The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is the entrance exam used by law schools to help determine admission. In fact, your LSAT score and prior academic performance are the two most important factors considered in your potential admission to law school. The LSAT tests your ability to think through problems and focuses on logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, and critical reading.
For more information on test registration, review the LSAT Information at the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) website .
There are several organizations ready to help you prepare for the LSAT. While many people can prepare on their own, using a preparation book or computer software, others enjoy taking a course with other people and learning in a more structured environment.
If you want to prepare independently, you can order preparation materials from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).
Here are several resources for test prep courses on the LSAT. It is recommended that you check into each of them, as there are variations in fees and amount of class time.
- Florida State University Libraries have arranged for free online LSAT exams and preparation. Visit the main FSU website at fsu.edu. Enter “TERC” in the search area. Select “TERC” hyperlink from the results. Once on the TERC website, use the “Grad School Tools” button at the top to locate LSAT materials.
- Florida State University Center for Professional Development
- Alpha Score , online test preparation
- Cambridge LSAT , reasonably priced LSAT prep materials
- Educational Testing Consultants
- Get Prepped LSAT Prep , online and weekend preparation
- The Princeton Review
- 7Sage LSAT prep , online test preparation
- SolutionSkills , local provider
Many law schools require that the LSAT be taken by December for admission the following fall. However, taking the test earlier (in June or October) is often advised.