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The Law School Admission Test, or LSAT, is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and is required by nearly all American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools as one component of an admission file. However, there is a growing list of schools beginning to accept either the LSAT or the GRE. To see which schools are currently accepting the GRE, click here.
LSAC still recommends candidates take the LSAT unless they are applying only to a school or schools that will accept the GRE. The ABA, which accredits law schools in the US, has not set its policy regarding the use of GRE scores for law school admission, and has advised schools that if they use a test other than the LSAT, they do so at their own risk. Additionally, current ABA rules state that for a law school applicant to be admitted without LSAT scores, they will need a GRE score in the 85th percentile or above (along with meeting other criteria). Arizona's policy also states that if an applicant has taken the LSAT, the score must be submitted.
The LSAT is a pencil and paper standardized test designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others. Visit the LSAC website to learn more about the LSAT and how to register.
Campus LSAT Preparation Resources
UNT has several resources to help you prepare for the LSAT:
Lifelong Learning and Professional Development at UNT offers online GRE minicourses. There are two courses and each course is 24 hours long. There is a registration fee for each course. Current UNT faculty, staff, and students are eligible for a discounted rate. Click here for more information.
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) provides helpful information about the LSAT such as when to take it and how long to prepare. To learn more about the LSAT and the school's recommendations click here.
Online LSAT Preparation Resources
There are several online resources that provide free preparation resources and tools for the LSAT. Some of these also have additional resources you can pay for, but this is not always necessary.
If you are looking for information on paid test prep services, you can find reviews, service details, and course descriptions for LSAT prep courses at Reviews.com.