October 2022 LSAT: Post Mortem

For those of you who took the October 2022 LSAT, 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 2023 and want to apply for “early decision” consideration, you have no time to spare! Finalize your personal statement and the rest of your application, check the deadlines (usually around November 1st for “early decision”) and submit your applications. If you want to retake the LSAT and/or you are not concerned with getting your application in early, you can wait to see how you scored before determining which law schools to apply to.

2. If you are unsure of how you did and are debating whether to cancel your score or not, 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, 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 2023, you have time to prepare and retake the LSAT in November (if you have already registered) or in January (if you haven’t registered for November).

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 have options for retaking the LSAT, if necessary.

6.    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!!