LSAT Logical Reasoning

The Basics

  • Time: Two 35 minute sections
  • Format: 24-26 questions each
  • Tests: Analyzing and Evaluating Arguments

On the LSAT, in law school, and throughout your legal career, you will need the ability to see and understand complex reasoning. This skill set is so valued by law schools and the legal community and is so vital to your success as a law student and future lawyer, that Logical Reasoning accounts for nearly half your score on the LSAT.

It's not enough to sense whether an argument is strong or weak; you'll need to understand precisely why it is so. This involves an even more fundamental skill, one that's called on by nearly every Logical Reasoning question—the ability to isolate and identify the various components of a given argument.

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