The best source of information about the LSAT can be found on the Law School Admission Counsel’s website here

LSAT Test Dates

June 8, 2015

October 3, 2015

December 5, 2015


Start taking timed practice tests once a week.  Figure out and comprehend why your wrong answers were wrong. Take the practice tests using a pencil, sitting at a little desk in order to simulate actual test conditions. Better yet, take the practice test in a library where people may be coughing and a cell phone may accidentally go off.

Form a reliable group to take turns proctoring/administering timed practice tests on a regular basis. Do this in a classroom. For a YouTube vido that will keep time for you go to  The video has information about a timing app for your smart phone.

Read any of the following publications on a regular basis: The New York Times; Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, The Economist, The New York Review of Books. These will boost your vocabulary and comprehension. Read some of these on paper. After all, it is a paper and pencil test. Use a dictionary to look up the meaning of words you do not know.

Some students find it helpful to take the Logic course offered by the Philosophy Department

Take basic math classes to increase your quantitative problem solving skills, or buy a high school math review book (calculus not required).


Whether to take a test prep course or work with a tutor is an individual decision. Bates does not promote or endorse any specific test prep or tutoring service. As a service, BCDC does make available various companies’ promotional materials upon request. Any discounts or vouchers will be made available to juniors or seniors taking the test via an announcement on the Pre-Law Listserv.