Schedule of Classes & Events
July 01, 2021
Focus Approach/Albany Law Pathway Program - Classes begin August 28, 2021
Beginning Saturday, August 28, 2021 the first of twenty-two, 90 minute instructional class sessions will be streamed live to wherever you happen to be (recordings of the video will also be available on demand). Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension will all be covered in granular detail. Virtual class sessions are streamed live on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will continue through Sunday, November 7th
LOGICAL REASONING - Previously recorded material - PrepTests 78 through 87
Our recently added "On-Deck" series provides you with the roadmap to success on the LSAT. Over 500 logical reasoning questions are explained in granular detail. It is here where you learn how lawyers break down arguments by using the IRAC (Issue-Rule-Application-Conclusion) method. It is here where you begin the journey of changing the way you read.
ANALYTICAL REASONING - Previously recorded material - PrepTests 52 (2007) through 84 (2018)
Imagine having over 11 years of material provided with coherent explanations at your fingertips! Welcome to our Analytical Library. We believe analytical reasoning to be, far and away, the most learnable section on the LSAT. There are no "games" and formal logic plays a negligible role in solving. Join us and approach this section by utilizing lawyering skills; learn how to organize, then how to manage what has been organized, and finally solve once you are in a position to manage.
READING COMPREHENSION - Previously recorded material
Success on Reading Comprehension depends on your ability AND your exam plan. You will be required to read on a law school level, something that may, or may not, have been required of you in college or professional life. We discuss the strategy of developing a superior exam plan. We explore as well different tactics, e.g. reading the questions first, scanning the passage before diving in, passage selection order, which passages are likely to be approachable, etc.
We explore these topics and many more.
WEEKLY INDIVIDUAL 30 MINUTE PHONE CONSULTATION
You may schedule a weekly 30 minute telephone/Zoom session for each of the first 11 weeks. This is your time. You supply the agenda and we go over what you want to cover. You will select a day of the week and time of day, we will schedule that time block as yours, and for the duration of the 11 week course you will be working one-on-one with your attorney mentor.
PERSONAL STATEMENT ASSISTANCE - FORMER DEAN FOR ADMISSIONS GEORGE JUSTICE, ESQ.
Personal Statement guidance - Prepare a draft of your personal statement, submit it to either former Dean for Admissions, George Justice, Esq., or former SUNY Binghamton Pre-Law Advisor Andreina Rosa and you will receive feedback.
INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL WRITING - LAW SCHOOL STYLE
Professor Keith Hirokawa, Albany Law School, introduces you to the art of legal writing. The writing style expected of law school students is not what undergraduate students are accustomed to. Law School writing is based on the IRAC method (Issue-Rule-Analysis/Application-Conclusion) and Professor Horkawa guides you through the ins and outs of this generally unfamiliar approach. Over the course of this seminar, you will learn how to write like a law school student in advance of becoming a 1L!
ALBANY LAW SCHOOL - PATHWAY TO ADMISSION - PROGRAM BENEFITS
Candidates who complete the Focus Approach Program (including the legal writing component), submit a timely and complete J.D. application, satisfy all character and fitness requirements, are admitted to, and enroll at Albany Law School, will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,000 to help defray the cost of the program.
Students planning to participate should advise Anthony Desiato of their intent to do when registering for the program. For further information please contact Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org.Back...