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Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is digital test designed to measure your ability to reason and think analytically, and aids law schools in their evaluation of applicants. The exam consists of five 35-minute sections (one of which is experimental) and a 30-minute writing exercise. The four scored sections include three different types of questions: Reading Comprehension (1 part), Analytical Reasoning (1 part) and Logical Reasoning (2 parts). The scoring scale range is between 120-180.

The LSAT is offered approximately 9 times each year.  You should register 2-3 months in advance.  Test scores are valid for 5 years.  Basic cost of the LSAT is $200.  Applicants may apply for a fee waiver via the LSAC website.

  • When to take the exam:  We recommend taking the LSAT by October and applying by early November of your chosen application cycle because law schools follow a rolling admissions process.

  • Where to register:  Go to www.lsac.org to register for the LSAT.

  • How to prepare: LSAC (Law School Admission Council) provides some free LSAT materials via KHAN Academy to get you started in your preparation.  While Career Services does not endorse LSAT prep courses, some applicants find the structure of a LSAT prep course to be helpful.