LSAT (Law School Admission Test)

Upcoming test dates:

June 12, 2017
September 16, 2017
December 2, 2017
February 10, 2018

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is an admission requirement for all ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. It is given four times a year (June, September/October, December and February) and is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The June test is given on a Monday afternoon and the others on a Saturday morning (individuals who observe a Saturday Sabbath may take the October, December or February test on either the prior Thursday or the following Monday).

The LSAC website section on the LSAT is very comprehensive and is updated frequently. You should refer to it often, throughout the law school application process.

The following pages should answer most of your questions about the LSAT. 

When should I take the LSAT?

You should take the LSAT no later than the summer or fall of the year in which you intend to apply, a full year (or more) before you intend to begin law school. If you are still in college and plan to go to law school right after graduation, you...read more »

How should I prepare for the LSAT?

What will the test be like? The LSAT consists of five multiple choice sections, each containing one of three different question types: • Reading comprehension questions (one section) • Analytical reasoning questions (one section) • Logical reasoning questions (two sections) One additional section is of one of these three types, but is not...read more »

Just how important is the LSAT?

For a number of reasons, both good and bad, law school admission committees rely heavily on the LSAT (and undergraduate GPA) in making their admission decisions. Do not fool yourself into believing that the rest of your application is so strong that it will cause the law school to overlook...read more »

How many times should you take the LSAT?

You should plan to take the LSAT just once, and to do your best on it that one time. In addition to the retake considerations outlined below, students who assume they’ll have a second chance if they blow the first test tend not to perform as well as those...read more »

Accommodations for people with disabilities

NOTE: On May 20, 2014, LSAC entered into a settlement with the US Department of Justice and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing which resulted in substantial changes in the process for requesting accommodated testing. By its terms, the consent decree expires in May 2018. When we know what, if any,...read more »

Fee waivers

LSAC will grant fee waivers to applicants with demonstrated financial need. Information regarding the fee waiver application process can be found here. The application must be submitted very early in order to be considered, usually six weeks prior to the regular LSAT registration deadline. Fee waivers are available for the...read more »