Extreme Makeover: LSAC.org Edition


    If you've visited LSAC.org recently, you probably noticed that the site has undergone a serious overhaul. What changed, what remained the same, and what's long gone with this new website redesign?

    Thankfully, one thing that hasn't changed is the wealth of information available on LSAC.org. It is all still there, albeit in a different format, and in different locations. As you get used to the new LSAC.org look, you'll probably make handy use of the "Search" button on the upper right of the site.

    Those of you with LSAC accounts will be glad to know that the password-only sections of LSAC.org have remained the same; no substantial changes (aside from some color and font differences) have taken place.

    There are definitely some other major changes (aside from the crisp, clean new look) that took place with the website redesign, though:

    1. The October 1996 LSAT (Prep Test 20) , which used to be available as a free download (from link http://www.lsac.org/pdfs/test.pdf), is now gone. A search of the website did not yield any results.
    2. The June 2007 LSAT (never released as a prep test), which used to be available at this link (now defunct), can now be found here: http://www.lsac.org/jd/LSAT/lsat-prep-materials.asp
    3. The Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools (which LSAC, in conjuction with the American Bar Association, makes available online for free year-round, and updates once a year with applicant information from the previous cycle), has undergone a major overhaul, as well. It is now much closer to the overall look and feel of LSAC.org, and is much more comprehensive to use. The Guide's most useful tool, the  LSAT/GPA Search (sometimes referred to as the LSAT/GPA Calculator), is now highly visible in the Guide's new site, and can found on the upper left corner.
    4. LSACnet.org, which used to host all of LSAC's statistics and reports, has now been merged with LSAC.org; you'll be able to find all those graphics and information by scrolling to the bottom of the new LSAC website.

    Check out the changes in LSAC's logo, too. Formerly a blue square with bullets and serif font, the logo has also been spruced up, and now boasts curving lines, no bullets, and a sans-serif font.

    WHAT DO YOU THINK: Is this new LSAC website better and easier to use? Is the format friendlier? Is LSAC trying to make itself seem more approachable? Let us know in the comments!