June 2024 LSAT Scores

If you took the June 2024 LSAT, you should be getting your LSAT score this week. At this point, you may be contemplating your next step. Here are my suggestions, depending upon your situation:

1. If you are happy with your LSAT score, congratulations! Law schools remain competitive, but they are always eager to get well-qualified students.  You may want to consider applying to law schools that are more competitive than you previously had planned. All of that depends upon your LSAT score, undergraduate gpa and “soft factors,” of course.

2. If you are satisfied with your LSAT score and plan to apply to law school for Fall 2025, you have time to do so. But don’t procrastinate – things often get forgotten until it is too late when you do. If you haven’t already done so, get your Letters of Recommendation lined up, begin working on your personal statement, and start researching the law schools you are interested in applying to. Early-decision and early-application deadlines typically start around November 1st for most law schools.

3. If you have mixed feelings, remember to focus on your ultimate goal: getting into a law school that you like. If your score is good enough to do that, you should be happy about that. See below, though, for some thoughts on retaking the LSAT.

4. If you are disappointed with your score (don’t be alarmed – many people are), remember that you can retake the LSAT numerous times.  The good news (and it’s very good news) is that law schools almost always focus on your highest LSAT score, so retaking the LSAT likely makes sense.

5. The additional piece of good news is that you have time to take the LSAT again (or even a couple more times) AND apply to law school for Fall 2025. In fact, if you take the LSAT again in August, September and/or October 2024, you will even be in time to apply early (and/or apply for “early decision”) to law school for Fall 2025. Or, if you feel you need more time, you can wait and take the LSAT again in November 2024, or January and/or February 2025, and still have enough time (for the vast majority of law schools) to apply for Fall 2025.

6. If you do plan to retake the LSAT, the bigger issue is how to do better next time. You may simply have gotten unlucky. On the other hand, if you didn’t prepare as thoroughly as you know you should have, it’s time to buckle down. You owe it to yourself to do everything you can to fully prepare for this critically important exam. The LSAT is challenging, but people often see dramatic improvement with proper and thorough preparation.

7. Whatever you decide to do, don’t let yourself get discouraged – instead, think about what to do next time and make it happen!

If you have questions about your own personal situation and/or wish to set up a FREE 15-minute Zoom or telephone conversation with me, please feel free to email me at mark@scoreitup.com.