Law School Admission Test (LSAT) - Introduction

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized exam that is a prerequisite for admission to law schools in the U.S., Canada and other countries. It is conducted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) four times annually and you may be able to take it at a nearby location. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.

The test is offered in many locations around the world. The LSAT is designed to measure skills 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 think critically, and analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.

Multiple choice question types in the LSAT include Reading Comprehension questions, Analytical Reasoning questions and Logical Reasoning questions. You cannot appear for the LSAT in excess of three times during a two-year span.

Sources

"About the LSAT," LSAC, http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat.asp

"LSAT Dates and Deadlines," LSAC, http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/test-dates-deadlines.asp



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