What is the LSAT and how do I sign up?
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized exam that is required for admission to most U. S. law schools, including Bowen. The LSAT is administered four times per year: September (or October), December, February and June. You can obtain further information about the LSAT (including dates, costs, and registration requirements) from the Law School Admission Council at 215.968.1001.
When should I take the LSAT?
We recommend that you take the LSAT in June, September/October, or December of the year before you plan to begin law school.
Do LSAT scores expire?
Bowen accepts LSAT scores taken within five years of your desired enrollment date.
What is the composition of the LSAT?
The LSAT tests reading comprehension (25 percent), analytical reasoning (25 percent), and logical reasoning (50 percent).Â A 35-minute writing sample is administered at the end of the test. The sample is not scored but we will receive a copy of it and review it.
How should I prepare for the LSAT?
You should spend 4-6 months (or about 200 hours) taking practice tests and improving your reading and analytical reasoning skills. LSAC makes practice tests available. You can also find preparation materials in bookstores and public libraries. An Internet search for â€śLSAT preparationâ€ť will retrieve many resources as well.
What is the median LSAT score for Bowen students?
For the entering class of 2010, the median LSAT score was 154 in the full-time division and 152 in the part-time division.
I have taken the LSAT several times.Â Which score do you use?
We consider all LSAT scores, but in most cases we rely on the highest score in making admission decisions.
What is the LSDAS?
The Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) is a document clearinghouse that provides law schools with in-depth applicant GPA and grade trend data.Â The LSDAS also compiles a Law School Report for each applicant that includes transcripts, LSAT score information, LSAT writing sample(s), and letters of recommendation, and forwards this information to law schools.Â Bowen applicants are required to utilize the LSDAS and have a Law School Report compiled for them.Â You can obtain further information about the LSDAS from the Law School Admission Council atÂ 215.968.1001.