3 years

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3 years

Postby quicksters » Tue May 31, 2011 3:33 pm

I've been hearing that a lot of schools prefer LSAT scores from the last 3 years. Is this true, and if so, can anyone explain why this makes any sense if the LSAC keeps your scores for 5 years?

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Re: 3 years

Postby fatduck » Tue May 31, 2011 3:35 pm

i have never heard this.

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Re: 3 years

Postby Corwin » Tue May 31, 2011 3:49 pm

No one can really address this unless you say where you heard this from. Besides it being the official rule, lots of schools have it right on their webpages that the LSAT is good for 5 years.

Berkley: https://career.berkeley.edu/law/lawlsat.stm#9

Columbia: http://www.law.columbia.edu/jd_applican ... ents#97256

Northwestern: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... #lsatvalid

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Re: 3 years

Postby quicksters » Tue May 31, 2011 3:53 pm

Corwin wrote:No one can really address this unless you say where you heard this from. Besides it being the official rule, lots of schools have it right on their webpages that the LSAT is good for 5 years.

Berkley: https://career.berkeley.edu/law/lawlsat.stm#9

Columbia: http://www.law.columbia.edu/jd_applican ... ents#97256

Northwestern: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... #lsatvalid



Jeffort wrote:
funstuff wrote:Hey guys so I have a quick question about the lsat. I'm planning on taking the lsat in october 2011 and probably again in june 2012 if my score isn't high enough and will probably apply to schools in 2015. I know my score will expire in 5 years, but have also heard that schools like more recent tests. What do you guys know about this? I've heard some schools only want scores from the last 3 years. Does that mean 3 years from the date I took the lsat to the date I apply, or what?
Thanks a lot.


Five years is how long a reported LSAT score appears on your CAS report that law schools you apply to receive. Many if not most law schools now require a reported score from within the previous 3 years of the cycle you apply in. You'll have to check with the schools you are interested in for their current policies about how they are measuring the time limit. It's typically measured by calendar year and/or application cycle year rather than by day.

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Re: 3 years

Postby quicksters » Tue May 31, 2011 3:58 pm

Thanks for the help so far.

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Re: 3 years

Postby Corwin » Tue May 31, 2011 3:58 pm

Hrm, I guess this is true for some schools. I.e. Indiana: http://indylaw.indiana.edu/admissions/faq.htm#LSAT. Not sure about the claim of "most" schools though.




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