8 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, May 8, 2006
LSAT prep courses prey on students
Students confused spent rigorously preparing for the day she But before facing the test itself, a stu- Haku Israni, founder of the company, or travel out of state where a Test Masters
knows could make or break her career. dent must first tackle an arguably greater said he is not aware that his company instructor will teach a subpar lesson at a
by competing Courses, The day she takes the Law School Admis- challenge: finding the right instructor and offers any classes in the area, noting that slightly discounted price.
private tutors sion Test. making sure they're honest. he probably would have been informed if Naim says the Texas Company is
Students will do and pay almost any- University students currently enrolled it had branched out. leading students to believe that their Test
By Anne VanderMey thing for a decent score on the grueling in LSAT preparation courses with a com- Sharon Naim, an attorney for Robin Masters is TestMasters - a nationally rec-
DailyStaffReporter test that plays an integral role in most law pany called Test Masters Educational Singh Educational Services, alleged that ognized test-prep powerhouse technically
schools' admissions processes - making Services in Texas may be in for a rude Texas Test Masters cancels most of its called Robin Singh Educational Services.
LSA senior Lindsay Farrell is three for an extremely lucrative and competitive awakening when their class - scheduled courses at the last minute, forcing students For more than seven years, the two
months into what will be eight months market for test preparation courses. to begin Saturday, is cancelled. to either scramble to find another course See LSAT SCAMS, Page 12
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