About the 180

The field of would-be-attorneys pursuing a legal education sure is diverse. Here’s the list of the top twenty undergraduate majors of 1Ls in law school today: political science, history, English, psychology, criminal justice, economics, sociology, communications, business administration, finance, accounting, philosophy, biology, business management, international relations, marketing, journalism, liberal arts, pre-law and government service.

You might still be in college. Perhaps you’re a young professional. Or maybe you’re pursuing a second career. Regardless, you all have one thing in common: you want to be a lawyer.

Welcome to “The 180”.

What is “The 180”?

Brought to you by the Pre-Law team here at Kaplan Test Prep, “The 180” is your official source for the most relevant, up-to-date, need-to-know information about the LSAT, law school admissions and the legal profession. In the articles, anecdotes and videos featured, we endeavor to provide prospective law students and pre-law advisors with the information and tools to help them achieve their ultimate goal of becoming a talented and successful attorney.

What is “The 180 – Live”?

“The 180 – Live” is our monthly live, online talk show giving you access to leaders in the legal industry, law school administration, LSAT experts and more. Live, unscripted and uncensored – “The 180 – Live” features discussion of the hottest topics around the LSAT, admissions, law school life, legal debate, etc. And best of all, each show features extensive Q&A from our live, online audience (you) and our featured guests. These are truly not-to-be-missed “one-night-only” events. And best of all, they’re free. You’lll find registration for each month’s show easy to access on the home page. Exciting stuff.

Why call it “The 180”?

Several reasons. One – it’s a nod to the test: the LSAT – the great equalizer in the admissions process. A 180 is a perfect score, and our #1 mission here at Kaplan is to help you achieve yours. (Savvy preppers know “a 180” is also a classic wrong answer trap on the exam. A double-nod to the test.) Additionally, as an attorney your job is to see, understand and articulate that there’s more than two sides to every coin. Your job will be to analyze every conceivable position and counter-position (or “180”) to every argument; we’ll bring you debate and discussion here.

Who is behind “The 180”?

The authors of blog articles and featured talent in videos are Kaplan teachers, admissions consultants and administrators with extensive knowledge of – and first-hand dealings with – the LSAT and law school admissions. While our main goal is to deliver articles that will help you succeed on the LSAT and get you into law school, we also want to provide information that will help you later in your career. If you have questions or suggestions for our blog, please leave us a quick comment; we appreciate any and all feedback.

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-The Kaplan LSAT Team

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