LSAT Inbox – January 11, 2024

Welcome to the LSAT Inbox! This is a blog series that answers frequently asked questions about the LSAT®. We encourage you to check back often for answers to more questions you may have as you prepare for the test.

Am I allowed to bring a water bottle if I take the LSAT at a test center?

Candidates testing in a center can bring water in a clear/transparent container with a lid or cap. No other beverages are allowed.

Note that all labels must be removed, and the container is subject to inspection.

Where can I take the LSAT if I’m testing remotely? Is it ok to take the LSAT in a room with a glass wall?

If taking the LSAT remotely, you should test in a quiet, well-lit, private, enclosed room with a table or desk and a chair. Transparent glass walls are not considered part of a private room and are prohibited.

If I run out of time on a section, will my responses be automatically submitted?

Yes, during the multiple-choice portion of the LSAT, your test will be submitted automatically once you reach the time limit.

Am I able to submit a new writing sample if I retest?

If you take the LSAT multiple times, you are only required to complete LSAT Writing once. However, if you take the test again and would like to submit a new writing sample, that is allowed. Law schools will only receive your most recent sample.

Are makeup tests available for international test takers?

While LSAC does everything possible to ensure a smooth testing experience, sometimes issues arise during the LSAT, requiring us to offer individual candidates a chance to retake the LSAT during the same administration. Makeup tests are available for test takers in the U.S. and Canada as well as international candidates if circumstances require one. If issues arise during the LSAT and you believe you need a makeup test, please contact us at or 1.800.336.3982.

How can I contact LSAC if I have additional questions?

If you have a question that wasn’t answered here, you can contact us using our “Chat” feature by clicking on the chat icon on the bottom right corner of the LSAT pages on our website, via email at, or call us at 1.800.336.3982