What Should I Do Post LSAT?
If you took the September 2018 LSAT, congratulations! The LSAT is one of the most difficult parts of applying to law school. Many students, however, feel lost after they take the test. They don’t know what to do with the time on their hands. In this post, we give you some guidance on what to do post LSAT to keep yourself on track!
What Should I Do Post LSAT?
1. Take a well-deserved break…
Walking out of the LSAT testing center can be one of the most liberating feelings in the world. The LSAT is over! After months of grueling study, you are finally finished! Post LSAT is a great time to take a well-deserved break. Schedule time to unwind and relax. If you can’t schedule a vacation or some other sort of celebration, something low-key can be equally as fulfilling. Sacrificed your hobbies for LSAT study? Now you have time to jump back into them! Allowing yourself to relax will help you mentally prepare for the next steps in applying to law school. Relax while your can!
2. …But also keep focused on finishing your undergraduate career strong.
Remember, though, post LSAT is not the time to get a case of senioritis. After finishing the LSAT, you should continue to show up to class. Although the LSAT can feel like the last hurdle between you and law school, it isn’t! You need to graduate. So, while it is OK to take a break after the LSAT, it’s not OK to completely write off the rest of your undergraduate career. Make sure you do not neglect your studies. Remember: your LSAT score is not the only thing prospective law schools look at. Your GPA is a major determinant for law school admissions offices. Make sure you put your best foot forward in this area by finishing strong!
3. Start (or polish) your personal statement.
Post LSAT is a great time to start or polish your personal statement. If the law schools you apply to do not conduct in-person interviews, your personal statement is one of the few chances you get to showcase yourself. Now that you have several free hours every day to devote to something other than LSAT prep, why not use it to get a jumpstart on this part of the application process? A well-crafted personal statement can be the difference between getting into your dream school. If you are stuck in a personal statement rut, we can help!
4. Make sure that your prospective law school choices fit your vision.
Most people have a general idea of where they want to go to law school before they take the LSAT. However, post LSAT is a great time to make sure a certain law school is a good fit for you. Take into consideration factors like chances at scholarships/financial aid, what type of law interests you, and location. Not all law schools are created the same. It might be that a slightly less “prestigious” program better fits what you want from the future. You now have free time to really dig into your choices to see how well they fit you!
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