College of Law

LSAT Overview

What is the LSAT?
Toledo Law accepts either your Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. If both scores are reported, the Admissions Committee will only consider your highest LSAT score.

The LSAT is a standardized test used to measure reading and verbal skills. If you take the LSAT, your score is considered along with other factors to assess the potential for success in law school.

When should I take the LSAT?
The LSAT is offered numerous times each year. Summer test dates tend to work well for applicants still in school because they can study over the summer break. For other applicants, an early fall test works well with the application process as test results are released well in advance of scholarship deadlines.

What is a good LSAT score?
LSAT scores range from 120 to 180. The national median score is 150. A "good" score will depend on the law school where you apply. Review our entering class profile to get a general idea of our Toledo Law admitted student scores.

What does the LSAT test?
There are five multiple choice sections lasting 35 minutes each, but only four of the five sections contribute to your score. You will also complete 35-minute, unscored writing after the test.

  • Reading Comprehension (one section): Four longer reading sections with 5-8 questions that measure the ability to comprehend at a higher reading level.
  • Analytical Reasoning (one section): Four scenarios with rules. Each scenario has 5-7 questions concerning interpretations of the rules in a given scenario. This section measures the ability to understand relationship structures and draw conclusions.
  • Logical Reasoning (two sections): Short arguments followed by questions that measure the ability to analyze, critically evaluate and complete arguments.
  • Variable (one section): The final section, commonly referred to as the variable section, is not scored or identified and can be any of the three types above. Placement will vary. This section is typically used to pretest new test questions.

How do I prepare for the LSAT?
Preparation for the LSAT is vital, and there are many good ways to ensure your readiness for the test. We recommend Khan Academy's no-cost, online Official LSAT Prep course, developed in collaboration with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) — makers of the LSAT. Another powerful and effective way to prepare includes a review of past exam questions available through LSAC, Amazon, or your local library.

Consider taking practice tests to experience the timing of the test. Toledo Law regularly offers no-cost, mock LSAT sessions with LSAT instruction and options to take a digital practice test. Register now for our next Virtual Mock LSAT.

Do I need to take a commercial LSAT prep course?
While we do not endorse the use of a commercial LSAT preparation service or any particular service, we have compiled a list of LSAT prep courses below in case you determine that this is the best method of preparation for you.

Should you take the LSAT more than once?
Many students do take the LSAT exam more than once, although with careful test preparation the first time, you should not have to. Take note that law schools can view all reportable test scores. Some schools take into account your average score, but Toledo Law uses your highest score when making admission and scholarship decisions.

Is the LSAT the only accepted entrance exam?
No. Toledo Law accepts either your LSAT or GRE score. However, if both scores are reported, the Admissions Committee will only consider your highest LSAT score. To learn more about the GRE, visit ETS.


Questions?
Toledo Law Admissions
419.530.4131
law.admissions@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 9/15/21