About Law School Admission Council INC.
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), headquartered in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting quality, access, and equity in law and education worldwide by supporting individuals’ enrolment journeys and providing pre-eminent assessment, data, and technology services.
Each year, LSAC helps thousands of law school candidates navigate the admission process and provides the essential admission software and data relied upon by over 200 member law schools in the United States, Canada, and Australia. LSAC is best known for developing and administering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT®) for over 70 years. LSAC does not assess an applicant's chances for admission to any law school; all admission decisions are made by individual law schools.
The LSAT is one of the many products and services offered by the Council’s approximately 350 employees. LSAC is the only major testing organisation that has developed a completely electronic, web-accessible clearinghouse for collecting and transmitting undergraduate transcripts, letters of recommendation, and law school applications. The data reports generated from this system provide essential information to the legal education community.
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The reputation of the LSAT as the premier measure of assessing reading and reasoning skills extends far beyond the United States, Canada, and Australia. Many countries consult with LSAC about their legal education programmes. LSAC’s expertise in test development and psychometrics is a valuable resource and model for institutions seeking to achieve world-class standards in admissions testing.
LSAC creates and administers the Spanish LSAT for law colleges in Puerto Rico. In addition, for over a decade LSAC has provided an admission test for Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China. Since 2017, Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, Bhutan’s first and only law college, has used the LSAC-created LSAT—Bhutan.
About LSAC Global ─ India LLP
In 2019, LSAC renewed its commitment to promoting legal education in India by opening LSAC Global – India LLP (LSAC Global). The company is dedicated to deploying LSAC’s deep knowledge and experience to meet the needs of law aspirants and law colleges in India. LSAC Global strives to work with leaders in law and legal education to support India’s continued development as the largest democracy in the world today and a major contributor to the global economy. LSAC developed the LSAT—India in 2009 to specifically assist law colleges in India to identify students with the critical reasoning skills that are essential to be successful in law college and, ultimately, to practising law in the global economy. By providing a valid and reliable test of acquirable skills, LSAC Global strives to increase access to legal education for students from underrepresented communities in India. Since its inception, LSAT—India has grown in volume and stature, with over 40,000 law aspirants sitting for the test to gain admission to Integrated LL.B. and LL.M. programmes at some of the most prestigious law colleges in India.