The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is the test the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) administers to help law schools determine which applicants to accept. It is administered once in February, June, October, and December of each year.
The LSAT tests each applicant’s basic understanding of formal argument structure, reading comprehension, and analytical reasoning skills.
The LSAT is usually regarded to weigh as heavily on a potential law student’s application as their undergraduate grade point average. In other words, law schools admission committees place a high value on an applicant’s performance on the LSAT to determine whether or not to admit him or her.
Therefore, anyone considering a career as a lawyer should take the LSAT very seriously. Most law school applicants at the very least familiarize themselves with the LSAT question types and strategies, and spend a significant amount of time preparing for the test.