What is the LSAT all about?

Legal Reasoning

Logical Reasoning

What are you required to demonstrate in logical reasoning?



Direct examination of your witness

Which of the following most strengthens the argument?

Cross examine a witness

Which of the following most weakens the argument?

evaluate the evidence, infer what the best course to follow will be, advise your client on what to do, & give a summation

which of the following would be helpful in evaluating the argument?

which of the following can be properly inferred from the information above?

which of the following best describes the argument’s main conclusion?

find jurisdictional errors, procedural defects, or bad law in your opponent’s arguments

the argument’s reasoning is flawed, in that?

anticipate objections in advance and be prepared to rebut them

the argument’s validity rests on which of the following assumptions?

Analytical Reasoning

What you might confront when scheduling trials as the prosecutor:

Six defendants: Franks, Gomez, Luciano, O’Shea, Chen, and Johnson will be charged with mail fraud under a federal statute. Each of the six defendants will be charged in one of three federal district courts: New York, Pennsylvania, or Ohio consistent with the following considerations:

What you see on the LSAT:

Six cartons, F, G, H, P, R, and S are to be to be stored in either a residential or office building. Each building has available storage space in a garage, attic, and basement. The boxes are stored one at a time from first to last according to the following conditions:

Reading Comprehension

Law School final exam:

(Affordable Care Act Decision - Roberts, CJ - June 28, 2012)
National Federation of Independent Businesses v Sebelius

Question 1: Describe Chief Justice Roberts holding in the case

Question 2: What limitations, if any, are likely to be placed on the commerce clause in the future as a result of the decision?

Question 3: Justice Scalia criticizes the majority’s view that the Affordable Care Act is a tax by pointing out what?

Question 4: What was Justice Ginsburg attempting to achieve in her concurrence?

What you see on the LSAT:

Question 1: Which of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage?

Question 2: The passage provides the most support for inferring which of the following about the future of the law?

Question 3: According to the critics, the author’s view on taxation is questionable because?

Question 4: What is the primary purpose of paragraph 3?