didn't exist until 1991, everything before that would be substantively worthless.

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Re: LSAT's from the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's?

Postby Shrimps » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:31 am

Actually, Analytical Reasoning has been around since 1982 and Logical Reasoning since 1975. The only major change that occurred since 1982 was the dropping of the "Issues and Facts" section and its replacement with a second Logical Reasoning section.

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Re: LSAT's from the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's?

Postby tyro » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:57 am

Yeah it's widely known that older LR sections can still be of significant use today. I did a little searching and nothing. I might recommend contacting LSAC directly for some kind of 'special order'. Weren't you PT'ing in the upper 170's last spring? What brings you back to this?

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Re: LSAT's from the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's?

Postby Shrimps » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:18 pm

tyro wrote:Yeah it's widely known that older LR sections can still be of significant use today. I did a little searching and nothing. I might recommend contacting LSAC directly for some kind of 'special order'. Weren't you PT'ing in the upper 170's last spring? What brings you back to this?


Hey, Tyro. I was PT'ing in the mid-170's and ended up with pretty much one point below my PT average. Thanks for remembering.

Anyway, I don't need the LSAT anymore (thank God :lol: ), but I thought they could be useful for general "critical/logical thinking" classes at the high school level. You know, something like the British Thinking Skills A-levels (http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/ac ... def_id=765 - for the syllabus and the 2011 exam of the Cambridge A-levels).

I am especially fascinated by some older discontinued sections like "Principles and Cases" and "Debate" (introduced in 1948, discontinued in 1949, reinstated in 1950, dropped in 1951: high predictive validity but difficult to construct). I've emailed LSAC, still waiting for their response.

Official Lsat Sample Test Book (pub. 1986) (about $18 on amazon) is just about the only thing from the 80's that I found more or less widely available.

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Re: LSAT's from the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's?

Postby tyro » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:13 am

Shrimps wrote:
tyro wrote:Yeah it's widely known that older LR sections can still be of significant use today. I did a little searching and nothing. I might recommend contacting LSAC directly for some kind of 'special order'. Weren't you PT'ing in the upper 170's last spring? What brings you back to this?


Hey, Tyro. I was PT'ing in the mid-170's and ended up with pretty much one point below my PT average. Thanks for remembering.

Anyway, I don't need the LSAT anymore (thank God :lol: ), but I thought they could be useful for general "critical/logical thinking" classes at the high school level. You know, something like the British Thinking Skills A-levels (http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/ac ... def_id=765 - for the syllabus and the 2011 exam of the Cambridge A-levels).

I am especially fascinated by some older discontinued sections like "Principles and Cases" and "Debate" (introduced in 1948, discontinued in 1949, reinstated in 1950, dropped in 1951: high predictive validity but difficult to construct). I've emailed LSAC, still waiting for their response.

Official Lsat Sample Test Book (pub. 1986) (about $18 on amazon) is just about the only thing from the 80's that I found more or less widely available.


Congrats then! I can see why the history of the LSAT would be interesting and potentially helpful for intro logic courses. Took one of those freshman year of ugrad and would have liked to have had some kind of practice booklet because the exams were based on knowledge of the theories and we could have used more practice problems. So did you land some kind of tutoring/teaching job this summer?




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