The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is an integral part of law school admission in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. LSAT scores are accepted by all American Bar Association-approved law schools and Canadian common-law law schools. The LSAT is designed specifically to assess key skills needed for success in law school, including reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. Extensive research has shown that the LSAT score is a strong predictor of first-year law school success.
Some law schools will accept either the LSAT or the GRE for admission. It is advisable for students who want to maximize their chances for admission to take the LSAT. It is the only test accepted by all ABA-accredited law schools, and it is the only test that helps the test taker to determine if law school is right for them.