What is the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)?

The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex tasks with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.

Preparing for the LSAT

Go Grad's "Guide to the LSAT" provides an overview of the test, how to study, and what to expect.

Washburn University

Diagnostic LSAT: Because performing well on the LSAT is so important if you want to attend law school, the Washburn University Political Science Department offers a free diagnostic LSAT in both the fall and spring semesters. Contact steve.cann@washburn.edu for information about the next free diagnostic LSAT opportunity.

Other Resources

Ace the LSAT provides free LSAT tips and tricks from a professional LSAT tutor in New York City. Visit the blog.

Get Prepped offers weekend, multi-week course, and tutoring LSAT preparation courses. Included with each course is a self-study program. For more information, visit www.getprepped.com or call (800) 508-4473.

Kaplan: Complete Preparation for the LSAT offers classroom courses, private tutoring, summer programs, online programs, books and software and consulting. For more information, visit www.kaptest.com/lsat/ or call (800) KAP-TEST.

LSATMax LSAT Prep includes video lessons by Harvard law alumni, video explanations to questions, flashcards drilling on different Logical Reasoning techniques, real questions from previous LSATs, etc. For more information, visit lsatmax.com.

NextStepTestPrep is performed online via live, one-on-one video conference. They supply students with all the technology, including a USB writing tablet. For more information, visit nextsteptestprep.com.

Parliament Tutors offers private tutoring with customized lesson plans. For more information, visit www.parliamenttutors.com or call (877) 873-0511.

Sherwood Test Prep offers 21-hour LSAT courses offered in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Students will learn techniques for each specific question type and learn motivational and learning theory concepts to improve overall test-taking abilities. For more information, visit www.sherwoodtest.com or call (866) TEST-PREP.

SimuGator Test Prep is a DVD for students to time themselves on practice LSATs and lets them master the kinds of distractions they will face on test day. For more information, visit www.simugator.com.

TestMasters offers full-length 80-hour LSAT courses and 16-hour weekend LSAT courses in locations across the United States. Instructors have undergone extensive training and have scored in the 99th percentile on an actual LSAT. For more information, visit www.testmasters.net or call (800) 696-5728.

Varsity Tutors is a 1-on-1 private tutoring company with over 1,200 tutors nationwide operating in 14 major metropolitan areas. In addition to physical locations, they offer online Skype tutoring that is available to students everywhere. For more information, visit www.varsitytutors.com/lsat-tutoring.

NOTE: The above list of LSAT review providers and resources is made available as a courtesy. Washburn University School of Law does not endorse and is not involved in the sponsorship of these review courses.

Repeating the LSAT

Test takers often ask "Can I retake the LSAT?" The answer to this question is "Yes.

For multiple LSAT test-takers, the Washburn Law Admissions Committee considers the highest score. Please note that LSAC does not automatically inform law schools of a candidate's registration for a retest. It is your responsibility to inform law schools directly about your registration for additional tests.

LSAC Test Preparation Resources
The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) has a number of tools available, from The Official LSAT Handbook to previous law school admission test packages that can be used to practice. Learn more about these resources at the LSAC website. A free practice test with answers is also available.
LSAT and Pre-June 2010 Scores

As of July 1, 2015, LSAC will no longer provide LSAT scores older than five years plus the current testing year either to law schools or to candidates. Scores earned prior to June 1, 2010 will neither be reported to law schools nor available to candidates.

Prior to July 1, test takers with scores earned prior to June 1, 2010 may use this link to determine the best way to obtain a copy of their older score(s) for their records.