LSAT Candidate Agreement

Last Updated August 28, 2019

Candidate Agreement Introduction

The Candidate Agreement is a legally binding contract between you and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) that sets forth the terms and conditions under which LSAC will permit you to register for and take the LSAT. In addition to the terms and conditions explained below, all of the policies and procedures contained in the LSAT Candidate Information Sheet (PDF) are considered additional terms of the Candidate Agreement.

Each time you register for the LSAT, you must accept all terms of the Candidate Agreement. Agreeing to and adhering to this Agreement is necessary to enable LSAC to maintain a fair and secure testing process for you and other test takers.

Because the Candidate Agreement is a legally binding contract, you should read it very carefully. If you do not indicate that you understand and agree to abide by the terms of the Agreement, you will not be able to register for or take the LSAT. By selecting “I agree,” you acknowledge that you have read and understand these rules.


I certify that I am the candidate whose name appears on this registration and agree that I plan to take the LSAT for the sole purpose of being considered for admission to law school. I authorize LSAC to release information from my LSAC file, including but not limited to the information contained on this form, my LSAT score, and information regarding any alleged misconduct or irregularities in the admission process. I also authorize the law schools to which I apply to release information from my law school files to LSAC. 


I agree that, because of the limited purpose for which the contents of the LSAT are to be made known to me, I will not reproduce, recreate, distribute, or sell any of the test. I agree that after I take the exam, I will not discuss or share with anyone any information about the questions, answer choices, or other content appearing on this LSAT (whether orally, in writing, on the internet, or through any other means or media), nor will I assist anyone or any entity in doing so.


I understand that LSAC retains complete ownership rights to the LSAT. I also understand that LSAC reserves the right to pursue all suitable courses of action to prevent fraudulent or unauthorized uses of its property and to prevent the compromise of secure test materials.

Ongoing Duty

I certify that all the information on this form, as well as information and materials submitted to LSAC for my LSAC file, are complete and accurate. I understand that I am responsible for the completeness and accuracy of all the biographical information on this form. I certify that I have read the most current policies at and agree to be bound by their terms.

Prohibited Items

LSAC has adopted a no-tolerance policy with regard to possession of electronic devices. Under no circumstances are test takers permitted to bring an electronic device into the test center.

Electronic devices include, but are not limited to, timers of any kind (digital or nondigital), electronic cigarettes, fitness-tracking devices, digital watches, alarm watches, beeping watches, calculator watches, cell phones, personal computers, calculators, photographic or recording devices, listening devices, headsets, and iPods or other media players. If you are discovered to be in possession of (or using) any electronic device, you may be issued an LSAT Violation Notice and will be dismissed from the test center. Such violations will be grounds for score cancellation, and you may be subject to an LSAC investigation that may lead to a finding of misconduct or irregularity. This policy will be enforced from the time test takers arrive at the test center until they leave at the conclusion of the test — including the break.

LSAC and test center staff assume no responsibility for personal items. Test supervisors and their staff are advised not to hold such items.

Regarding other prohibited items:

  • You may not bring into the test center or use any of the following: books, dictionaries, papers of any kind, rulers, mechanical pencils, mechanical erasers or erasers with sleeves, ink pens or felt-tip markers, briefcases, handbags, backpacks of any kind, or earplugs. Hats/hoods (except religious apparel) may not be worn on the head.
  • Sunglasses may not be worn.
  • Candidates who bring prohibited nonelectronic items into the test center will be subject to the confiscation of such items by the supervisor. An LSAT Violation Notice may be issued by test center staff.
  • Possession of weapons or firearms of any kind by test takers is grounds for immediate dismissal and shall be reported to LSAC for investigation.