According to local news reports, an aspiring lawyer in the Philadelphia area thought he could leverage his law school admissions chances by getting a sneak look at the LSAT – so he left notes on the cars of two Law School Admissions Council employees, offering them generous compensation for an advance copy of the exam.
The LSAC contacted local police, who set up a sting. The would-be lawyer – a 27-year-old electrical engineer with his sights set on Columbia or NYU, and who was unhappy with two previous LSAT scores – purchased a copy of the test for $5,000 from a woman he thought was one of the LSAC employees. She was actually a Bucks County police detective, and she placed him under arrest.
The engineer is now facing criminal charges that could cost him up to 7 years in jail.