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LSAT Prep at UCLA

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 UCLA.

 

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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UPCOMING IN PERSON LSAT PREP CLASSES AT UCLA

  • Westwood Kaplan Center
  • 1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

LSAT PREP LIVE ONLINE

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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UPCOMING LSAT PREP LIVE ONLINE CLASSES

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 OUR LSAT EXPERTS

Meet some of our score-qualified instructors who will teach you to think like the LSAT. 

Gene Suhir

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. 

Gene SuhirRated Excellent by 97% of students; 5 years of teaching experience
Boris Dvorkin

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.

Boris DvorkinRated Excellent by 94% of students
Mike Vanden Brooks

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.

Mike Vanden BrooksRated Excellent by 96% of students

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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 UCLA: STATS and RESOURCES

Though UCLA does not have a specific Pre-Law program, the school makes several recommendations and centralizes resources on its Pre-Law Career Services page. 

There are no prerequisite courses for law school. Your undergraduate major is not a large consideration by law school admissions committees—much more emphasis is placed on your LSAT score and your GPA. Still, UCLA suggests you take the following courses that have been recommended by UCLA alumni:

  • English Composition 131A - Law and Politics
  • Political Science 123 A/B – International Law
  • Political Science 145 A-D – Public Law and Judicial Process
  • Philosophy 9 – Principles of Critical Thinking
  • Philosophy 31 – Logic

LSAT Scores of UCLA Students Accepted to Law School

The last class for which UCLA has published data is 2015. In the Class of 2015, 171 students applied to law school with 155 gaining admission (91% admit rate). Nationally, the admission rate in 2015 was 78%.

The top law schools at which UCLA students matriculated in 2015 were:

  • University of Southern California Law School (15)
  • UCLA School of Law (13)
  • Southwestern Law School (13)
  • LMU Loyola Law School (10)

The schools with the highest acceptance rates for UCLA students in 2015 were:

  • Seattle University School of Law (100%)
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (100%)
  • Lewis and Clark Law School (100%)
  • University of Miami School of Law (100%)
  • Golden Gate University School of Law (100%)
  • Southwestern Law School (90%)

UCLA 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.

ABOUT UCLA

Located in Los Angeles, UCLA has a total undergraduate enrollment of 31,577, with 90% of its student body graduating in 6 years. The school offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and was named the best public university in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report. For the Class of 2023, UCLA had an acceptance rate of 14%.