The LSAT consists of five sections of multiple choice questions and a 35 minute writing sample. Each of the sections tests a different skill set.You will see the following on the day of the test:Two (2) Logical Reasoning Sections
Normally, you may not take the LSAT more than three times in any two-year period. This policy applies even if you cancel your score or it is not otherwise reported. LSAC reserves the right to cancel your registration, rescind your admission ticket, or take any other steps necessary to enforce this policy. However, you may retake the LSAT if a law school to which you are applying requires a more recent score than any you have on record, or approves your retaking the test, and the school provides LSAC with written proof of its requirement no later than the last day of registration for the test.
LSAC sends a copy of the applicant’s writing sample to law schools along with the LSAT or Credential Assembly Service (LSDAS) law school report. If you have taken the LSAT more than once, the three most recent writing samples will be sent to law schools. Each law school determines for itself how it will make use of the writing sample.
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The total duration of the test is 2 hours and 35 minutes including a break of 15 minutes.
The lsat actually tests the three most important skills that a law school student uses in law school, and on-the-job as a lawyer – the ability to read quickly to glean the major concepts of a passage, the ability to apply rules and standards, and the ability to break down arguments. This is the reason why most law schools see an applicant’s LSAT score equal in importance to an applicant’s overall undergraduate GPA. In certain cases, bad LSAT scores have sunk some candidates’ chances to get into the law school of their choice. Everyone knows that law schools are highly selective. If a person is able to get into a more selective law school, more career opportunities are open to that person than to another applicant who goes to a less selective school. For those people who are not seeking to attend a Tier 1 law school, the LSAT is important nonetheless. Law schools typically use the LSAT to decide between applicants with similar qualifications. For that reason, many people properly take the long view of the LSAT – it is a critical gateway that affects your entire career path as a lawyer. It is well worth your time and effort to prepare for the LSAT to the best of your ability.