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LSAT Information

Students applying to law school are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The LSAT is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries.

Currently, the LSAT consists of four 35-minutes sections of multiple-choice questions designed to assess your abilities in reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. Only three of these sections are scored with one being an experimental section for future questions. There also is a 35-minute unscored writing sample which is sent to all the law schools to which you apply.

Starting in August 2024, the LSAT will be changing its format. The LSAT will continue to have four 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions, but will transition to having two Logical Reasoning sections and one Reading Comprehension section, plus one unscored Reading Comprehension or Logical Reasoning section. A series of Official LSAT PrepTests in the new format are currently available in LawHub’s LSAT Prep Library opens in new window. Choose the August 2024 Admin Test Format option to access these PrepTests.

Starting in August 2024, the writing section of the LSAT will be changing as well. The new LSAT writing section will continue to be unscored for the 2024-2025 cycle, though test takers will now receive a total of 50-minutes to complete their writing sample. In this 50-minute time period, test takers will have 15-minutes for prewriting analysis and 35-minutes for essay writing. The new writing format aims to assess test taker’s ability to construct a cogent argument based on a variety of evidentiary sources. Test takers will be presented with a debatable issue along with different perspectives that provide additional context. These perspectives, each of which is conveyed in a few sentences, are representative of a system of beliefs or values. Together, the perspectives illustrate competing ideologies and arguments around a particular issue. The test taker will then draft an argumentative essay in which they take a position, while addressing some of the arguments and ideas presented by the other perspectives. More information about changes to the LSAT writing section can be found here.

Despite the changes coming to the LSAT in August 2024, the LSAT will continue to measure the reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing skills that are essential for success in law school and the practice of law. More information about this change can be found here.

Testing Dates for 2023-2024

Test Dates for 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 Test Cycle:

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 11, 12 and 13th, 2024
    • Registration Deadline: February 29, 2024
    • Scheduling Opens: March 19, 2024
    • Writing Opens: April 3, 2024
    • Score Release: May 1, 2024
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 6, 7 and 8th 2024
    • Registration Deadline: April 23, 2024
    • Scheduling Opens: May 14, 2024
    • Writing Opens: May 29, 2024
    • Score Release: June 26, 2024
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 7, 8, 9 and 10th 2024
    • Score Release: August 28, 2024
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday September 4, 5, 6 and 7th 2024
    • Score Release: September 25, 2024
  • Tuesday, Wednesday , Friday and Saturday October 1, 2, 4 and 5th 2024
    • Score Release: October 23, 2024
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 6, 7, 8 and 9th 2024
    • Score Release: November 27, 2024
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday January 15, 16, 17, 18th 2024
    • Score Release: February 5, 2024
  • Friday and Saturday February 7 and 8th, 2024
    • Score Release: February 27, 2024
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 10, 11 and 12th, 2024
    • Score Release: April 30, 2024
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 5, 6 and 7th, 2024
    • Score Release: June 25, 2024

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Pre-Law Resource Center LSAT Preparation Tools and Resources

The Pre-Law Resource Center will be working regularly to provide various LSAT preparation tools and resources. Due to COVID-19 restriction, the Center may not always be able to provide support in the form of in-person formats. Please email regarding scheduling and resources.

Always available digitally or in-person the PLRC offers…

LSAC Forum Dates

LSAC Digital Forum Dates 2024/2025:

  • July 13th, 2024 In-Person in Washington, DC (Registration open this spring)
  • September 13th, 2024 Online Digital LLM Only
  • September 21th, 2024 In-Person in Chicago, IL
  • September 23rd, 2024 In-Person in Toronto
  • September 27th, 2024 In-Person in Atlanta, GA
  • October 5th, 2024 In-Person Los Angeles, CA
  • October 18th, 2024 In-Person New Work, NY
  • October 19th, 2024 In-Person New York, NY
  • October 23, 2024 Online Digital JD-Focused
  • November 2nd, 2024 In-Person Boston, MA
  • November 9th, 2024 In-Person Houston, TX
  • November 14th, 2024 Online Digital JD-Focused
  • February 6th, 2025 Online Digital JD-Focused

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