Take II: Reapplying to Law School

If things didn’t go your way for Fall 2008 admission and you are retaking the LSAT to apply for Fall 2009 admission (or Winter 2009 admission), here is a post of things to consider as you approach the June 2008 or October 2008 LSAT. (Please forgive the plug at the end – this was one of the first lawschoolexpert blog entries).

And here is a link to a previous post for general LSAT advice. The blogs that linked to this post last July still have worthy advice on the topic.

7 thoughts on “Take II: Reapplying to Law School

  1. Anonymous on said:

    Hi Ann–
    My cycle is finally over and I so am happy with the school I got into.
    I’m just writing to say thank you for your blog!! Please keep writing! Although I wasn’t one of your clients, your thoughts and advice really helped me a lot not just in practicality (what to do when…?) but in terms of keeping me grounded. With a lot of the law school forums or blogs there’s so much guessing, drama and exaggeration. My boyfriend, who’s a 3L, forbid me to read them any more because of how panicked and OCD they made me… but yours was the one blog he said it was ok to keep on my bookmarks because you were positive, truthful, and grounded. I would feel BETTER after reading your blog, versus how I was with everything else. Even if I wasn’t a client I feel fortunate in having received your guidance in a way. Thank you so much and I wish you the best.
    M

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

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    This comment made my whole day and I’m printing it out and posting it above my desk to remind myself to blog more often.
    I really appreciate your positive feedback, especially when there is so much negativity on the web.
    I wish you the very best of luck in law school. Congratulations!

  3. Anonymous on said:

    helphelp!!
    lsat is coming soon . how can i reduce the time I take for the logic games section??? am i the only one taking more than 35 minutes to finish it??? ahhhhh

  4. Hi Ann,

    Thank you for this blog. My situation is as follows:

    I am a Canadian law school applicant that applied to 6 schools last cycle. I was rejected at 3 and waitlisted at 3. Eventually I was rejected off the three waitlists.

    For the past year I have been completing a graduate degree and expanding my CV. My stats (Undergraduate GPA and LSAT) however, have remained the same, though both metrics are within the ranges accepted by the law schools I had applied to. (They are a bit below the medians)

    This year I applied to the same law schools and was offered a spot at accepted one of them. I have yet to hear word from the others.

    I am wondering if law school admission committees give any sort of bonus points to re-applicants?

    Thanks!

    SR

  5. Hi Ann!

    First off, thank you for all the guidance you give students like myself!

    This was the most relevant post to my situation so I thought this was a good place to ask my question. I applied to my dream school and 2 other top choices before my November LSAT came in. I didn’t do as well as I would have liked given a number of reasons. Instead of rushing to take it again this cycle I have decided to wait until next cycle and take my time studying for the best score possible. That being said, I don’t want the admissions committees at my top choices considering my application with such a poor score, as I intend to reapply next fall. How should my withdrawal letter/email look? The only examples I can find online are ones for people who were accepted elsewhere or Early Decision.

    Thanks again for your help!!

    • Hi Casey, Thanks for the nice words.
      I like your plan – let your schools review your application. There’s no advantage to withdrawing. If you just can’t handle the rejection, just email them and let them know you’ve decided to reapply next cycle after taking the LSAT again.

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