MethodologyHere's how it works
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- What is the Issue to be solved
- What is the Rule (law) to which the issue must be applied
- How do I apply the issue to the law (Analysis)
- What Conclusion properly flows from that analysis
The law school method of learning
- Will my analysis withstand scrutiny?
- Will I prove capable of explaining WHY my argument is correct
- Can I measure up to the cross-examination of a trial lawyer
Brief the material
As you will on every law school case assigned
- Am I able to break an argument down into its essential parts?
- Do I understand what role each and every sentence plays in an argument?
- Will I have the discipline required to thoroughly brief this material?
The ability to identify the seminal point of an argument
- Am I able to identify the conclusion of an argument?
- Am I able to distinguish relevant from irrelevant information?
Learn how to use them effectively
- Can I reason effectively with my peers in a small group?
- Do I have what it takes to put in additional time and effort?
A step beyond
- Some guidance in a new, complex world, would be good!
- I'd like to have an experienced go-to person on my side
All legal writing begins with definitions
- Will I have mastery of the words repeatedly used on the LSAT?
- Do I really know what definition is assigned to the word "assumption", or "inference", or "conclusion", or "argument" by the test maker?
- How much trouble am I in if the definition I use for these words is different from the definition being used by the test maker?
Prepare for the LSAT the way a litigator prepares for trial
- Do I have the willingness, capacity, and stamina to prepare for this exam?
- Am I able to reason systematically?
- Do I have what it takes to "own" this process?