Advantage Testing Foundation

Trials

A partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation.

About the LSAT

The LSAT is the standardized law school admission test. It is a paper-and-pencil exam that tests critical reasoning abilities under strict time-intensive conditions.

The LSAT comprises five 35-minute multiple-choice sections and a 35-minute essay. Two multiple-choice sections of the LSAT are devoted to logical reasoning (the “Arguments” sections), one to analytical reasoning (the “Logic Games” section), and one to reading comprehension. The question type and placement of the unscored experimental section vary.

Scaled scores range from 120 to 180 and are based on the multiple-choice portions of the LSAT. The written response is unscored, but it is photocopied and sent to the applicant's selected law schools as part of the LSAT score report.

All ABA-approved law schools require applicants to submit an LSAT score. Many selective law schools weigh the LSAT heavily in determining a candidate’s “Academic Index,” a numeric calculation based on test scores and undergraduate GPA.

Trials students prepare for the LSAT with senior Advantage Testing instructors who emphasize intellectual development and analytic reasoning. We teach the fundamental precepts of logic and critical thinking––not merely how to eliminate incorrect answer choices but, for example, how to use Venn diagrams effectively or correctly identify the contrapositive of an argument.

Students learn to recognize and respond to the specific question types that appear on the exam, while exercising their skills in a demanding practice test regimen. Following our academically rigorous preparation, students are better equipped not only to gain admission to leading law schools but also to excel at these institutions.

External Link: LSAT (link will open in a new window)

The Advantage Testing approach to the LSAT relies upon an intellectually rigorous curriculum that emphasizes—in lieu of tricks or shortcuts—the mastery of critical reading and logical reasoning skills.