Starting in August 2021, with standard timing, the in-person LSAT consists of four 35-minute multiple-choice sections:
The four sections of the LSAT occur in no particular order, and there is a break following the second section. The experimental section, which does not count toward your score, is included to assess questions that may be used on future versions of the exam. You will not know which section is experimental when taking the test, so you should treat each section as though it will count toward your score.
The LSAT-Flex (offered from April 2020 to June 2021) is identical but does not include an experimental section.
In addition to taking your LSAT or LSAT-Flex, you must also complete the LSAT Writing, which asks you to produce a well-reasoned argument in response to a question. While your writing sample is not calculated into your LSAT score, it will be sent to every law school to which you apply. Faculty readers at some law schools take the writing sample seriously as evidence of your ability to write under time pressure, an important skill in law school. LSAC will not release your scores until you complete the LSAT Writing.
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