LSAT Information and Resources
The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a standardized test required for admission to all accredited law schools. The test is administered four times each year (in February, June, October and December). The June test date falls on a Monday and the test is administered in the afternoon. The other three test dates fall on a Saturday, and the test is given in the morning. Students intending to go straight onto law school after graduation are encouraged to take the LSAT in the summer after their junior year at Butler or, at the latest, in the fall of their senior year.
The LSAT is comprised of five 35-minute sections of multiple choice questions. Four of these sections are scored and the fifth serves to test new items for future exams. The four scored sections will include one reading comprehension section, one analytical reasoning (logic games) section, and two logical reasoning sections. At the conclusion of the multiple choice questions, a 30-minute writing sample is administered. The writing sample will be shared with any law schools to which the student applies, but will not count as part of the student's numerical score. The score scale is from 120 to 180 - with 150 being an average score.
Students should plan to undertake substantial preparation before sitting for the LSAT, as the LSAT score is an important component of the law school admissions decision. Butler's pre-law resource library includes applications for the test, review materials, and practice tests. The Pre-Law Advisor is available to assist students in readying for the exam.
The LSAT can be a daunting undertaking for many students. To be best prepared, find out as much as you can about the test. Below we have a few links of interest on the LSAT.
- Law School Admission Council (LSAC), creators and administrators of the LSAT test
- The Princeton Review provides commercial test preparation services and free online preparation tools
- Kaplan provides commercial test preparation services and free online preparation tools
- Get Prepped! provides commercial test preparation services and free online preparation tools
- Cambridge LSAT provides Official LSAT Prep Tests for instant PDF download