Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
- Four 35-minute multiple choice sections
- Three are scored, one is unscored
- One 35-minute writing sample
- will continue to be delivered in an online, live remote-proctored format through June 2023
- Reading Comprehension
- Logical Reasoning (Arguments)
- Analytical Reasoning (Logic Games)
- Unscored Section (where the LSAT makers test out new questions to assess their difficulty; can be any of the 3 sections listed above)
- LSAT Writing (separate, one essay; this is not scored, but law school admissions do view this)
- Range of 120 – 180
- Valid for five years
- Law schools see all scores but typically your highest score is considered in the admissions decision
Scheduling the LSAT
- Usually offered 8x per year
- Need to register at least 6 weeks in advance
- Cost: $215
- LSAT Dates and Deadlines
If you have a disability and require testing accommodations, they can be arranged. Please visit this link for more information.
The LSAT score is based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no deduction for wrong answers. Therefore you should answer all questions (until you run out of time). Additionally, all questions are weighted the same. Therefore, a correct answer has the same value regardless of what section it is in.
The LSAT is deliberately speeded. You may not have enough time to finish a section.
We highly recommend that you take preparing for the LSAT seriously and prepare for a minimum of 3 months. This may involve taking a prep course. Taking a course may help your score through practice tests, strategic insights, and alleviation of stress. If you do better learning complex material in a classroom environment where everything is planned and structured by someone else who can answer questions that arise for you, you will likely benefit more from taking a course. If you do just as well mastering large amounts of complex material on your own, you may not need to spend money on a course.
To view some of the LSAT prep options, you can visit the LSAT Prep Options page.
Be sure to take multiple practice tests before the LSAT! While you may retake the test, it's typically not recommended. If, however, you think that your score does not reflect what you can do on the exam and you think you can score better, you should consider retaking the test. You may only take the LSAT up to three times within a single testing year.
If you are unable to pay the fee to take the LSAT, you may request a fee waiver. Please visit this link for information on how to apply for an LSAT and Credential Assembly Service (CAS) fee waiver.