The LSAT or the Law School Admission Test is an entrance exam required for admission to most law schools. It is a multiple-choice paper-and-pencil test that is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
Law schools consider your LSAT score along with the other components of your law school application: your GPA, the Credential Assembly Service application, letters of recommendation, and your personal statement. At many law schools, your LSAT score is weighted just as heavily (or even more heavily than) your undergraduate GPA. Overall, the higher you score on the LSAT the more options for attending law school will be available to you.
Some law schools are accepting (or are considering accepting) GRE scores in lieu of LSAT scores.
Nearly all American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools require the LSAT as one component of an admission file. While several law schools have recently announced that they will accept either the LSAT or the GRE for the 2018–2019 application cycle, candidates should take the LSAT unless they are applying only to a school or schools that will accept the GRE. The ABA, which accredits law schools in the US, has not finalized its policy regarding the use of GRE scores for law school admission.
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardised test administered 4 times each year (6 starting in 2018-2019) at designated testing centers throughout the world. Administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for prospective law school candidates, the LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension, logic games and verbal reasoning proficiency. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, the University of Melbourne, Australia and a growing number of other countries.