California LSAT Center Reviews: San Francisco, UC Hastings College of the Law

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Review #1

When did you take your LSAT?
June 2011
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Auditorium
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
normal
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
2-3 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
yes
Was nearby parking easy to find?
no
How much did parking cost?
$15-$20
Do you have any additional comments?
The site is TERRIBLE. Before starting the exams the proctors had the hundreds of exam takers line-up in hallways for hours. We were forced to mindlessly shift from line to line until one proctor was satisfied that our ordering was randomized. We then spent at least an additional 45 minutes being placed in to individual seats. In total it took 2.5 hours for the exam to start. Needless to say, I was exhausted from my hours of standing before the exam even began.

Review #2

When did you take your LSAT?
June 2011
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
0-25
How comfortable were the chairs?
very comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
hot
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very quiet
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1-2 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
no
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
no
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?

Review #3

When did you take your LSAT?
September/October 2009
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
optimal
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
normal
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
quiet
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
2-3 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?
The checkin was retarded. We were supposed to be there by 830 but they took such a long time to check everyone in (e.g. A-F only had one person taking fingerprints, signing, checking people off) and then in the room itself, you had assigned seating and the lady in charge kept misreading names and mis-seating people. it was a nightmare; I should have just been one of the last people to check in and sat outside at the end of the line studying.

Review #4

When did you take your LSAT?
February 2009
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
very comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
optimal
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
quiet
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1-2 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
How much did parking cost?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?
The test environment was great, large table/desks usually for law students with a million books and laptops etc.

My only gripe was that because so many people took the test, it took forever to start and end the test. 12:30 they started letting people in, I got home after six and I live a mile away. Still I would have done it again. Desk space and environment trump all for this test.

Review #5

When did you take your LSAT?
June 2009
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
very comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
optimal
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very loud
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1-2 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
yes
Was nearby parking easy to find?
no
How much did parking cost?
free
Do you have any additional comments?
Parking is mostly metered and timed. My test took approximately 6 hours or so AFTER checking in. My proctor was speaking after he started the time. Because Hastings is so big, many people test here, and they didn't start checking people in until 12:30, so the wait was really long. I wouldn't recommend testing here.

Review #6

When did you take your LSAT?
June 2009
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
optimal
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
quiet
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1-2 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?

Review #7

When did you take your LSAT?
February 2009
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
0-25
How comfortable were the chairs?
very comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
normal
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1 hour or less
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?

Review #8

When did you take your LSAT?
February 2009
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
very comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
optimal
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very quiet
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1-2 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
How much did parking cost?
$15-$20
Do you have any additional comments?
Just great!

Review #9

When did you take your LSAT?
June 2009
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
very comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very quiet
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1 hour or less
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?

Review #10

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2006
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
dark
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very quiet
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1 hour or less
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?
I was somewhat sick so it might have been me rather than the room that was cold!

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When did you take your LSAT?
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
Large Auditorium
Large Class Room
Small Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
0-25
25-50
50-75
100+
How comfortable were the chairs?
not comfortable
comfortable
very comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
very dark
dark
optimal
too much sunlight/glare
What was the temperature of the room?
very cold
cold
optimal
hot
very hot
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
no
How much desk space did you have?
very little: could not fit both test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk
just enough: just enough room to put both the test booklet and the answer sheet on the desk together
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
yes
no
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
quiet
normal
loud
very loud
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very quiet
quiet
normal
loud
very loud
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1 hour or less
1-2 hours
2-3 hours
3-4 hours
4+ hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
no
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules? (Please explain in "Other Comments")
yes
no
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
yes
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
no
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
free
$5-$10
$10-$15
$15-$20
$20+
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