I have my June LSAT score – What now?

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Now that you have your June LSAT score, the application process begins. I’ll add some postings this week and next about a timeline and the next steps to take.

Decision #1: Are you retaking the LSAT?

As of June 2006, law schools count the highest of multiple LSAT scores because of a new ABA policy. Therefore, the only downsides to retaking it are: (1) time spent studying; (2) cost; (3) delay in getting your applications reviewed; and (4) the possibility that you might have to explain to a law school why your score decreased the second time.

99% of law school applicants are disappointed with their score on their first LSAT. The question is, how disappointed are you? I listen to my clients and determine from speaking to them whether the circumstances surrounding their score make it likely they would improve on a second attempt. There is no hard and fast rule that applies to everyone so I’d be doing you a great disservice by posting a supposed answer here. Just don’t wait until the December exam.

2 Responses

  1. My GPA and LSAT scores are undesirable. I plan to go into Conflict Negotiation and my LSAT scores were a determinating factor. I wish I would have looked at your blog before I took either LSAT. I took the first LSAT with little to no preparation and I took the second one with a four month program to enhance my score. While taking this program I was working full time and in a grad program full time and am single parent. If I knew then what I know now I would have taken the PREP course at a time when I had no other courses.


  2. Hi Lisa, I hope it’s ok to respond to you in this manner. I too am focused on Conflict Negotiation. My first LSAT score was not good and I am redoing in October. If you’d like to chat with someone in the process with you and with some of the same GPA issues I am happy to meet with a like-minded person. You can email me at afilahm@gmail.com if you like. Hope to hear from you. Be well.

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