Useful Notes: Law School Admissions Test
The Law School Admissions Test ("LSAT") is the test students must take in order to apply to an American-Bar-Association (ABA)-approved and Law-School-Admissions-Council-registered law school. Quick facts:
- Six sections, four of which are graded: two logical reasoning sections, one logic games section, one critical reading section, one experimental, and one essay.
- Each section is thirty-five minutes long. The test is, technically, designed so that those who are receiving median scores will not finish.
- Scored on a 120-180 scale. There are no subscores. A 173 is approximately the 99th percentile. A 151 is approximately the 50th percentile.
- A perfect score is at the 99.99th percentile. About thirty students each test earn a perfect 180.
- The essay is not scored, but it is sent to law schools.
- Three tests in two years; cancellations and absences count.