The History of the LSAT

The History of the LSAT

Branden & Jelena explore the LSAT’s roots and growth over time, along with some of the controversies along the way.

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Did you know the LSAT was created in part because of World War I? This test we all have to take to apply to law school goes back way farther than most of us realized.

This week, Branden & Jelena explore the LSAT’s roots and growth over time, along with some of the controversies along the way.

Listen and learn . . .

  1. When the first LSAT was administered
  2. How the LSAT was initially developed
  3. Why some law schools wanted the test to include a section on history & literature
  4. When the LSAT first faced pushback from people opposed to standardized testing
  5. Which state passed a law forcing LSAC to disclose past tests
  6. And more!

Links and Further Resources from this Episode:


More on the History of the LSAT


LSAC’s Own History Page


Merit and Diversity: The Origins of the Law School Admissions Test (Law Review Article)


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