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Pipeline Program

Have you heard of the law school method known as IRAC? It stands for Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion, and it is the primary way law students approach complex legal problems. Here is an example of how it works:

  • ISSUE: You do not qualify for direct admission to Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University based on (a) an LSAT score lower than we are able to accommodate in our entering class, or (b) a history of low performance on standardized exams. What should you do?
  • RULE: Members of our Pipeline Program who score a 151 or higher on their next LSAT will receive guaranteed admission to Pace.
  • ANALYSIS: Our two-part program, which includes both an LSAT Focus Approach course as well as a Legal Writing class taught by a Pace instructor, will give you the tools you need to raise your LSAT score AND prepare you for the first year of law school.
  • CONCLUSION: You should follow the instructions below to find out if you are a candidate for the Pipeline Program. PLEASE NOTE: Generally, Pipeline students must present a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. NEW: Pipeline students now have the option to complete the program online!
LSAT Focus Approach
LSAT Focus Approach founder Peter Gormanly, Esq., discusses how his method helps students achieve success on the LSAT.


To be considered for eligibility, please take the following steps.

  1. Email adesiato@law.pace.edu to request an application.
  2. The Office of Admissions will review your application. If approved for the Pipeline Program, we will send an Enrollment Agreement and further instructions.
  3. We also encourage you to make arrangements to visit the LSAT Focus Approach class by emailing Peter Gormanly at lsatfocus@aol.com.  

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