The LSAT

The LSAT is a standardized test required for all law school applicants. It is a half-day exam with 5 multiple choice segments of 35 minutes each. Four of the five sections contribute to score – there is an unscored writing sample at end of test. Your score will be on a scale between 120 to 180.

The test is offered four times a year: June, Sept/Oct, December, and February. Seniors should take the LSAT in June or October. We recommend that seniors take it the June before your last undergraduate year. You should take it no later than December of your senior year.

Do not take official test to "practice" - all scores are reported to law schools.

Preparing for the LSAT

  • Classes/study guides
  • Take practice tests in test-like conditions
  • Be familiar with exam format