The Law Admission Test (LAT) is a professionally designed and scored selection test developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in conjunction with UNSW Law & Justice. It assesses the types of aptitudes and skills that are critical to success in tertiary Law programs. These aptitudes and skills include the ability to think critically, to analyse information, and to organise and express ideas in a clear and fluent way.

LAT is a 2 hour, computer-based test that is held once a year. LAT is currently used for selection into undergraduate Law programs at UNSW Sydney. Completion of the LAT enables UNSW Sydney to gain a more rounded view of a candidate’s capability to study Law. It also gives applicants an opportunity to further demonstrate their suitability for the Law program at UNSW Sydney.


Important dates

Registrations open 9 am AEST Monday 13 May 2024
Standard registrations close 5 pm AEST Friday 9 August 2024
Late registrations close 5 pm AEST Sunday 8 September 2024
Reasonable adjustment applications close 5 pm AEST Sunday 8 September 2024
Refund requests close 5 pm AEST Sunday 8 September 2024
Admission Tickets released By 5 pm AEST Monday 16 September 2024
Test date Monday 30 September 2024
Results available Late November 2024


ACER is an independent, not-for-profit organisation.