LSAT information

The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is the best predictor of success during the first-year of law school. It is a 1/2 day exam required of all future law students prior to applying to law school. The LSAT is offered 4 times per year (February, June, October, December) and is scored on a scale between 120 and 180.

Format
  • Standardized, pencil-and-paper test
  • Five, 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions
  • Skills-based test: test takers do not need to "know the law" to take the test 
Sections
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning (a.k.a. Logic Games)
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Experimental (not scored, and test takers will not know which section is “experimental”).
  • Writing Sample (not scored, but sent to law schools)
Tips for Preparing

You should spend a significant amount of time on the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website where you will:

  • learn about the LSAT 
  • become familiar with other application processes
  • register for the LSAT exam

Each student has his/her own study methods and test prep strategies. Many students consider paying for a preparation course offered by a private company.  However, NAU Pre-law Advising does not endorse or support any particular LSAT prep course. We recommend that students research all options to see which one would be a good fit for them.