Obtain a copy of the LSAT &LSDAS Registration and Information Book from the pre-law advisor's office (2321 Coleman Hall).
LSAT exams are offered at EIU four times each year: February, June, September or October, and December.
Register to take the test early. If you hope to attend law school the fall following your graduation, consider taking the June exam prior to your senior year. September-October of your senior year is also a good choice; the December exam is cutting it very close, and the February exam is too late for many law schools.
Study hard for the LSAT: plan to take it once and only once, and do well. If you do poorly, consider retaking the LSAT; many law schools accept the best of two or even three LSAT scores.
For many students, taking multiple practice LSATs is the most effective way to study for the real LSAT.
Excellent preparatory material can be checked out from the Booth Library (course reserves; course: Pre-Law Program; Department: Political Science; instructor: Swenson) or purchased. Worthwhile products offered by the LSAC (Law School Admission Council) include the TriplePrep Plus (order online at www.LSAC.org.) and an interactive computer-based study tool, "Itemwise."
Take the Mock LSAT and the LSAT Prep Course offered spring semester by the Pre-Law Society.
Consider taking a commercial LSAT prep course, especially if you are not a self-motivated studier or your scores on sample tests are not good.
LSAC offers a fee waiver for the LSAT and the LSDAS (Law School Data Assembly Service) for qualifying low income students. See the pre-law advisor for an application.