What is the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)?

The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex tasks with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.

Preparing for the LSAT

Washburn University

Diagnostic LSAT: Because performing well on the LSAT is so important if you want to attend law school, the Washburn University Political Science Department offers a free diagnostic LSAT in both the fall and spring semesters. Contact Dr. Linsey Moddelmog at linsey.moddelmog@washburn.edu for information about the next free diagnostic LSAT opportunity.

Khan Academy

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In partnership with the Law School Admissions Council, Khan Academy provides free LSAT preparation for all students. The aim of Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep is to help students build the skills and confidence to succeed on test day—all on their own schedule. The program diagnoses a student’s strengths and weaknesses to create a tailored LSAT practice plan. Students learn in real time with exclusive interactive lessons, videos, practice questions, and timed tests. Students can track their progress toward their goal on the schedule they set.

Other Resources

Other resources exist for LSAT preparation. Please contact the pre-law advisor at the undergraduate institution you are currently attending or from where you received your degree.

Repeating the LSAT

Test takers often ask "Can I retake the LSAT?" The answer to this question is "Yes.

For multiple LSAT test-takers, the Washburn Law Admissions Committee considers the highest score. Please note that LSAC does not automatically inform law schools of a candidate's registration for a retest. It is your responsibility to inform law schools directly about your registration for additional tests.

LSAC Test Preparation Resources
The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) has a number of tools available, from The Official LSAT Handbook to previous law school admission test packages that can be used to practice. Learn more about these resources at the LSAC website. A free practice test with answers is also available.