Begin now for February LSAT?

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Begin now for February LSAT?

Postby vzumich » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:50 pm

New here, sorry if I miss some rules.

I'm graduating undergrad this December and will be starting a job at the beginning of March. Law school is in the back of my mind, and I was thinking that I could utilize the free time I will have to study and take the LSAT.

I took a proctored test with no prep and got a 163, and am hoping to boost that to 175+.

From what I've seen on posts here and elsewhere, the 7 weeks between now and then is not really considered sufficient time. That being said, after December 20th I will have absolutely no responsibilities and would devote 30-40 hours a week to prep.

If I start now with ~10 hours a week until Dec 20, then ~30-40 after that is it feasible? I don't see a huge loss if I don't do that well as I am planning to work for two years before LS, but if I could take advantage of the downtime and get a good score I'd be very excited.

Thanks in advance for the comments!

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Re: Begin now for February LSAT?

Postby Platopus » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:29 pm

This may be way too premature, especially since the implications of the ABA's recommendation are still completely unclear, but if you aren't planning on attending law school for more than 2 years, you might be doing yourself a favor by just holding off on taking it until closer to when you plan to matriculate. Law school admissions is about to change drastically, and in 2 years time several schools may not even require you to take the LSAT.

That said, if you do want to take in February, yes, start studying now. A 163 cold is very strong, and definitely has the potential to turn into a 175+. To be fair though, 3 months may be too little time to actually get it there.

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