About the LSAT

The LSAT, which stands for Law School Admission Test, is the test required to get into most law schools in America (some law schools accept the GRE). The LSAT is multiple-choice and still taken by hand with paper and pen. The LSAT is created and administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) in specific testing locations around the world. The LSAT has been designed to measure proficiency in reading comprehension, logical reasoning, as well as verbal reasoning.These scores are taken upon top consideration by law school admissions teams, along with other admission materials including your GPA, application, personal statement, as well as recommendation letters. 


What’s on the LSAT?

The LSAT is comprised of 4 sections:

  • Logical Reasoning (Arguments)
  • Analytical Reasoning (Logic Games)
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Unscored writing section (Essay)


How Long is the LSAT?

Total test-taking time for the LSAT adds up to 175 minutes (about 3 hours) and the writing sample takes 30 minutes. Including check-in, administrative processes, and breaks, the LSAT experience can be up to 4 to 5 hours. 


How’s the LSAT Scored?

The LSAT is scored on a scale of 120-180. After you take the test, you will receive a raw score between 0 and 101 (one point for each of the 101 questions answered correctly on the LSAT). This raw score is then converted into the scored LSAT score using a specific formula for the LSAT taken. The average score is 150 but admission into top law schools typically requires at least a 160 for consideration.

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