LSAC is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance law and justice by encouraging diverse, talented individuals to study law and by supporting their enrollment and learning journeys from prelaw through practice. LSAC provides products and services that support candidates and schools throughout the law school admission process, and innovative solutions to expand and diversify the range of prelaw students, enhance student outcomes in law school, and support legal professionals throughout their careers.
The following LSAC services and programs are offered to ease the application process for all who wish to pursue a legal education. At the core of each is an ongoing commitment to expanding educational opportunities and building a more just and prosperous world.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is an integral part of law school admission in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. The test helps law schools make sound admission decisions by assessing critical reading, analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and persuasive writing skills — key skills needed for success in law school. The LSAT is the only standardized test accepted by all ABA-accredited law schools in the United States.
Each year, more than 100,000 potential law school applicants worldwide take the LSAT. As of June 2019, the LSAT is now administered in two parts. The first part of the test is a multiple-choice exam that includes reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning questions. The second part of the test is a written essay, called LSAT Writing.
Khan Academy LSAT Prep and Other Official LSAT Prep
LSAC offers several several free official LSAT practice tests through LSAC LawHub®. These practice tests allow users to simulate the experience of taking the online, live remote-proctored LSAT, enabling them to feel confident on test day. The LawHub practice tests can be accessed using any Internet-connected device. For additional practice, test takers can subscribe to Official LSAT Prep Plus® for access to 70+ official LSAT Preptests.
LSAC has also teamed up with Khan Academy to provide free Official LSAT Prep. Users create a personalized practice plan and build their skills with interactive lessons and official practice questions from real LSATs.
LSAC also publishes Official LSAT PrepTest books for inexpensive practice on real LSAT questions.
Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
More than 60,000 law school applicants simplify their law school application process every year by using LSAC's unique Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and online law school applications. LSAC's essential admission office software provides seamless data exchange with our 221 member law schools.
The Credential Assembly Service streamlines law school admission by allowing applicants to have all transcripts and recommendations sent only once to LSAC. LSAC summarizes and combines that information with LSAT scores and writing samples into a report that is sent upon request to the law schools to which the applicant applies. The applicant’s fee for this service also covers electronic application processing for all ABA-approved law schools. Nearly all ABA-approved law schools and many other law schools require the use of the Credential Assembly Service for JD applicants.
The LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS) simplifies the application process for eligible graduates of universities or law schools who want to obtain an LLM or other graduate law degree from a participating US law school. Our service allows you to request just one copy of all your official academic documents and letters of recommendation for submission to LSAC. When your selected schools request these credentials, we will forward those documents to them.
LSAC Law School Forums
Each year, prospective law students receive an open invitation to meet with representatives of LSAC-member law schools at one- or two-day LSAC Law School Forums. Forums are held online and in-person at cities across North America. Attendees may spend anywhere from a few hours to an entire day at a forum. The forums provide a unique opportunity for law school representatives from 100+ law schools and law school candidates to meet face to face and participate in workshops on essential admission topics.
The Law School Admission Council is committed to the idea that the legal profession should reflect the ever-increasing diversity of our society. Because of this firm belief, LSAC makes resources available to advocate for and promote broad-based diversity in legal education and the legal profession. Through these efforts, LSAC seeks to ensure that the justice system reflects all who interact with it.
Programs and initiatives are created and funded to increase the number of lawyers who are racially and ethnically diverse, LGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. This is accomplished by working with populations that contribute to the diversity of the profession; awarding grants for innovative projects; conducting training workshops for diversity officers and others charged with the responsibility for assisting students from diverse backgrounds; conducting workshops for law school academic assistance faculty and staff; leading educational programs at law school forums and other recruitment events; and collaborating with bar associations, education associations, and community organizations with the mission of increasing opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds.
Candidate Referral Service (CRS)
The Candidate Referral Service makes it possible for law school candidates to provide information about themselves that will make it easy for law schools to recruit them. Law schools may seek out potential applicants on the basis of specific characteristics such as undergraduate major, ethnicity, law school preferences, and other variables. Candidates who establish an LSAC.org account may authorize release of their CRS information to participating law schools, agencies, or individuals working on the law school’s behalf, and to other eligible programs related to legal education. Many potential applicants are recruited by law schools they might not otherwise have considered.
LSAC Ambassadors Program
LSAC Ambassadors are trained experts in law school admission matters. Through educational presentations and professional consultations, LSAC Ambassadors provide both law school candidates and legal education professionals with encouragement, current information, and instruction on how to utilize the vast array of tools available on LSAC.org. LSAC Ambassadors welcome invitations to present or table at events targeted to prospective students, candidates, and legal education professionals.