Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
The Law School Admission Test is a half-day, standardized test offered four times a year (June, October, December, February) by the Law School Admission Council. An integral part of the process of applying to law school, the LSAT provides a standard measure of reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools use in assessing applicants. The LSAT is structured as five 35-minute sections of multiple choice questions. The three main multiple-choice question types include reading comprehension questions, analytical reasoning questions, and logical reasoning questions.
The LSAT should be taken either in June (with a registration by early May) of your junior year or October (with a registration by early September) of your senior year in order to get your results back in time to determine an appropriate range of schools to which to apply. When you eventually apply to law schools, all of your test scores are reported. You may not take the LSAT more than three times in any two-year period.
To prepare for the LSAT, there are a number of test preparation guides and commercial test prep courses and programs through for-profit companies such as Kaplan and The Princeton Review. The Law School Admission Council also offers free LSAT prep materials, such as sample questions and practice tests.
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