Accommodations for the LSAC Analytical Reasoning (AR) Field Study

Because the LSAC Analytical Reasoning (AR) Field Study is being conducted for research purposes and is not an actual LSAT administration, LSAC will be providing accommodations for participants with disabilities on a streamlined basis. As part of the LSAC AR Field Study, we are encouraging participants to take the field study under the same conditions they would if registering for an actual LSAT administration. As such, we are encouraging participants to request the same accommodations as if they were registering for an actual LSAT administration as it would not only help in our research, but also maximize the benefits of this practice opportunity for the participant.

The LSAC AR Field Study will consist of three 35-minute sections that will include two research analytical reasoning sections and one traditional analytical reasoning section. There will be a one-minute break between each section, just like in a typical LSAT administration; however, since the Field Study is limited to three sections, participants will not receive any intermission between sections 2 and 3, unless included as part of an accommodation.

The following accommodations are available for the LSAC AR Field Study:

  • Extended testing time
    • 50% additional time – By requesting 50% additional time, participants are allotted 17.5 additional minutes for each section, meaning that each section of the test will be 52.5 minutes instead of the standard 35 minutes. Participants who request this accommodation will not be able to advance to the next section until the full 52.5 minutes are completed.
    • 100% additional time – By requesting 100% additional time, participants are allotted 35 additional minutes for each section, meaning that each section of the test will be 70 minutes instead of the standard 35 minutes. Participants who request this accommodation will not be able to advance to the next section until the full 70 minutes are completed.
  • Breaks between sections
    • 5 minutes – By requesting this accommodation, participants will have to use the full five (5) minutes of the break instead of the standard 1-minute break between sections.
    • 10 minutes – By requesting this accommodation, participants will have to use the full ten (10) minutes of the break instead of the standard 1-minute break between sections.
  • Stop/start breaks (as needed for breaks during test sections)
  • Use of an amanuensis/scribe (remote participants may select/provide a scribe of their choice)
  • Permission to sit/stand during testing
  • Use of a human reader (remote participants may select/provide a reader of their choice)
  • Personal Assistant (may help with all aspects of getting set up for the Field Study, including security check-in, room scan, ID check, assistance during breaks and destruction of scratch paper)
  • Scratch Paper (Unlimited)
  • Digital Notes (Permission to take notes on the computer via MS Word/Notepad/Pages; must be deleted upon completion)
  • Tactile manipulatives (e.g., rubber graph board and tactile letters or pictures; magnetic board with magnetic letters or objects)
  • Use of physical magnification devices (e.g., magnification reading glasses, handheld magnifier)
  • Use of braille writer, Braille Note, or braille display
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Food
  • Unified English Braille (UEB) books*
  • Paper-and-pencil format (large print, e.g., 18-point font or higher)*

*Candidates who request these accommodations will have their LSAT Field Study scheduled for a later date and will be proctored 1-on-1 by LSAC Staff.

If you need accommodation(s) for the LSAC AR Field Study, you will select the accommodation(s) from a drop-down menu when you register for the Field Study through your LSAC.org account. You will not be required to submit medical records or other supporting documentation.

This is important. Any testing accommodation you may have been approved to receive on a past LSAT administration will NOT be automatically carried over to the LSAC AR Field Study. In order to receive an accommodation on the LSAC AR Field Study, you must select the accommodation at the time of registration.

Any accommodation provided on the LSAC AR Field Study will NOT be treated as a previously approved testing accommodation that would entitle you to automatic approval of the same accommodations on a later administration of the LSAT.

The same rules regarding permitted/prohibited items for the LSAT will apply to the LSAC AR Field Study. 

Medically necessary items (non-tinted eyeglasses, hearing aids, medication, heart monitor, arm or shoulder sling, case, brace, cane, crutches, walker, wheelchair, insulin pump/glucometer/diabetic supplies, TENS unit, service animal (not comfort animal)), ear plugs, all types of writing utensils, and beverages are all permitted during the LSAC AR Field Study and do not require prior authorization.  

The LSAT Field Study will be delivered in an online, live remote-proctored format.  All participants will need to use their computer to set up the online, live remote-proctored session using a camera and microphone with the participant’s computer. All timing will also be implemented with the computer.

The LSAC AR Field Study-delivery software includes several built-in, user-adjustable tools, including a feature to increase text size incrementally and a line-spacing function. To safeguard the security of Field Study content, selectable text functionality (i.e., the ability to select text or place the cursor on the screen) will not be available.

The computer-based LSAC AR Field Study is accessible with screen reader software programs that can be controlled and navigated using keystrokes and keyboard commands rather than the mouse and cursor. If you require any assistance, please contact accessibility@LSAC.org.

If you have questions about accommodations for the LSAC AR Field Study please consult the information and FAQs on the main AR Field Study page or use the “Chat” feature on our Contact & Support page to get connected to one of our Candidate Services representatives during business hours. You can also contact us via email at LSACinfo@LSAC.org using the subject line “ACCOM-LSAC AR Field Study” or call 855.384.2253.