The LSAT’s Writing Sample – (Small) Changes Coming!

So, the sixth and final section of the LSAT is the Writing Sample. Beginning with the June LSAT, the (mandatory) Writing Sample will be administered separately from the LSAT itself.  Read below for more details!

  • The Writing Sample remains mandatory, and it has not changed substantively. It continues to test the legal writing skills used in law school and by practicing lawyers.
  • [Quick plug: as a reminder, every ScoreItUp course contains a detailed online tutorial and straightforward formula on how to write an excellent Writing Sample!]
  • Beginning with the June 2019 LSAT, the Writing Sample will be something you can take at home, within one year of your LSAT – as a result, there will be only five (instead of six) 35-minute sections to take on test day.
  • You only need to take the Writing Sample once, even if you take the LSAT multiple times.
  • There will be a $15 charge associated with taking the Writing Sample…even though it remains mandatory!
  • The name will change from the “Writing Sample” to “LSAT Writing.”
  • For more details, and answers to FAQ’s, please go here.
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