Did you take the February 2008 LSAT?

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What should you do with your February 2008 LSAT score? Are you hoping to apply for Fall 2008? You’ll probably be ok at safety schools but anywhere that you’re mid-range or reaching is going to end up with a wait list response at best. This is the joy of rolling admissions.

It might be a better strategy to wait until Fall 2009 entry. You can really work to create impressive applications, strengthen your LORs and resumes, improve your GPA, and apply early (September/October) for the next admission cycle. This can definitely help you to be a more competitive applicant.

If you decide to do this, don’t put law school on the back-burner. Be proactive and get yourself on a time-line. The summer will be here before you know it.

P.S. I am currently accepting law school admission consulting clients for Fall 2009 and will accept fewer than 150 this year. Sign up early.

P.P.S. Trends I’m noticing: The following schools seem to be gunning it for improvement in rankings (based on the fact that they are turning down people this year that I think they would have admitted last year): Boston College, George Washington University, Northeastern, and George Mason.

12 thoughts on “Did you take the February 2008 LSAT?

  1. Shelley on said:

    That list of “gunners” includes 2 of the 4 schools to which I applied.

    Erg…figures. When you want to stay in my area, the list of schools is a pretty short one.

    On the bright side, they’ve had my application since December, and I haven’t heard decision. Perhaps that means I’m really being considered instead of launched into the reject pile.

  2. Jessica on said:

    George Mason does seem to be gunning for a better ranking. Do you think, though, that most of the applicants they are admitting regard Mason as a safety school? If so, will us waitlisted applicants have a better shot at acceptance?

  3. Ann K. Levine, Esq. on said:

    You know, if most people applying to GMU are (arguably) applying to GWU (and GWU has been harder on applicants this year as well) then I wouldn’t make the leap that it’ll be easier on the W/L this year. However, I’m not sure GMU is a backup for GWU applicants – it’s purely speculation.

  4. Zachary on said:

    I just took the LSAT for Fall 08. I know, I know I should wait for Fall 09, but for family reasons I simply can’t. Would you suggest that I go ahead and send my application to the schools before I get the LSAT scores back or should I wait?

  5. Ann K. Levine, Esq. on said:

    Yes, then I recommend moving forward and applying as quickly as possible – no need to wait for your score (although you should have it in 2 weeks via email).

  6. Anonymous on said:

    I saw where someone said that we should have our scores in 2 weeks via email (for the february 2 lsat). So does that mean we will probably get them this week? I saw today where there was a dotted line around my score box on the LSAC website, and now it’s gone. If anyone could clue me in that would be helpful! thanks!

  7. Anonymous on said:

    another school to add to your list going for higher #s – hastings, check out their record on LSN, people with scores above the 75 percentile for last year are getting waitlisted.

  8. Anonymous on said:

    To those asking about the email dates for feb 2nd scores: my LSAC account actually lists my expected score by email date as 2/25/2008… If you log in to lsac.org, check under the “Account Status” heading and click “LSAT,” it should give you a specific date in the “Score email date” box.

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