Law School Admission Test
The Law School Admission Test is an examination administered by the LSAC, intended to provide law schools in the United States and Canada with "a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants".
The LSAT is a graduate access examination which is necessary from students who want to get into a law school. The purpose of the LSAT is to differentiate among them.
The LSAT measures the skill to read and comprehend difficult texts, manage and organize information, and process information to obtain conclusions. In addition to the required reasoning abilities, the LSAT measures the examinee's speed, accuracy and skill at planning, discipline, and mechanics.
The test is administered four times a year at hundreds of locations around the world, usually in February, June, October, and December (however, this may vary).
The Law School Admission Test is a 101-question, multiple-choice, skill based test which evaluates the reading and verbal reasoning skills of applicants for law school. The LSAT test is for 4hours-25 minutes. The fee to take the LSAT is $123.
Test descriptionThe LSAT is composed of five 35-minute multiple-choice sections and one 30-minute essay. Various different test forms are used for each exam, each presenting the multiple choice sections in a different order; this is intended to make cheating more difficult. It consists of:
LSAT ScoringThe LSAT is scored on a scale of 120 to 180 points, with an average score of 150.
Examinees have the option of cancelling their score within six calendar days of the exam (well before they learn their score.) LSAC still reports to law schools that the student registered for and took the exam, but releases no score. Score reports will however reflect that scores were cancelled at aspirant request.
LSAT RegistrationRegistration can be done by phone at 215-968-1001 or by regular mail to:
661 Penn St.
Newtown, PA 18940-0998