The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a critical element of the law school application. Students are urged to speak to Dr. Melinda Roberts or another Pre-Law Advisor at The College of New Jersey to discuss how they should go about preparing for the LSAT and the merits of making a substantial commitment to that process. The names, departments, telephone numbers and email addresses of the Pre-Law Advisors appear to the right.
By the end of the first semester of their junior year, students should schedule a meeting with Dr. Roberts or another Pre-Law Advisor to talk in detail about the LSAT. More generally, the best way to prepare for the LSAT and law school itself is for the student to challenge himself or herself throughout college. Students should declare a major that excites and interests them in a sustained way. Other things being equal, the more challenging major and, within that major, the more challenging course of study will be of greater value to them in helping them to prepare both for the LSAT and for law school itself.
At their earliest convenience, students are also encouraged to study materials relating to the LSAT that have been compiled at
by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). These materials will give the student a clear picture of the analytic and problem-solving skills, the critical reading abilities and the writing skills that students will want to develop throughout their years in college in preparation for the LSAT.