2019 - 2020 LSAT Dates (Remaining)
The April 2020 LSAT has been cancelled. For any test taker registered for the April exam, LSAC will instead offer LSAT Flex, an online, remotely proctored version of the LSAT the week of May 18, with most tests on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19. Regardless of when you take the test, scores will be released on the same date (currently targeting June 5). Here’s more information about LSAT Flex, and here’s answers to “Top 10 Questions About the LSAT Flex.”
If you were signed up for the April test, you will automatically be registered for the May LSAT Flex option. If you prefer, you can opt to choose another LSAT test date; LSAC will waive your test date change fee. The deadline for April registrants to inform LSAC whether they will take the May LSAT-Flex is Friday, April 17.
LSAC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. It is possible that it will administer one or more additional LSAT-Flex exams, but it is too soon to tell right now.
Any candidate who registered for the March or April LSAT, and who has a canceled score from a previous LSAT, will now have the opportunity to review their canceled score and restore that canceled score to their record if they choose.
LSAC is updating this page frequently.
2020 - 2021 LSAT Dates
- Monday, June 8, 2020 (12:30 PM)
- Monday, July 13, 2020 (12:30 PM)
- Saturday, August 29, 2020 (8:30 AM)
- Saturday, October 3, 2020 (8:30 AM)
- Saturday, November 14, 2020 (8:30 AM)
- Saturday, January 16, 2021 (8:30 AM)
- Saturday, February 20, 2021 (8:30 AM)
- Saturday, April 10, 2021 (8:30 AM)
For Saturday Sabbath Observers:
- See this website for information
More Information About the LSAT
The LSAT is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.
The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker’s score. These sections include one Reading Comprehension section, one Analytical Reasoning section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The unscored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or to pre-equate new test forms. The placement of this section will vary. Identification of the unscored section is not available until you receive your score report.
There are three multiple-choice question types in the LSAT:
- Reading comprehension questions measure the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school.
- Analytical reasoning questions measure the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure.
- Logical reasoning questions assess the ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language.
The LSAT is a digital exam delivered on tablets that are provided to test takers at the test center. To help provide test takers with the tools and content to prepare effectively and confidently for the Digital LSAT, LSAT offers Official LSAT Prep℠, which provides candidates with two free full practice tests in the authentic Digital LSAT test environment.
LSAT Writing is a separate online 35-minute writing exam that you must complete on your own time after you sit for the LSAT. It is administered using secure proctoring software that is installed on the candidate’s own computer within one year of your test date. The structure is designed to elicit the kind of argumentative writing that candidates will be expected to produce in law school. Practice exams include LSAT Writing prompts for you to practice.
To register for the LSAT, create and LSAC account, or explore other helpful resources, visit the LSAC website.