Law Schools Admission Test [LSAT] Law and Legal Definition

The Law schools admission test (LSAT) refers to a standardized examination conducted in the U.S. in order to measure the likelihood of success in law school. The LSAT was created in 1948. It is administered by the Law School Admission Council. Results of the LSAT enables the U.S. law schools to judge applicants uniformly. The LSAT is conducted four times per year.

LSAT consists of the following:

1.Multiple choice sections;

2.Logical Reasoning;

3.Reading comprehension;

4.Analytical reasoning.

The LSAT requires taking the fingerprints of the candidates, after some candidates were found to have hired impostors to take the test on their behalf. The LSAT is also timed to ensure that the results can be interpreted fairly across a broad range of candidates. [Badgley v. Law Sch. Admission Council, Inc., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16925 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 24, 2000)].