LSAT Preparation Course for Black, Indigenous, and Low-Income Students

Introduction

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a requirement for admission to most law schools. Details about the LSAT may be found at lsac.org. In addition, free official LSAT preparation is available through Khan Academy online.

Western Law is offering a free LSAT Preparation course in the spring of 2022 for high-potential Black, Indigenous, and low-income undergraduate students, or those who have graduated, who intend to apply to law school in the near future. You do not need to be a Western student or graduate in order to participate. Western Law thanks Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and the Law School Admission Council for generously sponsoring this program. The course will be delivered virtually from early-May until mid-July 2022 two evenings per week.

Details

  • Class Size: Limited to 20 students
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Dates: Mid-May to mid-July 2022 (dates to be determined)
  • Classes: TBD, 6:30-9:30 pm (including breaks)
  • No class on Monday, May 23, 2022
  • Five practice tests 

Eligibility

  • You are Black OR Indigenous OR have demonstrated financial need/low income.
  • You have a cumulative average of B+ (78% / 3.3) to date in your undergraduate university program.
  • You are in your third or fourth year of your undergraduate studies, or you have graduated.
  • You are committed to writing the LSAT between the late summer of 2022 and February 2023.
  • You are planning to apply to law school in the 2023 application cycle.
  • You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person or convention refugee.

Requirements

  • You must attend at least 90% of the virtual classes. Attendance will be monitored.
  • You are able to devote approximately 4-8 hours per week between classes to work on the skills you will learn.
  • You will complete all scheduled practice tests so that your instructor can provide feedback on your progress. 

Program Features

  • Will prepare you for taking the LSAT as early as August 2022
  • Taught by an experienced LSAT Instructor
  • Includes all study materials, practice tests, and access to the LSAC LawHub
  • Includes five timed practice tests
  • Includes a waiver of the $100.00 institutional fee for applying to Western Law in the 2023 cycle, provided the requirements in the previous section are met
  • Includes information about our September Law School Application Workshop
  • Includes a one-on-one Zoom meeting, in-person meeting, or phone call with the Assistant Dean of Admissions, if desired
  • Will provide you with the opportunity to hear from law students and legal professionals

Registration:

Registration for the 2022 course will open in January of 2022.

  • Statement of Interest (maximum 500 words), which should address why you wish to take this course, why you are interested in law school, and what you would like to do with a law degree.
  • Application Form for Black and Indigenous students (link forthcoming)
  • Application Form for Low-Income students and supporting documentation (link forthcoming) demonstrating low income/financial need 
  • Academic transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • Resume

All materials can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Email: lawapp@uwo.ca

Mail:
Faculty of Law, Western University
Room 222 (Admissions Office)
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON  N6A 3K7 

Fax: 519-850-2412 (Attention: Admissions Office)