LSAT Inbox — July 10, 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.

Will I be able to access my LSAT Writing samples after the switch to LSAT Argumentative Writing?

On July 30, LSAT Writing will become LSAT Argumentative Writing, an even more effective tool for assessing the writing skills of individuals prior to law school.

As a result of this transition, individuals with a completed writing sample will no longer have access to a PDF copy of their essay through their LSAC JD Account. This is true both for LSAT Writing samples completed before July 30 and for LSAT Argumentative Writing samples completed on or after that date. If you expect to have a completed writing sample on file before July 30, and want to download a copy for your records, we urge you to do so prior to this date.

Essays completed both before and after July 30 will continue to be part of your LSAC record, just as they are now, and will still be submitted to law schools as part of your application.

Do I need to take LSAT Argumentative Writing if I’ve already completed LSAT Writing?

If you previously took LSAT Writing during the current reportable score period (i.e., as early as June 2018), your previous writing sample is still valid, and you don’t need to complete LSAT Argumentative Writing. However, if you register to retake the LSAT during the 2024-2025 testing year and would like to complete LSAT Argumentative Writing, you can contact LSAC’s Candidate Relations team at or 1.800.336.3982.

What is Strategy Booster?

Strategy Booster is a set of free, optional, asynchronous resources open to anyone who registers for the LSAT during the 2024-2025 testing cycle, beginning with the August 2024 administration. If you’re registered for the August LSAT, check your email for instructions on how to access these resources.

Participants will explore the experiences of recent LSAT test takers, including strategies that worked for them and are backed by the latest research on learning and performance. They will also learn how to optimize LawHub’s free LSAT prep resources opens in new window, identify where to focus their study time, and prepare more effectively for the LSAT.

Where can I take the LSAT if I’m testing remotely?

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.

I’m busy on one of the days of the LSAT administration. Can I be guaranteed that I’ll be able to take the test on a day I’m free?

If you have limited time you’re available to take the LSAT, we encourage you to schedule your testing time as soon as scheduling opens. You’ll receive an email in advance with instructions for scheduling, including the day and time scheduling opens. Scheduling times are staggered based on what day you want to test and if you want to take the LSAT remotely or at a test center. You can find more information on the Upcoming LSAT Dates page of our website.

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. You can also refer to our LSAT Update blog, your source for the latest news you can use about the LSAT.