The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all 201 LSAC-member schools. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. The test consists of five 35 minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker's score. These sections include one reading comprehension section, one analytical reasoning section and two logical reasoning sections. The unscored section typically is used to pretest new test items and to pre-equate new test forms. A 30 minute writing sample is also administered at the end of the test. The writing sample is not scored by LSAC, but copies are sent to all law schools to which you apply. The score scale for the LSAT is 120 to 180.
- Registration Information/Test Dates: Contact (920) 424-1432 or www.LSAC.org.
- Cost: Access the Law School Admission Council web site at www.lsac.org for current test price information.
- ID Requirements: One current valid Photo ID (not expired) bearing your signature. This includes:
- Valid driver's license
- Current Passport
- Government issued ID's
- Estimated Length of Test: Three Hours
- Breaks: There is one 10-15 minute scheduled break after Section III of the exam.
- Special Testing Accommodations: Obtain request packet at www.lsac.org.