I just have a quick question to anyone who has been through this and can offer their expertise. This fall, I am going to start my junior year at my University as a Finance major. I was wondering if someone can tell me when the appropriate time to start studying for the LSATs would be. I know that I studied for 7-8 months for my SATs and did very well on the exam, however, I realize that the LSATs is a different story.
Also, perhaps someone can recommend what extra classes I should take during my last two years at college in order to have a better chance of getting into a good Law School. Last semester, I took a Business Law course as well as two political science courses and two histories classes, and the required literature/ English classes. Is there a specific area that I should be focusing on ?
Go to LSAC.org and look at the sample LSAT they have there (http://www.lsac.org/LSAT/lsat-prep-materials.asp
). Look at all the different types of questions. Notice something? The LSAT is not like the MCAT, where you have to recall all sorts of information. Any problem on the LSAT can be correctly answered if you just think about it long enough. So prepping for the LSAT is all about drilling yourself on the kinds of questions that will be presented.
How you should do this, only you can determine best. Do you learn better in a classroom environment or on your own? If the former, you might want to look into taking an LSAT prep course.
Having said this, a Logic class at your University might be of some utility to you, but it is definitely not required to do well on the LSAT. I would predict that most high-scorers on this website have not taken an official Logic class.