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LSAT Preparation

What do I need to know about the LSAT?

When and how often should I take it?

How do I register?

In order to register for the LSAT exam, you must first sign up for an LSAC account. This is done through www.lsac.org. After forming an account, students must follow the steps for registering for the exam through their online account.

The Administration Fee for the LSAT exam is approximately $160.00 (2012-2013 exams) with late fees added for students who register after the deadline. Fee Waivers are applicable for those that meet the requirements.

LSAT Quick Facts

  • Offered in early June, late September or early October, early December, and early February.
  • 5 timed 35-minute multiple choice sections:
  • 2 Logical Reasoning
  • 1 Reading Comprehension
  • 1 Analytical Reasoning
  • 1 Experimental section that will NOT be counted towards your score (you will not be able to tell which one it is and should act as if every section is counting).
  • Writing section, not scored but law schools receive copies of it. Describes a situation in which two courses of action are proposed. You must argue for one. There is no "correct answer", but it is important to avoid grammatical or spelling errors!
  • Total test time 3 hours and 25 minutes, but total time at test center between 4.5- 5 hours and could be longer depending on number of people testing and testing accommodations.
  • 120-130 questions total
  • 15-minute break between 3rd and 4th sections
  • Scores range from 120-180
  • Wrong answers are not counted against you. Only correct answers count. Do not leave any blanks!
  • Practice using actual LSAT tests.
How should I prepare for the LSAT?

Test Preparation Options

  • Buy official LSAT prep tests from the Law School Admission Council.
  • Get a LSAT prep book. They are available at your local bookstore (campus bookstore, Hastings, Barnes and Noble, etc.) in the reference section.
  • The services listed in the right column will offer resources that equip you to acquire the logical reasoning and analytical thinking skills necessary for success on the test.

Preparatory Courses

Important Notes and Disclaimers:
Listing these resources does not constitute an endorsement. This information is designed for educational purposes only and is not to be used as a substitute for professional advice.  It is important to realize that most services in the list below are for-profit companies who have requested to be listed on this page.  Many offer introductory and trial services designed to encourage a future purchase.  TTU PreLaw encourages students to take advantage of free assessments provided any subsequent purchasing decision is made with thoughtful discretion, critical comparison, and caveat emptor