Law School Admission Test
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all law schools approved by the American Bar Association. The LSAT does not cover a certain set of subjects or disciplines (e.g., history, political science). Rather, it measures skills that are considered essential for success in law school. The multiple-choice sections of the test--reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning--reflect this emphasis. The test also includes a non-scored 30-minute writing sample, which is sent to law schools along with your test score. Detailed information on the LSAT is available at the Law School Admission Council website and from the LSAT/CAS Registration and Information Book, a free publication of the LSAC.
If you are to do your best on the LSAT, it is essential that you prepare in advance. A good approach is to begin studying on your own 3-4 months prior to the test. This self-preparation will familiarize you with the test and help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses. After a few weeks of self-preparation, you will be in a better position to explore the various test-preparation services. For your convenience, we have provided a table of popular test preparation vendors with hyper-links to their websites.
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