According to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website, www.lsac.org
"The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker's score. The unscored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or to preequate new test forms. The placement of this section will vary. A 35-minute writing sample is administered at the end of the test. LSAC does not score the writing sample, but copies of the writing sample are sent to all law schools to which you apply."
What the Test Measures:
According to www.lsac.org, "the LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school":
The reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight.
The organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it.
The ability to think critically.
The analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others."
The Three Multiple-Choice Question Types on the LSAT are:
Reading Comprehension Questions: These questions measure the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school. The Reading Comprehension section contains four sets of reading questions, each consisting of a selection of reading material, followed by five to eight questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.
Analytical Reasoning Questions: These questions measure the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure. You are asked to reason deductively from a set of statements and rules or principles that describe relationships among persons, things, or events. Analytical Reasoning questions reflect the kinds of complex analyses that a law student performs in the course of legal problem solving.
Logical Reasoning Questions:These questions assess the ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. Each Logical Reasoning question requires the test taker to read and comprehend a short passage, then answer a question about it. The questions are designed to assess a wide range of skills involved in thinking critically, with an emphasis on skills that are central to legal reasoning. These skills include drawing well-supported conclusions, reasoning by analogy, determining how additional evidence affects an argument, applying principles or rules, and identifying argument flaws."
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The LSAT is required for admission to law school and is offered four times a year - June, October, December, and February.
In the capital district area both Albany Law School and SUNY Albany are test sites. Click here for a .pdf of LSAT Test Centers & Codes.
The Top Law Schools are looking for students LSAT scores between 170 - 180.
The LSAT has four main domains: Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and an Essay.
The LSAT is scored on a scale of 120 - 180 points. Because most top law schools average multiple LSAT scores, it is best to prepare as comprehensively as possible, so that you will only need to take the test once.
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