LSAC is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance law and justice by promoting access, equity, and fairness in law school admission and supporting the learning journey from prelaw through practice. LSAC provides products and services that support candidates and schools throughout the law school admission process, and innovative solutions to expand and diversify the range of prelaw students, enhance student outcomes in law school, and support legal professionals throughout their careers.
LSAC is the platform which applicants use to apply to law schools. You can think of it as the equivalent of the Common Application, which is used to apply to colleges. You can create an LSAC account at any time, you do not have to wait until you are applying to law schools. It is recommended to create an account as soon as you have decided to be on a pre-law track, to give yourself time to familiarize yourself with the website, join the emailing list, and utilize its resources.
Registering to take the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is completed in LSAC, and there are some free test preparation sources on LawHub, which can be accessed under the LSAT tab when you log in to your LSAC account. You can also search for law schools and save them in your LSAC account, creating an application list and tracking the requirements for each of them. Another important component of LSAC is the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) which is used to upload transcripts and other documents to LSAC all at once, simplifying the process.