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 Prep Course and Practice Test

This fall, the WaLC will offer a free LSAT Prep Course and a free, full-length LSAT practice test. See additional details about these opportunities below, and be sure to register by 5:00pm on Monday, September 4!

LSAT Prep Course

The LSAT Prep Course is a non-credit bearing course taught by Suzanne Saucier, a local attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Click here to register by 5:00pm, Monday, September 4!

  • The only cost to students is the purchase of the course text, The LSAT Trainer, which can be purchased from a number of online booksellers. Several versions of the text are available, and students are encouraged to purchase one of the versions pictured below.
  • The class will meet one or two days per week, for a total of six class meetings.
  • Once the registration period has ended, the class meeting times will be set according to the time chosen by the most respondents, and registered students will be notified of the schedule via email.
  • Students who participate in the course will receive a free copy of 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests, Volume V, a $25.00 value.
  • Comparable LSAT Prep courses cost as much as $799: Kaplan = $799, Princeton Review = $799; UNCA = $450!

LSAT Practice Exam

The full-length practice exam will be held on Saturday, September 9 at 8:30am. You can register for the practice exam and the LSAT Prep Course at the same time:

Click here to register by 5:00pm, Monday, September 4!

  • 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.

About the Instructor:

Suzanne Saucier is an attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove barriers to economic opportunity. She is excited to teach this LSAT course at Western and hopes to not only help students improve their test scores, but also to become more prepared for law school.

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. Requests for LSAT Prep Course or LSAT Practice Exam accommodations must be received in the Office of Accessibility Resources no later than 5:00pm on Friday, September 1.


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