The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test that evaluates the test-taker’s proficiency in the skills necessary for success in law school, such as reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and written communication.
The LSAT is required for all Canadian Common Law programs taught in English. (It is not required for our French Common Law program.)
To learn more about the LSAT or to register for an upcoming test, please visit the website of the Law School Admissions Council at lsac.org.
The University of Ottawa Common Law Section is offering a free LSAT Prep Course for prospective law school applicants who have experienced systemic barriers to education due to their membership in an equity-seeking group or due to their personal finances.
The course will be offered online from Monday July 10th to Wednesday August 30th.
Classes will be held two evenings per week, on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
What to Expect
You will attend two online classes per week, taught by a highly experienced LSAT Instructor. You’ll gain access to the materials on the LSAC LawHub and you’ll complete practice exercises to help you develop the skills you’ve learned in class. Your instructor will host office hours each week, where you can ask questions one-on-one and in small groups.
Due to the online and synchronous nature of the class, participants will need reliable access to the internet and the uninterrupted use of a computer equipped with a microphone and camera.
This class will move quickly. While some absences will be unavoidable, you will otherwise be expected to attend all classes from July 10th to August 30th inclusive. Participants must keep their cameras on during class and remain present except during the break periods.
This prep course is designed for upper-year undergraduate students or recent graduates who are preparing to apply to law school in the 2023-2024 admissions cycle, and who have an LSAT test date set for August, September, October, or November.
We invite applications from applicants who are members of equity-seeking groups, such as applicants who are Black, Indigenous, or are part of otherwise marginalized groups. We also invite applications from members of low-income families, as determined by Table 1 of the Federal Income Scales (Quebec only | rest of Canada) .
To qualify for our Prep Course, we required applicants to demonstrate a cumulative average of at least B+ (78%).
Step 1: Sign up for an LSAC Account .
Step 2: Apply for (and obtain) an LSAC Fee Waiver for Canada .
Step 3: Complete our 2023 application form.
Step 4: Submit all required documentation (transcripts, Federal Notice of Assessment, LSAC Fee Waiver) to [email protected] with the subject line “Application for LSAT Prep Course”.
We will accept applications until Friday June 23rd or until the class is full. If we fill the class to capacity before the deadline, we will not accept additional applications.
If you are still waiting for the results of your LSAC fee waiver, you must provide proof of your waiver before the class begins.
Details at a glance:
- Class Size: 20 students maximum.
- Class dates: July 10 2023 to August 30 2023
- Class times: TBD, Monday and Wednesday evenings
- Eligibility: Upper year students or recent graduates who belong equity-seeking groups, preparing to apply to law school this year.
- Requirements: Full attendance and access to the internet with a webcam-enabled computer. Participants must keep their cameras on.
- Application Deadline: June 23rd 2023 (first come, first served).