The LSAT is required for admission to all ABA-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many other law schools. Many law schools require that the LSAT be taken by December for admission the following fall. However, taking the test earlier-in June or September-is often advised.
The LSAT helps law schools make sound admission decisions by providing a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. Prospective law students come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, ethnic groups, and cultures. Diversity of experience among applicants-both personal and academic-serves to enrich the law school applicant pool and, ultimately, the legal profession. The LSAT is not, of course, the sole factor law schools use to make their admission decisions. But it is the only common yardstick by which the ability of all prospective law students can be measured fairly.
For more information, visit LSAT Online.
The NMSU Student Success Center at Hardman Hall Room 128 has study guides available. Call (575) 646-3136 for information.