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3 New LSAT Test Dates for 2019 and 2020

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Is more better? In the case of more availability for LSAT testing, I’d say the answer is yes. And I’m happy to report that the LSAT is adding 3 more new LSAT test dates in the 2019-2020 testing year. (The upcoming LSAT testing year runs from June of 2018 to May of 2020.)

This means test-takers have 9 options for LSAT booking in the upcoming testing year. This is a nice bump up from the 6 LSAT test dates that were available in previous testing years. LSAC lists all of the upcoming LSAT dates by testing year .

If you find the concept of “testing year” a little confusing, don’t worry. I’ve listed all of LSAC’s posted test dates by calendar year below. For your convenience, I’ve separated LSAT testing dates 2019 and LSAT testing dates 2020 into two tables below.

(NOTE: The newly added dates are for October, February, and late April, times when there was no LSAT availability in past years. Those new dates are noted in the tables below.)

New LSAT Test Dates 2019

LSAT Test DateLSAT Time
Saturday, January 26, 20198:30 AM
Monday, January 28, 2019 (Saturday Sabbath observers)8:30 AM
Saturday, March 30, 20198:30 AM
Monday, April 1, 20198:30 AM
Monday, June 3, 201912:30 PM
Monday, July 15, 201912:30 PM
Saturday, September 21, 20198:30 AM
Monday, October 28, 2019 (new date)12:30 PM
Monday, November 25, 201912:30 PM

New LSAT Test Dates 2020

LSAT Test DateLSAT Time
Monday, January 13, 202012:30 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2020 (new date)8:30 AM
Monday, March 30, 202012:30 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2020 (new date)8:30 PM

(NOTE:More dates will be added to the official LSAT test dates 2020 list as we approach the 2020-2021 testing year. You can watch for these test dates in our Clemmonsdogpark LSAT Blog post “Best LSAT Test Dates.” There, Travis Coleman regularly updates our readers with on when they can take the test.

Changes to LSAT Sabbath Rules for the LSAT

In the LSAT calendar above, did you notice something odd? It is right in the middle of the LSAT test dates 2019 list. As you can see, Mondays abruptly stop being labelled as “Saturday Sabbath observers.” This lack of Sabbath designation continues into the LSAT test dates 2020 table.

What’s going on here? Well, the new LSAT test dates come with some new LSAT Sabbath rules. Previously, certain Mondays were specifically set aside as alternative dates for those who can’t take the exam on the Sabbath for religious reasons.

But starting in the 2019-2020 testing year, the Sabbath rules are more flexible. Things start changing from June 2019 onward. If you observe the Sabbath but can’t find a Monday opening that works, you can request an alternate date. That date will not have to be one of the officially listed LSAT test dates 2019, or one of the listed LSAT test dates 2020. Instead, test-takers can work with LSAT to schedule their own personal alternative test sessions.

For full details of the new Sabbath regulations for LSAT test takers, go to .

New LSAT Test Dates and a New LSAT Test Format!

Starting September 21 2019, all LSAT tests are computer-based. This starts during LSAT test dates 2019 and continues into LSAT test dates 2020.

Yes, you read that right. From September 2019 onward, the LSAT is digital only. The long-standing paper format will be retired. This is a big deal! To find out everything you need to know about the new electronic format for the LSAT, check out Allyson’s Clemmonsdogpark LSAT Blog article, “The LSAT is Going Digital.”

Disclosed LSATs vs. Non-Disclosed LSATs

The LSAT’s policy of disclosing some LSAT tests but leaving others non-disclosed will continue for LSAT test dates in 2019 and 2020. (Recall that with a non-disclosed LSAT, you receive your score, but you don’t receive a copy of the test or see which specific questions you missed.)

What does this mean if you’re taking the LSAT in 2019 or 2020? Well, if you look at the upcoming dates, you’ll see more non-disclosed dates than disclosed ones.

The LSAT website has . But I can give you the short version of that table. For the listed 2019 and 2020 LSAT dates, only three exams are disclosed. These exams are all in the LSAT test dates 2019 table above. They fall on June 3, September 21, and November 25.

Will there be any disclosed exams for LSAT test dates 2020? If past trends are any indication, then probably. But to find out, we’ll have to wait for LSAC to announce the dates for their 2020-2021 testing year.

Why Is LSAC Adding New LSAT Test Dates?

So why is LSAC expanding its schedule for LSAT test dates 2019 and 2020? I’m tempted to say we shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth! But it’s worth looking at why this is happening so we can determine if this trend will continue.

It seems that the LSAT is making an effort to be more flexible for its students. Assuming students like this flexibility (seems like a safe bet), I predict that we’ll see similar flexibility for years to come.

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