As you already know from our previous posts, registration for the June and July 2019 LSAT administrations is now open. In addition, LSAC has announced that the LSAT will be converted from a paper exam to a digital tablet exam by this September. To assist test takers with this transition, LSAC has posted videos that explain the mechanics of taking the LSAT on the Microsoft Surface tablet. Go here to review these videos and other LSAT prep materials. LSAC will be adding more information over the coming months about this conversion.
LSAC also recently announced that, beginning with the June 2019 exam, test takers will no longer be required to complete the writing section of the LSAT on the exam day. Rather, starting with the June 2019 LSAT administration and for subsequent administrations, candidates will be eligible to take the LSAT Writing on the day of their LSAT administration and for up to one year thereafter. The LSAT Writing portion will cost applicants an additional $15. For more information about LSAT Writing section changes, go here: https://www.lsac.org/lsat/taking-lsat/lsat-writing-faqs.
With these changes on the horizon, many of you are now trying to decide which LSAT to take and how to best prepare for the test. Our blog post from December addresses many of those questions. In addition, we will be hosting an LSAT Boot Camp on Monday, February 11, 4-6pm, on the 5th Floor of the Illini Union Bookstore Building. This event will feature tutorials by LSAT commercial test prep companies TestMasters and Blueprint, as well as a workshop by PLAS Director Jamie Thomas-Ward, providing more information about how to decide which LSAT to take.
Finally, PLAS will be offering a FREE PRACTICE LSAT on Friday, March 1, 8:30am-11:30am. This is a great opportunity for those of you planning to take the test in the next several months to evaluate where you are in your preparation. Note: this will be a paper and pencil practice exam as practice digital materials are not yet available. If you are interested, go to our events calendar now to register as space is limited.
As always, PLAS will continue to share updates either via the PLAS Blog or Facebook page so keep checking back. We also strongly encourage you to check LSAC.org regularly for information related to the LSAT digital transition, registration updates and other important LSAT-related news. With so many changes ahead, it is very important for future law school applicants to be on top of everything related to the LSAT.