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A test prep company has been ordered to pay more than $900,000 in legal fees and costs to plaintiffs who accused the company of violating District of Columbia consumer protection laws.

Three prospective law students who signed up for LSAT prep courses through Test Masters Educational Services Inc. (TES) sued the company in 2004, claiming they were deceived into thinking they were enrolling in TestMasters, a competitor.

Details:

http://www.nationallawjournal.com/legaltimes/home/id=1202676131553/LSAT-Prep-Company-Ordered-to-Pay-927K-in-Legal-Fees?mcode=1202615432600&curindex=0&back=NLJ&slreturn=20141014120855

http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/11/13/victims-of-lsat-prep-fraud-nab-legal-fees.htm

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Studying for the LSAT / What would you ask a former LSAT testmaker?
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:10:09 PM »
I'll soon be interviewing a former writer of actual LSAT questions. Given this unique opportunity, I figured that starting a thread to solicit your questions would be fitting.

What question(s) would you pose to a writer of LSAT questions? What would you want to know? Please share honest (and serious) questions.

For reference, here's a link to our previous interviews.

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Studying for the LSAT / Sleep as a Competitive Advantage
« on: June 30, 2014, 03:44:19 PM »
Just a quick PSA reminder that sleep is incredibly important, including during LSAT prep:

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/sleep-as-a-competitive-advantage/

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Too many of us continue to live by the durable myth that one less hour of sleep gives us one more hour of productivity. In reality, each hour less of sleep not only leaves us feeling more fatigued, but also takes a pernicious toll on our cognitive capacity. The more consecutive hours we are awake and the fewer we sleep at night, the less alert, focused and efficient we become, and the lower the quality of our work.

The research is overwhelming that the vast majority of us require seven to eight hours of sleep to feel fully rested, and only a small percentage require less than seven.

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Law school professor defends the LSAT from those who suggest it's a form of racial discrimination.

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From pages 385-386:

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While we do need supplemental measures for prediction to get students who can make it through law school into the profession, we also need to know about those who cannot. Hard as it is to take in, there are apparently 150,000 law school graduates who have never passed the bar exam, and they deserved the law schools’ best judgment regarding their likely success as much as do those more likely to succeed. Ethical issues are not the only ones in play. Who is going to defend the law schools when these students sue, claiming that they were taken advantage of much like the borrowers in the housing debacle who succumbed to the blandishments of the mortgage brokers? The larger point is that law schools need to think harder about these students. Test critics, only somewhat understandably, completely ignore their existence.

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Studying for the LSAT / Which college majors get the best LSAT scores?
« on: April 08, 2014, 01:21:50 PM »
From Excess of Democracy:



Of course, it's unclear whether majoring in a particular subject leads one to score better on the LSAT, or whether those who are already likely to do well on the LSAT choose certain majors. Perhaps a combination of the two.

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From the National Association of Law Students With Disabilities: LINK

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Accommodations Guide (PDF)
« on: October 09, 2013, 11:02:04 AM »
Good overview of the process of applying for accommodations from students who've been through it.

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Thought some of you might find this interesting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpson%27s_paradox

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