February 2023 LSAT – Post Mortem

For those of you who took the February 2023 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, you need to act fast! Some law schools have a deadline of February 1st, but most law schools will have their application deadline around March 1st. Finalize your personal statement and the rest of your application, check the deadlines and submit your applications asap.

2. If you are planning to start law school in Fall 2024, you have plenty of time to wait for your LSAT score, retake the exam if necessary and complete your application. But I would still encourage you to remain proactive – often times when we put something off, we forget about it and then wind up in a time crunch. You should plan on submitting your law school applications by November 1st or earlier so that you can take advantage of being part of the early admission cycle.

3. If you are unsure of how you did and are debating whether to cancel your score or not, that is a tougher decision. If you have purchased LSAC’s “Score Preview” you can wait on the decision about whether to cancel. Feel free to email me at mark@scoreitup.com if you’d like to discuss your situation with me.

4.  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 2024, you have plenty of time to prepare and retake the LSAT.

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!!