"The Law School Admission Test is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex tests with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to reason critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and argument of others." The LSAT is administered four times a year, June, October, December, and February. The test should be completed one year prior to anticipated law school enrollment. It is best to plan to take it once and do well. Most students take the test in June after their junior year or in the fall of their senior year.
Most law schools require that you register for the Credential Assembly Service. The CAS prepares and provides a report for each law school to which you apply.
Test Dates and Registration Deadlines for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
The correlation between LSAT scores and first-year law school grades varies from one law school to another (as does the correlation between GPA and first-year law school grades). The LSAT, like any admission test, is not a perfect predictor of law school performance. The predictive power of an admission test is limited by many factors, such as . . .
- Academic Calendar
- Courses & Registration
- Knowing the Expectations for Your Degree
- Choosing a Major
- Careers in Law
- The Career Center
- Course Options
- Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
- Law School Application Checklist
- C-Tools site for Pre-Law Juniors and Seniors
- Transcripts and Dean's Certifications
- Personal Statement
- Financing Law School
- Borrowing Power: An Overview
- Workshops and Pre-Law Events
- Student Organizations
- Transferring Credit
- Cross-Campus Transfers