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Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

What is the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)?

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) provides a wealth of information to students who are considering law school, including information about the LSAT. The LSAT is a half-day, paper-based test made up of five 35-minute sections of multiple choice questions and a 35-minute writing sample. The multiple-choice sections of the test will fall into one of three categories:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Logical reasoning

When should I sign up for a test?

The LSAT is administered four times a year at designated testing centers across the country. Seats are limited at each test site. You should register as soon as possible to make sure you get a seat at the test center closest to you. Test takers are prohibited from taking the LSAT more than three times in any two-year period.

What resources are available to help me prepare?

The LSAC website provides a number of free test-preparation resources, including test-taking strategies, sample questions and answers, and a complete practice test.

Other test-preparation resources include:

  • ed2go online test prep. Western's Continuing and Professional Education program offers a number of low-cost, online test-preparation courses in cooperation with ed2go. Simply enter "LSAT" in the search window to find available courses.
  • Kaplan LSAT online prep course.
  • PowerScore LSAT prep (books, courses, tutoring, admissions).
  • The Princeton Review online test prep options.

Free LSAT Practice Test

LSAT Practice Exam

The Mathematics Tutoring Center offers two full-length LSAT practice exams twice each academic year (once fall, and once spring).  Please email the MTC Director or call the MTC at 828-227-3830 for more information.  Each semester, the PLSAT is offered on the Saturday before the Prep Course, and one is offered on the Saturday after the Prep Course (or as close to this schedule as our availabilities and resources will allow). For dates of the Prep Course, information about resources, to register for the exam, or for other general inquiries, please email Sibley Bryan: fsbryan@email.wcu.edu. 

The practice LSAT simulates an actual LSAT testing experience. Test takers will receive a full-length practice test and instructions for calculating their test score at the end of the practice session.  The Mathematics Tutoring Center does not score tests for students, but resources for students to grade their own exams are provided at test time.  Feedbac for the first practice exam is offered during the Prep Course.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Western Carolina University is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students with documented disabilities and/or medical conditions.  Students who require reasonable accommodations must identify themselves as having a disability and/or medical condition and provide current diagnostic documentation to the Office of Accessibility Resources.  All information is confidential.  Please contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at (828) 227-3886 or visit Suite 135 Killian Annex for an appointment. 

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