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Law School Admissions Test

The Law School Admission Test is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all LSAC-member law schools. It 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 fifth section is for pre-test purposes.

The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to reason critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and argument of others.

A sample test is provided in the information booklet. Law Services stresses that a good way to prepare for the test is to take a sample test under timed conditions. Study books by various publishers are available in most book stores and libraries.

For more information go to for quick, convenient, and secure online services such as registering for the LSAT, subscribing to the LSDAS, ordering LSAT prep materials, videos, and publications, ordering the LSACD or using the LSACD on the Web.

Last Updated: 1/18/22