LSAT Test

The Law School Application Test or LSAT Test is half a day long and is conducted 4 times a year at centers throughout the world.

What is the LSAT Test?

The LSAT Test evaluates the proficiency of candidates in skills that are considered a prerequisite for doing well at law school. The test is designed to measure the reading and comprehension skills, organizing and management skills, power of inference, aptitude in thinking critically and the ability to evaluate and analyze arguments.

Eligibility

  • Full details of eligibility can be found on the LSAT website www.LSAC.org.
  • Anyone who has paid the fees is properly registered and follows the rules of the LSAT Test is eligible to appear for the LSAT Test.
  • One should familiarize oneself with the eligibility rules of the various institutions linked to the LSAT Test in order to avoid disappointment in case of disqualification.
  • If one is declared ineligible for the LSAT Test, no refund for fees already paid will be paid out.

Qualification

  • Almost anyone can appear for the LSAT test. However, as most law schools require a bachelor’s degree, the average age of candidates would be about 25 to 26 years of age.
  • From the above point, it becomes a kind of default qualification requirement that a candidate should have a bachelor’s degree for writing the LSAT Test.
  • A respectable Grade Point Average (GPA) is a desired criterion for writing the LSAT Test.

Requirements

  • If anyone wishes to enroll in a reputed law school, then one of the requirements is to have a good LSAT ranking.
  • A good LSAT ranking is about 160.
  • The reason why the LSAT Test is so important is that it has become a kind of an evaluation tool to evaluate candidates enrolling for law schools all over the world.
  • Therefore, among other requirements to be met, one should have cleared the LSAT Test with a good score in order to be eligible for admission into a reputable law school.

Preparation

  • Once the registration process for appearing for the LSAT Test is completed, then one can begin to prepare for the test.
  • There are several websites which offer mock tests with keys to enable the candidate to become familiar with the type of questions and the structure of the question paper.
  • There are several guides and reference books available online. Alternatively, these books are also available in bookstores.
  • Coaching classes are also conducted in certain areas. Anyone in your local legal community should be able to guide you to one of these classes.

Ranking

The system of ranking in is point-based and a ranking of 145 points is considered the minimum required points to be considered by a good law school but well above this number is a safe approach to success. The maximum achievable score is 180.

LSAT Test Dates

Test Date Regular Registration Closes Late Registration Closes
Saturday, Feb 8, 2014 Jan. 7 Jan. 17
Monday, Feb 10, 2014 Jan. 7 Jan. 17
Monday, June 9, 2014 May 6 May 16
Saturday, Sept 27, 2014 TBD TBD
Monday, Sept 29, 2014 TBD TBD
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 TBD TBD
Monday, Dec 8, 2014 TBD TBD
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 TBD TBD
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 TBD TBD
Monday, June 8, 2015 TBD TBD
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 TBD TBD
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 TBD TBD
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 TBD TBD
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 TBD TBD
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 TBD TBD
Monday, Feb 15, 2016 TBD TBD

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