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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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Re: What would you ask a former LSAT testmaker?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 07:58:11 PM »
what they are thinking when writing them and if they want to use it as a gatekeeper test or not and if they think its really relevant to law school, or if it would be better to require it be based on prelaw type questions instead.

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Re: What would you ask a former LSAT testmaker?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 12:54:03 PM »
Wow - a lot of questions there!

What do you mean by "prelaw type questions?"

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Re: What would you ask a former LSAT testmaker?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 01:46:35 PM »
Wow - a lot of questions there!

What do you mean by "prelaw type questions?"
stuff relevant to the law
they do have prelaw majors (but almost no law students actually take them)

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Re: What would you ask a former LSAT testmaker?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 03:54:58 PM »
So, require some sort of MCAT-like test but for law school? Not sure what you'd have to learn...history, political science, philosophy? English? All of those would arguably be on the LCAT. (Just made that up)

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Re: What would you ask a former LSAT testmaker?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 06:37:08 PM »
So, require some sort of MCAT-like test but for law school? Not sure what you'd have to learn...history, political science, philosophy? English? All of those would arguably be on the LCAT. (Just made that up)
Some nations require prelaw specific undergrad to get into law school. In theory America could do that, and really none of those apply to law school other than English if you apply it to Legal Writing classes (as far as core classes go, not elective like law review, or Jurisprudence,etc)

I'd say more like ConLaw,PropertyLaw,CivPro,CrimLaw,CrimPro, all the 1L stuff pretty much.

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Re: What would you ask a former LSAT testmaker?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 04:27:05 PM »
How would one learn those fields as an undergraduate? And would learning facts about the common law or general principles of criminal law or whatever really evaluate how apt one is at being a lawyer more than logical reasoning? Hmm

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Re: What would you ask a former LSAT testmaker?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 08:53:20 PM »
How would one learn those fields as an undergraduate? And would learning facts about the common law or general principles of criminal law or whatever really evaluate how apt one is at being a lawyer more than logical reasoning? Hmm
prelaw, as previously stated

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