LSAC Services For You

What is the LSAC?

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Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences and landscape

LSAC stands for the Law School Admission Council. It is a nonprofit corporation whose members consist of more than 200 law schools across the United States and Canada.

The LSAC was founded in 1947 on the basis of coordinating, facilitating and enhancing the law school admissions process.

The LSAC is best known for administering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

The LSAC administers the LSAT four times a year at designated centers throughout the world. For more information regarding the LSAT visit our page on Preparing for the LSAT.

If you create an account with LSAC you have the opportunity to authorize the release of information about yourself to eligible law schools and organizations.

Law schools use LSAC's Candidate Referral Service (CRS) to search for potential applicants. A law school may contact you with information about their program or they may invite to apply.

Each year in nine major cities across the nation the LSAC sponsors Law School Forums.

At the forums students are able to meet face-to-face with admission professionals, prelaw advisors, and law students and collect admission materials, catalogs, and financial aid information.

The LSAC also publishes a variety of materials to help prospective law students with test preparation and law school guides.

Once you have activated an account with LSAC you are able to sign up for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). 

The CAS is required for all students applying to an ABA - approved law school. The CAS will create a law school report and send that out to the law schools of your choice. Your LSAT scores, transcripts, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and resume will be sent out to law schools by the CAS.

Credential Assembly Service

The Credential Assembly Service centralizes and standardizes your undergraduate academic records to simplify the law school admission process.

Nearly all ABA-approved schools, and some non-ABA-approved schools, require that applicants use this service.

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Texas Tech University College of English and sculpture.

The CAS prepares a report for each law school to which you apply. The report contains the following information:

  • an undergraduate academic summary
  • copies of all undergraduate, graduate, and law/professional school transcripts
  • LSAT scores and writing sample copies
  • copies of letters of recommendation processed by LSAC

Here are a few facts about the CAS:

  • You should register at least 4-6 before your first application deadline. It takes approximately 2 weeks to process a transcript from the time it is received.
  • Law school application fees are not included in CAS registration fees.
  • It is your responsibility to have an official copy of your transcript(s) sent to LSAC directly from the Registrar for every institution you have attended.
  • Transcripts should be mailed to the following address:
    • Law School Admissions Council
      662 Penn Street
      PO Box 2000-M
      Newtown, PA, 18490-0993
  • Grades are converted by LSAC to a standard 4.0 system in order to furnish law schools with a uniform basis for comparing applicants.

All of the above information was provided by the LSAC.