The Law School Admission Test consists of reading comprehension, analytical reasoning (logic games), and logical reasoning.
Because the LSAT measures skills that are considered essential for success in law school and for passing the bar exam, law school admissions officers generally consider the LSAT score to be the most significant part of your law school application.
The score scale for the LSAT is 120 to 180. The average score is 151.
Most law schools take the highest LSAT score, not an average score. Therefore, it is not unusual for students to take the LSAT two or even three times. Ideally, however, you should study hardest before the first time you take the LSAT so that it can be the last time you take the LSAT.
The LSAT is offered four times each year: February, June, October, and December.
Studying for the LSAT
At the start of your Junior year, your pre-law advisor at Elon will help you design an individualized study plan for the LSAT. Generally this will consist of taking several full practice exams to establish a “baseline” score, and then 8-12 weeks of highly structured and intense studying, leading up to the exam.
Here are some of the books that your pre-law advisor may recommend:
- Cracking the LSAT
- 10 Actual, Official Prep Tests
- The Logic Games Bible
- Manhattan LSAT Reading Comprehension Study Guide
Please make sure you see your pre-law advisor before you start studying for the LSAT.
The following table shows how LSAT scores correspond to percentile. Some exams differ slightly from the table.