Formal logic is a skill that is very important, and highly tested, on the LSAT. Formal logic will appear in three of the four scored sections of the exam. First, formal logic appears in almost every analytical reasoning, which is known as logic games, question. Second, formal logic appears in a variety of question types within the logical reasoning section of the exam as well.
Furthermore, formal logic is a skill that a student can use one time, and then simply discard after taking the LSAT. In order to “think like a lawyer,” a term you are likely to hear too often during you 1L year, you must be able to effectively apply formal logic to various laws and facts. So, this learning this skill for the LSAT is just the beginning of your formal logic training and education. This is likely why this skill is so critical for LSAT success, because after all, the LSAT is advertised as testing the skills necessary to succeed in law school!… Read full post