The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a standardized test administered by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) for prospective law school candidates. The test is designed to assess reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and writing.
The LSAT consists of four 35-minute multiple-choice sections (one of which is an unscored experimental section) followed by a writing sample section that can be taken separately up to eight days prior to the multiple-choice portion of the exam. For more detailed information about the exam, please visit the official website of the exam.
The LSAT is an integral part of the law school admissions process. While schools review applicants holistically, significant weight is placed on LSAT scores both in the initial admission decision and when awarding financial aid. Tens of thousands of dollars are on the table, so take the LSAT seriously and do your best to get as high of a score as possible.
Fortunately, there are now several great free resources available to study for the LSAT. Most notably, LSAC has partnered with Khan Academy to provide a comprehensive exam preparation program. LSAC LawHub also provides free practice exams. There are also many paid services that provide exam preparation resource. One prominent example is PowerScore, which was recently acquired by Barbri (one of the lead bar-prep programs). Research and carefully consider all your exam preparation options before choosing. Then, dive in!