Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

92% Of Law Schools Weigh Shorter (105 Minutes) Online LSAT The Same As Longer (175 Minutes) On-ground LSAT In Admissions Decisions

Kaplan Survey, Law Schools Say Applicants Who Take At-Home Version of LSAT® Amid COVID-19 Not at Admissions Disadvantage:

LSAT-FlexThere’s good news for law school applicants amid the most unpredictable admissions cycle in recent history. According to a new Kaplan survey of nearly 100 law schools across the United States, taking the shorter, one-hour and 45 minutes, at-home version of the usual LSAT exam—called the LSAT-Flex—will not put aspiring attorneys at an admissions disadvantage compared to those who submit scores from the regular exam*. According to the survey, 92 percent say they will evaluate applicants equally regardless of which LSAT version they take.

Another survey result finds that 60 percent agree that an at-home version of the LSAT “would produce a fair, reliable score for test-takers that I would have confidence in as an admissions officer evaluating applicants”; 13 percent disagree, while the remaining 27 percent didn’t offer a definitive opinion. ...

LSAT-Flex is composed of three 35-minute scored sections instead of the traditional five 35-minute sections (four scored and one unscored), potentially an advantage for test-takers for whom endurance is a challenge. LSAT-Flex is available on any laptop or desktop computer with a Windows or Mac operating system. Test takers are monitored by a live proctor through webcam and microphone.

Karen Sloan (, Online LSAT Gets a Thumbs Up From Law Schools

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