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.

Khan Academy

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In partnership with the Law School Admissions Council, Khan Academy provides free LSAT preparation for all students. The aim of Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep is to help students build the skills and confidence to succeed on test day—all on their own schedule. The program diagnoses a student’s strengths and weaknesses to create a tailored LSAT practice plan. Students learn in real time with exclusive interactive lessons, videos, practice questions, and timed tests. Students can track their progress toward their goal on the schedule they set.

Other Resources

7Sage provides LSAT courses, practice tests, explanation videos, and a proctor. For more information, visit https://7sage.com/.

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.

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.

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.