The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized admissions test for those considering a degree in law studies after undergrad. All American Bar Association-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many other law schools require applicants to take the LSAT as part of their admission process.
The LSAT seeks to test reading comprehension, analytical reasoning and logistical reasoning through five 35-minute sections of multiple choice questions. Additionally, the test offers two unscored sections. The first unscored section is used to pretest new questions and test forms; the other is a 35-minute writing sample that asks you to argue a point-of-view on a topic. Though it is untested, this section is sent to each law school to which students apply.
Many law schools require that the LSAT be taken by December for admission the following fall. However, taking the test earlier—in June or September—is often advised.
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LSAT Test and Registration Dates for the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year
Monday, July 19, 2019
Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Registration deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019
Registration deadline: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Monday, January 13, 2020
Registration deadline: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020
Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Register now at www.lsac.org