If you just took the January 2022 LSAT, relax! Of course, that is much easier said than done, but it’s true. In order to help you relax at least a little bit, remember the following:
- The vast majority of law schools focus on your HIGHEST score, and do not average your LSAT scores. So, even if the January LSAT doesn’t work out as well as you hoped, worst case scenario is you retake the exam (ok, let’s be honest, that’s more painful of a thought for some of you than others!).
- Stressing about things you can’t control (like stressing about your score AFTER taking the exam) will do you absolutely no good..and this WON’T be the last time in your legal career you will be stressing about something that you cannot control (e.g., it’s the feeling of every trial lawyer after he or she gives their closing argument and their case goes to the jury).
- If you do feel the need to do something productive, think through what your next steps will be if you (a) do better than expected, (b) do about as well as you expected, and (c) do worse than expected. Preparing for any eventuality IS a productive thing you can do, and it can often be a great stress reducer.
Questions? Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck…and relax!