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Recognized as one of the largest factors in determining entrance into an accredited law school in the United States, Canada, and Australia, among other countries, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is given at locations across the globe on predefined dates. It is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Though it is usually given on Saturdays, there are alternate exam times, either for Australia, New Zealand, and countries in Asia, as well as opportunities to take the test during the week, for anyone not able to attend the weekend sessions.
February 9, 2013
February 11, 2013
June 10, 2013
Note: Test times may vary slightly from those reported on this table. After registering for the exam, be sure to read the examination ticket for the precise time of the exam.
In general, test registration deadlines expire approximately one month prior to test day, while late registration (accompanied by an extra fee) extends one week later. However, registration in countries other than the United States generally expires earlier than it does inside the U.S. Be sure to consult LSAC's list of registration deadlines as early in the process as possible.
Before you can register for the LSAT, you must create a user account with LSAC. For further information about applying to law school, there is a helpful resource on their website as well, that introduces some of the basic knowledge anyone who is thinking about applying to law school may want to know.
The Refund Request Form will reimburse $48 of the testing fee. Alternately, you may submit the form before the refund deadline, either by fax (215-968-1277) or by mail (LSAC/Box 2000-T/Newtown, PA 18940-0995).
The Law School Admission Council may be reached by phone at 215-968-1001 for questions and concerns.
Each group of questions in this section is based on a set of conditions. In answering some of the questions, it may be useful to draw a rough diagram. Choose the response that most accurately and completely answers each question.
Art, Dash, Aggie and Phil are taking part in a mystery role-playing game. Each has been assigned a method of committing a murder—poison, a knife, a tire iron or piano wire—and a set of rules regarding their use. The following rules and conditions are in effect:
1) Based on the information in the argument, which of the male contestants is married to Aggie?
2) Which of the contestants has the least potential freedom in possible murder weapons based on the initial conditions and rules?
3) Which contestant has the least direct information provided about him or her?
4) Which weapon does Aggie use in the game?
5) Which contestant is assigned poison as a murder weapon during the game?
Answer each question after reading the following passage. The questions are to be answered on the basis of what is stated or implied in the passage. For some of the questions, more than one of the choices could conceivably answer the question. However, you are to choose the best answer; that is, the response that most accurately and completely answers the question.
New Orleans is a city powered by swamp heat. No amount of airport HVAC could disguise the all-consuming humidity, the elevated temperature that, even at 10:30 on an early November night, was closer to summer than the onrushing winter my companions and I had left in Spokane that morning, along with icy roads, snow and a total of six sturdy Sorels. Four airports and half a continent later, we were not ready for the touch of bayou in our lungs.
From the time we arrived at our 14th-floor room until the day we drove to the airport, we left the air conditioning on, not because the climate was unbearable, but because it was so alien. In the morning, we would get up and watch the clouds gather for the daily cleaning, while discussing the seminars on collegiate journalism we were scheduled to attend. At 11:00 AM, the clouds opened up for about five minutes, then the sun came out and the streets…well, they took no notice. If you left the hotel to catch some lunch, a bubble of canned, cooled air followed you from the lobby for just a moment, only to pop and scatter under the weight of the Mississippi and three million souls on its back.
This is not to say the weather was something to be avoided or courted. It simply was, a necessary condition of the Big Easy. You didn’t have to be a native to see it; New Orleans is a city of proximity. The buildings are close together, as are the people walking in and out of them. Streets are narrow, especially in the French Quarter, and agoraphobes be warned.
New Orleans, more than perhaps any other American city, keeps a tight grip on its past, and so the centuries blur together in the streets. Skyscrapers loom over the remains of antebellum mansions turned Creole restaurants. A 200-year-old Catholic cathedral shares space with a mini-mall, where you can buy cameras to capture the glorious murals inside the ancient church, but you can’t take them in; the light from the flashes causes the delicate colors to fade and vanish, so only candlelight is allowed. In a shop window, a large and ephemeral alligator skull grins at passerby, while next door, a Hard Rock café squats across the cobblestoned street from Chilis, each vying for the lunchtime crowd.
Our hotel was strategically located for maximum tourism. A couple of blocks west, Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. A handful of blocks east, the Mississippi itself. In between, streets that stretched for decades, and places that seemed tailor-made to fill in the gaps. A pipemaker’s shop, where the proprietor had inherited a family trade, and told us that he would be the last of his line to practice it. No money in it, he told us, while beautiful meerschaum and polished wood burl handiwork sat in dusty display cases. The walls were lined with hand-crafted work and signs advertising tobacco and pipe accessories; wonderful work, but for all the traffic there wasn’t, it might as well have been invisible
1) The author’s discussion of the heat and humidity of New Orleans in the first two paragraphs serves primarily to:
2) Which of the following attributes is New Orleans most strongly implied to possess in this passage?
3) What emotion is the author most likely trying to evoke with the description of the pipemaker’s shop in lines 34-38?
4) Which of the following terms could be substituted for “ephemeral” in line 27 without changing the author’s meaning?
5) Although it is never stated specifically in the passage, how many people, including the narrator, does the passage imply went on the trip to New Orleans?
The questions in this section are based on the reasoning contained in brief statements or passages. For some questions, more than one of the choices could conceivably answer the question. However, you are to choose the best answer; that is, the response that most accurately and completely answers the question.
A recent Newsweek poll found that for the first time, a majority of Americans now believe that gay and lesbian couples deserve legal recognition. Fifty-five percent of the poll’s respondents stated they support legally sanctioned unions. The poll also indicated that there was increased backing for inheritance and other property rights, and that 39 percent support legalizing gay marriage.
1) Which one of the following, if true, most weakens the assertion of increased support for gay unions among the American people?
2) The statements above most strongly support which of the following assertions?
Radio listener: Van Morrison and Nick Lowe started their music careers only a few years apart, but while both men have released numerous albums, their levels of fame and renown are wildly different. Morrison has had a long career in the popular eye, and has made many millions of dollars, as well as having had critical acclaim. Lowe has also made money, but substantially less than Morrison. Lowe is a respected songwriter, but hasn’t had more than a couple of popular hits. Because of their differing levels of fame, Morrison is clearly the better musician.
3) The reasoning in this argument is most vulnerable to criticism on what grounds?
4) This argument assumes which of the following?
5) Which one of the following conditions, if true, most directly weakens the argument concerning Dr. James working in the emergency room?
by Alanna Traylor
Last Updated: 04/16/2013
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