June 2021 LSAT-Flex: Post Mortem

For those of you who took the June 2021 LSAT today (or will be this week), congratulations!  Here are a few things you may want to consider, regardless of how well you feel you did:

1. If you feel you did well on the LSAT, that’s great!  If you are planning on applying to law school beginning in Fall 2022, you’ve got some time to work on the rest of your applications and/or retake the LSAT if for any reason you want to do so.  If all of that is already done, then there is no need to do anything now, other than sit back, relax, and let yourself enjoy some well-deserved fun over the next couple weeks.

2. If you are unsure of how you did and are debating whether to cancel your score or not (assuming you do not have the benefit of the LSAC’s Score Preview as a first-time LSAT-taker), that is a tougher decision. Feel free to email me at mark@scoreitup.com if you’d like to discuss your situation with me.

3.  If you feel you did not do well on the June LSAT, don’t despair – there is plenty of good news. The vast majority of law schools focus on your highest LSAT score, meaning there is little downside to retaking the exam.  The biggest thing to do is to be honest with yourself and evaluate WHY you didn’t do as well as you could have.  If you are planning on applying to law school for Fall 2022, you have time to prepare and retake the LSAT. The format will change slightly in August, but it will continue to be only three sections that count towards your graded LSAT score (plus one experimental section).

5.  If you feel you did not do well because you were not as prepared as you could be, give yourself the time to fully prepare next time for this exam.  Be diligent about your preparation.  You can take the LSAT in August (and possibly October) 2021and still have your application done in time for early-enrollment for Fall 2022.

6.  If you do decide to retake the LSAT, be sure you continue to prepare diligently for it.  If you have any questions about the best way to do that, please feel free to email me.

7.    Finally, although you have some important decisions to make, don’t stress about it.  Stressing about a test you already took will do you absolutely no good.  The only thing it will do is make the next couple weeks of your life a lot more unpleasant, and you will get nothing in return.  You’ve earned the right to relax a little and enjoy the rest of your day!

Questions?  Please feel free to email mark@scoreitup.com.  Good luck!!