Aspiring lawyers will be taking the Law School Admission Test on Microsoft Surface Go tablets beginning in July.

The Law School Admission Council, which develops the LSAT, on Monday offered a sneak peek of the new digital exam, which by September will fully replace the 70-year-old paper and pencil version of the exam. Council president Kellye Testy unveiled the move to digital in the summer, but details have been scarce until now. Under the new digital system:

  • Scores will be available in a matter of days, rather than weeks.
  • Accessibility and user features will be standard, such as the ability to increase type size, control brightness, highlight and underline text.
  • The 35-minute writing portion of the exam will be separated from the rest of the exam, allowing test takers to complete it on their own computers at their convenience.
  • Custom security technology will protect the integrity of the exam.

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