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Leap Center, Princeton Review To Host Practice LSAT

Feb. 6, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti


The LEAP Center is partnering with the Princeton Review on Feb. 24 to host a free practice LSAT test given under test-day conditions for students interested in attending law school.

The LSAT is the single most important criterion used by law schools to determine admission.  The test, which has five sections, takes a little more than four hours to complete.  The practice test will be no different, but it is not an official score and will not be seen by any law schools.  A score sheet, showing the students’ performance on each section, is mailed to the student a few days after the test date.

“This is a great way to learn about the LSAT and how to prepare for it,” Mike Yawn, Professor and Director of the Center for Law, Engagement, and Politics said. “Knowing where you are scoring now helps you achieve the score you want down the road.”

Over the past decade, SHSU has moved steadily into the top schools in the country as a “law-school feeder,” now ranking in the top four percent of the nation’s universities at producing law-school applicants. 

Although this growth can be attributable to the University’s expanded enrollment, additional factors include dedicated pre-law advisors, a legal studies minor and numerous pre-law activities throughout the year.  This semester alone, the LEAP Center is arranging a presentation by Railroad Commissioner Chair Christi Craddick (University of Texas Law School graduate); offering a mock law class with Professor Val Ricks from South Texas College of Law Houston; hosting the seventh annual appearance of the Tenth Court of Appeals; as well as sponsoring Pre-Law Society meetings.

To find out more information about LEAP’s programs, interested students should contact professor Mike Yawn at or visit the LEAP Center website at:




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