Law school and the LSAT

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What is the LSAT?

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a six-part exam administered over a 3.5-hour period. Most law schools require you to take the LSAT or the GRE for admission. The LSAT is a skills-based exam designed to test the critical reading and analytical thinking skills that are crucial for success in law school. Before you begin your LSAT prep, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of the exam so you can be prepared for what is on the LSAT. Learn more about the LSAT.

How do I prepare to take the LSAT?

It is important that you prepare to take the LSAT by studying for the specific kinds of questions you will find on the test. Below are some free resources you can use as a group or on your own, but there are also paid courses available to take locally or online to prepare for the exam.

Free LSAT prep at UW Tacoma

Photograpic portrait of Richard Simpson, J.D.Starting in October, Richard Simpson, J.D. will be offering LSAT prep courses on campus using the new Khan Academy LSAT prep materials.

Richard is a practicing attorney in Tacoma. He has taught law and business courses throughout Asia, Europe and Central America. The experiences he gained traveling and working abroad equipped him to relate to people of different backgrounds and to understand and help them achieve their goals.

Find the next LSAT prep course on the Legal Pathways event calendar.

Free, online LSAT prep resources

Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep

Beginning Summer 2018, Khan Academy has partnered with the makers of the LSAT to provide free test preparation materials online

LSAT Center

With more than a million users to date, this free online LSAT prep has been available since 1999

Resources that offer partial services for free


Offers a free "starter pack" that includes a free practice test, but requires payment for more services


Offers some free materials, but requires payment for the full course

Princeton Review

Offers a free practice test, but all other materials are paid

How do I sign up to take the LSAT?

Create an account with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to get started

LSAT Registration then register to take the exam at an upcoming time

LSAT Testing Locations you can request a testing location nearest you, but you have limited options, so sign up early


Timeline from the LSAC


Thinking about graduate school rather than law school?

The TLC is offering FREE GRE prep classes this year! Check it out!