Penn State, Howard to offer LSAT prep class in Washington, D.C.

November 12, 2013

Registration is now open for a two-day LSAT prep class in Washington, D.C., set for Jan. 18 and 19.

"Students of modest means who ordinarily would not have access to an LSAT prep class due to cost should take advantage of this opportunity."

— Carla Pratt, associate dean of academic affairs, Penn State Law 

“An LSAT score improved by just a few points can make all the difference in being admitted to law school,” said Carla D. Pratt, associate dean of academic affairs at Penn State Law. “Students of modest means who ordinarily would not have access to an LSAT prep class due to cost should take advantage of this opportunity.” Pratt recently co-authored a book on the precarious pipeline to the legal profession for African-Americans and is a scholar of race and the law; she is an alumna of Howard University and will share her unique perspective on both schools during one of the lunchtime panels.     

The cost is normally $400; however, Penn State and Howard are covering all but $125 of the class fee. Need-based scholarships are also available for qualifying individuals; inquiries should be directed to Bekah Saidman-Krauss via email to In addition to LSAT preparation, participants will also get answers to questions about Penn State Law and Howard Law School from current students and admissions officers during lunchtime panel discussions. The class is open to any prospective law student. ​

LSAT expert, lawyer and former professor James Yoho will teach the class. Since 1996, Yoho has taught this LSAT test preparation at the request of schools such as La Salle, St. Joseph’s, Centre d’Études Franco-Américainde Management (Lyon, France), Rutgers, Emory, Marist, Binghamton, Temple and Penn State. Yoho has taught at colleges and universities, including law schools, for more than 13 years.

The course will be held at Howard University School of Law, 2900 Van Ness St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. Lunch will be provided on both days. Students should plan to report at 8 a.m. Jan. 18 for sign-in.

Capacity for this program is limited. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 6.  

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  • Carla Pratt is associate dean of Academic Affairs at Penn State Law and studies the pipeline to the legal profession.

    IMAGE: Penn State
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