Akron Law partners with University of Akron to offer LSAT Prep class on campus


Michael and Anne Marie Ring

University of Akron junior Perrin Morgan is taking advantage of the new for-credit LSAT Prep class this spring semester

The UA School of Law has partnered with the Department of Political Science to offer a Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) prep class on-campus. This class allows UA undergraduate students to earn elective credit while preparing for the LSAT. More important, it allows them to pay for the class using their financial aid — removing a major hurdle that most students face when seeking LSAT prep resources.

“It is important for us to be a school of access to the legal field,” said Emily Janoski-Haehlen, dean of Akron Law. “This new class will improve our ability to live that mission for University of Akron students by ensuring they have access to quality LSAT prep instruction before they take the exam.”

“Many prospective students that we work with are dependent on free LSAT prep resources — which are few and far between,” said Barbara DiGiacomo, associate dean for administration and enrollment management. “Outside of that, their only option is commercially available LSAT prep resources, some of which carry a hefty price tag that not everyone can afford.”

The new class will be offered in two eight-week sessions in the spring 2024 semester. The first session, which runs from Jan. 16 through March 10, filled up fast, but UA students still have time to register for the second session, which runs from March 11 through May 5.

“With all of the work I have to do for my undergraduate classes and my extracurricular activities, being able to take an LSAT prep class on campus is a game changer,” said junior Perrin Morgan, a criminal justice major. “And being able to cover the cost with my financial aid made signing up for this class a no-brainer.”

Akron Law has also partnered with seven University of Akron undergraduate departments to establish several 3+3 programs on campus:

  • Political Science
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Business Administration/Business Law
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Leadership and Management

To learn more, visit uakron.edu/law/admissions

Contact Admissions at lawadmissions@uakron.edu or 1-800-425-4668