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 2021 for high-potential Black, Indigenous, and low-income undergraduate students, or those who have recently 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 program will be held in-person from early-May until mid-July 2021 two evenings per week at the Faculty of Law Building.

Current public health guidelines will be followed during the duration of the course.  Enrolled students will receive detailed information on the protocols to be followed when their registration is confirmed (relating to building access, completing a COVID questionnaire, masking and physical distancing).  For more information please visit the Western University COVID-19 website.  Please note that the offering of this course in person as planned is dependent on public health directives in place from May to July 2021, which are subject to change. 

Details

  • Class Size: Limited to 22 students
  • Registration Deadline: Saturday, May 1, 2021
  • Dates: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 to Tuesday, July 20, 2021
  • Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm (in-person)
  • No classes on July 1, 2021
  • Four practice tests
  • Location: Room 52, Western’s Faculty of Law Building (northeast corner of Western Road and Lambton Drive)
  • Parking: Springett Lot (after 5 pm). Payment is required.
  • All participants will be required to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire prior to entering the classroom

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 within the last two years
  • You are committed to writing the LSAT between now and January 2022
  • You are planning to apply to law school in the 2022 application cycle
  • You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person or convention refugee

Requirements

  • You must attend at least 90% of the 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. If you cannot physically attend for the tests on the scheduled Saturdays, you must complete them on your own time during the same week.

Program Features

  • Will prepare you for taking the LSAT as early as the Summer of 2021
  • Taught by an experienced LSAT Instructor
  • Includes all study materials, practice tests, and access to the LSAC LawHub
  • Includes four timed practice tests
  • Includes a waiver of the $100.00 institutional fee for applying to Western Law in the 2022 cycle
  • Includes information about our September Law School Application Workshop
  • Includes a one-on-one Zoom meeting with the Assistant Dean of Admissions, if desired
  • Will provide you with the opportunity to hear from law students and legal professionals

Registration:

Provide the following information by May 1, 2021 (registration deadline):

  • 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
  • Application Form for Low-Income students and supporting documentation 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)