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LSAT Prep Workshop

Student Engagement

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Collegiate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Kadeja Thomas
obsalsat@gmail.com
404-413-2397

Address
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

The Office of Black Student Achievement’s LSAT course is a free five-week program for current GSU students and alumni. The course offers a comprehensive review of the test’s structure and the three sections of the test: reading comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical reasoning. In the final week of the course, students will be offered the opportunity to take a proctored LSAT exam, which will be administered in the same manner as the real LSAT.

Benefits

Each student receives LSAT preparation from a peer who is not far removed from the LSAT test and is also a current law school student.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
First Generation, Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status

Race/Ethnic Group
Multi-racial

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2018

Number Served

Research Components and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The LSAT course incorporates content from the exam, guest speakers and a proctored exam.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

The LSAT workshops addresses self-efficacy amongst students by encouraging continued participation in the workshop through encouragement and peer to peer interaction.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

The LSAT workshop acknowledges students’ by affirming their place in law school before they gain admission. Additionally, the workshop encourages interaction from All students that attend because their voice and experiences are imperative to the educational process.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues),Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Coaching, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentees are given information about academic customs, pitfalls, departmental politics and taboos, Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching, Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

The LSAT workshop encourages open and honest participation from all students

Evaluation Methods

annual performance report, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, completion of a course(s),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty)

Outcome Milestones

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Key Performance Indicators

Completion of the prep course, registration for the LSAT exam, completion of LSAT exam

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2018

Number Served

Research Components and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The LSAT course incorporates content from the exam, guest speakers and a proctored exam.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

The LSAT workshops addresses self-efficacy amongst students by encouraging continued participation in the workshop through encouragement and peer to peer interaction.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

The LSAT workshop acknowledges students’ by affirming their place in law school before they gain admission. Additionally, the workshop encourages interaction from All students that attend because their voice and experiences are imperative to the educational process.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues),Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Coaching, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentees are given information about academic customs, pitfalls, departmental politics and taboos, Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching, Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

The LSAT workshop encourages open and honest participation from all students

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

annual performance report, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, completion of a course(s),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty)