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Law School Preparation: LSAT and Beyond: LSAT Preparation

LSAT Basics

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized exam. LSAT score is one important factor many U.S. law school admission offices, including Drake, consider when reviewing applications.

Please note changes are coming to the LSAT format:

  • Starting with the August 2024 test, the multiple choice will no longer include an analytical reasoning section. August 2024 test takers will want to adjust their use of older prep materials accordingly.
  • Starting July 31, 2024, the writing section will now use a prompt designed to let writers formulate and defend an argument. 

Prep Courses

A number of companies offer online or in-person LSAT preparation courses. This listing does not endorse any of these programs but is provided to make it easier for students to consider their options.

Practice Questions and Tests

Many of the fee-based test prep companies offer some free resources, including a practice LSAT. Typically, you will have to create an account to access. It is possible that some of these may be the same exam. If you are taking the LSAT in August 2024 or later, you will want to use a practice exam that reflects the new LSAT (no analytical reasoning multiple choice section and changes to the writing test).

Books to Help You Prepare

Here are some titles from the Drake libraries. Check your local public library's catalog under Law School Admission Test for additional resources.

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