What Do I Do After the LSAT?
You’re done! The most tortuous part of applying to law school is finished! All those hours spent studying and reviewing for the LSAT are now behind you! This sense of relief is one shared by almost everyone that sits for the test. For many, though, it’s quickly followed by a question: what do I after the LSAT is finished?
Luckily, there are plenty of things you need to do before you apply to law school. So, take that newfound sense of liberation and apply to other parts of the law school application process!
What Do I Do After the LSAT?
1. Focus again on your classes.
If, like many students, you take the LSAT while enrolled in classes, make sure not to mentally check out! You will rightfully want a break after the LSAT. However, it’s best to keep in mind that many law schools value your LSAT and GPA equally when reviewing your application. So, as tough as it might be, refocus on your classes and make sure to finish on a high. If you struggled at the beginning of your undergraduate career, doing well your last few semesters can show law schools that, while you may have initially struggled, you adjusted to and overcame the intellectual challenges you faced. This can only reflect positively on you! So, don’t come down with a sudden case of senioritis. Finish strong!
2. Start on your personal statement.
After the LSAT, writing a personal statement is what many perspective law students struggle most with. Now that you have more free time, use it to create a well-crafted personal statement. Not sure exactly what law schools want from you? Here are our tips on how to approach it!
3. If you struggled with the LSAT, keep reviewing.
If you struggled on the LSAT, and are worried that you might have to take it again, it’s best to keep reviewing. Since it takes three weeks to a month to receive your score, you could lose valuable studying time if you drop all review after the LSAT. I always advise students to take a few days off, and then get back into studying if they think they might have to take it again. If you get your score back and you did better than expected, all you’ve lost is a few hours worth of studying. If, however, you need to take it again, these weeks could be crucial in preparing you for the next administration. So as much as you do not want to get back into studying, it could really make a huge difference down the line.
This post was written by our LSAT tutor, Nick. Nick scored high on the LSAT and enjoys helping students achieve their dream scores and get into their dream schools! If you are looking for any other LSAT advice, LSAT timing tips, or LSAT tutoring, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you!
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