More LSAT prep companies are turning to virtual classrooms as a way to reach more students.
With prospective law students already managing full college courseloads or professional schedules, many are finding they don’t have the time to fit in a full Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) prep course, or classes aren’t offered in a convenient location. Enter virtual LSAT preparation.
“One of my students was unable to attend a lesson, so I made an audio podcast of the lesson for her to review. She found it so helpful that I made audio podcasts of all the lessons,” said Trent Teti, founder of Blueprint LSAT Preparation. “Students began to ask to study with them outside of class, and I realized that there was a large group of people who wanted to study for the LSAT on their own pace or schedule.”
Jon Denning, a senior instructor and course developer with PowerScore Test Preparation, said his company saw requests from prospective students lacking access.
“We were getting a lot of demand from people in other countries or people in remote areas of the United States, where they just didn’t have a course that was accessible to them,” said Denning. PowerScore leaders decided that offering a online option that provided live adaptive feedback in the same style was the best option.
“We’ve found that people from all over the world have been taking these classes. We’ve had people in Australia, New Zealand, China, and South America. … It’s really interesting to create almost this global community and conversation for us. It’s really incredible,” Denning said.
Virtual classrooms allow freedom from the traditional format.
“Our online course liberates students from the tyranny of brick-and-mortar classrooms. You can use the online course to study for the LSAT whenever you want, from wherever you want,” said Teti. “If a student feels the need to review logic games at midnight on a Monday, she has only to log in to the Blueprint site to do so.”
Denning said that his company’s virtual LSAT preparation includes features that aren’t present in brick-and-mortar settings.