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About the Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

LSAC is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance law and justice by promoting access, equity, and fairness in law school admission and supporting the learning journey 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.

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Our 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, 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. Beginning in August 2024, the multiple-choice portion of the LSAT will include two Logical Reasoning sections and one Reading Comprehension section.

The second part of the test is a written essay, called LSAT Writing.

Official LSAT Prep Resources

LSAC offers several free official LSAT practice tests through LawHub™ external link opens in new window. These practice tests enable users to simulate the experience of taking the online, live remote-proctored LSAT, so they can build confidence leading up to test day. The LawHub practice tests can be accessed using any Internet-connected device. For additional practice, test takers can subscribe to LawHub Advantage external link opens in new window for access to an extensive library of Official LSAT PrepTests.

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 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. 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.

Diversity Initiatives

LSAC is committed to expanding access for all students including those who have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession. LSAC is also committed to the idea that the legal profession should reflect the ever-increasing diversity of our society. Because of these firm beliefs, LSAC makes resources available to advocate for and promote access for all students, as well as broad-based diversity in legal education and the legal profession. Efforts to increase diversity help ensure that the justice system reflects all who interact with it.

LSAC has a wide range of programs and initiatives to help make law school and the legal profession more accessible, equitable, and inclusive. Programs and initiatives include outreach and programming for all students, including students who have historically been underrepresented in legal education and in the legal profession, grant awards for innovative projects, professional development opportunities for DEI professionals in student-facing roles, and collaborations with various organizations whose missions are aligned with LSAC’s.

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, 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. 

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