The Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to nearly all ABA-approved law schools.  Several law schools have recently announced they will accept the LSAT or GRE for the 2018-2019 application cycle.  It is recommended candidates take the LSAT unless they are applying only to schools that will accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). 

The American Bar Association which accredits law schools in the United States has not finalized its policy regarding the use of GRE for law school admission.  LSAC candidate service can assist candidates applying to law school.  They can be reached by calling 215-968-1001.

 Test Format:

There are five sections, and each section is 35 minutes long.  The five sections include:

  • one Reading Comprehension section
  • one Analytical Reasoning section
  • two Logical Reasoning sections
  • the unscored Writing Sample is sent to all law schools to which a candidate applies

 What the Test Measures*

The test measures skills essential for success in law school.

  • The Reading Comprehension section measures the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school.
  • The Analytical Reasoning section measures the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure.
  • The Logical Reasoning section measures the ability to analyze, critically evaluate and complete argument as they occur in ordinary language.

*[2018-2019 LSAC website]

 LSAT Fees (US dollars)

Basic Fees

  • LSAT                                                             $190
  • Credential Assembly Service (CAS)             $195

 Auxiliary Fees

  • Test Center Change                                      $125
  • Test Date Change                                         $125
  • Nonpublished Test Center                            $295 (domestic); $390 (international)
  • Hand scoring                                                $100
  • Law School Report                                       $45


  • LSAT Refunds                                              $50
  • CAS Registration                                         $50

 What you should know:

Almost all LSAC member law schools in the United States will also require that you subscribe to the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS).  To find out if you are required to register for LSDAS, see LSDAS Candidate Requirements.

To view test dates, deadlines and more, please visit the LSAT webpage, or you may click here: Test dates and deadlines

You can get started and obtain LSAT prep materials by visiting the LSAC website or by clicking here:

If you are requesting accommodations on the LSAT, it is important you visit the LSAC website by clicking here:

Khan Academy is the official LSAT prep agency.  You can get started with Khan by clicking here:


 If you have any additional questions or concerns, you may contact the Office of Testing by telephone (973-720-2570) or email:

There may be times examinations are cancelled due to inclement weather or other emergencies. In such cases, visit our welcome page for an updated announcement or you may call 973-720-2570.