Khan Academy Offering Online LSAT Prep Course for FREE
Remember your college days when money was tight and you barely had two pennies to rub together? Paying $1,000 or more for an LSAT prep course was a lot of money. The same is true today for future law school students which is why legal organizations, such as the Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio (MABA), have begun to offer an LSAT prep course scholarship.
But in 2018 there will be another option for college students when it comes to LSAT prep courses. The nonprofit online platform Khan Academy has recently announced they will be offering an LSAT prep course free of charge and are working with the Law School Admissions Council to create it.
Lily Knezevich, the LSAC’s senior director of test development stated to the ABA Journal, “We wanted to level the playing field and make law school accessible to all who are interested in pursuing law.” LSAC’s advocacy also comes by way of financial support to Khan Academy. Knezevich further added, “We want to make law school accessible to all who are interested in pursuing it, and we don’t want cost to be an issue.”
The statement has garnered praise from many, however it has also created another question. Is a free prep course for the bar exam in the future for Khan Academy? Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, responded to this question by stating, “we would absolutely be open to conversations with people who administer those exams.”