What are my chances of getting into Harvard Law School?
The average LSAT score is 150 and puts the student in the 50th percentile. Generally a score of about 160 is acceptable to most law schools. However, for the top-tiered law schools, the LSAT score must be at least 171, or in the 98th percentile, for the student's application to be competitive.
- The LSAT consists of five 35-minute multiple choice sections (one of which is an unscored experimental section) followed by an unscored writing sample section. Modern tests have 99–102 scored items in total.
- LSAT – Scoring a Perfect 180. Getting an LSAT score of 180 or a “perfect score” is extremely rare. According to data published by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), from 2006-2009 of all LSATs administered, approximately 144,000 per year, only 0.1% received a 180. LSAT scores range from 120-180.
- The Complete LSAT Retake Manifesto. Every time LSAT scores are released, there are thousands of test-takers who are less than satisfied with their results. Luckily, you are allowed to take the LSAT again — you may actually take the exam up to three times in any two year period.
A score of 155 on the LSAT is a classic 'in-between' score. While the score is not too low, it will also not put you in the cream of LSAT test takers. An LSAT score of 155 can at best be classified as an average score which will put you in the hunt for a decent law school. The LSAT is scored on a scale of 120-180.
- The LSAT is scored on a scale of 120-180. The average score is about 150, but if you're looking to get into one of the top 25 law schools, your score should be well over 160. There are about 101 questions in each test and each question answered correctly accounts for one point of your raw score.
- Second, the LSAT is not a test that rewards last-minute intense studying. We generally recommend that our clients spend at least three months (and in most cases, more than that) consistently studying for the LSAT, ideally devoting 10-15 hours per week.
- The tests are a total of 175 minutes long and the writing sample is 30 minutes long. When you add in the time for administrative work and a break, the whole LSAT test day “experience” is 4 to 5 hours long. Any practice tests you take should be administered in blocks of several hours to simulate the test day experience.
Updated: 2nd October 2019