Law School Admission Test
How do I register for the LSAT or learn more about it?
Visit www.lsac.org and go to “ The LSAT” tab at the top of the page.
When should I write the LSAT?
Only you can be the judge of that based on the time you have available to prepare for the test. You should write when you are ready. You can determine your readiness by the scores you obtain on multiple practice tests in simulated conditions.
Is there any preferred time to write the LSAT?
Writing before you apply to law school is preferred. We recommend writing during the summer after your third year of university if you intend to apply in the Fall and attend law school the following year right after your degree program. If you do well on your first attempt our Admissions Committee will not have to wait for an LSAT score before making an admissions decision. If you do not do as well as expected, you have the opportunity to rewrite in the Fall, or in the new year.
How does Western Law treat multiple LSAT scores?
We review all scores, but will use the highest score for admission purposes. Generally, high scores on the first writing – or consistently high scores over multiple writings – are given greater weight than inconsistent scores over multiple writings.
If I take the LSAT after the November 1st application deadline, will my test score be processed and considered with my application?
Yes, if you write the after the November 1st application deadline, your score will be collected and reported to us. Please ensure you include your LSAC number on your OLSAS application.
How do I indicate I am writing a future LSAT after I have submitted my application?
Log into your OLSAS account and update your LSAT information.
What is the last LSAT score accepted for Fall admission?
The February score.
How long is an LSAT test score valid?
Test scores are valid for five years prior to admission.
Does Western review the LSAT writing sample?
Yes. We consider writing a critical skill for law school study. We look for clear, concise, creative, and well-developed writing samples.
Should I take an LSAT preparation course?
Many students report multiple benefits from taking a course. Whether you should take a course, and which one, depends on your learning style, the time and resources you have available, what is offered in your region, whether you wish to learn in-class, online, or both, and whether you need more preparation on one area of the test over another.
Are there any free LSAT preparation resources?
The Law School Admission Council partners with Khan Academy to offer free online practice materials for the LSAT. For more information, please visit the LSAC website. Free LSAT prep materials are available for download from the LSAC website, and additional materials can be purchased. Some preparation course vendors also offer some free sample material.
How do I apply for a fee waiver for LSAC services?
To request a fee waiver, download the Canadian Fee Waiver Form and Instructions (PDF) and send your completed application to LSAC by email or mail. Be sure to submit your application to LSAC four to six weeks prior to the registration deadline for the LSAT administration you wish to take. Please visit the LSAC webpage for more information.