The Sophomore Super Saturdays prelaw seminars are designed for Sophomore college students. Juniors may be admitted on a space available basis. The seminar aims to help students further develop logical reasoning, reading comprehension and writing skills – the skills needed to become a competitive law school applicant.
Some of the sessions presented in the Sophomore Super Saturday seminar include:
Starting with a problem that utilizes a simple matrix, the presenter leads the group in solving an easy logic puzzle. At the conclusion of this session, students should learn how to solve a logic puzzle; become exposed to the concepts of deductive reasoning and learn how solving logic puzzles enhances analytical reasoning a problem solving skills.
Analytical reasoning problems are simply logic puzzles. In this session, the presenter will show students how to solve LSAT analytical reasoning problems. At the conclusion of this session, students would have been introduced to four basic principles of logic games; three crucial logic game skills; a systematic approach to logic games and the following analytical skills; organization, mental agility, memory and concentration.
This session is designed to teach students strategies for reading, comprehending, and appropriately answering text questions related to large amounts of complex textual material. Students will examine law school texts, professional journals, and law articles to develop techniques for distinguishing different essay question styles, and also develop various methods and strategies for responding to these essay questions.
The importance of writing cannot be overstated. One half of the day is dedicated to helping participants sharpen writing skills that promises success in the undergraduate experience, while preparing students for the writing section of the LSAT, helping students to begin thinking about personal statements for the law school admission application and ultimately, to underwrite success in law school.