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Law school expands its LSAT preparation program

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Liam Skilling, (808) 956-3000
Director of Evening Part-Time Program, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Mar 17, 2014

Liam Skilling, Director of Academic Success and the Evening Part-Time Program.
Liam Skilling, Director of Academic Success and the Evening Part-Time Program.

The Ka Huli Ao LSAT Preparation Program is now offering year-round support for prospective applicants to the William S. Richardson School of Law who are preparing to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The program provides application counseling and LSAT instruction for prospective applicants to the Law School, which is located on the UH Mānoa campus. Prospective applicants can attend informational sessions, receive feedback on diagnostic tests, and apply to enroll in one of two 10-week LSAT preparation courses offered annually.

Since 2005, the Law School's Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law has offered LSAT preparatory courses, with preference given to students interested in focusing on Native Hawaiian and Pacific indigenous legal issues.

Said Anna Fernandez, Class of 2011 and now Director of Government Relations for Hawaiʻi Public Policy Advocates, “The framework of the course is designed to cover all sections of the exam and also to target ‘problem areas’ where students traditionally need more help. By the end of the course, my practice test scores significantly improved and this level of performance was successfully reflected on my actual LSAT score.”

Added Ha‘aheo Kaho‘ohalahala, Class of 2011 who is working as a prosecutor, “The class provided a very supportive atmosphere and classmates often shared LSAT tips and other helpful information with each other. The LSAT prep course provided me with preparation and guidance I could not have received anywhere else.”

The LSAT Preparation Program is administered by Derek Kauanoe, Student and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law. Kauanoe also provides application counseling for students in the program. Liam Skilling, Director of Academic Success and the Evening Part-Time Program, is the LSAT instructor for the program. Skilling has nearly 20 years of teaching and test preparation experience.

Due to high demand for the program, it is expanding to accommodate more students. Courses will still prepare students for the October and December administrations of the LSAT. In addition, information sessions and diagnostic tests will be offered from January to June. Potential applicants can learn about the LSAT, receive feedback on their diagnostic tests, and receive guidance on developing an individualized plan to prepare for the LSAT.

For more information about the program, send an email to lawlsat@hawaii.edu. The next informational session will be held on Thursday, March 20. The next diagnostic test will be administered on Saturday, April 26.

For more information, visit: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/