Career and Personal Development

Law School - Taking the LSAT

The LSAT is a standardized test that is required for admission to all ABA-approved law schools. How well you do on the LSAT can dramatically affect which law schools will grant you acceptance. 

Offered four times per year, the LSAT measures acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills. The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple choice questions. The sections include one reading and comprehension section, one analytical reasoning section, and two logical reasoning sections. A 35-minute writing sample is administered at the end of the test. The LSAT is scored on a scale of 120 to 180, with 180 being the highest possible score. The top 20 law schools generally require a score of 165 or higher.

Boston College Law School Locator 
Use this helpful resource to find average GPAs and LSAT scores by school. This information is very important when matching your qualifications with minimum criteria for law programs. 

Test dates and registration information is available on the LSAC website. 

The Career Center administers a free practice LSAT once per semester. Check our events section on the website for exact dates. Additionally, LSAT prep books are available for check-out in our resource library. More intensive LSAT prep courses, such as through Kaplan Test Prep, are available for a fee. More information about prep resources can be found through LSAC. 

LSAT Practice Exams and Info