If you’re considering going to law school, chances are you will need to take the LSAT.
The LSAT is valid for 5 years, so even if you are thinking about taking some time in between college and law school, you may want to take the LSAT now, taking advantage of being in study mode before all those habits you’ve built over the past 15+ years slowly fade away after graduation.
We recommend most students spend 150-300 hours on LSAT prep spread over a two- to three-month period, studying about 20-25 hours per week. The LSAT is offered several times a year. When choosing a test date, you should work backward, thinking about the courses you are taking in school and other commitments (e.g., work, extracurriculars, etc.) leading up to your LSAT test date. Choose a test date that will comfortably allow you to prep a minimum of 20 hours a week in the three months leading up to it.
Prepping for the LSAT can be daunting, but we’ve got what you need to get that dream score. Keep reading for upcoming LSAT classes and prep resources at UF.
LSAT Prep In Person
Enjoy the structure and support of in-person classroom sessions taught by an engaging, score-qualified LSAT instructor and get unlimited access to additional live online instruction from our highest-rated LSAT experts via The LSAT® Channel. Learn the logic of the LSAT with an expert teacher who will keep you motivated and focused on your higher score. Plus, get access to over 80 real, released LSAT exams with self-proctoring tools.
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- Gainesville UF Kaplan Center
- J Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville, FL 32611
Enjoy the structure, support, and convenience of live online classroom sessions taught by our highest-rated, score-qualified LSAT instructors. Get your questions answered in real-time by our team of expert LSAT instructors in your core class sessions and via The LSAT® Channel. Plus, get access to over 80 real, released LSAT exams with self-proctoring tools.
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We offer Live Online courses to fit any schedule and any LSAT test date. Choose a class that fits well with what you already have on your plate, and we’ll make sure you’re confident walking into that room on test day.
Meet some of our score-qualified instructors who will teach you to think like the LSAT.
A Kaplan LSAT instructor since 2005, Gene is a two-time “Kaplan Teacher of the Year.” His law experience is highlighted by having seen the movie My Cousin Vinny over 150 times, and his students will affirm that no one knows the LSAT as well as Gene does. His unique broadcasting background (he worked in TV and radio for 3 years) makes his LSAT classes interactive and informative. Gene graduated from the University of Maryland with a dual-degree in Political Science and Communications. Gene is an avid traveler, amateur magician, and guitar player.
Boris Dvorkin hails from Ohio, where he graduated cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a dual degree in English and computer science. His first encounter with the LSAT was in Kaplan’s Teacher Development Program, when a fellow trainee taught a portion of a logic games lesson. Boris remembers thinking, “That looks fun!” He has since become a full-time instructor. In 1998, when he was in eighth grade, he tied for second place in the 54th annual Ohio Chess Congress and won $433.33.
With more than 20 years of teaching for Kaplan and a 99th percentile score on the LSAT, Mike Vanden Brooks has consistently been highly rated by his students. Mike has a BA from Saginaw Valley State University. Outside the classroom, Mike enjoys working on crossword puzzles and playing strategic board games with his family.
LSAT PREP RESOURCES
If you prefer to prep on your own, we’ve got what you need.
Self Paced LSAT Class
A full on-demand class that gives you the guidance and freedom you need. When flexibility meets on-demand instruction, your score is what benefits.
LSAT Logic Games Complete Prep
Practice with every logic game ever released.
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Kaplan LSAT Review Books
Our test prep books include content review for each section of the LSAT and offer our essential test-taking strategies and tips.
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PRE-LAW AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: STATS AND RESOURCES
The UF Academic Advising Center has pre-law advisors that are available to meet with students and pre-law resources on their Pre-Law website.
Because there are no specific prerequisites for law school, the UF Academic Advising Center encourages students to explore many different careers in law during their time in college. In addition to taking different classes of interest, it’s suggested that you join pre-law student orgs, shadow attorneys in different fields, and register for the Pre-Law listserv to stay up-to-date on events and workshops.
In addition, the office provides several checklists to stay on track:
- Freshman/Sophomore Year Checklist
- Junior Year Checklist
- Summer before Fourth Year Checklist
- Senior Year Checklist
LSAT Scores of UF Students Accepted to Law School
In 2018, 644 UF students applied to law school. 545 students were accepted to at least one school (84.6% acceptance rate) and 494 chose to enroll.
Some of the most popular law schools that Gators matriculate at are:
- University of Florida – Levin College of Law
- University of Miami School of Law
- Stetson University College of Law
- Florida State University College of Law
- Shepard Broad College of Law – Nova Southeastern University
- Florida International University College of Law
Additionally, a few UF students landed spots at some of the top law schools in the country. In 2018, students were accepted at:
- Yale Law (2)
- Harvard Law (3)
- University of Chicago Law (4)
- Columbia Law (4)
- NYU Law (4)
- Penn Law (4)
- Michigan Law (1)
- UC Berkeley Law (2)
- University of Virginia Law (2)
- Duke Law (5)
- Northwestern Law (1)
- Cornell Law (4)
- Georgetown Law (13)
UF does not publish the average LSAT scores of its students accepted to law school. Most law schools disclose the average LSAT scores and undergraduate GPAs of their recent classes on their websites. When setting your target score, be sure to research the law school programs in which you are interested to get a sense of the scores of the students they admit.
Nationally, for the year in which the most recent data are available (2016), the median LSAT score of applicants accepted to law school was 154.9 and the median undergraduate GPA was 3.37.
Located in Gainesville, FL, the University of Florida has a total undergraduate enrollment of 35,491. The fall 2019 acceptance rate was 34.1%—the average SAT score of accepted students was 1388 and the average ACT score was 31. UF is ranked in the top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report.