PLEASE READ: Effective with the June 2016 LSAT administration, everyone wishing to register for the LSAT will be required to upload a photograph to their LSAC online account during the registration process. The photo will be inserted on the admission ticket, which must be printed out in order to gain admission to the test center. Admission tickets that do not display the uploaded photo will not be accepted on test day. Once a photo has been uploaded, it may be re-used for future tests, and for test date or center changes. In addition to the admission ticket, test registrants must produce a valid government-issued ID in order to gain admission to the test center.
Additional details about uploading photos will be available on LSAC.org at that time.
Transmitted by LSAC 11/11/2015
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) simplifies the admissions process by providing a centralized, computerized application service. You must register for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) through the LSAC and the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Most law schools also require applicants to register with the LSAC in order to complete the law school application process. The LSAC provides law schools designated by the candidate with a report containing standardized summaries of academic work, copies of college transcripts, and the LSAT scores.
The LSAT & GRE
All candidates applying to American Bar Association approved law schools are required to take the LSAT or the GRE as indicated by individual schools. It is important that you weigh the pros and cons of each test before you commit to taking one or the other. The GRE is administered by the ETS.org. Please review LSAC’s FAQs concerning taking the LSAT and the GRE. Please schedule an appointment with me to discuss further.
The LSAT is administered four times per year and measures skills that are thought to predict success in law school: the ability to read and comprehend complex texts, the ability to manage and organize information, and the ability to process information and reach conclusions. The most recent version of the LSAT includes five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the LSAT score. The one non-scored section, commonly referred to as the experimental section, is typically used to pretest new test questions. The placement of the non-scored section on the LSAT will vary. In addition, the LSAT includes a writing sample also timed at 35 minutes.
Although the writing sample is not calculated in your overall score, law school admissions officers read the writing sample. If you do not put a concerted effort into writing this essay, law school admissions officers will not consider you a viable candidate for admission into law school.
Preparing for the LSAT
Since most law schools place a strong emphasis on the LSAT score, it is important to prepare thoroughly for the LSAT. Even a single point one-way or the other can make a difference. Do not, under any circumstances, use an actual test administration as practice. Remember that on this test you must get a majority of questions right to obtain a high score.