LSAT Test Center Rules

LSAC is committed to ensuring a fair test and a safe environment for all test takers. Our dedication to the integrity of the LSAT means we must ensure a standardized environment at all administrations and enforce certain rules for all test takers. The rules are for your protection. No test taker should have an unfair advantage over any other test taker.

For a complete list of LSAT rules, please refer to the LSAT Candidate Information Sheet (PDF).

No Electronic Devices

Test takers are not permitted to have any electronic devices in their possession at the test center from the time of their arrival until the conclusion of the test, including the break. A test taker found in possession of an electronic device will be issued an LSAC Violation Notice and will be immediately dismissed from the test center. Such violations are grounds for score cancellation, and test takers who receive a violation notice may be subject to an LSAC Investigation by the Questioned Score Review Board, the Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process Subcommittee, or both.

Prohibited electronic items include (but are not limited to):

  • cell phones, beepers, pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs)
  • digital, smart, alarm, beeping, and/or calculator watches
  • electronic timers of any kind
  • fitness tracking devices
  • tablets
  • personal computers
  • calculators
  • photographic or recording devices
  • listening devices
  • headsets, iPods, or other media players
  • electronic cigarettes
This is important.Please Note: LSAC and test center staff assume no responsibility for personal items. Test supervisors and their staff are advised not to hold such items.

No Weapons or Firearms

A test taker in possession of a weapon or firearm will be issued an LSAC Violation Notice and will be immediately dismissed from the test center. Such violations are grounds for score cancellation, and test takers who receive a violation notice may be subject to an LSAC Investigation by the Questioned Score Review Board, the Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process Subcommittee, or both.

However, for state-owned test centers/locations only, in US states where firearms are allowed under a “right-to-carry” law, state law supersedes LSAC policy.

Other Test Center Violations

Test takers who violate ANY other test center regulations could be given a warning, could be dismissed from the test center, or could have their score cancelled by LSAC, which will display on reports sent to law schools. Examples of other such violations are:

  • Reading, working on, marking, erasing, or darkening anything during unauthorized times, either beyond time limits or in the wrong section of the book or answer sheet.
  • Attempting to take the test for someone else or having someone else take the test for you.
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain improper access to the test, a part of the test, or information about the test.
  • Creating a disturbance. The test supervisor has sole discretion in determining what constitutes disruptive behavior.
  • Removing or attempting to remove test content, including LSAT Writing Sample Topic sheets, from the testing room. This includes making notes on paper, erasers, or other items and removing them from the testing room. Legal action may be taken against anyone who removes test materials and/or reproduces test materials in any way, or shares LSAT test content prior to LSAC’s disclosure of that test.
  • Leaving the test center vicinity during the test session or during the break. You may not leave the building or the floor where the test room is located. Test center staff will define the break area.
  • Giving or receiving help, copying, or other forms of cheating.
  • Failing to follow the directions of test center staff.
  • Possessing books, earplugs, paper, or bags of any kind (except ziplock).

Ownership and Rights

Test takers must respect the ownership and intellectual property rights of LSAC in all test items and test materials. Any violation of LSAC’s intellectual property rights could lead to cancellation of your score, a ban preventing that test taker from testing in the future, prosecution in accordance with applicable law, or the pursuit of other remedies by LSAC.