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The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all ABA-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non-ABA-approved law schools.  It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.  Many law schools require that the LSAT be taken by December for admission the following fall.  However, taking the test earlier—in June or October—is often advised.

LSAT Administration Dates

Registration is open for LSAT-Flex administrations. 

LSAC will continue to provide the LSAT in an online, live remote-proctored format through June 2023.



Register for LSAT.  Allowing time to fill in personal data, the test takes approximately seven hours. and

What To Bring To Testing Facility

Visit Photo Requirements and Day of Test.

Items Prohibited at the Test Center

You may NOT bring into the testing center any of the following:
  • electronic timers of any kind
  • digital watches, alarm watches, beeping watches, calculator watches
  • cell phones, pay phones, beepers, pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs)
  • personal computers
  • calculators
  • photographic or recording devices
  • listening devices
  • headsets, iPods, or other media players
  • books, dictionaries, papers of any kind
  • rulers, slide rules, compasses
  • mechanical pencils
  • briefcases, handbags, backpacks
  • earplugs
  • hats/hoods (except religious apparel) may not be worn on the head
  • weapons or firearms

IMPORTANT: Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted in the test center, and the use of any electronic device is strictly prohibited. Any test taker discovered in possession of an electronic device, including but not limited to cell phones, pay phones, pagers, iPods™ or other media players, or personal computers, will be dismissed from the test. This policy will be enforced from the time test takers arrive at the test center until they leave at the conclusion of the test—including the break. Violations will be grounds for score cancellation. LSAC and test center staff assume no responsibility for personal items.


Your LSAT score is based on the number of questions answered correctly (your raw score). All questions on the various test sections are weighted exactly the same. The total number you get right is what matters for your score, not which particular questions you get right or wrong. There is no deduction for incorrect answers, so there is no risk in guessing if you don’t know the right answer to any particular question. Raw scores are converted to an LSAT scale that ranges from 120 to 180, with 120 being the lowest possible score and 180 being the highest possible score.

Students with Disabilities

Aadditional information for students with disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

LSAT frequently asked questions (FAQS).

Updated May 16, 2022

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