LSAC Data Retention and Confidentiality
Law School Admission Council Policies on Retention and Confidentiality of Data
LSAT scores are the property of LSAC and are kept indefinitely to be reported to schools based upon the reporting policy adopted for each year. Paper Credential Assembly Service (CAS) records are retained for one year and then destroyed. However, in most cases, all candidate Credential Assembly Service (CAS) documents will be available via an optical image storage and retrieval system until an applicant's registration expires.
All data retained are subject to the following LSAC Policies on Confidentiality of Data:
The Law School Admission Council affirms the right of individuals to privacy with regard to information about them collected or stored in data files primarily for the Council by an organization or person. This right extends both to processed information and to the raw data upon which processed information is based.
- The Law School Admission Council, through its Board of Trustees, shall make every effort to see that all reasonable precautions are taken to protect the privacy of individuals in regard to information about them received or stored by any organization or person primarily for the Council.
- The Law School Admission Council, through its Board of Trustees, shall request any organization or person to remove from its data files any information received or stored primarily for the Council that, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, cannot be adequately protected from improper disclosure.
- The Law School Admission Council, through its Board of Trustees, shall take all reasonable steps to prevent information received or stored by any organization or person primarily for the Council from being used in a form identifiable with a particular individual except for purposes approved by such individual, or for purposes relating to the integrity of the admission process, or for purposes of research conducted with the approval of the Council, its Board of Trustees, or its committees.
- No information shall be requested from individuals or stored in data files maintained by any organization or person primarily for the Law School Admission Council unless it is reasonably necessary, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, to the carrying out of the general objectives and goals of the Council.
- The Law School Admission Council may release data from a candidate's file pursuant to an enforceable subpoena or court order. In such cases, the Council attempts to notify the subject of the records in advance of the release of those records, to the extent permitted by law.