The Law School Admissions Test, or LSAT,
is designed to assess skills considered
necessary for success in law school. It does
not measure your familiarity with certain
subject material, but rather your ability to
understand and analyze new information,
organize your findings, and draw logical
inferences from them.
When should I take the LSAT?
The LSAT is offered four times a year: June,
September/October, December, and February. Do not take the
LSAT until you have prepared for it! Your best strategy is
to get prepared and take it only once.
The best times to take the LSAT are in June after your
Junior year and in October of your Senior year. The June
exam leaves you time for a retake in October if necessary.
However, when you retake the LSAT most law schools will
average your old and new scores together. It is a better
strategy to spend enough time getting prepared the first
time, then to take it before you are ready and plan to do a
retake. The October exam date leaves plenty of time for
preparation over the summer, and your scores will be
reported well before admission decisions are made. The
December date is too late for some law schools - especially
if you are hoping for early admissions. The February date is
entirely too late, unless you are trying to get a head start
on the next year.
How do I sign up for the LSAT?
LSAT Test Dates - official site.
2004 test dates:
Monday, June 9, 2003
Saturday, October 2, 2004
Monday, October 4, 2004 (Saturday Sabbath Observers only)
Saturday, December 4, 2004
Monday, December 6, 2004 (Saturday Sabbath Observers only)
Register online for the LSAT at lsac.org.