Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is a non-profit organization that provides people and students with products and services to get the admission of law schools in the United States and around the world. LSAC offers many services which aim to enhance the recognition of law as an important part of applying justice. Also, LSAC grants LSAT test, CAS, CRS, Law school forums, and preparation publications and law school guides.
Law School Admission Test LSAT is one of the most famous and important tests for students who are applying for law field to get the admission in the USA law schools, along with GPA and letters of recommendations. American Bar Association (ABA), who gives the U.S law schools accreditations, considers LSAT as the main component of the student’s file to get the admission of studying in these schools.
LSAT test measures your needed skills to succeed in law schools, such as reading, accuracy comprehension of difficult texts, critical thinking, analyze and evaluate other arguments, and logical reasoning. LSAT exam consists of five sections of multiple choice questions, which are:
- Two Logical Reasoning (analyze and critically evaluate arguments in ordinary language)
- Analytical Reasoning (understand the structure of sentences and draw conclusions from them)
- Reading Comprehension (to read and understand the materials which are similar to ones used in law schools)
- Variable and Writing Sample are unscored, but schools of law have a copy of them to judge on your skills related to these sections.
LSAT Study Materials
According to the official website of LSAC, it suggests many free and paid resources that will help you prepare well for the exam, such as:
- Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep (it is the first official test prep program)
- Free Sample Questions with Explanations
- Official LSAT Prep Books
- Official LSAT eBooks
LSAT Exam Details
- The exam duration is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
- The exam consists of 99–102 multiple choice questions.
- The score range is 120-180, but you need to get 151 points to pass.
- The exam cost is 190$ with one free score report, but there are other fees
- If you want to get the Additional report, it costs 45$,
- Fees of Subscription to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) costs 195$.
- The exam is offered 7 times during the year
- Your score is valid for 5 years.
- To Renew, you need to get fresh LSAT score by taking it again.