Announcements

Free Practice LSAT Information - Fall 2022

Friday, October 7

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Martin Hall Room 307)
Online Registration opens September 19 and closes at noon on October 5

Friday, November 4

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Martin Hall Room 307)
Online registration opens October 17 and closes at noon on November 2.

Register for the Practice LSAT

 

Pre-Law Orientation - October 7, noon - 1:00 pm (Martin Hall Room 307)
Dr. Owens will give a pre-law orientation for students interested in going to law school. You are welcome to attend even if you are not taking the free practice LSAT test at 1:00 pm. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.


  • You will need to provide your own device for the four-part exam. Each section is timed at 35 minutes.
  • You will need to log into LAW HUB or have your free LSAC account established prior to the exam. Creating this account is free and does not obligate you to anything.
  • It is best to have your free LSAC account established prior to the exam. Be sure to remember or document your username and password for the day of the practice exam.
  • We think offering the digital exam in a proctored environment will be very advantageous to you, so please take advantage of this opportunity. The official LSAT is now given in digital format only. However, we will provide a paper version of the practice test.

Students are also encouraged to use the free LSAT Prep tools on the LSAC web page at Official LSAT Prep℠ & LSAT Prep Plus℠: Prepare for the LSAT | The Law School Admission Council (lsac.org). Students must create a free account to use these tools, but creating the free account does not obligate you to anything. There is also a $99 LSAT Prep Plus that offers you access for one year. Please consult with us before paying for any LSAT preparation.

The JSU Houston Cole Library also has access to a free practice test prep database called Mometrix. The direct link to this free resource is https://lib-proxy.jsu.edu/login?url=https://portal-mometrixelibrary-com.lib-proxy.jsu.edu/?__acct=566.


Law School Fairs


Law School Open House/Campus Visits 

Stay tuned for Fall 2022 Dates


2022 Official LSAT Dates

United States (Including Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada  

September 9, 2022 — LSAT  

October 14, 2022 — LSAT  

November 11, 2022 — LSAT  


Judge Buttram Scholarship in Pre-Law

Eligibility

A junior or senior who has maintained a 3.25 overall GPA in his or her undergraduate studies with a 3.5 GPA in his or her field of major study which includes: political science, history, psychology, English, business, criminal justice, and sociology.

Priority is given to students applying to an ABA accredited law school. Applicants for this scholarship are required to sit for the official LSAT in order to be considered for the scholarship. Students generally sit for the official LSAT in the summer following the completion of their junior year since students will apply to law school(s) in the fall of their senior year. The scholarship committee will review the applications following the release of the July LSAT scores. Official LSAT scores are viewable to the JSU Pre-law Advisor. If no student meets the requirements for the fall scholarship award, then the scholarship committee will review the fall official LSAT scores in November to award for the spring semester.

Students should apply for the scholarship in the fall of their junior year as they will likely sit for the official LSAT for the first time in spring of their junior year or the summer after completing their junior year.

If the recipient plans to graduate in the fall semester, the scholarship office will award the scholarship amount for the fall semester and there will be no recipient for the spring.

If the recipient plans to graduate in the spring semester, the scholarship office will award the scholarship amount in the fall and the scholarship amount in the spring to the chosen recipient.

The scholarship amount varies each year.

Students should begin taking the free, practice LSAT administered by JSU during their freshmen year in order to properly prepare for the official LSAT. Information on preparing for the LSAT and applying to law school is available from the office of Honors and Special Programs (HSP) in 107 Martin Hall or by visiting the Pre-Law web page

You may apply for the scholarship online.

For additional information, contact Dr. Lori Owens in Honors and Special Programs at 256-782-8269 or Dr. Dean Buttram in Criminal Justice at 256-782-8179.

You must apply online for this scholarship. The application process will open on October 1, and close on February 1.

Award amount varies.


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