The Law School Admission Council is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting quality, access, and equity in law and education worldwide by supporting individuals’ enrollment journeys and providing preeminent assessment, data, and technology services.
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, 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 administered multiple times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. The second part of the test is a written essay, called LSAT Writing. LSAT Writing is administered online using secure proctoring software that is installed on the candidate’s own computer and can be taken from the convenience of their home or other preferred location.
The multiple-choice portion of the LSAT began its transition to digital in July 2019 and became fully digital in September 2019 in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada. In these locations, the LSAT is now offered on a tablet, which includes great features such as a timer with a five-minute warning, highlighting, and flagging to keep track of questions that a test taker may want to revisit in a section. In other parts of the world, the LSAT continues to be administered in the traditional paper-and-pencil format.
Khan Academy LSAT Prep and Other Official LSAT Prep
LSAC has 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.
In addition, there is a free Get Acquainted with the Digital LSAT tutorial that allows users to simulate the experience of taking the Digital LSAT, enabling them to feel confident on test day. This tutorial can be accessed using any Internet-connected device; however, a tablet is recommended.
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.
Law School Forums
Prospective law students nationwide receive an open invitation to meet with representatives of LSAC-member law schools at one- or two-day forums held annually in cities throughout the United States. Attendees may spend anywhere from a few hours to an entire day at a forum. This is a place where law school representatives and law school candidates can meet face to face or 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.
Request a Speaker or Exhibit
We can help you find a speaker, plan a presentation, or mount an exhibit in your region to communicate the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in law school and the legal profession. Begin by filling out some basic information, and we will contact you with our ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!
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.