The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required by most law schools as part of the admission process in the United States, Canada, and other countries. The purpose of the LSAT is to test the skills necessary for success in the first year of law school including reading comprehension, reasoning, and writing. It is the only test that helps candidates determine if law school is right for them. The higher you score on the LSAT the more options for attending law school will be available to you.
Important Update. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the multiple-choice portion of the test is delivered in the form of the online LSAT-Flex. The LSAT-Flex has only three sections (all scored):
- Logical Reasoning,
- Reading Comprehension,
- Analytical Reasoning.
The LSAT-Flex doesn't include an “experimental” section or a break. Test takers continue to take LSAT Writing separately from the multiple-choice part of the test and are recommended to complete it at the earliest possible time so that their scores can be released on time.
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) that administrates the LSAT recommends advance preparation for the LSAT, because scores on the exam typically correspond to preparation time.
The LSAT costs $200. Credential Assembly Service (CAS) required by most law schools costs $195 (includes one free score report). The fee for additional score reports is $45. You can find more information about the fees on the LSAC website.
The LSAT is offered 7 times a year. Test dates in the US and Canada in 2021 are:
- week of January 16, 2021 (LSAT-Flex),
- week of February 20, 2021 (LSAT-Flex),
- week of April 10, 2021 (LSAT-Flex).
You can register online by clicking on the button below.